2024 ILC Annual Conference Call for Presentations

The Iowa Lean Consortium invites proposals for breakout presentations at our 2024 Annual Conference on Thursday, October 24, in Des Moines. Each year, the ILC Conference attracts hundreds of continuous improvement practitioners and teams from all sectors of our economy. We are seeking breakout presentations that engage, inform, and offer practical insights. Priority will be given to proposals that not only provide actionable takeaways for attendees to implement immediately, but also share first-hand experiences, case studies, and personal lean journeys.

Breakout sessions are 60 minutes long, consisting of 50 minutes of presentation, and 10 min Q&A. This year’s conference will not be live-streamed, but breakout sessions will be recorded.

The deadline for submissions is June 14.

All who submit a proposal will be notified of presentation status by July 26.


If you have questions about the proposal process, please contact Emily Betz at betze@iastate.edu


2024 ILC Annual Conference Call for Presentations

  • Presenter Information:

  • Presentation Information:

  • What problem/challenge does your presentation address, and what is the impact of that problem?
  • Next, tell us how your presentation addresses this challenge; this could be by mentioning your experience/expertise in this field or by briefly introducing your company/org (e.g. “Company ABC has developed a knowledge management/transfer program that ensures a new generation of employees … “) Then, provide ~3 to 4 specific insights/content areas that will be addressed; bullet points are acceptable.
  • What’s in it for attendees? In what ways (2 or 3) will they be better equipped as leaders / problem-solvers after experiencing your presentation? What specifically will someone learn from attending your session and be able to take back to their organization to implement?
  • Check the box to acknowledge you understand the ILC cannot provide compensation or travel reimbursement for breakout speakers. If your breakout is chosen you will be given a complimentary ticket for the conference (maximum 2 tickets per breakout).
  • Check the box to acknowledge you understand the ILC will be recording all breakout sessions. Recordings will be shared with attendees and ILC members.
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