Second Annual Louisiana Young Professionals Conference to Take Place in Natchitoches

Natchitoches Young Professionals, an initiative of the NatchitochesArea Chamber of Commerce, is hosting their second annual “Louisiana Young Professionals Conference” onFriday, July 26, 2019. The goal for the conference is to bring together young professionals from across the state to learn about topics that affect young professionals and immediately put that information to use in their career or business.

The Louisiana Young Professionals Conference will kick off on Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m., with a social and registration at Cane River Brewing. This evening event will include networking opportunities and door prizes. Registration will resume the following morning Friday, July 26 at 8:30 a.m. at Chateau St. Denis and the conference will begin at 9:00 a.m. The agenda will include a lunch keynote delivered by Community Coffee’sCandace Tucker, and several breakout sessions from other speakers throughout the day.

“Our first conference had a fantastic speaker line up, and this year we feel we have an equally excellent group of speakers from all different fields to speak to our attendees. I am personally excited to shake hands with andhear from each of our speakers,” says long-time NYP Board Member and conference coordinator, Carrie Hough.

Breakout sessions include topics that affect young professionals and feature speakers from across the region.These breakout sessions will include “Beating Burnout” by Mark Springer (Austin, TX), “Making Room at the Table: Cultivating Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” by Ruben Henderson (Lafayette, LA), “Work-Life Balance” by Alberta Greene (Monroe, LA), “Leadership Lessons from the Killing Fields” by Tom Matuschka (Natchitoches, LA), “A Road Less Traveled” by David Meaux (Lafayette, LA), and “Only in Your State: Best Summer Spots” by WilliamBloom (Baton Rouge, LA).

“Our young professionals saw the need for a statewide conference like this and took the initiative to lay the framework for a very successful, annual event. Last year’s conference brought groups in from both north andsouth Louisiana. We are proud to showcase our beautiful city while hosting this event in Natchitoches,” saysChamber Events Coordinator and NYP member, Maggie Harris.

NYP is very thankful to its LYPC sponsors who include our title sponsor, Community Coffee; our corporate sponsors: BOM and NHDDC; our gold sponsors: the Louisiana Crawfish Company, Natchitoches Regional Medical Center, and Northwestern State University; and our silver sponsors: the City of Natchitoches, Howard E. Conday, Atmos Energy, and Lauren Anderson MD.

Tickets for this conference are $60. Tickets may be purchased by any professional, of any age, from anywhere. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For anyone interested in sponsoring, call 318-238-1941. To learn more about the conference, visit

Natchitoches Young Professionals (NYP) is dedicated to developing the community’s current and futurebusiness leaders, with membership available to anyone between the ages of 21 and 40 who lives, works, learnsor plays in the greater Natchitoches area.