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Dance Marathon Leadership Conference 2021


Miracle Network Dance Marathon is excited to share with you dates for our annual Dance Marathon Leadership Conference (DMLC), happening virtually this summer July 16-18, 2021! Miracle Network Dance Marathon will be hosting virtual collaboration meetings for student leaders in June and August with customized content for specific individuals and programs. This year’s format, session topics, and timing are directly related to your feedback and we believe will provide meaningful opportunities for your whole team to learn! We are excited to include some of our top supporters in the DMLC programming this year. An invitation to join us for Friday’s Opening General Session and networking opportunities will be extended to Team Captains and Top Fundraisers as a way to incorporate these essential participants in our greater network.*

We encourage you to save the dates for the below schedule and to bookmark this blog post – we will update it regularly as more information is available regarding the conference and collaboration meetings. All events will be virtual. In the coming weeks, more details will be made available in this post, including details about each meeting or event, as well as how to register for each of them.

The need to know:
Dates: Detailed below!
Cost: Collaboration meetings and DMLC 2021 will not have a cost for student leaders, campus, and hospital advisors.
Registration: Register HERE! 
Call for content: This year’s call for content application is now closed.
Award Applications: DMLC Award Applications are closed for this year. We look forward to sharing winners throughout DMLC weekend!


July 2021

  • Advisor Collaboration Meeting
    • Thursday, July 15: 2-4 ET
  • Dance Marathon Leadership Conference
    • Friday, July 16 – Sunday, July 18


August 2021

Events (one total)

Collaboration Meetings (one total)

  • Child Health Day: Recruit, Fundraise & Raise Awareness
    • Tuesday, August 24: 7-9 ET


Through participating in DMLC and collaboration meetings, attendees will: 

  • Gain an understanding of best practices in peer-to-peer fundraising.
  • Develop effective strategies to raise funds and generate awareness for their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
  • Expand their personal connection to a larger cause and reconfirm their commitment to local kids.
  • Develop professionally through public speaking opportunities, interaction with CMN Hospitals’ corporate partners and other industry leaders as well as various networking opportunities.

Look out for additional details in upcoming newsletters and on the blog! If you are not receiving the monthly Dance Marathon newsletter, contact your Cause Partnership Manager.

*Should you receive questions from Team Captains and Top Fundraisers about Friday’s DMLC kickoff invitation, you can share the following:

  • This year, Miracle Network Dance Marathon is excited to invite Team Captains and Top Fundraisers to the kickoff of their annual leadership conference, DMLC. Student leaders from Dance Marathon programs across the country attend each summer for opportunities to discuss fundraising best practices, network and collaborate with other student leaders and advisors, and foster relationships to support you throughout the year. It is free for you to attend and we would love for you to represent our program as an attendee for the kickoff.