- Leverage the Summit to build into your church, organization and community with two-days of world-class training.
- Create and encourage a leadership culture
- Establish a common vision and leadership language
- Get networking opportunities with leaders from your local community
- Develop and inspire your team, staff and volunteers
Everyone has influence
No matter where your influence is — in your family, school, work or church — you are invited to join 405,000 of your peers to learn how to maximize it.
- Get a unique blend of vision, inspiration and skills you can immediately apply
- Learn from a faculty representing multiple sectors and backgrounds
- Leverage the Summit as a resource to transform yourself and community
- Network with influencers in your community who are committed to living out God’s purposes in our world
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*Price as low as $129 per attendee for groups of 25 or more, $139 per attendee for of 10-24 and $149 per attendee for individual(s). Not valid for South Barrington’s Main Auditorium and Peak Experiences.
When it comes to leadership development we all have good intentions, but distractions abound. Yet, research says learning happens most effectively in community…a team setting. That’s why we partner with 500+ Sites to locally host the Summit every year. In fact, we work year-round with Premier Host Sites to ensure your Summit experience is the best possible for you and your team.
Our Premier Host Site partners are committed to creating a world-class environment that enhances your Summit experience in the following ways:
- Distraction-free development for you and your team
- Impact your local community by gathering with other like-minded influencers
- Experience the world-class event through state-of-the-art technology in a team-friendly, welcoming environment
- Additional benefits vary by location—e.g. breakout rooms available for teams; special seating provisions; in some venues on-site lunch available
Now, you can watch the entire Global Leadership Summit from any location that’s convenient for you with GLS Live Stream for Teams*.
- Designed for teams of 10 or more who are unable to attend one of our Premier Host Site locations
- HD stream of the entire live two-day event
- On-demand access to the sessions after the event for a limited amount of time
*GLS Live Stream for Teams is only available to U.S attendees.
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Why Attend GLS?
For almost 25 years, the Summit has proven to produce compelling outcomes* for attendees.
*Independent research conducted by Excellence in Giving based on repeat Summit attendee data.
feel improved teamwork, increased job satisfaction and productivity
cited concrete ways their supervisor became a better leader
were inspired to impact their community
gained courage to lead despite opposition
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Find a Location
On August 6th and 7th, 2019 The Global Leadership Summit will be telecast live in HD from the Willow Creek Campus near Chicago to over 500 locations nationwide. Your experience at The Global Leadership Summit will be excellent whether attending at the original campus or a satellite location. Attending at a telecast location reduces your travel costs, saves time, and ensures everyone can benefit from the wisdom of this year’s world-class faculty.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between attending the Summit Main Campus vs. a Premier Host Site?
Attendance at the Willow Creek campus provides the energy of an expected 9,300 attendees experiencing programing and most of the faculty in person surrounded by leaders from 120+ countries.
Premier Host Sites are preferred by many attendees for convenience, affordability and connectivity to leaders in their local community.
What are the dates for The Global Leadership Summit 2020?
This year the Summit will take place Thursday-Friday, August 6-7, 2020.
Is the programming the same at all locations?
All programming elements including plenaries, music, drama, video and dance emanate from the Willow Creek campus in South Barrington, IL.
When will the full schedule be available?
The full schedule with the Summit faculty order will be available in June of 2019. The Summit will be a full day from approximately 8:30am-4:30pm (CDT) on Thursday and 8:30am-3:30pm (CDT) on Friday.
Will this event be in real-time at my Premier Host Site location?
If you attend in the Central or Pacific Time Zones, the Summit will begin at 8:30am local time. Sites in the Eastern or Mountain Time Zones will begin at 9:30am local time.
How much does it cost to attend?
Pricing varies based on attendance at the Willow Creek campus or at a Premier Host Site. Discounts are available based on group size and date of registration.
What does the conference price include?
Registration for the event includes all conference materials as well as break refreshments. Meals are NOT included in the price of registration.
Who qualifies for the Student, Faculty and Military rates?
