Where will your journey take you?
We've built a program just for you! Join the conversation, jump into the action, and learn more about the opportunities, issues, and challenges ahead for our Bend community - with plenty of time to network and enjoy the view.
What happens when 200 YP's spend the day together? We're going to find out. Throughout the day, you'll have time to network, share ideas, and get to know each other better.
How do we tackle the challenges and issues facing our city? How do we get more deeply involved in leading our community? Listen, ask questions, and participate in finding solutions.
Go outside your comfort zone, tap into your creativity, and find out how to propel passion projects into business success stories. What new skills and insights will you walk away with?
Saturday, September 29th
9:00 - 4:30 pm
Wille Hall & The Science Center
Central Oregon Community College campus
5 - 8 pm
Drinks, food and music
FREE admission with your Summit registration!
8:00 am Registration
9:00 am Welcome & Morning Keynote
10:00 am Brew with a View
10:30 am Morning Sessions #1
11:30 am Morning Sessions #2
12:30 pm LUNCH
1:30 pm Afternoon Sessions #1
2:30 pm Afternoon Sessions #2
3:30 pm Closing Keynote
4:30 pm Summit Ends
Choose your own adventure: 10 awesome sessions - you pick 4!
Talk with city staff and community leaders. Ask questions, dig into Bend’s issues, challenges and opportunities.
- BEND RISING
What's shaping the future of Bend right now? Hear about trends, visions, challenges, current and future projects from YP’s at the City of Bend
Explore Bend's top social issues including crime, mental health, homelessness, addiction & recovery, and community health
- BECOMING AN AGENT FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
How can we create a city that welcomes people with different cultures, sexual orientation, backgrounds, and abilities?
- DESIGNING THE FUTURE #inBend
Discover how this urban mixed-use neighborhood can become a vital place for Bend YP's to live/work/play
Gain new insights from peers, sharpen your professional skills.
- RAISE YOUR HAND
What is volunteerism and why does it matter? How can you get involved?
- GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT YOUR SIDE HUSTLE
Advice and insights about turning your passion projects into successful ventures
- INTO THE WILDS: CREATIVITY LAB
The myth of idea scarcity and how to release the blocking beliefs to creativity
- HOW TO NEGOTIATE A RAISE
Tips and tools for effective negotiation
Discover tools for building your emotional stamina and having difficult conversations.
- EMOTIONAL STAMINA FOR EXPLORERS
Why self-care isn’t selfish: how to bring your mind, heart, and body to work
- RESOLVING CONFLICT
Learn how to navigate the emotional landscape by responding vs. reacting
"The big question is whether you're going to be able to
say a hearty yes to your adventure."