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It's time to ELEVATE

After a successful inaugural Eugene Young Professionals Summit in 2016 that surpassed all of our expectations, we're back at it this year to bring an even bigger, better Summit. The 2017 summit will challenge you to find a way to elevate yourself, elevate your community and elevate into action. We can't wait to continue with the momentum built from last year's Summit and help more young professionals find their voice, find their passions and get involved.

If you weren't able to attend the Summit last year, here's what you missed: 300+ young professionals, 950+ tweets for #EugeneYPSummit, #2 trending twitter topic in Oregon, a full lineup of amazing speakers and panelists (including keynote speaker Jesse Thomas, the founder of Picky Bars) and a room full of young professionals ready to dive all in.

But the 2016 Summit was just the beginning.Registration is now open for the 2017 Eugene Young Professionals Summit.

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Our community is changing, and our leaders are preparing the city for the next generation. Now, more than ever before, young professionals deserve a voice at the table and have an obligation to take a seat.

The Eugene YP Summit is a day long experience that provides a space for dreamers, changemakers, innovators, and open-minded young professionals to get informed, become inspired, and learn what it takes to get involved. We provide the tools, resources, and access to community visionaries who will empower the leaders of today and tomorrow to become catalysts for positive change.

We are calling all young professionals out there...are you in?
 



ELEVATE YOURSELF

Your skills. Your knowledge. Your passions.



ELEVATE YOUR COMMUNITY

Be a part of your community's future.



ELEVATE INTO ACTION

Find where you fit and be the change.

Ashton Eaton

Ashton Eaton

Two Time Olympic Gold Medalist

Ashton grew up in a small, mostly dirt-filled town in Oregon named La Pine. Later he moved to a slightly bigger town named Bend. It was in these places that he learned about hard work and how to use his imagination. He also discovered he loved movement.

When Ashton was four he wanted to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. He thought it was so cool how they did kicks and flips while helping people.

He truly thought he could become one.

So he joined martial arts and eventually got his black belt. And that’s sort of how he’s done things his whole life. He gets obsessed with something and then pursues it indefinitely or until he gets to "the end.”

One day Ashton saw the Olympics on television. He immediately wanted to be an Olympian. He was amazed at how fast the athletes were and how far they jumped.

He truly thought he could become one.

So he joined the track team. Eventually he broke the world record and won the Olympics…twice.

Currently he’s been watching world-changers. He thinks it’s so cool how some of them try to bring used rockets back to earth, harness the energy of the sun, and send humans to Mars.

He truly thinks he can become one…

Sadie Lincoln

Sadie Lincoln

Founder of Barre 3



Sadie Lincoln is the founder of barre3, a boutique fitness company whose innovative, results­ driven workout and whole ­body­ health approach are breaking new ground. In addition to more than 100 studios around the globe and 250+ do­ anywhere online workouts, barre3 offers hundreds of delicious, whole ­foods­ based recipes; a thriving digital magazine; and an annual retreat that inspires healthy, balanced living.

Since opening her first studio in 2008, Sadie has trained everyone from A­list celebrities and professional athletes to stay­ at­ home moms and busy professionals, and she has inspired thousands more with her health and wellness talks and writings. Sadie lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and business partner, Chris, and their two children.

Andrew Nelson

Andrew Nelson

Associate Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oregon

Andrew J. Nelson is Associate Professor of Management and Associate Vice President for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Oregon. He also serves as Academic Director of the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship. Dr. Nelson holds an M.Sc. from Oxford University, and a Ph.D. and B.A. from Stanford University, where he also served on the faculty. Well known for his research on the emergence of new technologies, he has published three books and numerous articles on entrepreneurship and innovation, and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and on National Public Radio, among other media outlets.

Jessie Hernandez

Jessie Hernandez

Eugene Site Supervisor, Relief Nursery

Kevin Alltucker

Kevin Alltucker

Professor at the University of Oregon

Kevin Alltucker grew up in Eugene and has patterned his professional life around volunteering and giving back to the community. He teaches at the University of Oregon in the College of Education, Public Planning Policy and Management, and the Clark Honors College.

“I elevate my community by motivating, inspiring, and engaging with the next generation of leaders who are students in my classrooms."

What I love most about Eugene is (this is not an easy question for me to answer!)--community members coming together to help vulnerable people become healthier and contributing members of our society

Best advice ever received: "If you want to make our community better, safer and healthier, you'd better work on supporting young children and families."

DeLeesa Meashintubby

DeLeesa Meashintubby

Executive Director of Volunteers In Medicine Clinic

DeLeesa Meashintubby is the Executive Director of Volunteers In Medicine Clinic in Springfield, Oregon. She has been with the clinic since January of 2001. DeLeesa is a member of the Peacehealth Community Board, a member of the School garden Project Board, and is the current Board Chair of the Trauma Healing Project. DeLeesa is married, has 3 adult children, and 1 grandson.

