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4TH ANNUAL

EMERGE 2017

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 young professionals and entrepreneurs, emerging leaders, business professionals, and community leaders from all walks of life on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Lexington Center.

By unifying Kentucky’s young professionals we are empowering our future leaders to participate through networking and collaboration and creating an opportunity for their voice to be heard. Our communities stand to benefit through better opportunities, more diverse and engaged youth, and ultimately a stronger economy.

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

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

Elizabeth Bagby

Elizabeth Bagby

Director of Business Development, the McBrayer law firm

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

Jamie Rodgers

Jamie Rodgers

Legislative Aide for Councilmember Bledsoe

Maggie Mick

Maggie Mick

Director of Development, The Council of State Governments

David O’Neill

David O’Neill

Property Valuation Administrator

Christian Motley

Christian Motley

Education Advocate

Christy Hiler

Christy Hiler

President, CORNETT

Andrea James

Andrea James

Co-Owner, S and A Strategies, LLC

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

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

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)
NEEDLING THE PROBLEM - Heroin Epidemic Panel (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

Our Event Sponsors

Here Are The Great Companies That Make This Event Possible!

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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 & SPEAKERS

EMERGE 15 AGENDA & SPEAKERS

Map and Location

Emerge 2017 - The Lexington Center - March 28, 2017

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