Save the Date: ILC Annual Conference

The annual conference of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) is scheduled for October 25. A hybrid event is planned to ensure easy access for all interested members and organizations. The event will be offered in person at the Meadows Event and Conference Center in Altoona; breakout sessions and keynote addresses will be livestreamed.

The hybrid format continues to best meet the needs of members, said Tracy Schuster, ILC program director.

“Some members are ready to meet in person, but others will find they’re unable to attend for a variety of reasons,” Schuster added. “But whether you participate in person or by livestream, this will be a full day of learning and connecting with others.”

The annual conference is traditionally the largest and most extensive networking and learning opportunity hosted by the ILC. Last year, a record-breaking 120 companies and organizations were represented at the event, which drew more than 320 participants.

This year’s conference features keynote speakers selected by ILC members. Jake Wood, a former Marine and founder of a disaster-relief organization, will deliver the opening keynote address on leading through chaos. Closing out the daylong conference will be Mike Rayburn, a comedian, musician, innovator, and outdoor enthusiast. He will challenge attendees to consider the impact of applying just a fraction of what they learn at the conference to their work situations.

The event includes three sessions with concurrent breakouts. Tours are also being planned. The conference is open to everyone, but ILC members will have priority registration at a reduced rate.

For more information, contact Tracy Schuster at or 515-715-0164.