Big Brothers Big Sisters National Conference

When does Registration Open?
Registration will open on April 2, 2015.

Where is the Conference being held?
Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia
201 N. 17th Street
Philadelphia 19103

Conference Dates
June 2 & 3, 2015
Pre-Conference on June 1, 2015

Registration Fee
$350 for Full Conference Attendees (includes Gala)
$100 for Child Safety Pre-Conference ONLY (Part of Program Manager Certificate)

Who Should Attend:
Are you passionate about the future of Big Brothers Big Sisters? Are you dedicated to moving your agency and community forward? If so, please be sure to sign up for the National Conference today. Attendees typically include Big Brothers Big Sisters Agency leaders, program staff, fund development and marketing staff, and BBBS board members!

  • 2015 Trends & Motivation– attend outstanding feature topics including Ferguson, Missouri, protecting the Big Brothers Big Sisters brand, connecting to the Oil & Gas Industry, and the exciting opening keynote speaker, Scott Berkun
  • Fundraising Best Practices – learn more about successful fundraising events, online fundraising and moves management
  • Marketing for Success – receive marketing tips and tricks from some of our most successful agencies
  • Board Diversity – walk away understanding how to build a powerful and diverse board
  • Logistics, Safety & Regulations – review child safety, male recruitment, High School Students and AIM
  • CEO Development – experience first-class training, development, and challenging workshops
  • Celebrating Agency Accomplishments – join us as we put on the BEST Awards Gala yet highlighting top agencies, leaders, corporate partners and keep an eye out for potential entertainers and local talent
  • National Networking – network and have fun with your peers – don’t miss the Opening Reception from arguably the best restaurant, R2L, with the best view in Philadelphia

Click here for the full schedule and descriptions.

What is the cost of attending the Gala?
The gala cost is included in the registration fee.

Extra tickets for the Gala
Additional tickets are $85 and are available for purchase through the registration website. To purchase a full table for guests NOT attending, please contact Kathryn Roberson at

Can program managers earn pre-certification at this year’s conference?
The child safety portion of the certification process will be offered as a Part 1 & 2 series preconference on June 1 and 2.  Participants should have completed BBBSA’s online course titled “Fundamentals of Youth Protection” prior to attending these sessions. Attendees can choose to attend this series only and pay a $100 fee.  The series in included in the $350 full conference registration fee.

Registration Questions

Where can I find a schedule of Conference events?
Click here for a current schedule! (subject to change)

Lodging Rates
The Host Hotel for this year’s conference is the Sheraton Downtown Philadelphia located at 201 North 17th St., Philadelphia PA. This hotel is in a convenient downtown location and is offering $199 per room. The ability to reserve a room through this block lasts until May 15th, 2015.