Intercity Leadership Conference

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Visit Macon and NewTown Macon have teamed up to launch Macon’s Intercity Leadership Conference (ILC). Intercity trips have been a best practice in innovative communities across the country for decades. Each year, the ILC takes a diverse group of Macon’s top leaders on a three-day, all-inclusive trip to one of the nation’s most progressive and innovative communities. During the ILC, conference attendees meet and hear from leaders in the host community to learn about innovative ideas and programs that are moving the community forward, focused on the current version of the One Macon plan. The purpose of the trip is to inspire a critical mass of community leaders, foster close personal and professional relationships among these leaders, and equip these leaders with the tools to help grow the community. Upon return, the ILC attendees work together to implement the ideas gleaned from the trip.

The 2020 ILC destination will be Louisville, KY from Wednesday, September 23, 2020 to Friday, September 25, 2020, departing approximately 8am Monday from Macon and returning to Macon at approximately 5pm on Friday.

This year’s trip is being organized under a contract by Macon Magazine and Susannah Maddux (

The only way to guarantee your attendance to the ILC is to become a sponsor by filling out the form below. This year’s sponsorship period is open until 5pm on April 1, 2020. After this time, the ILC steering committee will extend private invitations for subsidized tickets for the remaining seats. Fewer than 50 seats are available for the ILC!

All ILC registrations include a seat on a private chartered jet from the Middle Georgia Regional Airport to the destination airport, ground transportation at the destination, a private room at an upscale hotel, attendance at all conference sessions, refreshments throughout each day, all meals (breakfast Wednesday through lunch Friday) and coordinated recreation activities.

Title Sponsor Each Title Sponsor includes two all-inclusive registrations for the ILC, plus title sponsor logo on all communications, printed materials and participant gifts. A title sponsorship also includes the ability for the sponsor to offer a promotional item in participant welcome packs. This sponsorship also includes acknowledgment by name in the introduction speech. Finally, each title sponsor will enjoy the opportunity to address attendees for ILC during the conference.

Patron Sponsor Each Patron Sponsor includes one all-inclusive registration for the ILC, plus patron sponsor name on all printed materials. The Patron Sponsors provide naming rights for one meal for the ILC, which will include verbal and printed acknowledgment at the meal sponsored. Each Patron sponsor may place one promotional item in the participant welcome packs. Only eight patron sponsorships are available and will be accepted first-come, first-serve basis.