Online Event


A National Conference for Young People Ready to Build the Future, Now Online

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.

Conference Schedule

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

Featured Speakers

To see our full speaker lineup, click here.

YPWeek Advisory Board

Jyl Feliciano
Diversity & Inclusion Director, Talent – Advocate Aurora Health

Ashley Hines
Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW)

Yussef Morales
Community Outreach Coordinator, America Works Wisconsin

Emily Phillips
Financial Advisor, ‎Robert W. Baird & Co

Bill Crowley
Ombudsman, Disability Rights Wisconsin

Aneysha Bhat
Founder & Culture Strategist, Perennial Culture

Lauren Rock
Director of Individual Engagement, ‎United Way of Greater Atlanta

Lilia Figueroa
Policy Initiatives Advisor, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Claudia Krepsky
Senior HR Project Leader- College & Community Relations, Kohler

Alyssia Palacios-Woods
President and CEO, Austin Young Chamber

Brandon Polachowski
Human Capital Management Broker, ADP

Jessica Boling
Director of Community Engagement, AAPI at Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee

Zech Dahms
Founder & Cultural Architect, Perennial Culture

Ranell Washington
Partnership Development Advisor, American Family Insurance

Michael Sapiro
Assistant Vice President of Marketing, Concordia University Wisconsin

Angie Emrey
Communications Strategist, Northwestern Mutual

Partner Communities

United Way of Greater Atlanta

Austin Young Chamber

Y-Link – Young Leaders in Kenosha

Young Professionals Salt Lake City

About Concordia University Wisconsin

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.”


08:30AM - 04:00PM

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Sign Up: Free


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