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Friday, July 20 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm
29th Annual Best Buddies Leadership Conference Opening Ceremonies

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Rebecca Black

Musical Performer
After taking several years away from the spotlight, singer-songwriter and influencer Rebecca Black has returned in a big way.  Black stunned America recently on Fox’s “The Four” receiving rave remarks from the A list panel of judges including Meghan Trainor, DJ Khalid, and... Read More →
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Jack Mayor

Ambassador, Best Buddies
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Global Ambassador
I am the first woman with Down Syndrome for any state Miss USA pageant. I ran in my home state of Minnesota where I was able to become their first global ambassador and am being an office to Minnesota. I model and speak. I am a self advocate standing up for those with special needs... Read More →
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Kechi Okwuchi

Musical Performer
You may have seen her performances on YouTube...or maybe on NBC's America's Got Talent. From plane crash victim to a finalist on AGT, Kechi Okwuchi has certainly overcome a lot. Through her love of music, Kechi has made a name for herself amongst other superstars singing covers such... Read More →
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David Quilleon

Senior Vice President, Global Mission, State Development and Operations, Best Buddies International
An employee of Best Buddies International since 1996, David has worked diligently to make an impact in the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The youngest of five children, David’s passion for advocacy developed at an early age. He grew up with two... Read More →
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Anthony K. Shriver

Founder and Chairman, Best Buddies International
Anthony K. Shriver is the Founder and Chairman of Best Buddies International, which he created in 1989 to foster one-to one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Recognizing the tremendous volunteer potential of university students... Read More →
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Lisa Smith

Interpretive Sign Language Artist
Lisa Smith is a young lady with Down syndrome who has taken the gift of interpretive signing and added to it her unashamed faith, allowing her to express herself in absolute freedom and adoration for the Lord.Lisa has the honor of being a part of two ministry groups: Journey of Sisters... Read More →

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Indiana University Auditorium