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4TH ANNUAL

EMERGE 2017

March 28th 2017, Lexington, KY

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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.

Amy Carrington
Director, Leadership Development
Commerce Lexington Inc.

Luncheon Speakers

Rebecca Darwin

Rebecca Darwin

Co-founder & CEO of The Allee Group, LLC (Original Founder of Garden & Gun Magazine)

Marianne Barnes

Marianne Barnes

Master Distiller at Castle & Key

Local Gamechangers

Todd Denham

Todd Denham

Executive Director, Winchester/Clark County Industrial Development Authority

Andrea Gils Monzon

Andrea Gils Monzon

Marketing and Communications Manager, University of Kentucky International Center

Seth Thompson

Seth Thompson

Publisher of The Bourbon Review/Co-Owner of Belle's Cocktail House

Toa Green

Toa Green

Crank & Boom Craft Ice Cream

Jason Cummins

Jason Cummins

Director, Athletics Operations, Horizon Performance

Andrea James

Andrea James

Co-Owner, S and A Strategies, LLC

Jamie Rodgers

Jamie Rodgers

Legislative Aide for Councilmember Bledsoe

Christy Hiler

Christy Hiler

President, CORNETT

Jerod Thomas

Jerod Thomas

President, CEO of Shepherd's House

Mike Barry

Mike Barry

CEO, People Advocating Recovery (PAR)

Van Ingram

Van Ingram

Executive Director, Kentucky Office of Drug Control Policy

Elizabeth Bagby

Elizabeth Bagby

Director of Business Development, the McBrayer law firm

Cole Schrand

Cole Schrand

University of Kentucky Senior, and Marketing Assistant at Commerce Lexington Inc.

Ed Quinn

Ed Quinn

President & CEO, R. J. Corman Railroad Group, LLC

Christian Motley

Christian Motley

Education Advocate

Mike Hilton

Mike Hilton

Director, Customer and Vendor Engagement | Quest International Users Group

Tony Bonner

Tony Bonner

Partner/Attorney, Dinsmore & Shohl

Joe Putnam

Joe Putnam

Founder, Bluegrass Hathaway

Tyler White

Tyler White

President, Kentucky Coal Association

Susan Speckert

Susan Speckert

Fayette Alliance

Jim Duncan

Jim Duncan

Director, Division of Planning, LFUCG

Terry Samuel

Terry Samuel

COO of the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation

Maggie Mick

Maggie Mick

Director of Development, The Council of State Governments

David O’Neill

David O’Neill

Property Valuation Administrator

Celeste Lewis

Celeste Lewis

Artist, CreativeMornings host and organizer

Tom Wallace

Tom Wallace

Human Resource Director

Salvador Sanchez

Salvador Sanchez

Owner of A Cup of Common Wealth, Chocolate Holler, and Magic Beans Coffee Roasters

Steve Grossman

Steve Grossman

Senior Vice President, Complex Manager at J.J.B. Hilliard, W. L. Lyons, LLC

Angela Baldridge

Angela Baldridge

Executive Director at the Plantory

Bethany Denning

Bethany Denning

Director, Global Compensation & Benefits at Lexmark

Terri Thompson

Terri Thompson

Entrepreneur & Speaker

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.

Agenda

Tuesday, March 28th 2017

Breakout Session Descriptions

TimeActivity
8:00 - 8:30 AMREGISTRATION
8:30 - 9:30 AMINTERACTIVE
9:30 - 9:45 AMBREAK
9:45 - 10:45 AMBREAKOUT SESSION 1
TOUGH TALK - Cringeworthy Conversations (Personal)
THE CREATIVES - Creative Economy (Community)
OWN THE ROOM - Executive Speaking & Presence (Professional)
10:45 - 11 AMBREAK
11 AM - 12 PMBREAKOUT 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 PMLUNCHEON SPEAKERS: Marianne Barnes, Master Distiller for Castle & Key Distillery, and Rebecca Darwin, Founder & CEO of Garden & Gun
1:15 - 1:30 PMQ&A
1:30 - 1:45 PMBREAK
1:45 - 2:45 PMBREAKOUT 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 PMBREAK
3:00 - 4:00 PMPANEL DISCUSSION: Lexington in 25 Years
4:00 - 4:30 PMWHAT’S NEXT / RECEPTION / ENTERTAINMENT BY BEN LACY

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Our History

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.EMERGE 14 AGENDA & SPEAKERSEMERGE 15 AGENDA & SPEAKERS

Map and Location

Emerge 2017 - The Lexington Center - March 28, 2017

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