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Southern Tier YP Summit
Date: October 15, 2020
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.

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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. Scroll down to read more about each breakout session.

Morning Session

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Breakfast & Registration

9:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Featured Speaker: Arel Moodie

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Break & Networking

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

  • Constructive Conversations: A Win/Win Approach
  • Taking Risks To Advance Your Professional Career
  • Creating Authentic Spaces
  • The Importance Of Effective Networking Friendworking And How To Do It
  • 10 Essential Superpowers Every Entrepreneur Needs (to WIN the day!)

11:15 – 11:30 a.m.
Break & Networking

11:30 – 12:30 a.m.
Breakout Session 2

  • Tuning In To What Matters
  • Understanding Your Inner Critic
  • Creating Your Vision
  • Understanding Your Credit Score/Student Loan Tips and Investing Basics
  • Building Relationships For Business Results

Afternoon Session

12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Lunch & Keynote Speaker: Johnny Cupcakes

1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
Break & Networking

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Breakout Session 3

  • Financial Independence and Lasting Impact
  • Are you Growing? Personal Growth for Success
  • Finding Community In Your Work
  • Think Wrong, Do Good
  • Harnessing The Power Of Emotional Intelligence

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Break & Networking

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

An exclusive opportunity for YP Summit attendees to converse in small groups with elected officials and leaders in business, non-profit and education who are impacting the Greater Binghamton region.

2020 Event Schedule Announcing Soon

Featured & Keynote Speakers

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Johnny Cupcakes


Finding A Way

So many ideas, so little resources! Some of the biggest business success stories were the product of dollar coffees and a loving parent’s garage – including Johnny Cupcakes. So if you have the drive then this presentation will show you and your audience how to get behind the wheel and steer your organization into new territories and gently away from old ways!


With utter conviction and complete passion Johnny will talk leaders, entrepreneurs, marketers, and sales teams through the lessons he has learned on his journey to global domination – and arm them with easy to apply strategies for making their dreams a reality. Johnny shares dozens of ingredients

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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.

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