The Illinois Organization of Nurse Leaders contributes to the advancement of nurse leadership and management through educational, networking and leadership opportunities. During 2018, IONL will present three in person opportunities for sponsors to engage with our attendees as well as offer a virtual presence, through monthly webinars.

We are different from other nursing organizations through a membership that includes current nurse leaders – Chief Nursing Officers, Directors of Nursing and Nurse Managers – as well as the next generation of leaders.

As thought leaders on nurse staffing, patient safety and quality, IONL members believe it is their professional obligation to remain abreast of current developments in health care.

We provide a platform for members to have a unified voice to bring about change in the health care and nursing community.

The 2018 IONL Annual Conference will be held September 20-21 at the Chicago Marriott Oakbrook in Oak Brook, Illinois. On average, 175 members attend the Annual Conference and Business Meeting.

The 2018 IONL Mid-Year conference will be held April 26-27 at the Wyndham Springfield City Centre in Springfield, Illinois. On average, 120 members attend the Mid-Year Conference.

The 2018 IONL Aspiring Nurse Leaders Workshop takes place in the fall in the Chicagoland area. On average, 110 members attend the workshop. This one-day intensive program is designed for staff nurses, charge nurses, nurse coordinators, nurse managers and directors who aspire to achieve higher heights in their career.

IONL offers lunch hour webinars monthly over the course of the year, on important topics to nurse leaders throughout the state of Illinois. Webinar sponsors will receive their logo and link within the webinar and on the website for the month.

Cancellation of exhibit space or sponsorship must be received in writing by (30 days prior to meeting). Cancellation requests received prior to this date will receive a full refund, less a $100 cancellation fee for exhibitors and $250 cancellation fee for sponsors. Refunds will not be provided for cancellation requests received on or after (30 days prior to meeting).


IONL endorses products and services which may benefit nurse leaders professionally. An IONL Endorsement is a paid endorsement. IONL shall publicly disclose to its members and on its website that the endorsement is a paid endorsement. 

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

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