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Southern Tier YP Summit
Date: October 10, 2019
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 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.


This year we welcome Johnny Cupcakes & Arel Moodie as our Keynote and Featured Speakers! In addition, fifteen breakout session topics will cover a wide spectrum of personal and professional development topics for Young Professionals. Some of these will include:

  • Tips for professional advancement
  • Investing basics
  • Building authentic connections
  • Mindfulness

The day will end with a new networking event, conversations with community leaders, where leaders from various industries will converse in small groups with attendees.

Featured & Keynote Speakers

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Johnny Cupcakes


If you dream of inspiring cult-like brand loyalty—the kind that involves mile-long queues and even permanent tattoos—Johnny Cupcakes is for you. The founder of the world-renowned tee-shirt brand Johnny Cupcakes, Johnny’s known for helping other people create blueprints for building brand loyalty, creating memorable experiences, and inspiring innovation.


With global store openings, thousands of customers with his logo tattooed on themselves, people who camp out for his products, and high-profile collaborations with giants such as The Simpsons, Power Rangers, and Nickelodeon, Johnny was named America’s #1 Young Entrepreneur by Business Week, Top Innovator in Retail by The Boston Globe, and featured in INC magazine as the CEO of one of the world’s fastest growing independent businesses.

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Arel Moodie


Arel Moodie is a best-selling author and has been a featured speaker at the White House and has been acknowledged by President Obama.


After college, Arel built a million dollar event production and Education Company while in his 20s and now as a professional speaker he has spoken to over 400,000 people in 48 states and 5 countries.


Inc. Magazine called him a “High-Energy, Motivator” and named him to their “30 Under 30 list” of top entrepreneurs joining people like Mark Zuckerberg, the guy who founded Facebook and bought Instagram.

2019 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

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast & Registration

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Break & Networking

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout Session 1 (5 choices)

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Break & Networking

11:30 – 12:30 a.m.
Breakout Session 2 (5 choices)

Afternoon Session

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch & Speaker

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
Break & Networking

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Breakout Session 3 (5 choices)

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Break & Networking

3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Conversations with Community Leadership

Thank you to our sponsors

Title Sponsor

Scholarship Sponsor

Charging Station Sponsor

Network Event Sponsor

Event Experience Sponsor

Venue Sponsor

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