SALINA — Congressman Tim Huelskamp met with the planning committee Tuesday for the 2014 Kansas YP (Young Professionals) Summit scheduled for April 3 at the Salina Bicentennial Center.
Huelskamp learn more about the 2014 Kansas YP Summit event. Hend hear from young professionals in Salina regarding their desire to help individuals become more civically engaged from not only the First District, but other areas of the state.
Huelskamp said he was happy Salina will sponsor the 2014 Kansas Young Professional Summit — “Dream Big Kansas!”
“Community leaders in business, education, health care and public service will have a unique opportunity to network with one another and not only dream, but plan for a brighter future for Kansas,” he said. “I encourage all young professionals to attend this exciting event.”
The theme is “Dream Big Kansas!” and Salina is ready to help young professionals accomplish that. The day conference summit, hosted by the Salina Area Young Professionals organization, prepares participants who want their community to be a better place for young professionals.
Keynote speaker Jonathan Coachman, ESPN radio host, headlines the 2014 Kansas YP Summit. “The Coach” has been a Sports Center anchor at ESPN since 2008. The Kansas native graduated from McPherson High School and played basketball at McPherson College. His inspirational message and love for Kansas makes him the perfect individual to bring the “Dream Big, Kansas!” message to young professionals.
The opening session features a Regents’ University Leadership Panel discussion moderated by Michael Schwanke, KWCH TV.
Panelists include Ed Hammond, Fort Hays State University; Kirk Schulz, Kansas State University; Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little, University of Kansas; Michael Shonrock, Emporia State Univerity; and Shawn Naccarato, Pittsburg State University.
Twenty breakout sessions range from financial planning to project management presented by community and statewide professionals.
Young professionals are invited to attend, regardless of whether or not the individual is affiliated with a Young Professionals organization.
The seminar suggests that participants will have the opportunity to grow personally and professionally, network with other young professionals and discover ways to get involved in their communities.
A $50 registration fee includes a pre-summit social, breakfast and lunch April 3. The keynote luncheon is also offered as an individual ticket. For information, visit www.ypkansas.com.