March 28th 2017, Lexington, KY
WHAT IS EMERGE 2017?
Engage with Leaders and Entrepreneurs within Lexington
EMERGE 17 is a full-day event that brings together entrepreneurs, emerging leaders, business professionals, and community members on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Lexington Convention Center.
By unifying Kentucky’s emerging leaders, we are empowering our future leaders to participate through networking, collaboration, and opportunities to plug into the community, and a chance for their voice to be heard. Our communities stand to benefit through better opportunities, more diverse and engaged professionals, and ultimately a stronger economy.
This exciting professional development opportunity offers networking, access to community leaders, and education through breakout sessions in a variety of tracks, such as professional, personal, and community.
MAKING THE CASE TO ATTEND EMERGE
Make the case with your supervisor or manager to attend EMERGE 2017 using this handy template letter that can be customized for your needs.
Director, Leadership Development
Commerce Lexington Inc.
Executive Director, Winchester/Clark County Industrial Development Authority
Marketing and Communications Manager, University of Kentucky International Center
Publisher of The Bourbon Review/Co-Owner of Belle's Cocktail House
Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream
Director, Athletics Operations, Horizon Performance
Co-Owner, S and A Strategies, LLC
Legislative Aide for Councilmember Bledsoe
President, CEO of Shepherd's House
CEO, People Advocating Recovery (PAR)
Executive Director, Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy
Director of Business Development, the McBrayer law firm
University of Kentucky Senior, and Marketing Assistant at Commerce Lexington Inc.
President & CEO, R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC
Director, Customer and Vendor Engagement | Quest International Users Group
Partner/Attorney, Dinsmore & Shohl
Founder, Bluegrass Hathaway
President, Kentucky Coal Association
Director, Division of Planning, LFUCG
COO of the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation
Director of Development, The Council of State Governments
Property Valuation Administrator
Artist, CreativeMornings host and organizer
Human Resource Director
Owner of A Cup of Common Wealth, Chocolate Holler, and Magic Beans Coffee Roasters
Senior Vice President, Complex Manager at J.J.B. Hilliard, W. L. Lyons, LLC
Executive Director at the Plantory
Director, Global Compensation & Benefits at Lexmark
Professional. Personal. Community.
Growth Starts Here
Engage with leaders and entrepreneurs within our communities. Learn strategies and techniques to help you achieve success in both your personal and professional life. And prepare to be inspired just like Derek DeFranco from Mirror Twin Brewery.
|8:00 - 8:30 AM||REGISTRATION|
|8:30 - 9:30 AM||INTERACTIVE|
|9:30 - 9:45 AM||BREAK|
|9:45 - 10:45 AM||BREAKOUT SESSION 1|
|TOUGH TALK - Cringeworthy Conversations (Personal)|
|THE CREATIVES - Creative Economy (Community)|
|OWN THE ROOM - Executive Speaking & Presence (Professional)|
|10:45 - 11 AM||BREAK|
|11 AM - 12 PM||BREAKOUT SESSION 2|
|WHEN WILL YOU RETIRE? - Money Management (Personal)|
|MAKE SH*T HAPPEN - Unlearn Fear & Hate (Community)|
|MANAGER ON DUTY - Managing & Leading People (Professional)|
|12:00 - 1:15 PM||LUNCHEON SPEAKERS: Marianne Barnes, Master Distiller for Castle & Key Distillery, and Rebecca Darwin, Founder & CEO of Garden & Gun|
|1:15 - 1:30 PM||Q&A|
|1:30 - 1:45 PM||BREAK|
|1:45 - 2:45 PM||BREAKOUT SESSION 3|
|TO SERVE & DIRECT - Board Service 101 (Personal)|
|Injecting Hope: A Community Response to the Opioid Epidemic (Community)|
|THE BUSINESS OF YOUR CAREER (Professional)|
|2:45 - 3:00 PM||BREAK|
|3:00 - 4:00 PM||PANEL DISCUSSION: Lexington in 25 Years|
|4:00 - 4:30 PM||WHAT’S NEXT / RECEPTION / ENTERTAINMENT BY BEN LACY|
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The inaugural Emerge conference was held in 2014 and has continued to grow each year based on the desire within the young professional community to create opportunities for professional, personal, and community growth.
Check out the agendas and speakers from previous years.