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with keynote, Tiffany Jana of TMI Consulting.

June 22, 2018

Bolick Student Center at Piedmont Virginia Community College
Charlottesville, VA

Meeting the right people and learning from the best can make all the difference in your personal and professional life. The Young Professional Summit is a statewide conference designed to accomplish both.

Our Young Professional Summit is a unique opportunity to attend practical and interactive breakout sessions hosted by experts who have proven how young people can influence their industries and communities. You will gain insight from prestigious speakers who are shaping the future and expand your professional circle with young Virginians.

Breakfast, lunch, and happy hour all included in your $25 ticket.


Sessions Include:

Entrepreneurship Panel – Do you want to be your own boss? Back by popular demand, we’ll have local entrepreneurs and dealmakers to speak and answer questions about how you can start your own business or make a current venture more successful.

Conquering the Workplace – We’ll have a range of experts and experienced leaders ready to talk through some of the most common stumbling blocks young professionals find in the workplace and how to overcome them. They can answer your questions about burning problems too, and help you succeed in your job.

Community Engagement Panel – Nonprofit board service, running for office, voting, and volunteering. Civic engagement can mean many things. Learn from a panel of experts how you can best engage with your community. 

Citizen Advocacy – Ever wondered how you can make a change in your neighborhood? Your county? Your state? Virginia21 is here to tell you how. Leave this session feeling empowered and educated on how best to speak with your local and state elected officals.

Homebuying 101 – Think you're ready to buy a house? Think there's no way your can buy a house right now? Learn about the homebuying process so you can make informed decisions about beginning your real estate investments!

Adulting 101  –  This interactive workshop will cover money management principles and the financial challenges facing an emerging generation. The session includes an in depth look at effective cash-flow, understanding student loans and building a savings and investment plan.


8:30-9:00am: Registration/Breakfast/Networking
9:00-9:30am: Welcome/Intro
9:30-10:30am: Breakout Sessions 1&2
•    VA21: Citizen Advocacy
•    Entrepreneurship Panel
10:30-10:45am: Break/Networking
10:45-11:45pm: Breakout Sessions 3&4
•    Buying a Home of Your Own
•    Navigating Your Career Panel
11:45-12:00pm: Break/Networking
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch/Keynote
1:00-2:00pm: Speed Networking
2:00-3:00pm: Breakout Sessions 5&6
•    VACU: Personal Finance Management
•    Civic Engagement Panel
3:00-4:30pm: Happy Hour

Takeaways From 2017

  • How to communicate in business to really get what you want and make an impact

  • How to manage and plan your finances so you're set up for serious success as you get older

  • The key things to remember when entering the entrepreneurial world


  • What it means to buy your own home and why it matters now

  • Best engagement practices for nonprofit boards and how to be effective

  • How to navigate the future workforce to benefit your career

  • The principles of leadership that drive success in all aspects of your life


Contact our Development Director, Kate Slayton, for sponsorship information at kate@virginia21.org