The Global Leadership Summit is your opportunity to access a wealth of leadership insight from a world-class faculty ready to equip and inspire you—no matter where you have influence.
When you grow in your leadership and use your influence for good, you can strengthen your relationships, maximize the impact of your church, business or organization, or even ignite transformation in your community!
Join us in a movement of more than 420,000 people learning together in 124 countries this year.
*Price as low as $139 per attendee for groups of 16 or more, $149 per attendee for of 6-15 and $169 per attendee for individual(s). Not valid for South Barrington’s Main Auditorium. All ticket prices are per-person, in USD, for registration to attend at a U.S. site. Guests from other countries please contact your GLN or GLS office. Discounted pricing is available for full-time students, faculty, first-responders and members of the military. Additionally, teachers, nurses and other qualified guests may be eligible for continuing education credit. Please call 800-570-9812 to learn more about CE credit.
|Ticket Group||Number Tickets||Regular Pricing||Super Early Bird||Savings|
|Individual/Small Team||1-5||$169 each||$60 per ticket|
|Team||6-15||$149 each||$40 per ticket|
|Large Group||16+||$139 each||$30 per ticket|
The Global Leadership Summit is your two-day infusion of fresh ideas, actionable concepts, leadership principles and heartfelt inspiration.
We’ve convened a unique group of 15+ world-class faculty who will share their distinct perspectives, inspiring and equipping you with practical skills you can apply right away.
Topics our faculty will dive into this year include:
- Breaking free from the lies we believe about work
- Becoming more agile and inventive
- Identifying five permissions to multiply your time
- Overcoming fear and problematic power dynamics in teams
- Leveraging science-based research to increase connection opportunities
Just some of the faculty’s areas of expertise include: Maximizing teams, Unlocking strengths, Accelerating innovation, Courageous leadership, Influence for the good, Productivity, Staying relevant, Communicating for success, Strength for the journey, Predicting performance, and many more!
*Faculty lineup and topics subject to change. Additional faculty and guest artists to be revealed.
Craig Groeschel is the founder and senior pastor of Life.Church, an innovative church meeting in multiple U.S. locations and globally online. Known for its missional approach utilizing the latest technology, Life.Church is the creator of the YouVersion Bible App—downloaded in every country worldwide. Groeschel was named in the top 10 U.S. CEO’s for small and midsize companies by Glassdoor. Traveling the world as a champion of The Global Leadership Summit, Craig Groeschel advocates to grow leaders in every sector of society. He is the host of the Craig Groeschel Leadership Podcast, the most listened to leadership podcast in the world. A New York Times best-selling author, his latest book is Dangerous Prayers.
Amy Edmondson has been recognized by the biannual Thinkers50 global list of top management thinkers since 2011. She is the author of four books, including Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate and Compete in the Knowledge Economy, exploring why teamwork is so important in today’s organizations—and why it is so challenging. Her most recent release: The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth offers practical guidance for teams and organizations who are serious about finding success in today’s modern economy.
A Brazilian football (soccer) legend, Ricardo Izecson dos Santos Leite, famously known as Kaká, is one of only eight players in history to have won the Ballon d’Or, the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Champions League. As the first sportsperson to amass 10 million followers on Twitter, he is considered one of the most famous athletes in the world. Starting his professional career as an attacking midfielder at the age of 18 with the Brazilian football club, São Paulo FC, he quickly became a critical member of the Brazilian national team. Before retiring in 2017, Kaká, spent most of his famed career with AC Milan and playing for Real Madrid. Additionally, he captained the inaugural campaign of the MLS Orlando City Football Club as its first designated player. Throughout his career, Kaká’s leadership on the field has earned many awards and achievements including the Ballon d’Or, FIFA World Player of the Year, MARCA Legend Award and AC Milan Hall of Fame. Listed to Time’s 100 Most Influential List for two consecutive years, he is also a UN Ambassador for the World Food Programme.
Bishop T.D. Jakes has a proclivity to disrupt the status quo, and is one of the most globally-recognized influencers in business, education, film and entertainment. With his earnest approach, Jakes has been able to reach millions of people from all socioeconomic backgrounds, races, nationalities and creeds. Senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a global humanitarian organization and 30,000-member church, Bishop Jakes’ presence spans digital media, film, television, radio and books, including his most recent books, Crushing and Planted on Purpose.
Beth Comstock is the former GE Vice Chair and CMO, where—for two decades—she led efforts to transform a process-heavy culture to a faster, more agile and inventive one. Prior to GE, Comstock was President of Integrated Media at NBC Universal, overseeing the company’s digital efforts, including early development of hulu.com. Listed on Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women” and PR Week’s “20 Most Influential Communicators,” Comstock helps incubate new companies and advises business leaders to accelerate growth and innovation. She is also a Director for Nike, a top-ten LinkedIn influencer and her first book, Imagine it Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change, offers lessons from a life of continual transformation that inspire others to embrace our rapidly changing world.
