Over the past 29 years, the
Best Buddies Leadership Conference (BBLC) has inspired thousands of leaders to be Best Buddies advocates and to bring about
social change in their communities. BBLC is a once in a lifetime experience that unites Best Buddies leaders, volunteers, and community
advocates from around the globe. Conference attendees will gain knowledge in order to effectively
take action both individually and as part of a group for a common cause while discovering the importance of their actions, responsibilities, and energy.
About Best Buddies
Best Buddies International is the world’s largest nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Our programs help people with IDD form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.
The IDD community that Best Buddies serves includes, but is not limited to, people with Down Syndrome, Autism, Fragile X, Williams Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities.