HOSA-Future Health Professionals is pleased to announce the 2021 International Leadership Conference will be held virtually, June 23-26, for the following reasons:
- state and school district travel restrictions
- the inability of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort to accommodate safely the number of delegates anticipated to attend the 2021 ILC
- CDC continues to recommend postponing large group gatherings (gatherings of 50 or more) as a best way to protect ourselves.
- and, our highest priority, the health, safety, and well-being of everyone involved in conducting and attending the ILC even beyond the 12,000 delegates including but not limited to the judges, competitive event site personnel, volunteers, bus transportation personnel, exhibitors, sponsors, guests, family members and friends.
Since the start of the pandemic, health professionals across the nation have been exceptional role models representing the profession extraordinarily – leading the way AND HOSA-Future Health Professionals is doing just that at this year’s Virtual ILC! As a student organization, even though we would prefer an in-person conference, we certainly understand the “right” thing to do in promoting healthy behaviors that help reduce the spread of COVID and, potentially, save lives. That is why we are hosting a virtual ILC! We know the right thing to do.
In 2020, HOSA-Future Health Professionals was proud to be the first Career Technical School Organization (CTSO) to announce its annual leadership conference would go virtual instead of being cancelled. During the 2020 Virtual ILC, we were able to provide more than 7,000 conference delegates with a quality virtual experience featuring competitive events, virtual exhibits, and on-demand and live workshops. And this year’s VILC will be unlike any other because we have new ideas and initiatives for your involvement!
In the coming months, HOSA will provide a comprehensive overview of the virtual conference at ilc.hosa.org. Keep watching – you will not want to miss!