Taking Care of Business Conference

June 13 - 15, 2023 | Cedar Rapids

The Iowa Association of Business and Industry's Taking Care of Business Conference is Iowa's premier business conference, bringing together industry leaders to learn, network and share ideas on how to grow and strengthen Iowa's business climate. If you are passionate about business in Iowa, you need to attend this conference.

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  • Keynote Speaker

  • Cy Wakeman

    Cy Wakeman

    Cy Wakeman is a drama researcher, NY Times Bestselling Author, global thought leader and a highly sought after conference headliner. In 2001 she founded Reality-Based Leadership and has authored four books. For three years running, she has been awarded as the World's #1 Leadership Guru (2021, 2022 & 2023), and has been deemed “the secret weapon to restoring sanity to the workplace.” Grounded in the thought-provoking principles of Reality-Based Leadership, attendees at the 2023 Taking Care of Business Conference will learn the simple art of asking questions that halt venting, encourages self-reflection, and cultivate accountability. Participants will leave with actionable ways to move more skillfully through the world, ditch the drama and experience more effortless work while achieving incredible results.

  • Mainstage Speakers

  • Brandon Williams

    Brandon Williams

    Brandon Williams is an accomplished and results-oriented leader, top leadership business speaker, leadership coach, and technical expert with proven leadership experience in managing cross-functional teams and organizations. His experiences as a United States Air Force F-15E Fighter Pilot and Officer leading diverse teams of men and women from all backgrounds set the stage for his Human Factors Leadership methodology. In addition to his experience as a Fighter Pilot, Brandon is recognized for his expertise in Human Factors, having designed courses for and taught at several universities.

  • Ryan Anderson

    Ryan Anderson

    Ryan Anderson serves as Vice President of Global Research and Insights at MillerKnoll. His team leads MillerKnoll's research efforts in partnership with a wide variety of global collaborators and is active in sharing insights gained from that research with organizations across the world. With nearly thirty years of industry experience, Ryan's work has centered on how the places we inhabit can be better designed and managed to support positive, productive experiences. Ryan hosts MillerKnoll's Looking Forward podcast on the future of work, regularly speaks at public events about MillerKnoll's historical and current research, and has been featured in wide variety of publications such as The Wall Street Journal, NPR, the BBC, Fortune, and Bloomberg.

Become a sponsor of the Taking Care of Business Conference and share your business and your brand with more than 600 attendees from across Iowa and the Midwest, many of whom are decision-makers within their companies. Foster relationships with new and existing customers and grow your business at the 2023 Taking Care of Business Conference.

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Contact Holly Mueggenberg, hmueggenberg@iowaabi.org, 515-235-0572.

  • DMACC Conference Booth

    DMACC has been proud to serve as a top sponsor for the ABI Taking Care of Business Conference for a number of years because we understand the value this sponsorship provides. Access to decision-makers and the ability to spread the DMACC message is unparalleled.

    Rob Denson, President, Des Moines Area Community College


Conference attendees are responsible for making their reservation and paying for their own hotel accommodations.

  • Doubletree by Hilton Cedar Rapids Convention Complex - SOLD OUT

    350 First Avenue NE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

  • Hilton Garden Inn Cedar Rapids - SOLD OUT

    4640 North River Blvd. NE
    Cedar Rapids, IA 52411