Hall of Fame Banquet and Leadership Conference in Detroit: November 3-4, 2018


Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Special Olympics, November 3-4, 2018 at Greektown Casino-Hotel and the International Banquet Center in Detroit.

Friends, family, volunteers and supporters are invited to join us in celebrating 50 years of empowerment, 50 years of changing lives and 50 years of building a more inclusive world as we celebrate 50 years of Special Olympics!

The November Conference and Hall of Fame Banquet take place at the International Banquet Center with housing at Greektown Casino-Hotel.

General Schedule

Saturday, November 3

November Conference: Day 1

9:00 am - 10:00 am: Registration

9:00 am - Noon: ELAC Meeting

10:00 am - 10:45 am: Meet SOMI's new CEO, Tim Hileman

11:00 am - 11:45 am: Group mixer

Noon - 1:15 pm: Lunch, Years of Service Awards, Celebration

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm: Mission Moments - Athlete and Parent Leadership Speaker

Hall of Fame Banquet & 50th Anniversary Celebration

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm: Cocktail and social hour

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm: Hall of Fame Banquet and 50th Celebration featuring Keynote Speaker Ron Fournier, Outstanding Service Awards and Hall of Fame induction ceremony

9:00 pm - 11:00 pm: 50th Anniversary Celebration and Dance

Sunday, November 4

November Conference: Day 2

8:00 am - 9:00 am: Breakfast served

9:00 am - 10:00 am: Regional Breakout Sessions

9:00 am - Noon: Coaches training - snowshoe and cross country skiing

9:00 am - 1:00 pm: CPR training and Games Management System (GMS) Training

10:00 am - Noon: Area Director 1-on-1 time with CEO Tim Hileman (register for times at the conference)

10:00 am - Noon: Area Management Team Breakout Sessions

Noon - 1:00 pm: Lunch served