2024 Volunteer Leadership Conference
Friday, June 21

Sunday, June 23

Tulalip Resort Casino

Join us for Special Olympics Washington’s Volunteer Leadership Conference 2024!  

WHO:Coaches (Community and Unified Schools), Program Coordinators, Program Leadership, Athlete Leaders, Games Management Team members, Health and Community Partners  

WHAT: A weekend of networking, collaboration, learning, and celebration with your fellow volunteers!  

WHEN: Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23 

WHERE: Tulalip Resort Casino (10200 Quil Ceda Blvd, Tulalip, WA 98271) 

This year, our focus will be Leadership On and Off the Field: Plays for Change. Let’s celebrate the versatility of our volunteers’ leadership, emphasizing their influence both on and off the field. We recognize that change is constant and varied, and effective leadership is essential in navigating these shifts. Through engaging discussions, interactive workshops, and collaborative activities, we will explore how leadership principles apply across different contexts within the Special Olympics movement.  

Together, we’ll uncover strategies for adapting to and thriving amidst change, fostering resilience, innovation, and inclusion. Join us as we discover the universal playbooks for leadership, guiding us through every change, both on and off the field. 

Event Registration 

  • Registration and request for housing opens Monday, April 15 – register HERE
  • $50 registration fee includes access to sessions, all meals (starting Friday evening through Sunday lunch) and materials throughout the weekend.
  • Housing is not included/must be booked separately based on availability.
  • On-site housing is limited ($200 for a single King with no pre-assigned roommate, $100 for a double Queen with a pre-assigned roommate).
  • Request for housing closes Friday, May 31, registration closes Monday, June 10.
  • Athlete Leadership scholarships, Area Funds, Tech Connect program opportunity (learn more here), etc. are available to cover costs – review our Registration Cheat Sheet or email Yasko Howell (yhowell@sowa.org) to learn more! 

High Level Event Schedule 

  • Friday, June 21 
    • Welcome Dinner, Opening Remarks and Networking
  • Saturday, June 22 
    • Networking 
    • Keynote, Group Sessions, Breakout Sessions, and Electives  
    • Celebration Dinner
  • Sunday, June 23 
    • Networking 
    • Group Sessions, Breakout Sessions, and Electives 


We can’t wait to see you there!  

Questions? Reach out to Yasko Howell (yhowell@sowa.org) or Lindsey Cornish (lcornish@sowa.org).