BYP Summit

Engage your peers, Empower yourself & Expand your career

Our city is flourishing. We’re experiencing incredible growth and investment on the boundaries and a Renaissance in the city’s core. Wherever you live or do business, you can feel the excitement and engagement. So much of the energy driving this growth is a product of young professionals in our community realizing their dreams and driving change.

At the third annual BYP Summit, we invite you to activate your curiosity, discover new ways to grow personally and professionally, foster connections and dig your roots deep into the thriving community of Bakersfield.

This event is planned by young professionals for young professionals. Join more than 100 other young professionals in this half-day event, fueled by inspiring speakers, insightful panels, messages that motivate and opportunities to connect with the leaders of today and tomorrow.

For 2019, the BYP Summit will focus on the importance of mentorship, activating your leadership potential, learning about the importance of emotional intelligence in business and the success stories of local executives.

The event will open with Robin Paggi from Worklogic with a workshop on the power of emotional intelligence and how it can impact your career and relationships. The summit will close with Cherese Grell, owner of Positive Results Unlimited – a leading local executive and business coach – on the power of leadership.

The Summit will feature two panels of local executives sharing their stories of success and challenges. Our nonprofit executives panel includes Amy Travis from CASA; Brad Bryan from Houchin Community Blood Bank; Ariana Joven from the Kern County Farm Bureau; and Nick Ortiz from the Greater Bakersfield Chamber. Appearing on our business owners and executives panel are Derek Jeffery from KGET-TV 17; G Riar from DEPRIGO; Heather Abbott, owner of Bella at The Marketplace and Allie Mae Perkins, owner of The Beautiful Life LLC.

The BYP Summit will also include presentations on the mentor programs at California State University, Bakersfield and Bakersfield College.

The 2019 BYP Summit is planned for 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 at the Aera Energy Conference Center. Sponsorships are available and tickets can be purchased on EventBrite. The cost is $25 in advance until June 6, and $35 afterward. Both ticket prices include snacks and a boxed lunch from Sequoia Sandwich Co.

Thank you to Elements Venue for hosting the second annual BYP Summit. Read what advice our speakers want to share with you here! Photo highlights can be found here.