Elena Fracchia

Elena Fracchia

Community Relations Officer, Pacific Continental Bank

Brittany Quick-Warner

Brittany Quick-Warner

Interim CEO, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce

Brittany Quick-Warner is the Interim CEO for the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce. For the past four years Brittany has been working for the Eugene Chamber as the Director of Business Advocacy. She has learned a lot about community organizing and has spent many hours having conversations about how we can improve the economic prosperity of our community and create positive change and progress. She is a frequent flyer at city council and county commission meetings, spends time working with state legislators and is a wealth of information about how young professionals can make an impact in our community.

In her not-so-free time, Brittany helps her (incredibly good looking) husband run their business, Blue Bus Creatives. She also serves on several boards and commissions in Eugene and was a recipient of the 2015 20 Under 40 Award presented by the Register Guard.

Michael Fuller

Michael Fuller

VP for Enrollment & Student Development, Northwest Christian University

Michael Fuller has been serving as the Vice President for Enrollment & Student Development at Northwest Christian University since 2005. During his 12 years at NCU he has led the university to record enrollment, facilitated the development and growth of NCU’s athletic program to now include 12 athletic teams (3 upon his arrival) and membership in the Cascade Collegiate Conference and NAIA, and has been key in the development of the University’s Strategic Plan. Michael is passionate about the college ‘student experience’ and has now served in a higher education leadership role for 26 years. Michael believes great leaders surround themselves with people that are ‘smarter than themselves’ and his greatest passion is developing culture and the team that he leads – knowing that with the right group, that is headed in the right direction, anything can happen.

How do you elevate?

As a leader it is my responsibility to guide my team from ‘here to there’ which comes with developing and working a strong plan with measurable goals and objectives. To take your program, your business, or your department from ‘here to there’ you must work in a proactive manner, seeking to maximize opportunities and the talents and gifts of your team. You must develop strong ‘emotional bank accounts’ with those people who need to trust you and in turn you will find that great things do happen. You want your team or those you work with to say when you walk in the door, “Yes, he is here and now we’re going to get this thing going.’

Sabrina Parsons

Sabrina Parsons

CEO, Palo Alto Software

Sabrina is one of today’s preeminent female tech CEOs, advocating for entrepreneurs and working mothers around the world. She is a graduate of Princeton University, and has served as the CEO of Palo Alto Software since 2007.

Sabrina and her husband, Noah Parsons, took over as CEO and COO in 2007. Sabrina is committed to helping entrepreneurs start and run businesses, and providing high quality content and online tools that will make their businesses better.

Sabrina is an outspoken advocate for gender equality in the workplace, and dedicates much of her personal time to mentoring both working women and aspiring young professionals.

Ayantu Megerssa

Ayantu Megerssa

International Studies and Political Science Student

Ayantu Megerssa is a senior at the University of Oregon studying International Studies and Political Science. Ayantu has benefited immensely from the mentorship of others, and now works as a mentor with various organizations on and off campus, such as PeaceJam Northwest, the Oregon Young Scholars Program, and the Holden Center for Leadership and Community Engagement, in order to pay it forward.

EVENT SCHEDULE

  • The EMU
    1395 University St.

  • May 16, 2017
    08:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • 400 Seats
    Expected to sell out!

  • Afterparty Event
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Looking for a list of all the breakout sessions? Click here.

  • 8:00 AM

    EMU Lobby at the University of Oregon

    REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

    Welcome to the second annual Eugene Young Professional Summit. Grab some breakfast, grab your seats and get ready for a day of elevating.
  • 8:40 AM

    Ballroom

    SUMMIT KICKOFF + KEYNOTE

    Let's get this party started. Keynote speaker Ashton Eaton will kick us off
  • 9:45 AM

    BREAK

  • 10:00 AM

    Various Rooms

    SMALL GROUP ACTIVITY

  • 10:30 AM

    BREAK

  • 10:45 AM

    BREAKOUT SESSION 1

    Mentoring Panel

    Room: Crater

    Recognizing Business Opportunities

    Room: Redwood

    Personal Financial Management

    Room: Swindells

    Finding your Civic Voice

    Room: Gumwood

  • 11:45 AM

    LUNCH & NETWORKING

    Get your grill on and ketchup with some new young professionals! prepared by U of O Catering
  • 1:00 PM

    BREAKOUT SESSION 2

    Emotional Intelligence

    Room: Cedar & Spruce

    Diversity in a Community

    Room: Crater

    Negotiating Salary & Compensation

    Room: Gumwood

    Advocacy and the Future of Eugene Young Professionals Network

    Room: Swindells

    Influencing Company Culture

    Room: Redwood

  • 2:00 PM

    BREAK

  • 2:15 PM

    BREAKOUT SESSION 3

    Influencing Company Culture

    Room: Crater Lake

    YP Health & Wellness

    Room: Gumwood

    Downtown and Riverfront Revitalization

    Room: Redwood

    Engaging with Nonprofits

    Room:Swindells

  • 3:15 PM

    BREAK

  • 3:30 PM

    SMALL-GROUP ACTIVITY

  • 4:10 PM

    Ballroom

    CLOSING SPEAKER

    Sadie Lincoln, Founder of Barre 3
  • 5:00 PM

    Join us for the Eugene Chamber's monthly YPN event, which will be hosted following the wrap-up of the Summit. All Summit goers get free registration for this months YPN! Enjoy some local brews, delicious bites and network with fellow attendees- we're sure you'll have lots to talk about after the summit. hosted by Moss Adams

Breakout Sessions

This year we're excited to offer 3 separate breakout sessions covering 12 topics allowing you to decide what matters most to you. Note that some options are offered twice.

