April 6-8, 2001
Ramada Plaza Plaza Hotel - O'Hare
Chicago, Il.


Join us for the 5th annual Leather Leadership Conference (LLC) hosted this year in Chicago, Illinois.  The LLC is the country's only event to focus on developing and strengthening the leadership and management skills of our SM/Leather/Fetish community leaders and activists.

Throughout the weekend you'll have the opportunity to meet group leaders, authors, instructors and activists from across the country. Our workshops are as diverse as our community. From information on starting a group or planning an event to classes on sharpening your motivational skills or learning how to make your point when speaking to the media.  You'll leave the LLC inspired to make a difference in your community and with the knowledge, tools and contacts you need to make it happen.

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This year's programming is organized around the following educational tracks:

Personal Skills

Leadership begins with personal skills! You can become a more effective leader, teacher, activist or mentor and, by preventing burnout, you will even enjoy doing it!

Organizational Management

Build a more effective organization! Get organized, build membership, develop programs, generate publicity and strengthen your community. Put on events, deal with zoning, get insured, manage your money and learn how to resolve the conflicts that may be holding you back.


The dilemma: our leaders are aging while the Internet is awash with SM/leather/fetish newbies. You can strengthen your organization by building bridges between communities and by bringing in the new folks.

Community Issues

Discuss the issues with leather leaders from all over the nation! Is the "old guard" relevant? Can we support diversity while assimilating new leatherfolk? How do the leather/levi clubs fit in? By participating in the discussion you can help shape the answers.


Leather activism is changing the world and changing our community! Find out where we have been and where we are going, and gain the skills you need to make the future a friendlier place for leatherfolk everywhere.

Public Relations

Leather leaders are the faces and the voices of our community! You can gain the publicity you want while avoiding the publicity that you don't.  Better yet, we will teach you to use that publicity as effectively as possible.


Programming Questions: Email


Call for Papers

If you are interested in presenting at LLC-V please review the Presentation Proposal Guidelines for all the details on submitting a proposal. Presentation Proposals must be received by March 1, 2001.    


Host Hotel


The Ramada Plaza Hotel O'Hare

6600 N. Mannheim Road
Rosemont, Illinois 60018

(847) 827-5131

Room Rates

Occupancy Per Night
Single $93
Double $93
Triple $93
Quad $93




Directions to the Host Hotel

We will be posting driving directions and public transportation directions soon.


Travel Information

We will be posting travel information soon.



LLC-V will begin accepting registrations on Jan. 10, 2001. Mail registrations must be post marked not later than March 20, 2001.

Registration Form

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