2023 YP Unite Summit Schedule

November 2-4

CONNECT - Welcome Reception

Thursday, Nov. 2, from 6-8:30 p.m. at The Venue at the King’s Centre

Join us for an evening at The Venue  an intimate event space overlooking downtown to welcome young professionals to Johnson City and kick off the Summit. Enjoy complimentary drinks, appetizers, and networking with YPs from across the Southeast.

LEAD - Conference Day (The Main Event)

Friday, Nov. 3, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the ETSU Martin Center for the Arts.

Relationship building, insightful speakers, crucial panel discussions and more. Join us for a day of redefining leadership for our generation.

Check in & breakfast 8-9 a.m.
Welcoming remarks 9-9:15 a.m.
Opening session: Leadership Identity with Dr. Natalie Pickering 9:15-10 a.m.

Breakout sessions pt. 1

  1. Combining Passion + Purpose in the Workplace
  2. Personal Branding & How to Stand Out
  3. Finding Time for You – Stress Reduction
10-10:45 a.m.


10:45-11 a.m.

Breakout sessions pt. 2

  1. Advocating for Yourself (Navigating Promotions, Renegotiations, and More)
  2. Preventing Burnout
  3. Financial Independence for Young Professionals
11-11:45 a.m.
Break 11:45 a.m.-12 p.m.
Lunch 12-12:45 p.m.
Break 12:45-1 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Berké Brown 1-2 p.m.

Afternoon breakout sessions

  1. Making Space for The Next Generation of Young Professionals
  2. YP Group Best Practices
2-2:45 p.m.
Break 2:45-3 p.m.
Closing Session: Vision Board Workshop with Heath Guinn 3-3:45 p.m.
Closing Remarks 3:45-4 p.m.

 Optional: Keep the celebration going by joining YPs for dinner & drinks at our favorite spots in Downtown Johnson City.  Sign up form will be sent to attendees the week of the conference.

SERVE - Sip, Stroll & Serve (Send-Off)

Saturday, Nov. 4, from 8:30-11 a.m. in Downtown Johnson City

Join us for coffee, conversation and celebration. This is a unique opportunity to volunteer with your new friends and tour Downtown Johnson City. We’ll start out at our Chamber of Commerce before strolling through downtown for a nonprofit tour + service activity.

Optional: Keep the conversation going by joining YPs for lunch downtown before boarding your flight or driving home. Sign up form will be sent to attendees the week of the conference.

Thank you to our 2022 Experience sponsors:

Thank you to our 2022 Celebration & Networking sponsors:

Thank you to our 2022 Keynote & Panel sponsors: