• CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

    Friday

    Conference Registration
    8.00am - 8.00pm

    Vendor Show
    8.00am - 5.00pm

    LETR International Executive Council Meeting
    8.00am - 5.00pm


    Welcome Reception
    House of Blues
    6.00pm - 11.00pm

    Saturday

    Opening Ceremony
    9.00am - 10.00am

    Concurrent Session #1
    10.15am - 11.30am

    Torch Run Directors, Special Olympics CEOs & Liaisons' Meeting
    10.15am - 11.30am

    IACP Founders Luncheon
    12.00pm - 2.15pm
    IACP Photo Contest

    Concurrent Session #2
    2.30pm - 3.45pm


    Torch Run Director's Meeting
    2.30pm - 3.45pm

    Special Olympics Liaison's Meeting
    2.30pm - 3.45pm


    T Shirt Exchange
    4.15pm - 5.15pm

    Night on your Own
    Program Dinners

    Sunday

    General Session
    8.15am - 9.15am

    Concurrent Session #3
    9.30am - 10.45am


    Special Olympics CEO's Meeting
    9.30am - 12.15pm

    Concurrent Session #4
    11.00am - 12.15pm

    Honors Luncheon
    12.30pm - 2.30pm
    John Carion Award / Executive Council Athlete Award / Guardian Award / Program Awards / In Remembrance Tribute

    Regional Breakouts
    2.45pm - 4.00pm

    Live & Silent Auction
    5.00pm - 7.30pm


    Monday

    General Session
    9.00am - 10.00am

    Torch Run
    ®
    10.00am - 1.00pm

    Unified Esports Event
    1.00pm - 4.00pm

    Hall of Fame Reception
    5.00pm - 6.30pm

    Hall of Fame Banquet
    6.45pm - 9.30pm
    (Hall of Fame Award)

  • CONCURRENT SESSIONS

    CONCURRENT SESSION 1

    Saturday, October 28
    10.15am - 11.30am


    Surviving Psychological Injuries (Part 1)

    Recruit / Retention / Reward

    Five-0 Racing for Special Olympics

    Torch Run around the World

    CONCURRENT SESSION 2

    Saturday, October 28
    2.30pm - 3.45pm

    Surviving Psychological Injuries (Part 2)

    Social Media / SO Proper Language

    Fundraising out of the Box

    Corporate & Local level Partnerships

    Why SO / Sports Athlete Leadership / Unified Partners

    CONCURRENT SESSION 3

    Sunday, October 29
    9.30am - 10.45am

    LETR International Executive Council - How can they help

    Final Leg 101

    Law Enforcement and interaction with individuals with ID

    Community Connectivity - How to engage officers with families in the SO Movement

    Inclusive Community Project

    CONCURRENT SESSION 4

    Sunday, October 29
    11.00am - 12.15pm

    Social Media / SO Proper Language
    (Repeat Session)

    Athlete Specific Session (Unified)

    Law Enforcement and interaction with individuals with ID
    (Repeat Session)

    Cracking the Code to engage Military and Federal Agencies

    Risk Management

  • IMPORTANT DATES & DEADLINES

    Important Due Dates / Mark your Calendar

    We strongly urge you to mark your calendar with the below important due dates. Observation of all due dates will be the responsibility of the LETR Programs as no additional reminder notices or documentation will be sent to the Programs.

    Monday, September 11, 2023

    Live and Silent Auction items can be shipped to:

    Special Olympics Illinois
    Northern Regional Office
    Attn: Suzy Berner
    LETR Conference 2023
    C/o 'Your Program Name'
    1724 Finally Road, Lombard, IL 60148, USA

    All costs associated with shipping Auction items to and from the conference are the responsibility of the individual and/or Program.

    Please ensure that shipments arrive before Friday, October 13, 2023.

    Monday, September 11, 2023

    T-Shirt Exchange items can be shipped to:

    Special Olympics Illinois
    Normal Office
    Attn: Taylor Wiscons
    LETR Conference 2023
    C/o 'Your Program Name'
    605 E Willow Street, Normal, IL 61761, USA

    Please ensure that you also fill out the
    GOOGLE FORM prior to shipping.


    Please ensure that shipments arrive before Friday, October 13, 2023.

    Friday, September 15, 2023

    Conference Registration and Hotel Reservations close today.

    After this date, the conference rate may not apply and hotel rooms may not be available.

    NOTE

    Cancellation and Substitution Policy


    All cancellations, substitutions and registration modifications will be processed at no additional charge until 5.00pm EDT (USA) on Friday, September 23, 2022 .

    After this deadline, any changes to conference registration are subject to an additional $50.00 charge per amended registration.

    Monday, October 2, 2023

    CONFERENCE REGISTRATION PAYMENT DEADLINE

    Special Olympics International must receive all conference registration payments by this date.All checks must be made payable to Special Olympics International and mailed to:

    Special Olympics International
    Attn: Finance Department
    2600 Virginia Ave NW
    Washington DC 20037 USA

    Please note your Program Name and that the payment is for LETR Conference Registration Fees

    Monday, October 9, 2023

    HOTEL ACCOMMODATION CHECK PAYMENT DEADLINE

    Deadline to pay for hotel accommodations with a check or cashier's check.

    All checks should be made payable to Sheraton Grand Chicago and sent to:

    Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel
    Attn: Accounting Department
    301 E North Water Street
    RChicago, IL 60611, USA

    Friday, October 13, 2023

    Deadline to send t-shirt exchange and auction items

  • LIVE & SILENT AUCTION

    LIVE & SILENT AUCTION

    5.00pm - 7.30pm
    Sunday, October 29
    Riverwalk B

    Sponsored by the FOP Grand Lodge


    Get in on the action! You don’t want to miss this conference event. There is no cost to register or participate. Items to be auctioned include: autographed sports memorabilia, music and movie collectibles, police regalia and many other one-of-a-kind items from the many Torch Run regions. Don’t miss an opportunity to bid on these and other terrific auction items.

    NOW ACCEPTING DONATIONS!

    Auction items can be shipped to Special Olympics Illinois – Northern Regional Office, Attn: LETR Auction – Suzi Berner, LETR Conference 2023, C/O your Program name, 1724 Finely Road, Lombard, IL 60148, USA. All costs associated with auction items to and from the conference are the responsibility of the individual and/or Program. Please ensure that shipments arrive before Friday, October 13, 2023

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