61 Cities. 5 Days. 2 Countries. 1 Voice 

We are thrilled to be IN PERSON for our 2021 Leadership Conference this November!   

November 3, 2021 - November 7, 2021

Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Make your hotel room reservation today!

Conference Registration

Registration opens by August 1, 2021

Quick View of our 5 Day Conference

  • Wed 11/3:  All new staff since 11/2020
  • Thu 11/4:  All staff
  • Fri 11/5:  All staff, boards, startup teams, and key volunteers; Networking reception at the GiGi's National Office and Hoffman Estates Playhouse
  • Sat 11/6: All staff, boards, startup teams, and key volunteers; Banquet, award ceremony and dancing in the evening.
  • Sun 11/7: Half-day strategic planning session

Sponsorship Opportuntities

Each year, GiGi’s dedicates 4 days of training and development for our National network of 60+ playhouses and startups at our Leadership Conference. Attendees include 300+ playhouse volunteers, staff and board members who come together for networking and learning opportunities related to our mission.

Sessions are targeted to create consistent, effective and measurable outcomes emphasizing a lean, performance-based culture in support of our replicable Playhouse model.

To become a sponsor or learn more about sponsorships please email Sharon at SFulgenzi@gigisplayhouse.org

Become a conference sponsor today

Sponsorship Reach

  • 1.3 Million social media fans (monthly)
  • 180,000 monthly Website views
  • 25,000 Playhouse families served


"Such an amazing way to start all of our days! Never forget the change we are all making." 
-Desirae from Wausau

"I loved Ask the Foundation Panel! Super Helpful!
-Mandy from Fort Wayne

"My favorite part was learning about all of the different approaches each Playhouse takes to be successful in their communities." 
- Anonymous

"Being a new staff member, Wednesday was my favorite.  It was so eye-opening to see that I'm not alone and everyone else feels the same way I do (especially through COVID).... it really helped to connect with everyone and put faces to names."
-Jodie from McHenry

"One of my favorite memories of conference was learning about where GiGi's was and where we are headed in the near future.  It is very exhilarating for the participants, families, volunteers, staff, and supporters! Thanks to everyone involved in making this happen!" 
-Cindy Marie Judy in Phoenix

Thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered, and participated! See you next year!