March 12, 2019

Countdown till Emerge 2019


What is Emerge?

EMERGE is a full-day event that brings together entrepreneurs, emerging leaders, business professionals, and community members on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at the University of Kentucky Gatton Student 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.

Emerge 2019

Keynote Speakers

Ali Rodway is a high-energy and high-impact Executive Coach and Leadership Trainer

Peter is an internationally sought-after community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist.

Emerge 2019

Local Game Changers

“Being an artist is like being a spell caster,” Marjorie Guyon told me as we met to discuss her art……. Her great success has stemmed from her robust intellect and true talent in using art to affect the way that […]

Brandi Peacher is the Director of Project Management in the Office of the Mayor with the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government.

Aside from a professional coaching certification through iPEC and 10+ years of corporate experience and coaching, Vitale has a superpower for helping stuck individuals and companies take action through learning one necessary, fundamental truth – They’re worth it.

Virgil Grant is the Senior Pastor at Eastside Community Church in Richmond, Kentucky.

Patrick J Mitchell is a published award-winning photographer from New York now living in Lexington.

Emerge 2019 Conference

Agenda Detail

8:00-8:25am Registration

8:25am Call to Order

8:30-10am Opening Interactive Session – Ali Rodway, LoveJoy Leadership “Own Your Decisions and Create Your Future “

10-10:15am Break

10:15-11:15am Break Out Session 1

  • Why Run? Next Generation Politics
  • Successful Teams
  • 2143: How to successfully plan for your business or personal life with author Aidan Connelly

11:15-11:30am Break

11:30-1:15pm Lunch – Keynote Speaker – Peter Kageyama, author For the Love of Cities and Love Where You Live
The luncheon keynote focuses on love and emotional engagement with our place, the value of that relationship and how communities can improve it.

1:15-1:30pm Break
1:30-2:30pm Break Out Session 2

  •  Downtown Design Updates
  • When and How to Move with Nathan Billings
  • 10 Most Powerful Mindset Shifts with Vitale Buford

*Conflict Resolution Workshop, Parts 1 & 2
A Conflict Resolution Workshop taking place during Break Out Session 2 and Session 3 with Dr. Virgil Grant is limited access and will require advance registration; attendees must commit to both sessions in order to participate.

2:30-2:45pm Break
2:45 – 3:45pm Break Out Session 3

  • Coopertition: How to Work Well with Your Competition
  • Women in Leadership
  • Build Your Own Career Development Plan with Ali Rodway
  • Future of Traffic

3:45pm Wrap up: “I Was Here” with Patrick Mitchell and Marjorie Guyon
(In same space as the reception)

4:05pm Reception “Don’t Fight Traffic, Fight the Bar Line”

Location & Parking

UK Gatton Student Center

Location: UK Gatton Student Center

AddressUniversity of Kentucky, 160, Ave of Champions, Lexington, KY 40508

Parking: Free parking for attendees.

Address: Parking Garage 5. 409 South Limestone Street, Lexington,KY 40506


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