About the YP Unite Summit

The YP Unite Summit is an annual gathering of young professional groups and individuals from the Southeast with the goal of building relationships, sharing resources and leadership development.

The YP Unite Summit is one of the most unique experiences young professional leaders will have in their development. Through the Summit, attendees will meet a diverse array of individuals who are as driven and passionate as they are. This year’s conference brings three days of education, inspiration and connection. You can expect compelling speakers, thought-provoking breakout sessions, and fun and engaging opportunities to connect with fellow young professionals.

We are leaders. We are change makers. We are Young Professionals.

We make positive, innovative, and powerful change in our companies, communities, and beyond.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who's invited to the YP Unite Summit?

Young Professionals from across the region gather once a year at the Summit. While some sessions are geared toward the leaders of these groups, other sessions are geared toward individual members, with topics covering many aspects of leadership like inclusion, relationship building, conflict management, wellness, branding and more.

Why should I come?

If you want an opportunity to expand your network beyond your local city, listen to energizing talks from members of the community who have already been in your shoes, and engage in exciting breakouts throughout the day, then you should join us!

Do I have to be a leader of a YP group to attend?

No. While some sessions may be geared toward the leaders of YP groups, other sessions will simultaneously be offered to non-YP group leaders.

What should I wear?

Come as you are! While there is no dress code for the Summit, most people attendees dress in business casual attire.

I have additional questions. Who can I contact?

This year’s hosting organization, Young Professionals of Johnson City, will be happy to assist with any questions. Send an email at info@ypjohnsoncity.com or  call 423-483-3853.


In 2013, leaders from young professional groups across Kentucky gathered at the state’s capital for the first time. The goal was to gather insight from state political leaders and business executives to discuss collaboration efforts toward talent attraction and retention. This was the Kentucky YP Summit and included leaders from YPEK (Eastern Kentucky), LYPA (Lexington), Legacy (Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky) and YPAL (Louisville).

After an incredible meeting, the groups decided they would convene each year, growing the size and reach of the network. Leaders from each group agreed the event should be expanded to reach more young professionals organizations throughout the region

In 2014, the YP Unite Summit launched with celebrating the 15th anniversary of YPAL at Churchill Downs with a night of networking and horse racing. Young Professionals gathered in Downtown Louisville on Saturday for a day filled with relationship building, keynote speakers and breakout sessions. And the rest, as they say, is history. Since then, the YP Unite Summit has invited young professionals and leaders from all across Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida and more.


The YP Unite Summit will be hosted outside the state of Kentucky for the first time ever this year in Johnson City, Tennessee, by the Young Professionals of Johnson City (YPJC). While being a fairly new organization, this YP group has been connecting, leading and serving East Tennessee. YPJC is providing networking opportunities, social events, professional development workshops, community service projects, outdoor excursions and more to its members. YPJC is proud to host the Summit and is looking forward to seeing young professionals from across the Southeast in attendance.