Marcus Buckingham is a global researcher, thought leader and leading expert on talent, focused on unlocking people’s strengths, increasing their performance, and pioneering the future of how people work. A former senior researcher at Gallup Organization, he now guides the vision of ADP Research Institute as Head of People + Performance. He is the author of nine books, including First Break All the Rules, and Now Discover Your Strengths, two of the best-selling business books of all time. His latest release— Nine Lies About Work: A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World —takes an in-depth look at the lies that pervade our workplaces and the core truths that will help us change it for the better.
As the Head of Global Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook, Nona Jones leads the company’s work with faith-based organizations around the world. Jones was appointed to an executive role with a Fortune 100 company at only 23 years old. Since then she has led award-winning initiatives in public affairs, brokered multi-million-dollar business deals, addressed the United Nations and championed juvenile justice and education policy reform in the halls of Congress—all under the age of 35. Jones is a rare combination of preacher, author, business executive, entrepreneur, media personality and worship leader. She has been profiled by ESSENCE Magazine as an “Under 40 Woman to Watch” and has been featured on TBN, CBN News and The Word Network. Her new book, Success from the Inside Out, helps leaders choose not just empty success, but fulfilling success.
In 2015, Michael Todd and his wife Natalie were entrusted with the leadership of Transformation Church by the founding Pastor. With a vision to reach their community, city and world with the Gospel in a relevant and progressive way, they’ve grown rapidly—each week, their church serves 5,000 attendees live and more than 20,000 watching online. Todd’s influence reaches far beyond the church walls with viral expansion on social media, including five of his talks with over 1 million views on YouTube alone. Todd is releasing his first book in April 2020, Relationship Goals.
Reaching millions of people through her writing and teaching, Lysa TerKeurst is the President of Proverbs 31 Ministries and founder of COMPEL Writer Training. TerKeurst has been published in many publications, featured on Fox News, Oprah and The Today Show and has been awarded the Champions of Faith Author Award. She is the best-selling author of more than 20 books, including It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered and Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely. She is also releasing a new book in October, Forgiving What You Can’t Forget.
Albert Tate, senior pastor of Fellowship Church, held a variety of strategic pastoral leadership positions before founding the church in 2012—one of the fastest-growing multi-site churches in the U.S. He also serves on the board of trustees for multiple organizations including Azusa Pacific University, Fuller Youth Institute’s Advisory Council and the Global Leadership Network. A dynamic communicator, this 20-year ministry veteran is known to combine biblical challenge with humor. He is a sought-after guest speaker at universities and churches across the U.S. He was recently published in Letters to a Birmingham Jail: A Response to the Words and Dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A role model for her generation, Robertson shares messages of hope through her writing, Live Original speaking tour, social platforms and media appearances. Robertson’s podcast, WHOA, That’s Good, reached more than a million unique downloads after only 15 episodes, her blog has reached more than 2 million people in over 195 countries, and her Instagram posts reach 3.3 million. Robertson’s entrepreneurial spirit and flair for fashion has led her to develop a line of prom dresses with designer Sheri Hill and new clothing for her Live Original brand. Committed to philanthropy, she launched a campaign to inspire her generation to make a difference—her current focus being ending world hunger in partnership with organizations, including World Vision. Her books, Live Original and Live Fearless, made it to the New York Times bestseller list, and her most recent release is LIVE: remain alive, be alive at a specified time, have an exciting or fulfilling life.
Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic is an international authority in psychological profiling, talent management, leadership development and people analytics. His work focuses on the creation of science-based tools that improve organizations’ ability to predict performance and people’s ability to understand themselves. He is currently Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Columbia University as well as the Chief Talent Scientist at Manpower Group, and co-founder of Deeper Signals and META Profiling. Over the past 20 years, he has consulted to a range of clients including JP Morgan, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Google, BBC, Twitter, P&G, the British Army, United Nations and World Bank. He has received many awards in his field, written 10 books and over 150 scientific papers, making him one of the most prolific social scientists of his generation.
Vanessa Van Edwards is lead investigator at the Science of People— a human behavior research lab, whose goal is to use the latest scientific research and trends to help leaders master their people skills. Her innovative work has been featured on CNN, NPR, Fast Company and Entrepreneur Magazine and she regularly speaks to innovative companies including Google, Facebook, Comcast, Microsoft and Penguin Random-House. Van Edwards has developed a science-based framework for understanding different personalities to improve our EQ and help us communicate with colleagues, clients and customers and is the bestselling author of Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People.
A recognized expert in business strategy and leadership development, Rory Vaden is the New York Times best-selling author of Take the Stairs, and a Hall of Fame speaker. His insights have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, Entrepreneur, Inc, on Fox News. He was also named as one of the top 100 leadership speakers in the world by Inc. Magazine and Entrepreneur Magazine calls him “One of the world’s leading productivity thinkers.” Vaden’s pioneering firm, Brand Builders Group, specializes in helping leaders become more respected, trusted, recognized and influential. Vaden’s latest book, Procrastinate on Purpose: 5 Permissions to Multiply Your Time.
