About the YP Unite Summit

We are tech-savvy consumers of knowledge, expert takers of selfies and deeply passionate advocates for causes.

We are young professionals.

We are leaders.

And we’re serious about making a difference in our communities and changing the world.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is 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 towards the individual young professionals with topics ranging from networking to leadership.

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 our 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 towards the leaders of YP groups, other sessions will simultaneously be offered to non-YP group leaders.

What should I wear?

While there is no dress code for the Summit most people attending dress in business casual attire.

Where should I stay?

Discounted rates are available at the Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Waterfront and the Holiday Inn Riverfront! Use the following links to book the discounted rates:

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Waterfront  |  Holiday Inn Riverfront 

Both hotels are within walking distance of the Friday Summit venue. Free Trolley service will be available to and from the Thursday evening Welcome Reception from both hotels.

This discounted rate for YP Unite Summit guests is also being extended for the night of Friday, November 15! Come for the Summit and stay for the weekend! We’re happy to recommend ways to spend your extra time in Owensboro!

I have additional questions. Who can I contact?

This year’s host, the Greater Owensboro Chamber Young Professionals, will be happy to assist with any questions! Send us an email at cyp@owensboro.com or give us a call at (270) 926-1860!

HISTORY:

The YP Unite Summit is an annual gathering of young professional groups and individuals from Louisville and the surrounding region with the goal of sharing best practices and leadership development.

In 2013, leaders from Kentucky’s young professionals’ groups gathered at the state’s capital for the first time. The goal was to share best practices and hear from some of the state’s political leaders and business executives while discussing how to work together to make Kentucky better at attracting and retaining young talent. This was the Kentucky YP Summit. See press release. 

>> Leaders from YPEK (Eastern Kentucky), LYPA (Lexington), Legacy (Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky) & YPAL (Louisville) met at the Governor’s Mansion in Frankfort, Kentucky at the 2013 Kentucky Summit.

After an incredible meeting, the groups present decided they would convene each year, growing the size and reach of the attendees. It was agreed that the event should be expanded to reach similar young professionals organizations throughout the region.

In 2014, the YP Summit was kicked off by celebrating the 15th anniversary of The Young Professionals Association of Louisville at Churchill Downs with a night of networking and horse racing. Young Professionals gathered in Downtown Louisville on Saturday for a day filled with networking, keynote speakers, and breakout sessions.

This will be one of the most unique experiences a young professional leader will have in their development. Throughout the YP Unite Summit, you can count on meeting like-minded individuals who are as driven and passionate as you are. We are tech-savvy, consumers of knowledge, expert takers of selfies and deeply passionate advocates for causes. We are young professionals. We are leaders. And we’re serious about making a difference in our communities and changing the world.

Come check out the YP Unite Summit and learn how to better use your voice to make that happen.