Global Conferences

IWF CONFERENCE SCHEDULE: 1982-2020

All global conferences are managed by IWF headquarters in Washingon, D.C.   For more information about upcoming conferences and registration, please visit www.iwforum.org

 

IWF – CHICAGO AS HOST CITY 

We have hosted four times with three World Leadership Conferences: 1988 (we were knownthen as The Chicago Network) -- Wilma Rudolph and Audrey Hepburn were Hall of Fame recipients; 2007 – we inducted Billie Jean King and Jamaica’s Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller; 2017 – UN Under-Secretary-General Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and Susana Malcorra, Argentina’s Minister for Foreign Affairs; 1982, we hosted the four other founding forums in creating The National Women’s Forum.

 

IWF GLOBAL FUTURE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 

2020 Cornerstone Conference
Scheduled for October 7-9
Detroit, MI

 

2020 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Scheduled for May
Vienna, Austria

 

2019 Cornerstone Conference
Scheduled for November 13-15
Toronto, Canada

 

2019 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Scheduled for April
Barcelona, Spain

 

2018 Cornerstone Conference
Scheduled for October 24-26
Miami, FL

 

2018 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Scheduled for May 2-4
Melbourne, Australia



IWF GLOBAL PAST CONFERENCE SCHEDULE 

2017 World Leadership Conference and Gala
The Global Citizen
Houston, TX

 

2017 Cornerstone Conference
A More Sustainable World: Movements & Markets
Stockholm, Sweden

 

2016 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Crossroads of Change
Chicago, IL

 

2016 Cornerstone Conference
Seek, Solve, Soar
Tel Aviv, Israel

 

2015 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Transforming Tomorrow Today
Boston, MA

 

2015 Cornerstone Conference
Legacy & Inheritance: Journey to the Future
Johannesburg, South Africa

 

2014 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Human Rights / Human Responsibilities
Atlanta, GA

 

2014 Cornerstone Conference
Innovationskraft: Power, Passion & Promise
Berlin, Germany

 

2013 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Modern Movements Shaping the World
Vancouver, BC, Canada

 

2013 Cornerstone Conference
Music: An Instrument of Change
Montego Bay, Jamaica

 

2012 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Ideas Remaking the World in a New Age of Discovery
San Francisco, CA

 

2012 Cornerstone Conference
Morocco and the Future of the Arab World
Rabat, Morocco

 

2012 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Balance & Power in the 21st Century
Washington, DC

 

2011 Cornerstone Conference
Art Transforming the World
Rome, Italy

 

 

2010 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Water, Wealth & Power
Montréal, Canada

 

2010 Cornerstone Conference
Eco-World: Economy, Ecology and Enterprise
Guayaquil, Ecuador

 

 

2009 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Becoming Better: Better World, Better Business, Better Days
Miami, FL

 

2009 Cornerstone Conference
World without Borders
Hong Kong, SAR

 

2008 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Sustainable Futures
Pittsburgh, PA

 

2008 Cornerstone Conference
Women Leaders Rising
Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

2007 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Women Who Change the World - Shaping the Future
Chicago, IL

 

2007 Cornerstone Conference
Building Bridges - Breaking Walls
Amman, Jordan

 

2006 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Innovation & Creativity
Seattle, WA

 

2006 Cornerstone Conference
Bridging the Leadership Gap:
Empowering Families, Business & Civil Society
Madrid, Spain

 

2005 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Innovation & Creativity
Washington, DC

 

2005 Cornerstone Conference
Global Courage: Women Embracing Risk
New Orleans, LA

 

2004 World Leadership Conference and Gala
The Future of Change
Las Vegas, NV

 

2004 Cornerstone Conference
Moscow, Russia
Reform & Transformation 21st Century Russia

 

2003 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Generations Trends and World Perspectives
Toronto, Canada

 

2003 Cornerstone Conference
Courageous Leadership for Global Transformation
Johannesburg, South Africa

 

2002 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Bridging the Divide for Cultural Peace, Economic Dignity
& Global Survival
México City, México

 

2001 Cornerstone Conference
Alliances and Alternatives
Singapore

 

2000 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Building Communities in the 21st Century
Miami, FL

 

2000 Cornerstone Conference
Jerusalem in the Year 2000: A Mosaic for the 21st Century
Jerusalem, Israel

 

1999 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Our World 2000: Women Leading Global Change
Washington, DC

 

1999 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Between Fear and Hope: Human Rights and Responsibilities
Montréal, Canada

 

1998 World Leadership Conference and Gala
In Pursuit of a Higher Culture
New Orleans, LA

 

1998 Cornerstone Conference
The Female Millennium—the New Renaissance
London, United Kingdom

 

1997 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Global Currents—Charting a New Direction
San Francisco, CA

 

1997 Cornerstone Conference
The Caribbean Experience: Healing the Past,
Creating the Future
Nassau, Bahamas

 

1996 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Women Making History
Boston, MA

 

1996 Cornerstone Conference
The Gateway to Asia
Hong Kong, SAR

 

1995 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Atlanta, GA

 

1995 Cornerstone Conference
México City, México

 

1994 World Leadership Conference and Gala
A Decade of Vision—A World of Leadership
New York City, NY

 

1993 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Washington, DC & Baltimore, MD

 

1992 World Leadership Conference and Gala
The West: Crossroads of the New Global Village
*Denver, CO

 

1990 World Leadership Conference and Gala
Making a Difference
Beverley Hills, CA

 

1989 World Leadership Conference and Gala
San Francisco: Leading the Way
*San Francisco, CA

 

1988 (as TCN) World Leadership Conference and Gala
*Chicago, IL

 

 

1986 National Women’s Forum Annual Conference
*Washington, DC

 

 

 

1982 (as TCN) National Women’s Forum Conference
*Chicago, IL

 

 

 

1982 Spring Retreat for Founding Forums

 

 

 

*Five founding forums, CA (SF), CO (Denver), DC, IL (Chicago), NY (NYC)