Louisville, Ky. – The Young Professionals Association of Louisville (YPAL) will host the region’s fourth annual YP Unite Summit on November 4 and 5, 2016 in Louisville. The Summit will bring together more than 150 young professionals from across the region including cities such as Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Bowling Green, Lexington and Nashville. Steve Wilson, founder and CEO of 21c Museum Hotels will keynote this year’s event.

Wilson’s vision has guided the growth and creative direction of 21c, an award-winning hospitality company and multi-venue contemporary art museum. Wilson leads the team to translate original vision of 21c Museum Hotels into each project through art, architecture, hospitality, and food. Under his leadership, 21c was launched into the national spotlight, and the brand has sustained a tremendous growth trajectory.

The YP Unite Summit creates an environment where young professionals can connect, engage and develop through networking, collaboration and leadership development. The event will kick off on Friday, November 4 at the Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, followed by a full day of panels and breakout seminars on Saturday, November 5 at Genscape. Topics on this year’s agenda include entrepreneurship, professional development, young professional group best practices and young professional group leadership. The summit will also welcome a panel of local and regional elected officials.

Chris Nation, President of YPAL, commented, “This is an opportunity for young professionals from across our region to come together to collaborate on best practices, talk about community issues, network with top young professional leadership and hear from change makers about how we can each make a difference personally, professionally and civically.”

To learn more about the summit, Wilson and other speakers and panelists scheduled to attend, visit ypunitesummit.org. Early Bird tickets are now available and cost $35 for Friday only, $55 for Saturday only, and $75 for Friday & Saturday. Space is limited!

This program is made possible by PNC Bank, MCM CPAs & Advisors, University of Louisville College of Business, Luckett & Farley, YUM! Brands, and YPAL Cares.