YPWeek 2020 presented by Concordia University Wisconsin is a national conference for young people who are ready to build a new, more equitable future. Normally held in-person in cities nationwide, this year we are asking the young do-ers, makers and leaders from across the country to come together online.
Together, we can form a community to drive collective action in the fight against injustice and systemic oppression. This is the conference to challenge your thinking, hear from those working toward progress on the frontlines, learn about existing community efforts and form lasting relationships with the leaders of tomorrow.
This two-day conference is a time to be present, active and engaged. Sessions will alternate between speakers and workshops, with interactive feedback loops and opportunities to put what you’ve learned into tangible action steps you can take in your company or community.
Tuesday, October 20
HealthyAtHome: Taking Care of Our Mental, Emotional, and Physical Wellness
Mapping Your Culture: 3 Ways to Create and Sustain Social Change
Pre & Post-Election: Civics 101 & Relational Organizing
Leading a Purpose-Filled Life
Racial Equity 101 & How to Be Anti-Racist
Rest Ethic: Building Resilience to Contend with Uncertainty
Believing in Better: Bringing Corporate Missions Statements to Life
Building Cross Cultural Connections and Networks
Wednesday, October 21
Social Entrepreneurship as the Future of Capitalism
Reinventing Cities: Public Infrastructure for the Greater Good
Purple Solutions: A Bipartisan Roadmap to Better Healthcare
When Women Lead: A Case for Gender Parity
The Digital Divide: How Bridging the Tech Gap Would Create a More Diverse Workforce and Equitable Society
Financial Health and Wealth Building in a Time of Uncertainty
Leading Courageous Conversations in the Workplace & Beyond
To see our full speaker lineup, click here.
Diversity & Inclusion Director, Talent – Advocate Aurora Health
Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)
Community Outreach Coordinator, America Works Wisconsin
Financial Advisor, Robert W. Baird & Co
Ombudsman, Disability Rights Wisconsin
Founder & Culture Strategist, Perennial Culture
Director of Individual Engagement, United Way of Greater Atlanta
Policy Initiatives Advisor, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Senior HR Project Leader- College & Community Relations, Kohler
President and CEO, Austin Young Chamber
Human Capital Management Broker, ADP
Director of Community Engagement, AAPI at Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee
Founder & Cultural Architect, Perennial Culture
Partnership Development Advisor, American Family Insurance
Assistant Vice President of Marketing, Concordia University Wisconsin
Communications Strategist, Northwestern Mutual
United Way of Greater Atlanta
Austin Young Chamber
Y-Link – Young Leaders in Kenosha
Young Professionals Salt Lake City
YPWeek 2020 is presented by Concordia University Wisconsin. For 137 years, they have been uniquely developing people to step out into the world ready to lead uncommon lives of higher professional purpose for the betterment of self and community.
Concordia University Wisconsin and its 9 educational centers are home to undergraduate and graduate, traditional, and non-traditional students from 46 states and 35 foreign countries. The University has been doing online education since the 1990s, and has been a consistent leader in the region. The University offers more than 90 programs in-person and online. Programs include not only Wisconsin’s largest MBA program, but a variety of master’s degree programs and doctoral degrees in Education, Physical Therapy, Pharmacy, and Nursing Practice.
YPWeek participants can apply at no cost to CUW graduate programs using the waiver code “CUWYPAPP.”