Third Annual Louisiana Young Professionals Conference Starts Next Week

The Third Annual Louisiana Young Professionals Conference is scheduled to take place July 6-9, 2020. 2020 will be the year of adaptation, innovation, and creativity. The conference has pivoted to a virtual format to accommodate for professional development during the pandemic. This event features a line-up of speakers that will provide insight on topics that all professionals need during the current climate through-out the week with daily, virtual sessions at 8 AM and 12 PM.


Another LYPC 2020 pivot is the difference in pricing. The price per session, including the keynote and a virtual networking event, is $10. A bundled registration option with all seven sessions and the keynote is available for $60. All sessions will be recorded. Registrants will have access to all sessions that they registered for, to re-watch and continue to learn from. 


Speaker Session Schedule:


Monday, July 6
Keynote, Brent Henley, The Pyramid Group – 8 AM -9:30AM: “The neXus Experience”: Modern networking is broken and is centered around rooms full of people who only want to see what they can “get” from you. “relationship selling” is failing, too.

Breakout Session 1 , Brent Henley, The Pyramid Group – 12 PM – 1:30 PM: “How to Make the YP Experience More Meaningful”

Tuesday, July 7
Breakout Session 2, Amy Thibodeaux, Acadia Parish Chamber of Commerce – 8 AM -9:30AM: “Branding On A Budget”

Breakout Session 3, Entrepreneurial Accelerator Program Panel – 12 PM – 1:30 PM: “The Startup and Grow Process”

Wednesday, July 8
Breakout Session 4, Tori Thomas, United Way of Northwest Louisiana – 8 AM -9:30AM: “The Professional Benefits of Volunteering”

Breakout Session 5, Larkin Simpson – 12 PM – 1:30 PM: “We Make Good Stuff: Crafting a message of authenticity in times of uncertainty”

Thursday, July 9
Breakout Session 6, Kim Gallow, the KKG Foundation; Claire Prymus, the Ben D. Johnson Foundation; De’Andrea Sanders, The Coach De Foundation – 8 AM -9:30AM: “Passion Projects”

Breakout Session 7, Marie Centanni, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry – 12 PM – 1:30 PM: “Thinking of Running for Office? Here’s What You Need to Know”

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