Frequently Asked Questions

Location & Dates

What is the difference between attending the Summit Main Campus vs. a Premier Host Site?

Attendance at the Willow Creek campus provides the energy of an expected 9,300 attendees experiencing programming and most of the faculty in person surrounded by leaders from 120+ countries.

Premier Host Sites are preferred by many attendees for convenience, affordability and connectivity to leaders in their local community.


What are the dates for The Global Leadership Summit?

This year the Summit will take place Thursday-Friday, August 6-7, 2020.


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 around June of 2020. The Summit will be a full day from approximately 8:30am-4:30pm (CDT) on Thursday and 8:30am-3:30pm (CDT) on Friday.


Will this event be in real-time at my Premier Host Site location?

If you attend in the Central or Pacific Time Zones, the Summit will begin at 8:30am local time. Sites in the Eastern or Mountain Time Zones will begin at 9:30am local time.



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. See pricing information here.


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 “International” tab.)


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.


Can I share a registration with someone if I can’t attend the entire event?

We do not provide the option to share registrations between multiple individuals. The event has been designed as a holistic experience and is best if attended in its entirety.


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

Guest names are not necessary at the time of registration unless they are a student or faculty member of a school or university, or an active/reserve member of our military or their spouse.


Do you need help locating your registration?

Click here to locate your registration


Do you prorate team rate pricing on additional registration purchases?

Teams need to register at the same time to receive the team rate pricing. We cannot prorate on previously purchased registrations.


Can I bring my children to the conference?

Families are very important to us. Our Summit venues are designed to be world-class and distraction-free learning environments.

While we think our events are compelling, kids may find them to be boring and work to create their own entertainment that distracts other guests. Seating is provided only for registered guests and children are not allowed within the viewing area. Since our events are held in a diversity of churches and venues, we are not able to provide childcare. We encourage local venues to provide separate spaces for nursing mothers where the event can be viewed.



I am attending the Summit at a Premier Host Site. Where can I find nearby accommodations?

Please contact your Premier Host Site of choice to see what accommodations might be available.


I am attending the Summit on-site in South Barrington. Where can I find nearby accommodations?

Click here for more details on local dining and hotels.



What is your cancellation, hold and transfer policies?


You must contact our Ministry Operations Team for a refund of your conference fees less a cancellation fee per person.


Should you wish to hold your registration funds for future use less a $45 fee per each held registration, you must contact us on or before 7/9/2019. You will need to contact us within a year to utilize the funds toward a new conference registration. *Additional payment may be required depending on the price of the conference you are transferring the funds to and at the current rate of that new event. Any overpayment remaining after the transfer is non-refundable.


You 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.


Still have questions?

Call us at 800-570-9812 or email us at