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The enduring mission of the Tobias Center is inspiring leadership excellence on a national scale.  Special access to the Center’s work will be furnished to Indiana citizens for the distinct purpose of enhancing leadership within the state.


2017 Tobias Leadership Engagement and Discovery Conference: April 20-21, 2017 at The Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, IN

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We are now accepting abstracts for presentation at the 2017 Conference! Abstracts may be emailed to us at

The 2017 Tobias Leadership Engagement and Discovery Conference will be held April 20-21, 2017 at The Alexander hotel in downtown Indianapolis.

April 20-21, 2017
The Alexander Hotel
333 S. Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN
Time: 8:00am Thursday to 5:00pm Friday

The Conference brings together scholars and practitioners from the entire spectrum of leadership including corporate leadership, not-for-profit leadership, religious leadership, educational leadership, medical leadership, and political leadership. The Conference will feature papers and panels from all academic disciplines. A primary purpose of this conference is to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and facilitate the exchange of ideas on the broad subject of leadership.

The Conference will begin the morning of April 20th. Multiple sessions will be held Thursday and Friday consisting of speaker presentations, panel discussions, and research presentations concerning the broad topic of leadership.

Conference Registration Fees:

The $295.00 registration fee includes all conference sessions and meals.

The student rate of $45.00 is for the conference sessions only; no meals are included.

Conference Hotel: The Alexander

333 S. Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN

Nestled in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, The Alexander features outstanding business amenities, 157 guest rooms, 52 extended stay suites, and an emphasis on art and design. Guests can take advantage of a fitness center, multiple restaurants, and 16,500 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space. The Alexander offers a refreshing dose of local color and flavor and promises a unique experience for Tobias Leadership Conference attendees. For more information about The Alexander hotel, please call (317) 624-8200.


Abstract Submission

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and should describe the proposed paper, panel or discussion session. Please email your submissions in a .pdf or Word file to the Tobias Leadership Center at The due date for abstracts is February 3, 2017. Acceptance of abstract will be confirmed via email after February 8, 2017.

Please click here to submit an abstract via email.



Click HERE to register for the 2017 Leadership Engagement and Discovery Conference


For More Information:

Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence
Phone: 317-278-2800


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Past Tobias Leadership Conferences