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!
(Tickets $10 at the door for general public)
8:00 am Registration
9:00 am Welcome & Morning Keynote
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
Explore Bend's top social issues including crime, mental health, homelessness, addiction & recovery, and community health
- DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
How can we create a city that welcomes people with different cultures, sexual orientation, backgrounds, and abilities?
- URBAN PLANNING: Bend Central District (BCD)
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