March 24, 2023CHI Health Center Omaha
Connect & Grow with Fellow Young Professionals
YP Summit is the largest young professionals’ conference in the country—and it’s happening right here in Omaha. This year’s conference will bring together 1,500+ young professionals for a day of education, inspiration and connection. You can expect compelling keynote speakers, thought-provoking breakout sessions and specially designed opportunities to connect with fellow young professionals.
Change Maker Awards
Each year, we honor individuals making positive, innovative and powerful change in our community and beyond. Change Makers are thought leaders and doers who are impacting the world through social, corporate, or philanthropic change.
This year, we are asking the Change Makers themselves to reach out directly and nominate yourselves. Tell us your story by submitting a 1 to 3-minute video application. Winners will be given a platform to share their story with young professionals and our community.
Applications and nominations open October 2022.
Who Should Apply?
A 2023 YP Summit Change Maker is someone aged 18-40, in the Omaha-area, who identifies the need for change, and proactively and successfully inspires the change they wish to see. Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Individuals who have been featured as Change Makers in the past are not eligible for this award. Those serving in public office and/or running for public office are not eligible for this award. Employees of the Greater Omaha Chamber, Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals Council and 2023 YP Summit Planning Committee members will not be considered. Change Makers will be evaluated on individual merit and personal contribution, unrelated to any business affiliation with the Greater Omaha Chamber, associated programs and/or sponsors. An anonymous selection committee will determine the 2023 recipient(s) and all nominees will be notified of their status.
Change Maker Award honorees will receive a variety of benefits. This includes recognition during the event, interviews/publicity from media, opportunity to share your story through video and addressing audience directly by serving on a panel discussion.
Rising Star Award
We honor individuals with a consistently high level of professional achievement, strong leadership qualities and commitment to the community. Rising Stars shine through social, corporate or philanthropic efforts.
We are currently seeking applications for our 2023 Rising Star Award, sponsored by Google. Winners will be given a platform to share their story with young professionals and our community.
Applications open October, 2022.
Who Should Apply?
A Rising Star is someone 18 years of age or younger, residing within the Greater Omaha Area. They exemplify the following qualities:
- A passion for positive community growth
- Continuous personal growth
- Currently work on or leading a project or team focused on community engagement to ensure Greater Omaha is a place where everyone wants to work, live, and play
- Mentoring and/or supporting community members in their pursuits
Late and/or incomplete submissions will not be considered.
Individuals who have identify with the following are not eligible for this honor:
- A past recipient of the award
- Those serving in public office and/or running for public office
- Current employees of the Greater Omaha Chamber
- Current volunteers of the Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals Council and 2022 YP Summit Planning Committee members
Individuals nominated for the Rising Star honor will be evaluated on individual merit and personal contribution, unrelated to any business affiliation with the Greater Omaha Chamber, associated programs and/or sponsors. An anonymous selection committee will determine the 2023 recipient(s) and all nominators will be notified of their nominees’ status.
Rising Star Award honoree will receive a variety of benefits. This includes recognition during the event and possible interviews/publicity from the media.
The Greater Omaha Chamber Young Professionals, in partnership with our scholarship sponsors, appreciate your interest in applying for a scholarship to the 2023 YP Summit. Scholarships are available to any young professional interested in fostering their professional and personal development and cultivating community growth, but need a little help getting there.
Each scholarship will cover $150 of the applicant’s registration fee for a Single Ticket. The applicant is responsible for the remaining $25 to attend.
Applications open in January 2023.
Interested in being a sponsor? Contact our events team.
MAIN STAGE MESSAGE SPONSOR
ENGAGEMENT SPACE SPONSOR
POST PARTY SPONSOR
BREAKOUT SESSION SPONSORS
Burlington Capital LLC
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
College of Saint Mary
Farm Credit Services of America
Holland Basham Architects
Koley Jessen P.C., L.L.O
Methodist Health System
Metropolitan Utilities District
Mutual of Omaha
Silverstone Group, a Hub International Company
Turner Construction Company
Union Pacific Corporation
Valmont Industries, Inc.
Let us answer that for you
Do I have to be a Young Professional to attend?
