Friday, March 6, 2020

CHI Health Center Omaha
455 N. 10th St.

Early Bird


Includes entrance to the Post-Party



Includes entrance to the Post-Party



Reserved VIP seating, complimentary parking, and entrance to the Post-Party

Corporate Sponsorship


Includes reserved seating for 8, your company name listed on the YP Summit event web page and visual recognition of your company on the screens at the beginning of each general session in the grand ballroom

Reservations are due February 28, 2020. No refunds for cancellations will be granted after this date.

Photo and Video Release
By registering and participating in this event, you consent to the recording of your likeness, image, and/or voice and authorize the Greater Omaha Chamber to use photographs, videos, and audio recordings containing your likeness, image, and/or voice in any medium for any purpose.


Registration + Networking

7:30 – 8:30 a.m.

We’ll be eagerly awaiting your arrival on the second floor of the CHI Health Center Omaha. Collect your name badge then head into our engagement space to grab a morning pick-me-up and start making some amazing connections!

Opening Session

8:30 – 9:40 a.m.

Breakout Session 1

10 – 10:45 a.m.

Breakout Session 2

11:05 – 11:50 a.m.


11:50 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Breakout Session 3

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.

Beverage Break + Engagement Space

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

Closing Session

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.


4:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Location: Omaha Design Center

YP Summit Promise

The future is ours to shape. This is our moment to embrace the endless variety of possibilities, expand our perspectives, step in and step towards each other. This is the 2020 YP Summit.

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the YP Summit—the largest young professionals’ conference in the country—an epic event with more than 1,500 attendees. We are bringing an energy worthy of this remarkable endeavor. Over the course of the day, YPs will benefit from inspiring keynote speakers, thought-provoking breakout sessions and an incredible engagement space that fosters connections.

In collaboration with the Greater Omaha Chamber, the YP Summit is organized by YPs, for YPs, and here is our promise:

We will provide a positive experience that energizes young professionals, celebrates our many points of view, expands our networks and challenges ourselves—all with the goal of extending our talents. Together, we will invigorate our personal and professional passions and multiply our impact—taking our collective future to the next level. You will leave feeling empowered and excited to thrive right here, right now. 

New Volunteer Opportunities

As we continue planning the 2020 YP Summit, we will have new volunteer opportunities, including “day of” opportunities as well as more involved roles leading up to the event.


The YP Summit is made possible thanks to the generous contributions of several organizations. Thank you for your support.

Interested in being a sponsor? There are a number of experiential sponsorship opportunities available, starting at $3,000.
Contact Allison Sagehorn for more information about these high-impact opportunities.



2020 YP Summit Planning Committee:

YP Summit Chair
Elizabeth Kraemer – The University of Nebraska Foundation

Committee Facilitator Lead
Laura Walker – Creighton University

Hype & Promotions Committee
Chair: John Staup – Omaha Public Power District
App Manager: Rakshi Rekhi – Gallup
Brand Influencer: Jordan Bath – TD Ameritrade
Brand Influencer: Savannah Behrends – Midlands Business Journal
Community Partnerships Lead: Katherine MacHolmes – Inclusive Communities
Content Generator: Lacey Jane Ostmeyer – Spreetail
Interaction Facilitator: Itzel Lopez – AIM

Participant Experience (PX) Committee
Chair: Melanie Phelan – The Experience Company
Décor & Go Green Lead: Amber Posch – Mutual of Omaha
Engagement Space Activity #1: Kara Focht – Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital
Engagement Space Activity #2: Blake Peterson – Keystone Financial Services
Engagement Space Activity #3: Susan Masood – Dundee Bank
Engagement Space Activity #4: Amanda Schmidt – Hayneedle Inc.
Engagement Space Activity #5: Mark Schulte – Roe Machine & Pattern Works, Inc
Engagement Space Manager: Sergio Orozco – Right at Home
Signage & Volunteer Coordinator: Kiley Armitage – QLI
Post-Party Execution: Angela Coleman – Nebraska Realty
Post-Party Execution: Kaitlin Ortmeier – The Waldinger Corporation
Post-Party Execution: Kelsey Scroggin – Univeristy of Nebraska Medical Center
Post-Party Sponsorships: Kristin Schemahorn – March of Dimes
YP Council Liaison: Chris Humphries – First National Bank of Omaha

Selection Committee
YP Summit Vice Chair: Nick Knihnisky – Buildertrend
Mohammad Amrollahi ­­– Valmont industry
Kelsey Haswell – Methodist Health System
Jonathan Oswald – HDR, Inc.
Haley A. Armstrong – Nebraska Medicine

Tried & True Group
Chair: Nate Shapiro ­– Beth Israel Synagogue
Kelsey Christensen – Physicians Mutual
Darius Smith – Ferguson
Lindsey Spehn – Gallup
Zach Klebba – Leo A Daly
Angel Starks – Nebraska Realty
Allison Schorr – iCAN Global
Kayla Snow – Creighton


This is the marquee event for YPs in Omaha, the YP Summit brings more than 1,500 young professionals together – one place, at one time – to grow personally and professionally, to learn more about community and convert insight into real, positive action using our strategic imagination to see beyond today and redefine what we are collectively capable of accomplishing. The YP Summit began in 2005 as a conference to celebrate young professionals in our region. 

Since then, we have enjoyed a phenomenal lineup of community speakers and nationally known keynotes, including:

  • Vinh Giang, Entrepreneur
  • Michelle Gielan, Founder & Author 
  • Julissa Arce, Immigration & Education Advocate
  • John Henry, Venture Capitalist
  • Ari Shapiro, Journalist
  • Josh Linkner, Entrepreneur
  • Randi Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg Media
  • Shabnam Mogharabi, SoulPancake
  • Baratunde Thurston, Author and Comedian
  • Frank Warren, PostSecret
  • John Legend, Singer
  • Adam Braun, Pencils of Promise
  • Bruce Mau, Designer
  • Cory Booker, U.S. Senator
  • Blake Mycoskie, TOMS
  • Malcolm Gladwell, Author
  • Robin Sharma, Author


Contact Allison Sagehorn with any questions or if you are interested in sponsorship opportunities.

Photo and Video Release
By registering and participating in this event, you consent to the recording of your likeness, image, and/or voice and authorize the Greater Omaha Chamber to use photographs, videos, and audio recordings containing your likeness, image, and/or voice in any medium for any purpose.


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