About the YP Unite Summit

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

The YP Unite Summit will be one of the most unique experiences young professional leaders will have in their development. Through the YP Unite Summit, attendees can count on meeting a diverse array of individuals who are as driven and passionate as they are. This year’s conference brings two 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 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 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 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?

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

I have additional questions. Who can I contact?

This year’s host, Young Professionals Association of Louisville, will be happy to assist with any questions! Send us an email at cassidy.hyde@YPAL.org or give us a call at 502-625-0017!


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 towards talent attraction and retention. This was the Kentucky YP Summit and included leaders from YPEK (Eastern Kentucky), LYPA (Lexington), Legacy (Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky) & 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 that 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.

The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) has been connecting, engaging, and developing Greater Louisville young professionals since 1999. Since 2013, we’ve been expanding this support to young professionals across the region and beyond through the YP Unite Summit. In November 2022, we expect to host about 200 young professionals and leaders representing all Kentucky YP groups along with groups in Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida and more.