Global Followership Conference

Hosted by Christopher Newport University

MARCH 24-26, 2023

Check out highlights from the 2019 conference!

Join us for the second global conference on followership

For academics, practitioners, teachers, trainers, students, and HR, OD, and L&D professionals

We are excited to welcome presenters from across the globe representing over 50 organizations and institutions of higher education to our 2023 GFC, who inspire us with their work on:


  • non-Western and underrepresented populations’ perspectives of followership
  • strategies for teaching and facilitating followership learning activities
  • ethics of followership
  • cultural and social movements around followership
  • collaborative, organizational, and team-based implications for the study and practice of followership
  • ¬†insights into the skills, behaviors, styles, and attitudes associated with followership.

In addition, GFC 2023 has been designed with special features to encourage the spontaneous cross-pollination of ideas and strong community building, including:


  • A Followership Farmer’s Market Saturday morning during breakfast, where you can meet followership authors, check out interactive posters and displays, and learn about services and projects your followership colleagues are developing
  • All meals included on site in the registration fee
  • A balanced diet of workshops, facilitated sessions, research papers, and posters
  • Optional tango lessons, symphony tickets, and other evening activities


Christopher Newport University
Newport News, Virginia, USA

We have reserved hotel blocks at the Newport News Marriott at City Center and Holiday Inn Newport News-Hampton at a reduced group rate.These rooms are available through February 24th, 2023 or until sold out.