The IHAF Leadership Summit has been lauded as the premier networking and learning opportunity for in-house agency leaders. This executive-level event offers opportunities to network and learn from corporate and creative pace setters, sharing proven strategies for organizational and operational success.

Hosted at McDonald's new corporate headquarters, this year's event focuses on what in-house agency leaders are doing to take their organizations to the next level—turning trials into triumphs. This full-day event includes keynote sessions, networking and a tour of McDonald’s state-of-the-art facility.

Registered attendees will also be invited to a networking reception the night before the Summit. This is an added opportunity to mix and mingle with other corporate leaders over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. (Reception is open to in-house agencies only.) If you are joining us from out of town, be sure to take advantage of our special room rate at Virgin Hotels Chicago

The Leadership Summit is open to in-house agency professionals and event sponsors only.

What Are People Saying About the IHAF Leadership Summit?

“To have a one-day conference where every session is relatable, educational and entertaining is a huge win in my book. I was able to network with colleagues in the same industry—sharing ideas, best practices and in-house agency solutions. The IHAF Leadership Summit was a truly valuable event.”

— Stacey Hinckley,
Executive Programs Manager, Globoforce

“A true spirit of sharing, collaboration and friendship seems to pervade IHAF compared to many other industry groups in which I participate. People seem to go out of their way to be helpful and add value to the concerns we all share. Plus, the thoroughness of information compiled and shared by IHAF is second-to-none.”

— Steve Haber,
formerly VP, Global Marketing Services, Lionbridge

“The Leadership Summit pulls back the curtain on the in-house agency model. Our challenges as creative teams inside our organizations are universal. The value we bring to our brands is now more important than ever. IHAF continues to inspire and provide valuable insider knowledge to lead our teams into the next decade.”

— Judy Alberts,
Creative Director, AbbVie