Letter From Your Conference Chair

Dear Communication Colleagues,

I am both humbled and honored to be your chairperson and welcome you to the beautiful Windy City for the Leadership & Executive Communications Conference.

This first-of-its kind conference is so important and needed in our business world where culture and communication is at the core of a company’s success. As a
business owner, consultant, and past conference attendee, the topic of executive communications has come up time and time again.

In this world of instant access to information, transparency, and employer
branding, the way we communicate and treat our employees affects our bottom line substantially. Gallup research finds that “engaged employees are more
productive employees” and as a result are “more profitable, more customer
focused, safer and more likely to withstand temptations to leave.”

This conference is not only for communicators who are looking to gain help with company executives to increase employee engagement, but also for leaders who are looking for new ways to enrich and captivate their employees.

I’m proud and excited by the lineup of top notch experienced speakers —
Children’s Mercy Kansas City
, Caterpillar Inc., SAS, Taylor Morrison, ASPCA,
Concur, The Warranty Group, Quarles & Brady LLP, Health Standards
Organization, + Linsey Careers, The Coca-Cola Company, DuPont, KPMG, and more —
who’ll talk about real life case studies and provide insights that we can’t get anywhere else.

ALI conferences are a special, intimate crowd where you’ll get to connect with
fellow attendees and speakers, allowing you to create a resource pool of people who truly understand your challenges and who can help you solve them.

If you are an executive or a communicator, I encourage you to register and meet us in lovely Chicago for 3 days of learning, connecting, and having fun along the way!

See you there,

Pinaki Kathiari
CEO, Local Wisdom

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Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
200 Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
Hotel Direct: 1-312-565-8000
Reservations: 1-866-540-4408

Our room block at the conference hotel has expired, but if you need a room, please book online directly from the Fairrmont website or call the Fairmont directly and ask for their best rate.  Feel free to contact maryrose@aliconferences.com if you’d like any assistance.

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Map and Directions
Chicago Destination Guide

Discover the best of Chicago! Centrally located just steps from Millennium & Grant Parks, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, the museum campus, world-class theater, shopping and Lake Michigan, the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park offers luxuriously appointed guest rooms with sweeping park, lake and city views.

The Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is located 18 miles from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport and 12.5 miles from Midway Airport.

Experience this AAA Four-Diamond landmark, recognized for exceptional service and amenities on Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 15 Hotels in Chicago and Travel & Leisure Magazine’s Top 500 Hotels List.

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Pricing Information

The following are included in your conference registration:

  • attendance
  • conference folder and any additional meeting materials
  • access to the digital Dropbox to obtain electronic copies of speaker presentations and contact list of attendees
  • continental breakfasts, morning & afternoon refreshments, and evening networking reception
  • Certificate of Completion – Advanced Learning Institute provides a Certificate of Completion for attendees to show proof of attendance when submitting CEU’s to fulfill various certification requirements

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Includes participation in all case studies, interactive sessions and networking activities and an electronic copy of the conference materials for the day you choose to attend.

*No additional discounts or promo codes are allowed with the one-day only option.


Vendors and service providers who do not wish to purchase a sponsorship package are eligible to attend the two-day general session at a special rate of $3495.  You may participate in all sessions and networking activities but will not receive a post-conference attendee contact list.  Please choose “Vendor Price” on the online registration form or contact us for more information or options.

*We reserve the right to determine who qualifies as a vendor.  No additional discounts or promo codes are allowed with vendor pricing.


Government and Non-Profit Rates:  Contact us for your promo code to save $200 off the current price.

Past Attendee Discount: Repeat attendees receive $200 off the current price.  Contact us if you need a reminder of your special promo code.

Group Discounts:  See chart below

*Only one promo code/additional discount is allowed.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Silver Sponsor

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Bronze Sponsor

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Sponsorship Information

Showcase your brand, product, or services to key decision makers during this ALI conference.The unique setup of our events will provide you with:

  • A low-pressure setting for networking with potential clients
  • Prime location in the conference meeting room – making it easy to strike up a casual conversation with attendees and speakers
  • On-site staff ensuring you get the most out of your sponsorship
  • Opportunity to participate in all sessions and share your expertise with conference participantLeadership & Executive Communications | Chicagos in an organic way

Interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor?
For pricing information and package details for this conference please contact the producer directly:

Kris Zukauskas, Conference Director via email or by phone at (773) 695-9400 x216 for more information.

**Limited sponsorship opportunities are available.