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

Conference Registration

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Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel

1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173

Make your hotel room reservation today!

Room reservations are available through the hotel based on their availability.
Please call the hotel directly at (847) 303-4100.


Keynote Amanda Booth

Watch her podcast episode on A Little Something Extra Podcast

Quick View of our 5 Day Conference

  • Wed, Nov. 3 • 9am-5pm
    All new staff since 11/2020
  • Thu, Nov. 4 • 9am-5pm
    All staff
  • Fri, Nov. 5 • 9am-5pm
    All staff, boards, startup teams, and key volunteers
    Networking reception at the GiGi's National Office and Hoffman Estates Playhouse (5-7pm)
  • Sat, Nov 6 • 8am-5pm
    All staff, boards, startup teams, and key volunteers
    Banquet, award ceremony and dancing in the evening. (5-10pm)
  • Sun, Nov 7 • 9a-noon
    Half-day strategic planning session

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"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!

Thank you to our sponsors!

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