Leadership Dinner

Fairmont Millennium Park

or Tune in LIVE from Home via Zoom


6PM Reception

7PM Program

7PM Streaming Program

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Join leaders from Illinois-based environmental organizations, businesses and governments to celebrate our community's achievements and recognize key leaders from the past year.

COVID Safety Protocols

We want to bring the environmental community together in a way that is both safe & fun, so IEC will be implementing these measures for in-person guests:

  • All guests will be required to provide ONE of the following:
    • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 at least two weeks in advance of the event with a matching ID card OR
    • Proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours of the event and be date and time-stamped. Since most at-home tests don’t have that ability, we recommend getting a test from a lab within 72 hours.
    • We will accept printed or digital proof of vaccination or negative test upon arrival.
    • IEC will not retain this information after it is verified.
  • Guests are asked to wear masks except when seated at their table or while eating and drinking.
  • The footprint for the reception is expanded to provide physical distancing.
  • Table seating will be spaced to maximize physical distancing.

Tune in LIVE from home via Zoom

We understand that not everyone feels comfortable celebrating in person just yet. We created a way for our community to join in this year’s festivities from home. Just select the “Tune in Live From Home” ticket option using of the registration buttons above to get access to the Zoom event. We’ve made this ticket option free of charge, so don’t wait. Get yours now!

2021 Environmental Leadership Awards

The Stop General Iron Campaign

Community Champion Award

Governor JB Pritzker

Milestone Achievement Award

Dr. Cindy Skukrud

Lifetime Champion Award

Nicole Virgil

Conservation Champion Award

Thank you to our sponsors!

Sustainability Supporters

Sustainability Benefactors

Lois Morrison & Justin Daab

Friends of IEC Sponsors

Sustainability Sponsors

Perri & Rick Courtheoux

Karen May
Kelly Mazeski

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