How Can I Attend?
Join us Thursday and Friday, August 10–11, 2017, at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. All of the speakers, music, video, and presentations take place at the Willow Creek campus in South Barrington, Illinois. The event is then streamed in brilliant real-time HD video to over 375 Premier Host Sites across the country. Over the years, Fort Wayne has grown to be the largest Premier Host Site. You'll experience a great sense of community, being surrounded by fellow leaders from all over Northeast Indiana.Download the event itinerary
A Life-changing Leadership Event
What is the Global Leadership Summit? It's an amazing 2-day leadership conference that impacts 260,000 leaders across 875 cities in 120 countries, providing vision, inspiration, and countless practical skills you can put to work Monday morning. Experience it for yourself right here in Fort Wayne at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum where the entire event will be broadcast in brilliant HD, live direct from Willow Creek's Chicago campus.
No matter what level of leadership you want to achieve, there's nothing like learning from like-minded individuals in a stimulating environment, and we hope to see you at this incredible event.
2017 Global Leadership Summit Speaker Lineup
Founder & Senior Pastor, Willow Creek Community Church
Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Best-selling Author; Founder, The Marcus Buckingham Company
Founder & Executive Director, Equal Justice Initiative
CEO, Whitespace at Work
Star of CNBC’s The Profit; CEO of Camping World and Good Sam
Founder & Senior Pastor, Daystar Christian Centre in Nigeria
Senior Advisor, Google; Best-selling Author
Advocate for Peace and Forgiveness; Best-selling Author
Founder & CEO, International Justice Mission
Professor, University of Pennsylvania; Best-selling Author
Author; Business Creativity Expert
Leadership Author; Communicator; Pastor
A Grander Vision
These videos share powerful stories of individuals fully living out their faith in their sphere of influence and are not necessarily born out of attending a Summit.
New! Between the summits
Bring the powerful content of this years Summit experience to the next level by learning how to apply and integrate core GLS principles into your organization. Dive deeper into content from the Leadership Summit while creating transformational growth opportunities for you and your team.Learn More
The Driving Vision behind the Summit
Any time leaders improve – whatever it is they're leading wins. Quality leadership is what brings success, and when that leadership is constantly improving, that success will consistently grow.
In partnership with the Willow Creek Association, Sweetwater and our 40 local corporate and nonprofit partners are continuing to bring world-class leadership training and inspiration to all of Northeast Indiana through this life-changing event. Our hope is that whether you're a young, emerging leader or a seasoned veteran who's been leading for years, you'll come and join us as we raise the leadership bar here in our community and allow Fort Wayne to win like never before.
We are grateful to have so many partners join us with their generous support and passion for strengthening our community.
Resource Team Member
The Resource Area will contain books, DVD's, etc. These resources will be available to our guests, before sessions begin, during breaks, and after the close of the day. A Resource Team Member will be responsible to stock tables, take payment, and assist in any other way deemed necessary by the Resource Team Lead. It would be appreciated if this volunteer could assist with either set up on Wednesday evening, Aug. 9th (time TBD) or tear down following the closing session on Friday, Aug. 11th. Inventory will need to done before and after the event. A Resource Team Member should love people, and be somewhat of a detail person. The Resource Center will be manned at all times and will be located inside of the conference center auditorium. There will be one training required for this position (schedule TBA).
We will be providing Registration, inside the building, outside of the building, and possibly on shuttle busses (if used). A person serving in Registration, will take tickets from guests and provide them with a name-tag and conference book. A person in Registration should love to interact with people and do good with conflict resolution. Registration will be required to attend 1 training session (schedule TBA). Help with set-up on Wednesday evening, Aug. 9th (time TBD) would be appreciated, but not required.
All volunteers will be able to attend the Summit at no cost. Please remember, there may be parts of the sessions that will be missed. You would be there to serve first, enjoy the Summit second. It is a great opportunity to serve people and be encouraged and filled with great training. Our volunteers are always the best and we are looking forward another great year!