Our Place, Our Time.

Developing and connecting future leaders of the Greater Binghamton area.

Southern Tier YP Summit
Date: September 14, 2018
Time: 7:45 AM – 6:00 PM
Holiday Inn Binghamton Downtown

Young Professional Summit

The YP Summit is not your average conference! Young Professionals will be surrounded by like-minded millennials discussing how they take their place in the Greater Binghamton business community and make a difference.

The unique aspects included in the YP Summit are critical to the retention of young professionals in the Greater Binghamton region. The structure of the day allows for meaningful conversations and connections made between attendees, as well as building business and leadership skills.

Free headshots
Civic engagement project – making an impact in our region
Extended networking opportunities
An After-hours party


Nationally and regionally known speakers will lead over a dozen interactive break-out sessions throughout the event. The topics will cover a wide spectrum of personal and professional development topics for Young Professionals. Some of these will include:

  • Workplace conflict resolution
  • Building relationships
  • Multigeneration communications
  • Work/life balance for working professionals, including entrepreneurs
  • Board service
  • Redefining wealth
  • Transformational communication

Isaiah Kacyvenski

Keynote Speaker

We are proud to announce that Endicott native Isaiah Kacyvenski will Keynote the YP Summit!

Isaiah has a remarkable story. He overcame a troublesome childhood to play football for Union-Endicott High School and upon graduation, to play for Harvard University for all four years. He was a stand-out at Harvard and was named Rookie of the Year. Drafted in the 4th round by the Seattle Seahawks in 2000, he played in 100 games over seven seasons, the most important being Superbowl XL against the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2005.

After graduating with an MBA in 2011 from Harvard, Isaiah founded the Sports Innovation Lab and is currently a Managing Partner at Blue Star Innovation Partners.

There is much more to Isaiah’s story and we are honored to have him speak at this year’s YP Summit!

Arel Moodie

Featured Speaker

Arel Moodie is a national best selling author and has been a featured speaker at the White House and has been personally acknowledged for his insights on youth engagement by President Obama. He has partnered with NCCEP at national conferences and been a presenter at various GEAR UP conferences.

Inc. Magazine called Arel a “High-Energy, Motivator” and named him to their “30 Under 30 list” of top American entrepreneurs under 30 years old joining people like Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook.

Essence Magazine said “Arel should be the poster boy for rags-to-riches stories… He is America’s Top Young Speaker.”

Arel has been quoted in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Huffington Post, & USA Today.

As a professional speaker he has spoken to over 200,000 students in 48 states and 5 countries. For fun, Arel likes to dance; he has performed at Madison Square Garden and his wedding dance video on YouTube has over three million views.

Jehmu Greene

Featured Speaker – From Vote Run Lead

Jehmu Greene is an evangelist for social good, an award-winning media and advocacy strategist, proud Texan and recent candidate for Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Heading into her eighth year as a Fox News Political Analyst,Jehmu unapologetically defends progressive values and policies on the network. She co-founded Define American with Jose Antonio Vargas, an initiative that uses media and culture to elevate the immigration reform conversation and is a founding board member of VoteRunLead. She previously served as president of WakaWaka, a global social enterprise working to bring solar power to people living without access to electricity; president of Rock the Vote, where under her leadership membership grew from 1,500 to over 1 million and young voter turnout had the highest increase ever recorded in between two presidential elections; president of the Women’s Media Center where she designed the Name It, Change It campaign to fight sexism against women candidates and trained progressive women to amplify their voices in the media; director of women’s outreach and Southern political director at the Democratic National Committee; National Director of Project Vote and Executive Director of Texas Young Democrats. She has worked on over twenty political campaigns at the local, state and national level and served as an advisor and national surrogate for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. Jehmu was appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to the United States National Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). She splits her time between New York City, Austin, and Twitter: @jehmu.

Full-Day YP Summit

Full-day Young Professional: $100

Full-day Student Pricing: $60

The Full-Day YP Summit ticket will include Breakfast with a Keynote Speaker; a Full Lunch with the Featured Keynote Speaker; Breakout Sessions; the Afternoon Keynote Speaker; Snacks throughout the day; the After-Hours Party with Live Music and FREE Head Shot and a Civic Engagement Project!


Half-Day YP Summit

Half-day Young Professional: $55

Half-day Student pricing: $40

The Half-Day program will be your choice: either start with Breakfast and enjoy the morning Breakout Sessions and end with the Lunch Keynote or start with the Lunch Keynote, enjoy the afternoon Breakout Sessions and end with the After-Hours Party.


Event Schedule

The YP Summit is a great opportunity for companies and organizations to provide professional development opportunities geared toward, and planned by, millennials. Companies can take advantage of corporate pricing levels to send larger groups of young professional staff.

Morning Session

7:45 – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast and Keynote

9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Break and Networking

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.
Breakout Session I (3 choices)

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Break and Networking

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.
Breakout Session II (3 choices)

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch and Keynote

Afternoon Session

1:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Break and Networking

1:45 – 2:30 p.m.
Breakout Session III (3 choices)

2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Break and Networking

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Breakout Session IV (3 choices)

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Wrap-up Keynote

4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
After Hours!

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