No, it’s a mindset. We are an inclusive event for all ages and don’t card at the door.
What precautions are being taken to keep attendees safe during Covid-19? Will I need to provide proof of vaccination or negative test for entry? What happens if I test positive and can’t attend?
The Greater Omaha Chamber and MECA have taken enhanced health and safety measures and are following recommendations from the CDC. See MECA’s full list of updates and precautions.
Proof of vaccination and/or a negative test is not required for entry. However, help keep each other healthy and stay home if you are not well and follow all posted instructions on the day of the event.
If you test positive, stay home and notify the Chamber’s event team. We will update you on our refund policy.
By registering for and attending this event, you are voluntarily assuming all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and will not hold the Chamber or MECA in any way responsible for any consequences related to such exposure.
Is there a lactation/mother’s room?
Yes, the Mother’s Room is complete with private stations and fridge access. Check with the Info Booth on the day of the event, they will give you access to this exclusive space.
What is the dress code?
Business, business casual or jeans are welcome.
What is the seating arrangement?
During general sessions, there will be round table seating.
- If your company is a sponsor, your seat will be reserved. Check out the floorplans on the day of the event – find your company’s name and assigned section and row. This will be your company’s assigned row throughout the day. Not sure if your company is a sponsor? Check with the individual who purchased your ticket to find out.
- If you purchased a single ticket, you will sit in open seating. Find tables marked open seating. These seats are first come, first serve and you may not have the same seat all day.
- If you purchased a VIP ticket, your seat will be reserved. Check out the floorplan on the day of the event – find your name and assigned section and row. This will be your assigned row throughout the day.
During breakout sessions, there will be theater style seating. No seats will be reserved and it is on a first come, first serve basis.
Are there special lunch options? (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, etc.)
Yes, select your meal preference during registration. If you have special dietary restrictions, let us know when registering. We will accommodate your request to the best of our ability.
Is the venue wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the venue is accessible to disabled patrons, as required by the ADA and applicable regulations.
Do you offer sign language accommodations?
We will accommodate your request to the best of our ability. When registering, make sure to submit your accommodation request with your attendee information.
What should I bring?
Notebook, pen and business cards.
Do you offer scholarships?
Yes, scholarships are available. Applications are open from January 3 – 23. Apply here.
Can I register for just part of the day?
No, YP Summit only offers full-day tickets.
Can I register/pay the day of?
No, registration closes on Thursday, March 24, 2022.
If I need to cancel my registration, what should I do?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to modify your registration.
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. Learn more about the YP Council.
YP Summit 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.
2022 YP Summit Planning Committee:
The YP Summit is a young professional conference designed by young professionals. Members put in countless hours to ensure the event’s success. We appreciate them for making this event possible.
2022 YP Summit Committee Members
Darius Christensen, Trane Technologies – Chair
Kendra Wright, Cognizant – Vice Chair
Amanda Sirian, Election Systems & Software – Selections Chair
Fernanda Reutzel, Physicians Mutual – Hype & Promotions Chair
Kelsey Christensen, Physicians Mutual – Participant Experience Chair
Alex Gould, Koley Jessen
Allison Bitterman, Illuminating Insights LLC
Arione Nelson, Blair Freeman
Austin Kernan, TD Ameritrade
Bret Wilgenbusch, Interstates
Carlea Magee, Blacks In Technology Omaha
Crystal Rush Cardenas, Community Based Services
Jesse Mohling, MH Hospitality – Hampton Inn & Suites Aksarben
Kelsey Scroggin, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Kimberly Sanders, Spreetail
Kylie Robinson, UNO Aviation Institute
Mark Wong, Impact Merchandising
Megan Alexander, Physicians Mutual
Melissa Pyzdek, NRG Media
Michaela Bradley, Painted Wolf Studio & LinkedIn
Nicole Gomez, Freelancer
Preston Barrett, Omaha Public Power District
Rachael Sikes, Thrivent Financial
Saeed Dabbour, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Tamara Dwyer, Metro Area Continuum of Care for the Homeless
Vanessa Martinez-Hernandez, Heartland Workforce Solutions
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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