The Global Leadership Conference on the Church, Business and Education is scheduled to take place on the Hardin Simmons University (HSU) campus Thursday and Friday August 9th and 10th. This leadership conference/summit attracts leaders, clergy and educators from over 300 cities from around the world. This conference affords attendees the opportunity to meet and engage world-class entrepreneurs, best-selling authors, and notable Christian leaders as they will exchange their different views, opinions and ideas.

HSU is only one of many host sites in Texas to host the two-day conference that originates from the Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois.

"The Summit is a unique offering for Abilene and the West Central Texas region and a great fit with the mission of HSU to provide an education enlightened by faith,” said James Stone, HSU’s director of church relations. The Global Leadership Summit 2012 will be transmitted live via satellite to 200 locations throughout the U.S. on August 9-10, 2012, and video-cast internationally in 42 languages to more than 90 countries by January 2013.
Source: James C. Stone, M.Div. Director of Church Relations Hardin-Simmons University



Hardin-Simmons University is set to serve as the West Central Texas Premiere Host Site for The Global Leadership Summit 2012.


Thursday August 9 - Friday, August 10, 2012


9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Van Ellis Theatre

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The Leadership Summit is presented in partnership with The Willow Creek Association (WCA), The Global Leadership Summit is a yearly concentration of church, business, government, non-profit, and educational leaders in more than 300 cities around the world. Some of the Speakers scheduled to contribute are:

Bill Hybels
Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church; founder of The Global Leadership Summit

Condoleezza Rice
Former U.S. Secretary of State; professor at Stanford Graduate School

Jim Collins
Nationally acclaimed business thinker and author of newest release Great by Choice

Geoffrey Canada
Pioneering leader in urban education featured in acclaimed documentary film, Waiting for Superman; CEO/president Harlem Children’s Zone

Sheryl WuDunn
Pulitzer Prize winner for Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Plus many other notable leaders.