Monday, October 1, 2018

Dates and Locations Set for Little League® International 2020 Regional Roundtables and 2022 Congress Events

Little League Chairman and CEO Stephen Keener. (File Photo by John Green)
Five regional roundtables will be held in for District Administrators and Assistant District Administrators throughout the United States in 2020; Congress to return to Anaheim for first time since 1987.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (October 1, 2018) – Following the conclusion of the Little League® International Congress in January 2018, the dates and locations for the 2020 Little League Regional Roundtables and 28th Little League International Congress have officially been announced.


More information regarding the U.S. Regional Roundtables and International Congress event, including travel logistics, registration information, and agenda items, will be distributed to District Administrators and Assistant District Administrators as they become available. Sites and dates for International Regional Roundtables will be determined in 2019 and will be communicated through the respective regional staff. Information regarding International Regional Roundtable events will also be communicated directly as it becomes available.

Little League® International Regional Roundtables

  • West Region – San Diego, Calif. – January 24-27, 2020
    • DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego - Mission Valley
  • Southwest Region – Houston, Texas – February 6-9, 2020
    • Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria
  • Southeast Region – Charlotte, N.C. – February 20-23, 2020
    • Hilton Charlotte University Place
  • East Region – Hartford, Conn. - March 5-8, 2020
    • Hilton Hartford
  • Central Region – Cincinnati, Ohio – March 12-15, 2020
    • The Westin Cincinnati

28th Little League® International Congress

When: January 27-30, 2022
Where: Hilton Anaheim (Anaheim, Calif.)

About Little League® International Regional Roundtables
Every four years, Little League’s highest-level volunteers, District Administrators (D.A.s) and Assistant District Administrators (A.D.A.s), are invited to attend a two-day Regional Roundtable meeting at various locations throughout each of Little League’s five U.S. Regions. The agenda for each Regional Roundtable, which will include educational sessions as well as rules and regulations discussions, will be assembled from a survey to be completed by D.A.s and A.D.A.s in each region. The Regional Roundtable meetings are conducted by members of the Little League Regional and International Staff.

As in previous years, D.A.s, or the approved alternate, will receive financial support to help offset other travel-related. All details regarding attending Regional Roundtables, including reimbursement and registration information, will be announced at a later date. If unable to attend the Regional Roundtable, the D.A. is asked to designate an alternate from your district staff as your District’s representative by forwarding a request to Patrick Wilson, Senior Vice President of Operations and Program Development, requesting the respective individual be recognized as the designated alternate. As a reminder, attendance at in person trainings, including Regional Roundtable, is a requirement of the D.A. Standards for Exceptional Leadership and Volunteer Service.

A key component to the meeting is to have each of the D.A.s review and discuss suggested rule and regulation changes with their regional peers. This discussion is necessary to gain the knowledge of how the rule or regulation would impact constituent leagues.

About Little League® International Congress
Little League® has pioneered a unique forum for field leaders to give voice and authoritative sanction to representation. This forum is the Little League International Congress, first launched in 1956. The purpose of the International Congress is to chart the course of the world’s largest organized youth baseball and softball program. More than a thousand Little League volunteers from around the globe attend the Little League International Congress, held once every four years.

Nearly 450 of those attending are volunteer District Administrators, or delegates, who serve as liaisons between the local leagues and Little League International. District Administrators are elected by their constituent leagues to provide support, and to represent their interests as delegates to the International Congress. The primary purpose of the Congress is to amend rules and regulations.

The delegates, and their assistant district administrators, meet in round table discussions, making any necessary changes in the proposed amendments, then vote on the changes on the final day of the Congress. A two-thirds vote is required for passage. Those amendments receiving the necessary vote are then presented to the International Board of Directors for final approval.


Previous Little League® International Congress Sites
1956: Morrison Hotel, Chicago, Ill.
1957: Morrison Hotel, Chicago, Ill.
1958: Morrison Hotel, Chicago, Ill.
1959: Four Regional Meetings
1960: Morrison Hotel, Chicago, Ill.
1961: Statler Hilton, Los Angeles, Calif.
1963: Waldorf Astoria, New York, N.Y.
1965: Hilton, Washington, D.C.
1967: Shamrock Hilton, Houston, Texas
1969: Sheraton-Cadillac, Detroit, Mich.
1971: Portland Hilton, Portland, Ore.
1973: Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Fla.
1975: Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Chicago, Ill.
1978: Sheraton Harbor Island, San Diego, Calif.
1981: Charlotte Civic Center, Charlotte, N.C.
1984: Hyatt Regency, Tampa, Fla.
1987: Anaheim Hilton & Towers, Anaheim, Calif.
1989: Various Facilities, Williamsport, Pa.
1992: Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, Mass.
1995: Reno Hilton, Reno, Nev.
1998: Marriott Rivercenter, San Antonio, Texas
2001: Ottawa Congress Center, Ottawa, Ontario
2004: Pavilion Convention Center, Virginia Beach, Va.
2007: Hilton Americas, Houston, Texas
2010: Lexington Convention Center, Lexington, Ky.
2014: Hilton Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minn.
2018: Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, La.
2022: Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim, Calif.

About Little League®
Founded in 1939, Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with nearly 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries. During its nearly 80 years of existence, Little League has seen more than 40 million honored graduates, including public officials, professional athletes, award-winning artists, and a variety of other influential members of society. Each year, millions of people follow the hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship that Little Leaguers® display at our seven baseball and softball World Series events, the premier tournaments in youth sports. For more information, visit LittleLeague.org, and follow Little League on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleLeague), Twitter (twitter.com/LittleLeague), and Instagram (Instagram.com/LittleLeague).