About Best Buddies Leadership Conference
A once in a lifetime experience bringing together more than 2,000 leaders from schools and communities worldwide each year to discuss social inclusion, leadership and community, fundraising, and advocacy for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in our local markets. Attendees with and without IDD are challenged to explore their full potential as leaders and advocates, tap into their power to motivate and encourage others, and translate awareness into quality friendships between people of all abilities.
About the Community Leaders Track
This educational track offers rich and unique training experiences, where our community leaders, such as local advisory board and event committee chairs and/or members, will have the opportunity to learn from Best Buddies volunteers and staff, network peer-to-peer, and participate in forums with professionals. Trainings will be comprised of large group sessions, breakouts, guest speakers, professional development and roundtable discussions.
Benefits of attending:
- LEARN new methods and techniques from professionals and peer leaders.
- SHARE your experiences, approaches, and perspectives with others.
- MEET fascinating participants and expand your personal and professional networks.
- DEVELOP your skills through training, feedback and ideas.
Friday, July 21st:
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Saturday, July 22nd:
8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Sunday, July 23rd:
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
*Check back for the full conference schedule in May. For questions about the Community Leaders track, registration, and travel, please contact Kristen Starcher at KristenStarcher@bestbuddies.org.