Kansas YP Summit coming to Wichita

Early-bird registration deadline extended to March 24

What is there to like about the month of April?

  • The blooming trees?
  • Fresh flowers and sunny days?
  • Famous Kansas thunderstorms?

How about it being the month the Kansas YP Summit is held? This is the first year the Young Professionals of Wichita will host the 7th annual event in Wichita, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency on April 22.

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This year’s theme is “Taking Flight and Changing Tomorrow” and is all about creating something that soars more than you can imagine. The Summit will encourage young professionals to find their passion and determine how to bridge the generational gap in order to create viable steps to revitalize Kansas communities, with the ultimate goal of creating social change across the state.

Keynote_Jon AcuffThe recently announced keynote speaker is Jon Acuff (pictured), who plans to share insight into navigating change and how YPs can approach it as an opportunity rather than a challenge. Acuff is the author of five books and has helped some of the biggest brands (think Home Depot, Bose, Staples and Dave Ramsey) tell their stories. Acuff points out that “change is upon us.” The focus of the Summit is to manifest the positive aspects of change and let it soar through communities, cities and states.

Clemons-Ebony-1_cropWestar Energy is proud to be sending more than ten people to this year’s YPs summit. Ebony Clemons (pictured), Community Relations Manager at Westar Energy, said, “It is our hope that this summit will help fuel our Westar PowerGen team members on their personal and professional development journey. Our high passion, richly cultured, diverse community challenges us to become better problem solvers and better collaborators. I believe the summit will inspire us to discover/rediscover our strengths, find and leverage opportunities, and create/develop transformative ideas and propositions that will help us move Kansas forward, together!”

The early-bird registration fee is $50 and will increase to $60 after March 24. This fee includes the pre-summit social, breakfast and lunch on the day of the summit. Keynote-only tickets are available for $25 and will increase to $30 after March 24. Besides the keynote presentation, breakout sessions covering topics like personal development, bridging the generation gap, capitalizing passions, and the role YPs have on economic growth and development will be offered.

For more information about the 2016 Kansas YP Summit, check out this page in today’s Wichita Eagle and register your YP employees here before the deadline expires.

Interested in getting your message in front of YPs from Wichita and across the state? Sponsorship opportunities are still available. View the sponsorship menu here and contact Meg Foreman for more information (mforeman@wichitachamber.org).

By Madison Harris and Lyndsey Edwards