Girls Empowered to Make

National Miss Amazing is a gathering of girls and women with disabilities from across the country that have stepped up to be role models and philanthropists. In this stunning collaboration with the Chicago community, National Miss Amazing attendees will celebrate diversity and convene on the ways that we can all unlock the inspiration and tools necessary to make the world a better place. 


"Miss Amazing was the best experience of my life."




The Gala

Once a year, Miss Amazing coordinates a breathtaking gathering of people who seek to celebrate strength, encounter extraordinary entertainers and speakers, and become inspired. The fifth annual National Miss Amazing Gala, staged in the stunning Grand Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency O'Hare, will be our grandest gala to date. From riveting keynote speakers and entertainers to inspiring presentations of the impact made by Miss Amazing Queens nationwide, the 2017 National Miss Amazing Gala has plenty of surprises in store.

The Showcases

Miss Amazing Inc. presents an awe-inspiring celebration of the abilities and strengths that lie within all people, regardless of disability or gender. These multi-media productions feature  a variety show of performances, digital entertainment, and presentations from the Miss Amazing Queens —all to celebrate the value that girls and women with disabilities offer our world.


The Market

Peruse goods from the best local stores and artisans that Chicago has to offer—all in one place. You won't want to miss out on this bustling space, offered one day only at National Miss Amazing. Visit Rosemont A/B at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare on Saturday, August 5th from 11 am - 6 pm to find your new favorite necklace or a one-of-a-kind Chicago souveniere. 


Stay tuned for a complete list of vendors.


The Closing Ceremony

After an action-packed adventure at National Miss Amazing, we'll come together to recognize the girls and women who have accomplished amazing things on the Miss Amazing stage and in their communities. You'll witness breath-taking performances and meet stunning role models and philanthropists, all of whom will come together in the perfect celebration to close out our fifth annual National Miss Amazing event. 

The Crossroads Conference

Crossroads unites everyday advocates for gender equality and disability rights, sparking a much-needed conversation about the challenges that women with and without disabilities share and inviting everyone to collaborate on solutions.

The conference’s hands-on sessions will address topics ranging from employment and economic development to media representation, ultimately empowering attendees to collaborate on an action-plan and return to their communities with bold ideas for innovation and inclusion.

Where to Stay

Miss Amazing is happy to have the Hyatt Regency O'Hare and Hilton Rosemont/Chicago O'Hare host our guests for a second year in a row. For your convenience, we have secured room blocks with reduced rates at both hotels.

Stay at the Hyatt


or call (847) 696-1234 and mention that our group code is “M17A”


Stay at the Hilton


or call (773) 686-8000 and mention that our group code is “NMA”




Are you an attentive and supportive friend? Then you would make a perfect National Miss Amazing Buddy! As a Buddy, you will volunteer to guide and support approximately two Miss Amazing Queens throughout their experience at National Miss Amazing.

Buddies are required to attend National Miss Amazing both Saturday, August 5th and Sunday, August 6th. Experience working with people with disabilities is highly preferred, but not a requirement to apply. 

The earlier you apply, the better, so don't hesitate! Submit your application before the  June 30th deadline.