Columbus Emerging Leaders Summit
Franklin University (Ross Auditorium)
Ross Auditorium in Alumni Hall
301 E. Rich Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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Columbus Emerging Leaders Summit

Friday, October 11, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
Franklin University (Ross Auditorium) Map & Directions
$49.00 (Online)
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Wednesday, October 9, 2019
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Now in its ninth year, the Columbus Emerging Leaders Summit is a one-day leadership conference that brings together passionate, smart, and engaged young professionals from across Central Ohio to connect and grow while learning from local speakers and thought-leaders.

This year’s summit will be hosted at Franklin University's Ross Auditorium in downtown Columbus on Friday, October 11, 2019. The full-day event will run 8:00am-4:00pm. Here is our agenda:

8:00am - Arrival, Morning Connections, and Breakfast & Coffee powered by Barry Bagels

9:00am - Welcome

9:15am - Emerging Innovators: A Superstar Panel
To kick off the summit, we will host a panel interview of innovators and newsmakers in Central Ohio. How did they make it in Columbus? What role did/do mentors play in their lives? What is the secret to their success? What are their tips for fellow emerging leaders?

Confirmed panelists include:
Josh Barkan, Founder of the Columbus Mac & Cheese Festival & Vice President of Land at M/I Homes
Carrie Boyd, Principal, Director of Interior Design at M+A Architects
Falon Donohue, CEO at VentureOhio
Christopher Jones, COO at Warhol & WALL ST.
Robert Koehler, Co-Founder and COO at Flavvr
Senator Tina Maharath, the first Asian-American woman elected to the Ohio Senate
Cristyn Steward, Founder of the Columbus Black International Film Festival
Danielle Sullivan, Manager, Executive Services & Community Relations at Donatos
• Moderated by Derek Grosso, CEO of the Columbus Young Professionals Club

10:15am - MID-MORNING BREAK

10:25am-11:25am - Emerging Leadership in Real Time
We will present four back-to-back speakers each with a relevant message in order of age to showcase a real-time progression. Speeches will last for 10 minutes each and will showcase stories of accomplishments and learning for leaders in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s:

• 10:25-10:35am: Colin McGinnis, 24, CEO at South Side Early Learning
• 10:40-10:50am: Maylin Sambois Sanchez, 37, Co-Founder of Femergy
• 11:00-11:10am: Tasha Booker Fowler, 40, Executive Director at City Year Columbus
• 11:15-11:25am: Sindy Mondesir, Chief People Officer at COTA

11:30am - Lunch powered by Chipotle
Lunch will be available from 11:30am-1:00pm.

1:00pm – Afternoon Networking Activity
After lunch we will host an interactive networking activity for attendees to make connections.

1:30pm – Millennial Mentoring Access Sessions
For our afternoon sessions, attendees will have the chance to meet and learn from local executives/C-suiters, during a rotating mentor access session. Topics of conversation will include: "Finding Mentors," "Getting a Seat at the Table," "Executive Presence," "Diversity & Inclusion," and "Community Involvement."

Our Millennial Mentors for 2019 include:
Rene Delane, CEO & Founder of Women Who Dare
Amanda Epp, President at ScriptDrop
Emily Eyen, Human Resources Director at Zipline Logistics
Oyauma Garrison, President & CEO at A Kid Again
Karen Gray, Administrative Director: Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship at Ohio Wesleyan University
Dr. Andy Igonor, Dean of the Ross College of Business at Franklin University
Kip Morse, President/CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio
John Naughton, Vice President for Enrollment & Student Success at Ohio Dominican University
Brandon Ogden, President at Small Business Consultants of Ohio
Janet Tressler-Davis, President/CEO of the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce
Jerry Tsai, Director of Business Development at Acceptd

3:45pm - Closing Remarks & Dismissal

COST TO ATTEND: An "early bird" summit pass is $39. On September 1st the price will increase to $49 and on October 1st it will increase to $68. Tickets include a full day of speakers & presentations, mentoring & networking, breakfast, coffee, lunch, an event tote bag, and free parking all day. Water, coffee, tea, and snacks will also be available throughout the duration of the summit.

Join the next generation of Columbus leaders for this special event!

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