The Global Leadership Summit

Thursday-Friday, August 8-9, 2019

Fresh, actionable and inspiring leadership content from a world-class faculty at a convenient location near you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Location & Dates

+What is the difference between attending the Summit Onsite vs. a Premier Host Site?

Attendance at the Willow Creek campus provides the energy of an expected 9,300 attendees experiencing programing and most of the faculty in person. The live stream of the Summit at a Premier Host Site is preferred by some attendees for convenience, affordability and connectivity to leaders in their local community. Register Now to attend at Trinity (Onsite sold out)

+What are the dates for the 2019 Global Leadership Summit?

This year the Summit will take place Thursday-Friday, August 8-9, 2019.

+Is the programming the same at all locations?

All programming elements including plenaries, music, drama, video and dance emanate from the Willow Creek campus in South Barrington, IL.

Agenda & Sessions

+When will the full schedule be available?

The full schedule with the Summit faculty order will be available in May of 2019. The Summit will be a full day from approximately 8:30am-5:00pm (CDT) on Thursday and 8:30am-4:00pm (CDT) on Friday.

+Will this event be in real-time at Trinity UMC?

Yes. We will be viewing the Summit live alongside tens of thousands other viewers nationwide.


+How much does it cost to attend?

Pricing varies based on attendance at the Willow Creek campus or at a Premier Host Site. Discounts are available based on group size and date of registration.Select your Premier Host Site and group size for specific pricing information.

+What does the conference price include?

Registration for the event includes all conference materials as well as break refreshments. Meals 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.


+How do I register for The Global Leadership Summit?

There are 3 ways to register: 1. Online: Click Here 2. Phone: 800-570-9812 3. Mail: P.O. Box 3188 Barrington, IL 60011-3188 (International guests please click the FAQ's

+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

+Is there a discount for Trinity Members?

Yes! Contact our Summit Host Becky Clark for information on how to get your Trinity Member discount.

+Do I need to have all the names of our group when I register?

We allow groups to reserve “empty registrations” and then submit names of those who will be attending at a later date. We encourage you to enter those names by mid-July; however, a registrant’s name can still be added or changed before printing the final ticket.


+How can international guests purchase a ticket?

International guests are invited to The Global Leadership Summit in South Barrington by WCA leaders in their country. If you have not received an invitation from a WCA leader in your country, we encourage you to attend the Global Leadership Summit in your country. Find a GLS near you at

+What is the cancellation policy for international conference registrations?

Cancellations for international guests will be fully refunded unless received less than 14 days before the event start date. Late cancellations (less than 14 days before the event start date) will be charged a $30 fee. Please email your Country Director or contact for a refund.

+During The Global Leadership Summit, where will international guests get lunch?

Lunch is included in the registration cost for international guests. Your lunch location will be on the Summit ticket you receive by email before the conference. In addition, there is a list of lunch locations by country in the Summit Experience Guide you will receive at check-in.

+Can I bring my children to the conference?

While families are very important to us, WCA conferences are adult training events, so children and infants, including nursing infants, are not permitted in any of the sessions. Childcare is not available and we cannot guarantee a separate room for parents to stay with their children.

+Is transportation provided between the airport, hotels, and Willow Creek?

The Willow Creek Association does not provide transportation.

+Does Willow Creek Association take photographs for promotional use during The Global Leadership Summit?

For promotional purposes, videos and photographs are taken at all conferences. Your registration constitutes permission for Willow Creek Association to use your likeness in promotional materials. Please contact if you cannot be used in promotional photographs.


+What is your cancellation, hold and transfer policies?

CANCELLATION POLICYYou must contact our Ministry Operations Team on or before 6/12/18 for a refund of your conference fees less a $45.00 cancellation fee per person.HOLD POLICYShould you wish to hold your registration for future use, you must contact us on or before 7/10/2018. You will need to contact us within a year to utilize the fund toward a new conference registration. Your registration fees will be transferred to the conference selected less the $45.00 transfer fee per person. Additional payment may be required depending on the price of the new conference. Any overpayment remaining after the transfer is non-refundable.TRANSFER POLICYYou 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 call our Ministry Operations Team at 800-570-9812.