2024 Bend YP Summit: Emerge

Join us on May 3 in Downtown Bend for Inspiration and Networking at the 7th Annual YP Summit!

Keynote Speaker
Painter, Poet, Lyricist
MOsley WOtta

Our emcee for the day is Dylan Anderman, sports reporter for NewsChannel 21. He’s honored and excited to be the emcee for this year’s YP Summit!


Meet and connect with other young professionals and local leaders. Your day will begin at the Tower Theatre with our keynote, Pamela Barnum. Pamela spent over twenty years working in the criminal justice system, first as an undercover police officer and later as a prosecuting attorney. In her presentation Tactical Influence: The Power of Trust, Pamela will share how influence is an essential element of leadership. You can implement tactical influence to increase confidence, resilience, and trust, especially in the face of challenges. Learn how to close the gap between intentions and impact, resulting in improved outcomes critical to success. Using undercover police techniques backed by research, you’ll discover the art of persuasion vital to long-term success.


You will leave the keynote session with a better understanding of how you can:
  • Leverage intentional communication cues for increased collaboration and improved negotiations. Learn the number one undercover technique that makes you five times as likely to close a deal even when all seems lost.
  • Design a culture of trust to increase productivity, creativity, and happiness within the organization without spending more time or money.
  • Communicate confidently and maintain a strong executive presence in times of uncertainty. Use fear and doubt to supercharge insight and eliminate imposter syndrome.
MOsley WOtta (MOWO) will then get us thinking in new ways in an interactive session. What are we willing to risk to see each other’s humanity? MOWO offers a conversation and performance about connection, boundaries, and our shared future history. This performance will include excerpts from “Sketch and Release: Black Creatives in Rural Oregon” and “Open Close Doors” MOWO’s forthcoming album. A reflective Q&A session will follow.

After the morning sessions, grab your lunch and head into downtown Bend to a Lunch & Learn breakout session of your choice. With eight options to choose from, topics range from the art of conflict resolution, to crafting your career, to effective public speaking. Finally, we’ll gather once again for an afterparty to connect, reflect and celebrate!

Please note, Lunch & Learn session spaces are limited: Register soon to secure your preferred session. All Lunch & Learn sessions will be within walking distance of the Tower Theatre. Locations are subject to change.


Wrap up the day at Silver Moon’s Webfoot Garage to connect with others, reflect on what we’ve learned, win fantastic door prizes and enjoy craft beverages. A great way to kick off the weekend with friends old and new.

Learn more about the 2024 YP Summit plus view Sessions & Speakers:

7:30 AM Check-in, coffee and pastries social
8:30 AM Conference begins
8:50 AM Keynote: Pamela Barnum
10:20 AM Break and connection time
10:40 AM MOsley WOtta performance
11:50 AM Final announcements


12:10 PM Pick up Grab & Go Lunch at Tower, Move to Lunch & Learn Sessions
12:35 PM Lunch & Learn Sessions
2:00 PM After Party at Webfoot Garage
3:30 PM Event ends


Creative Sparks: A Conversation with MOsley WOtta

Think Like a Pro Athlete: Lessons for Business Success
Jesse Thomas

Unlocking the Power of Public Speaking
Joanne Mathews

Harnessing AI for Career Success
Justin Coats

Crafting a Career: Your Personal Roadmap
Zak Boone

Spark Change in Your Community Through Coalition Building
Sara Odendahl

The Art of Conflict Resolution
Sherry Jones and Amanda Zalesky

Financial Psychology: Freeing Up Old Beliefs About Money
Joetta Johnson


Ticket Price: $85 Bend Chamber Members | $100 Non-chamber Members | FREE for YP Passport Holders.
Pre-registration required. Online registration closes at 12 PM on May 1.

Coffee, lunch, and the After Party are included in the price of your ticket.

We work hard to create a welcoming and inclusive space for learning and sharing ideas in an environment that encourages healthy dialogue. Hateful/discriminatory behavior has no place. We are committed to ensuring the YP Summit is accessible and will accommodate participant needs.

You may cancel your ticket for a full refund, up to 48 hours before the date and time of the event. Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will not receive a refund. When you register for an event, you agree to these terms.


May 03 2024


7:30 am - 3:30 pm


$85 Member | $100 Non-Member | FREE for YP Passport Holders


Bend YP | Louise Shirley


Tower Theatre
835 NW Wall St

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