Paula is an Emmy Award-winning journalist, Senior National Correspondent at ABC News and host of the popular podcast Journeys of Faith with Paula Faris, which gives an intimate look at how some of the world’s most influential people lean on faith and spirituality to guide them through the best and worst of times. Previously, Faris was the co-anchor of Good Morning America weekend edition, as well as a co-host of ABC’s The View. Paula returns to The Global Leadership Summit stage for the second year as our notable GLS interviewer. She will also share her leadership journey in the high stakes world of broadcast journalism as well as leadership insights from her recent book release, Called Out, Why I Traded Two Dream Jobs For a Life of True Calling.
Attend at a Convenient Location Near You
The Global Leadership Summit will be telecast live in HD from the Willow Creek Campus near Chicago to over 676+ locations across the United States on August 6-7, 2020.
There are hundreds of host sites across the country ready to welcome you into a local experience where you can network with influencers and leaders in your community in addition to furthering your leadership skills. But if you’re unable to join a local host site, don’t miss out—join us for an online streaming experience. Get your tickets today!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between attending the Main Campus in South Barrington, IL vs. a local host site location?
Attendance at the Willow Creek campus in South Barrington, IL provides the energy of an expected 9,300+ attendees experiencing the programming and the faculty live in person while surrounded by leaders from 100+ countries.
Our 676+ host sites located across the U.S. 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 in the U.S.
International events will take place during the Fall/Winter of the 2020/2021 season. Click here to view locations and dates of our international events.
Is the programming the same at all locations?
All programming elements, including plenary sessions, music, drama, video and dance, emanate from the Willow Creek campus in South Barrington, IL. The Summit is broadcast to 675+ sites across the U.S.
When will the full schedule be available?
The full schedule with the Summit faculty order will be available in June of 2020. The Summit will be two full days from 8:30 am-4:30 pm (CST) on Thursday and 8:30 am-3:30 pm (CST) on Friday.
Will this event be in real-time at the location I attend?
If you attend in the Central or Pacific Time Zones, the Summit will begin at 8:30 am local time. Sites in the Eastern or Mountain Time Zones will begin at 9:30 am local time.
How much does it cost to attend?
Pricing varies based on attendance at the Willow Creek campus or at a Host Site. Discounts are available based on group size and date of registration. There are also discounts available for active military, as well and students and educators.
What does the conference price include?
Your Summit ticket includes access to the entirety of the Summit event, all conference materials as well as break snacks and refreshments. Please note, meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) 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. Additionally, emerging leaders ages 12-17 are eligible for the emerging leader rate.
How do I register for The Global Leadership Summit?
There are 2 ways to register:
- Online: Click Here
- Phone: 800-570-9812
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 my ticket with someone if I can’t attend the entire event?
We do not provide the option to share tickets between multiple individuals. The event has been designed as a holistic experience best attended in its entirety.
Do I need to have all the names of our group when I register?
Guest names are not required 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).
However, we do ask that you fill in the names and contacts on your registrations at some point prior to the event for more efficient check-in and guest communication.
Do you need help locating your registration?
Please click here to locate your ticket or registration information.
Do you prorate team rate pricing on additional registration purchases?
Please register your whole team at the same time to receive the team rate pricing. We are unable to prorate on previously purchased registrations adding up to 10+. For your convenience, you do not need to fill in all the names on your team’s tickets at the time of purchase.
Can I bring my children to the conference?
Our Summit venues are designed to be world-class and distraction-free learning environments, so we ask that you use your best discernment regarding bringing your children to the event. In some cases, they may actually love it, which is why we’ve initiated an emerging leader rate for kids ages 12-17. Our best guess is that most children under the age of 12 are not going to enjoy the event and could be a distraction to other guests trying to enjoy the event, so you may want to leave them at home if you are able.
Please note that since our events are held in a diversity of churches and venues, we are not able to promise childcare options at all locations. We encourage local venues to provide separate spaces for nursing mothers where the event can be viewed. Please check with your local host site about these accommodations.
I am attending the Summit at a Premier Host Site. Where can I find nearby accommodations?
Please contact your 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 host site and bringing the Summit to my team online?
Summit Host Sites are preferred by many attendees for convenience, affordability and connectivity to leaders in their local community.
The Summit View option is available for those who are unable to attend a local public Host Site. These online communities are virtually located within your region, allowing you to experience the Summit online from the comfort of your home or office.
How do my team members receive access to the talks for the 7 days 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 for 7 days 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.
What is your cancellation, hold and transfer policies?
Please contact our Service Engagement Team on or before 6/9/20 for a refund of your conference fees less a *$45.00 cancellation fee per person. (*The reason for the cancellation fee is to cover the cost of materials prepared for your attendance.)
Should you wish to hold your registration funds for the future and use (less a $45 fee per each held registration), please 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.
Note: 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 over-payment 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 contact our Service Engagement Team at 800-570-9812 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Still have questions?
Stay Up-to-date With The Latest From The Global Leadership Summit
Be the first to get real-time Summit updates, exclusive Summit previews, and limited Summit offers sent directly to your inbox.