Gather up your friends, dig out those HOBY t-shirts, flip through your photo albums and find your pin collection because it’s time to come together and celebrate!
2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the World Leadership Congress (and it’s predecessor, the International Leadership Seminar) and the 60th Anniversary of Hugh’s remarkable trip to Africa and the founding of what would be his life’s work, HOBY.
Plan now to join us in Chicago to reconnect with old friends and make new ones!
Wednesday, July 25: If you’re arriving in town early, join HOBY at the world headquarters of Cushman & Wakefield for a special Welcome Reception and help HOBY and Cushman & Wakefield recognize real estate industry leaders.
Thursday, July 26: Join the 2018 World Leadership Congress Ambassadors and Volunteers for the WLC 50th Anniversary Celebration Reception and Gala at the Grand Ballroom of the iconic Navy Pier overlooking Lake Michigan
Friday, July 27: Join us at the World Leadership Congress at Loyola University Chicago’s Lakeshore Campus for a day of programming and fun.
Saturday, July 28: Kick off the day with some inspiration and insight at HOBYx. Highlighting a diverse group of HOBY alumni and volunteers sharing their expertise and insight through brief, thought provoking presentations. To learn more and apply or nominate a presenter Click Here.
Reconnect at our HOBY Reunion Reception. This is your chance to network with fellow ambassadors and volunteers from your state, seminar or the ILS/WLC.
Sunday, July 29: Sunday Send Off Keynote – we don’t want you to leave without one last dose of inspiration. Join us for one last keynote over breakfast before you head back home!
Chicago is a great city to discover and enjoy, especially in the summer!
The Homecoming Host Team will be organizing some fun, optional activities for Homecoming participants for Saturday afternoon as well as help you with organizing dinner plans and other details to help make sure you have a great time in Chicago!
We’re collecting your favorite HOBY photos, videos, and stories from your seminar, WLC or even an International Trip! This is your chance to share your #HOBYStory.
Please submit any photos, videos, and stories to email@example.com by June 1. And feel free to BRING your HOBY Swag with you! You’ll have an opportunity to showcase/ share it during the Reunion Reception Saturday evening!
We will have a selection of custom items available for pre-order (pick up at the event). These will be added to the event registration by April 1 and you can add to your event registration until July 1, 2018.
Registration for this program is $395 and includes the following program events:
Please note, registration includes the following meals:
(3) Receptions (Wed/Thurs/Sat); 2 Dinners (Thurs/Fri); 1 Lunch (Fri); 2 Breakfast (Sat/Sun)
The Registration Deadline is June 1, 2018; the registration fee increases after this date to $475.
You must be 21 or older to register and attend the HOBY Homecoming.
ONLY Registered HOBY Homecoming participants and guests will be allowed access to any HOBY events. Each participant will receive an official name badge and this will serve as your HOBY credentials, which will be required to attend any of the WLC program elements and the Homecoming programs.
Option 1: The Whitehall Hotel
Discounted rates in the HOBY room block are:
To reserve a room in the HOBY block and receive the discounted rate, please contact the central reservations desk 24 hours a day by calling 1-866-408-4041. You will need to mention the Group Name: HOBY – Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership to receive this rate.
Option 2: Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus – Baumhart Hall
Baumart Hall has two types of residential apartments available to reserve for HOBY Homecoming. Each apartment has two bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and a shared living space and kitchen. You can choose from hotel style, with Queen beds or Dorm style with twin beds.
Reservations can be made for a bedroom or an entire apartment.
Please note: If you reserve a bedroom, Loyola housing will coordinate apartment sharing with others attending HOBY Homecoming; each bedroom is individually secured.
Hotel Style Apartment Prices:
Dorm Style Apartment Prices:
For helpful hints, please download instructions HERE
Contact: Cheryl Brenn, HOBY Chief International Programs Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
Noel Elgrably, HOBY International Programs Associate email@example.com