2024 YPA Conference

2024 YPA Conference

Tuesday, July 23, 2024 (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM) (CDT)


Join some of our Region’s best and brightest YPs (loosely defined as under 40) at the annual Young Professional Conference, where we embrace the theme of "Failing Forward." This year, we are excited to feature keynote panel speakers who have navigated the ups and downs of their careers with resilience and innovation. Our breakout sessions will offer practical insights and strategies to turn setbacks into successes, ensuring you leave inspired and equipped to thrive in your professional journey.

Keynote Panel Speakers:

  • Stephanie Terry, Mayor of Evansville
  • Tyler Stock, Executive Director of Talent EVV & Director of Talent at E-REP
  • Ely-Sena Martin, Consultant (self-employed)
  • Randy Hobson, Founder of Pangea Kitchen, 2nd Language Ramen, Pangea Pizzeria, Sazon y Fuego
  • Christopher Johnson, CEO of IGOTBOOM

Breakout Sessions: Our interactive breakout sessions will cover a range of topics including:

  • Leadership: Leading teams through adversity and fostering a culture of innovation.
  • Problem Solving: Strategies for bouncing back stronger after a setback.
  • Embracing & Overcoming FailureTurning startup setbacks into learning opportunities.
  • Personal Development: Building resilience and grit in the face of challenges.

Nonprofit Networking: Connect with local nonprofit organizations dedicated to empowering young professionals and making a positive impact in our community. Explore volunteer opportunities and learn how you can contribute your skills and passion to meaningful causes.

Catered Meals: Enjoy complimentary breakfast and lunch provided during the conference. Fuel your mind and body as you engage with speakers, network with peers, and participate in enriching sessions throughout the day.

Free Headshots: As part of our commitment to supporting your professional growth, we are offering free headshot sessions during the conference. Update your professional profile with a high-quality photograph to enhance your online presence and personal brand with Photographer, Chris Berneking of Chris Berneking Productions. 

Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from seasoned professionals, network with peers, and discover the power of Failing Forward at the Young Professional Conference. Whether you're just starting out or looking to take your career to the next level, this event is designed to inspire and equip you for success.


E-REP Member Individual Ticket $40

E-REP Non-Member Individual Ticket $60

For more information regarding sponsorships or registration, please contact Leslie Ortega lortega@evvregion.com

Bally's Evansville
421 N.W. Riverside Dr.
Evansville, IN 47708-1047 United States

Walnut Rooms A & B

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Tuesday, July 23, 2024 (8:00 AM - 1:30 PM) (CDT)
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