Breakout 1

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Finding Your Civic Voice: Influence Change & Define the Future

Eugene is growing and we need more of YOU and YOUR voices to speak out for positive change. Come learn how you can make maximum impact and help us decide what is next for Eugene YPs.

Presented by: Brittany Quick-Warner, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce

Room: Gumwood

**Note this session is repeated**

The 360 Mentorship Model

The 360 mentorship model: identifying mentors in your life that are investing in your future, and finding natural avenues to use what you know to give back by mentoring others.

Panelists: DeLeesa Meashintubby, Ayantu Megerssa

Room: Crater

Recognizing Business Opportunities

Stay tuned- more info coming soon.

Presented by: Andrew Nelson, AVP for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Room: Redwood

Getting Personal with your Finances

Buying a home, tackling student loan debt, saving, retirement plans: what do these all mean and how do you accomplish them? We know there's a lot that comes with being a young professional, and stressing about finances shouldn't be on your plate. Come chat with several professionals in the financial field on the personal finance topics that matter most to you.

Presented by: Dennis Konrady, Sapient Private Wealth Management

Room: Swindells

Breakout 2

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Finding Your Civic Voice: Influence Change & Define the Future

Eugene is growing and we need more of YOU and YOUR voices to speak out for positive change. Come learn how you can make maximum impact and help us decide what is next for Eugene YPs.

Presented by: Brittany Quick-Warner, Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce

Room: Swindells

**Note this session is repeated**

Creating Company Culture

What goes into creating a company culture? Hear from company leaders on the type of culture they want to create, and how employees can contribute to the culture of their own workplace. There will be discussion over work productivity, setting personal and professional goals, relationship building in your department and with other departments, ideation and futuristic thinking within your position, creating buy-in, and more!

Panelists: Sabrina Parsons, CEO Palo Alto Software // Cheryl Collins, CEO Ninkasi // Michael Fuller, Chief Enrollment & Student Development Officer @ NCU

Room: Crater Lake

**Note this session is repeated**

Emotional Intelligence

More info coming soon

Presented by: Kevin Alltucker, Professor at University of Oregon

Room: Cedar + Spruce

Salary Negotiation

More info coming soon.

Room: Gumwood

Diversity in Eugene

Expanding understanding of diversity in your workplace and community. An opportunity to hear and discuss the importance of cultural inclusion and equity.

Presenters: Jessie Hernandez, Relief Nursery // Damien Pitts, UO Diversity Initiatives Specialist

Room: Ballroom

Breakout 3

2:15PM - 3:15 PM

What's Next for Downtown & the Riverfront

The momentum of growth, development, and revitilzation in Eugene is gaining speed. Come learn from various city officials on the future of downtown, the Riverfront, and more. What do you envision for the future of our city?

Presented by: Denny Braud, Executive Director Planning and Development Director

Room: Redwood

Creating Company Culture

What goes into creating a company culture? Hear from company leaders on the type of culture they want to create, and how employees can contribute to the culture of their own workplace. There will be discussion over work productivity, setting personal and professional goals, relationship building in your department and with other departments, ideation and futuristic thinking within your position, creating buy-in, and more!

Panelists: Sabrina Parsons, CEO Palo Alto Software // Cheryl Collins, CEO Ninkasi // Michael Fuller, Chief Enrollment & Student Development Officer @ NCU

Room: Crater Lake

**Note this session is repeated**

Emotional Intelligence

More info coming soon

Presented by: Kevin Alltucker, Professor at University of Oregon

Room: Cedar + Spruce

Finding a Healthy Balance

Come meet with Jessica Neely, owner of the Eugene barre3 studio. Jessica will discuss how you can incorporate a healthy lifestyle into a busy schedule.

Presented by: Jessica Neely, Eugene Barre 3

Room: Gumwood

Engaging with Nonprofits

More info coming soon

Presented by: Elena Fracchia, Pacific Continental Bank

Room: Swindells

After an extremely successful launch of the Eugene Young Professionals Summit in 2016, we're expecting an even larger turn out in 2017! Get in on sponsorship opportunities while they're still available. Learn more about sponsorship.

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The Eugene Young Professionals Summit is presented by the Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

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VENUE INFO

+ Erb Memorial Union, 1395 University Street Eugene, OR 97403

+Parking: Shuttle from the Autzen Parking Lot to the EMU and back for the Afterparty at the Autzen Club

CONTACT INFO

—   Brittany Quick-Warner
       Director of Business Advocacy
       Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce

—   brittanyw@eugenechamber.com

—   541-242-2354

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