Social Events

Cocktail and Networking Reception

Thursday, September 21 | 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Join fellow attendees and exhibitors after sessions conclude in the exhibit hall for light appetizers and a cash bar. Open to all conference registrants.

40th Anniversary Celebration

Thursday, September 21 | 5:30pm - 8:30pm | $95/person | $900/table of 10

Following the Annual Conference cocktail reception, there will be a 40th Anniversary Celebration with the theme "Wizard of Oz – Profiles in Courage, Compassion, Creativity, and Collaboration" held at the Sheraton Lisle to commemorate this milestone in IONL history. Winners of the IONL Awards Program will be announced at this event. Be sure to dress in red to honor IONL's ruby anniversary! 

Event cost includes plated dinnerAdvance registration is required. Suggested attire: Anything red, business/business casual.

Individual registration - Conference attendee
Individual registration - Guest
Group registration - Table of 10

Or, add to your Annual Conference registration.


Welcome Remarks & Recognition of Past Presidents, Board, and Fellows | 5:30-5:45pm
Melinda Noonan, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Program Director, Systems Leadership Doctor of Nursing Practice; Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and College of Health Sciences; IONL 2015 President 

Dinner Break | 5:45-6:45pm 

Program & Awards Recognition | 6:45-8:15pm

“The Courage to Become a Nurse Leader,” presented by Jill Mason, MS, RN; IONL 1999 President 

Presentation of Emerging Leader Award

“Workplace Healing,” presented by Corinne Haviley, PhD, MS, RN, Vice President/CNE, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital; IONL 2016 President 

Presentation of Community Effort Award

“Creative Leadership,” presented by Trish Anen, RN, MBA, NEA-BC, Principal, Sullivan, Cotter and Associates; IONL 2014 President

Presentation of Mentorship Award

“The Illinois Report Card Act,” presented by Jane Llewellyn, PhD, RN, Retired Chief Nursing Officer, Rush University Medical Center 

Presentation of Most Valuable Member Award

Closing Remarks & Networking | 8:15-8:30pm 
Melinda Noonan, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, FACHE


Wine Raffle


Purchase a raffle ticket to be entered to win a gift basket of wine. All proceeds will benefit the Aspiring Nurse Leader Workshop.

Buy your raffle entry in advance here, or add to your conference registration.

Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders
225 W. Wacker Dr., Suite 650 | Chicago, IL 60606 | Ph: 312.265.3927

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