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BBLC: Inclusion Revolution — Our Most Successful Live Webcast, Ever


The 23rd annual Best Buddies International Leadership Conference: Inclusion Revolution was a phenomenal success. A record breaking 1,500 hearts and minds in the auditorium shared their passion for our mission during the ceremonies at Indiana University. The buddies on stage gave the world great insight into their personal struggles, their successes and the impact Best Buddies has had on their lives. Over the weekend we all laughed, cried, danced – and in some cases cringed.  Any way you slice it, the energy was unbelievable and there is no doubt that our mission is beginning to make its mark on society. It was a beautiful event. Read More…

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A First Taste Of Bloomington


Today, the first staff arrived in Bloomington to prepare for Leadership Conference! Upon arriving around 1 PM, I was introduced to its charm. This college town definitely has character and, better yet, the nicest people. Local establishments are well aware of the impact of Best Buddies, and they show it! Soma, a nearby coffee shop, decorated its window welcoming us to Bloomington.

I can’t wait to see what else Bloomington and its residents have to offer. If you’ve never been here, get ready for great hospitality. And Bloomington better get ready, as an INCLUSION REVOLUTION 1,500 strong takes over the city.

Official LC countdown: 5 more days!

“It Starts With A Voice”


Amy & Ben Wright

Amy and Ben Wright will be performing at the Leadership Conference this year.  Their two youngest children, Beau, age 7, and Bitty, age 2, have Down Syndrome.  Since their arrival, Amy and Ben have made it their mission to advocate for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities and to help spread a message of inclusion and acceptance.

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Performers To Look Out For At Leadership Conference


Chris Tenney, finalist in the online Buddy Talent contest, is a comedian from Los Angeles.  He has been through local training in the Best Buddies Ambassadors track and performed at Spread the Word to End the Word events.   He will soon do standup for all of us at the Closing Ceremonies on Sunday. Read More…

Tips for Leadership Conference 2012


In less than two weeks you will be part of the 1,500+ Best Buddies members who will be coming together for the Best Buddies International Leadership Conference 2012!

With the long travel hours and hot weather expected, we’d like to make sure that you have the most enjoyable experience at the upcoming leadership conference. Here are some helpful tips for travel and your stay in Bloomington, Indiana: Read More…

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