All high school, undergraduate and graduate students (both full or part-time students) are eligible for the Student rate. The Faculty rate applies to individuals on staff at a college, university or seminary. U.S. Military Active Duty and Reserve personnel and their spouses may register at the Military rate.
How do I register for The Global Leadership Summit?
There are 3 ways to register:
- Online: Click Here
- Phone: 800-570-9812
- Mail: P.O. Box 3188 Barrington, IL 60011-3188
(International guests please click the FAQ’s “International” tab.)
How do I update attendee information?
Each registered attendee is able to update their information. If you registered as a group, you can also update your group members information.
Click here to edit attendee information.
Can I share a registration with someone if I can’t attend the entire event?
We do not provide the option to share registrations between multiple individuals. The event has been designed as a holistic experience and is best if attended in its entirety.
Do I need to have all the names of our group when I register?
Guest names are not necessary at the time of registration unless they are a student or faculty member of a school or university, or an active/reserve member of our military or their spouse.
Do you need help locating your registration?
Click here to locate your registration
Do you prorate team rate pricing on additional registration purchases?
Teams need to register at the same time to receive the team rate pricing. We cannot prorate on previously purchased registrations.
Can I bring my children to the conference?
Families are very important to us. Our Summit venues are designed to be world-class and distraction-free learning environments.
While we think our events are compelling, kids may find them to be boring and work to create their own entertainment that distracts other guests. Seating is provided only for registered guests and children are not allowed within the viewing area. Since our events are held in a diversity of churches and venues, we are not able to provide childcare. We encourage local venues to provide separate spaces for nursing mothers where the event can be viewed.
I am attending the Summit at a Premier Host Site. Where can I find nearby accommodations?
Please contact your Premier Host Site of choice to see what accommodations might be available.
I am attending the Summit on-site in South Barrington. Where can I find nearby accommodations?
Click here for more details on local dining and hotels.
What’s the difference between registering my team at a premier host site and bringing the Summit to my team via Live Stream for Teams?
By registering at a premier host site you are choosing to take your team to local venue where all the details have been arranged for you as a registered guest. All the hospitality, event and technology details are taken care of for you, by experienced volunteers. You can network with local leaders and connect with others to discuss areas of leadership needed in your city. By bringing the Summit to your location, via Live Stream, you desire to create a custom Summit experience for your team at whatever location works best for you.
What are the A/V & technical requirements for Live Stream for Teams?
It is recommended to have at least 10 Mbps of dedicated bandwidth to receive the full HD Summit broadcast signal. You will receive a LIVE watch link via email the early morning of Aug 8th. You will then be able to full-screen the live stream signal from any computer to whatever size display works best for your team. If you wish to test your bandwidth and display, please click here (https://player.theplatform.com/p/IfSiAC/GLSTest) If you are able to play this test video stream, then the live stream will work for you.
How do I receive technical support if needed during the event?
A dedicated support team will be available for you to contact during the Summit via a help menu, which will be visible to you during your viewing experience.
How do my team members receive access to the talks after the GLS ends?
Each team member’s name and email that has been entered/confirmed will receive their own personal link to view the talks after the Summit. If any of your team members desire to re-watch sessions after the live experience concludes, they will be able to do so via their personal link.
How to I invite other people to join my Live Stream for Teams group?
You can include them with your initial group registration or send them a personal referral link you will receive in your confirmation email for them to register themselves as part of your group.
What is your cancellation, hold and transfer policies?
You must contact our Ministry Operations Team on or before 6/9/20 for a refund of your conference fees less a $45.00 cancellation fee per person.
Should you wish to hold your registration funds for future use less a $45 fee per each held registration, you must contact us on or before 7/2/2020. You will need to contact us within a year to utilize the funds toward a new conference registration. *Additional payment may be required depending on the price of the conference you are transferring the funds to and at the current rate of that new event. Any overpayment remaining after the transfer is non-refundable.
You may at any time up to the date of the conference transfer the name or location associated with the registration at no cost. To transfer the location, please call our Ministry Operations Team at 800-570-9812.
- Still have questions?