Over the past 30 years, the Best Buddies Leadership Conference (BBLC) has inspired thousands of leaders to be Best Buddies advocates and to bring about social change in their communities. BBLC is a once in a lifetime experience that unites Best Buddies leaders, volunteers, and community advocates from around the globe. Conference attendees will gain knowledge in order to effectively take action both individually and as part of a group for a common cause while discovering the importance of their actions, responsibilities, and energy.

July 19-22, 2019
Indiana University – Bloomington, IN

2200+ Students Leaders from 50+ Countries

350+ Best Buddies Staff

100+ Volunteers

30+ Guest Speakers

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Past Special Guests Include:

Actress, Lauren Potter  |  Actress, Jamie Brewer  |  NBA Star, Kyrie Irving  |  Actress, Maureen McCormick  |  Performer, Lisa Smith  |  Singer, Marlana VanHoose  |  Singer, Brittany Maier  |  TV Producer, Jonathan Murray  |  NFL Fullback, Tony Richardson |  CEO,  Shasta Nelson
and more


Best Buddies International is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs help people with IDD form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.

The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down Syndrome, Autism, Fragile X, Williams Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.  

Learn more at www.bestbuddies.org

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