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5TH ANNUAL

EMERGE 2018

March 27th 2018, Lexington, KY

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WHAT IS EMERGE?

Engage with Leaders and Entrepreneurs within Lexington

EMERGE is a full-day event that brings together entrepreneurs, emerging leaders, business professionals, and community members on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 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 2018 using this handy template letter that can be customized for your needs.

Amy Carrington
Director, Leadership Development
Commerce Lexington Inc.

Headline Speakers

Justin Patton

Justin Patton

Executive Leadership Coach

Local Gamechangers

Brian Simmons

Brian Simmons

Edutainer

CMI Consulting

Ashton Potter Wright

Ashton Potter Wright

Local Food Coordinator

Bluegrass Farm to Table

Nick Such

Nick Such

Co-founder

Awesome Inc.

Rob Perez

Rob Perez

Co-Founder

DV8 Kitchen

Suzanne Bergmeister

Suzanne Bergmeister

Entrepreneur-In-Residence & Assistant Director

Forcht Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Louisville

Christian Motley

Christian Motley

Senior Manager of Coaching and Learning

StriveTogether

Karen Hill

Karen Hill

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Nursing Officer

Baptist Health Lexington

Richard Young

Richard Young

Director

CivicLex

Ryan Quarles

Ryan Quarles

Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture

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 27th 2018

Breakout Session Descriptions

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8:00-8:25 AMREGISTRATION
8:25 AMCALL TO ORDER
8:30-10:15 AMINTERACTIVE SESSION: JUSTIN PATTON, EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP COACH
10:15-10:30 AMBREAK
10:30-11:30 AMBREAKOUT SESSION 1
GET THE MOST OUT OF THE EMERGE CONFERENCE
CROWDSOURCED TOPIC TBA FROM SOCIAL MEDIA INTEREST
FOOD BARRIERS: Solving Hunger Issues in Our Community & Region
11:30-11:45 AMBREAK
11:45 AM-1:15 PMLUNCHEON KEYNOTE: JIM COLEMAN, AUTHOR OF CUT THE CRAP & CLOSE THE GAP
1:15-1:30 PMBREAK
1:30-2:30 PMBREAKOUT SESSION 2
CAREER SCULPTING
BARRIERS TO BELONGING: ISSUES FACING YP’S OF COLOR
THE EMERGENCE OF SHARED ECONOMIES
2:30-2:45 PMBREAK
2:45-3:45 PMBREAKOUT SESSION 3
BODY LANGUAGE: COMMUNICATE WITH STRONGER PRESENCE & CREDIBILITY
MAKE * HAPPEN
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
3:45-4:05 PMWRAP UP / WHAT’S NEXT (JUSTIN PATTON)
4:05 PMRECEPTION / JIM COLEMAN BOOK-SIGNING

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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 2018 - The Lexington Center - March 27, 2018

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