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2019 National Leadership Conference

November 6-10, 2019
Hyatt Regency Schaumburg, 1800 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173


300 attendees
60 cities

2 countries
1 voice

9:00am-6:30pm New Staff Training
Includes Field trip and Tour to the Deerfield Playhouse

9am-5pm: Training for All Staff
5:30-7:30pm: Networking event sponsored by Insperity

9am-5pm: Conference Day 1 - For Playhouse Staff, Board Members and Volunteers
5-7pm: Networking event at National Playhouse

8am-5pm: Conference Day 2 - For Playhouse Staff, Board Members, and Volunteers
5-9pm: Dinner & Award Banquet

9am-12pm: Half-Day Strategic Planning Workshop

Hotel Reservations NOW OPEN!

Rooms all include breakfast and are priced at $135/night for single or double occupancy and $145/night for triple or quad occupancy.

If you need any assistance with your hotel reservation, please call 877-803-7534.
If the group rate is no longer available, prevailing rates may be offered for some or all of your dates.

Conference Registration - Coming soon!

Sponsorship packages are NOW AVAILABLE!

Want to have your business or organization represented to over 300 dynamic GiGi's Playhouse leaders nationwide? Click below to download information on all standard sponsorships available for the GiGi's Playhouse Leadership Conference, or we are happy to customize a sponsorship to meet the needs of your organization. For more information on how to support GiGi’s Playhouse families through the 2019 National Conference, please contact Sharon Fulgenzi at 224-427-4169 or at sfulgenzi@gigisplayhouse.org.


"The GiGi’s Playhouse Leadership Conference was amazing! 5 days, 56 GiGi’s Playhouse locations, 300 leaders, 80 sessions, 40 speakers, 2 countries and one unstoppable voice for Down syndrome! The energy was through the roof! The growth we see at GiGi’s goes so far beyond the number of Playhouses and families we serve but to the personal growth in each and every one of our leaders! From Judges and CEO’s to Mothers and Doctors, and even a Nun, the GiGi’s leaders are pushing themselves beyond what they ever thought possible and truly changing the way the world sees Down syndrome and sending a global message of acceptance for all! Look out world, we're coming at ya!"

~Chief Belief Officer Nancy Gianni



Day 3 of #gigisconference2018!! What a fun day! I had to stop a few times today and just be in the moment. I tried to soak up as much as I could. I am surrounded by some of the most amazing people!! I am so grateful for my team #GiGisDetroit and my huge network of coworkers #gigisplayhouse. We laughed, we cried and we celebrated!! #strongertogether #bethechange - Beth from GiGi's Playhouse Detroit

We are so proud to be on the mission of global acceptance 💙💛 Inspiration from our founder Nancy Gianni and applause for the national office team for putting together an outstanding conference - GiGi's Playhouse Miami Startup Lead, Clary


The positivity throughout the conference was inspiring to all and we are so grateful to be able to bounce ideas off of other Playhouses.  We look forward to incorporating new ideas we learned over the weekend into the Central Illinois Playhouse over the next year. GiGi's Playhouse Central Illinois Team


Thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered, participated and inspired! We are thrilled to see what each GiGi’s Playhouse does in 2019 to continue making us Bigger, Better, Stronger TOGETHER!  


GiGi’s Playhouse Staff & Board Members & Key Volunteers can access the 5 days of Presentations HERE 


Enjoy all our Bigger Better Stronger TOGETHER Conference Photos on Facebook  

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