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Alaska Young Professionals Summit

Alaska Young Professionals Summit

At the annual Summit, more than 200 young professionals attend a series of immersive sessions and panels presented by successful and experienced business, government, and community leaders. Attendees are fueled by a phenomenal keynote speaker, insightful discussions, and have the opportunity to connect with local experts. Content is geared toward all levels of employees and executives and we welcome professionals from all industries. The Summit provides young professionals with the chance to elevate and step up their game in the professional world.

This year, the program is designed to follow three distinct development paths: CAREER, COMMUNITY, and COMMUNICATION. SEE AGENDA

2024 Keynote Speaker - Alaska Lizzie!

Join Lizzie Hartman, also known as Alaska Lizzie and a finalist from Season 13 of MasterChef, as she shares her journey from the culinary world to becoming a successful entrepreneur in Alaska. Lizzie will impart valuable insights and strategies for success, drawing from her experiences on the hit TV show and as an Alaskan businesswoman and community champion. Learn how to find your gift, step out of your comfort zone, harness your passion, embrace challenges, and cultivate resilience in pursuit of your ultimate goals. Whether you're an aspiring chef, entrepreneur, or corporate professional, Lizzie's story will inspire and empower you to reach new heights in your career.

2024 Alaska Young Professionals Summit

The Next Frontier:
Alaska's Incoming Leaders

April 4-6, 2024 - Anchorage, AK

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Alaska Young Professionals Summit Awards

In addition to education and valuable networking, the Summit honors a Young Professional of the Year and an Entrepreneur of the Year at the keynote reception. Nominations are received from across the state and are voted upon by the state's participating young professional groups and Chambers of Commerce.

Young Professional

This honor is awarded to an engaged citizen and role model and should have a demonstrated pattern of leadership and civic engagement while creating a positive impact in their workplace and community.

Nominations closed.

Young Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are motivated individuals who identify a need and seek to fill it. They are among Alaska's next generation of legacy builders. They are innovative, passionate, ambitious, and visionaries. Most importantly, recipients will have shown a growing impact on their business in their industry and/or community.

Nominations closed.

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with the Alaska Young Professionals Summit whether you're in Anchorage or across the state.

Be a Sponsor

The Summit is the best opportunity for your business to be in front of Alaska’s leading professionals and receive statewide exposure. As a sponsor, you receive recognition leading up to the event including social media shout-outs, your logo on materials, tickets to the Summit, and more.


Present at the Summit

The Young Professionals Group is seeking qualified speakers from across the state to present at the Summit. To have your session considered, please submit a speaker proposal at the link below. Click here for speaker guidelines.

Deadline has passed.

Calling Volunteers!

Be a part of something great and volunteer for the YPG Summit in April. Volunteers are needed on April 5th, 2024 to help ensure our program runs smoothly. There will be several shifts and duties during that time frame.

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Advertise in Program

The official Summit Program will be printed and distributed to all in-person attendees. PLUS, digitally via to the online audience via Whova in addition to the Anchorage Chamber's e-news list (3000+).


Reserve a Booth

Companies who purchase a booth will have name recognition on the website, social media, and in the official Summit program. One booth attendee will also have access to all sessions and breakouts including the keynote and networking brunch.


Previous Summit Award Winners

2023 Winners

Megan Militello
Entrepreneur of the Year

Emily Cho
Young Professional of the Year

2022 Winners

Evelyna Kuhr
Entrepreneur of the Year

Benjamin Jacuk
Young Professional of the Year

2021 Winners

Jin Chen
Entrepreneur of the Year

Daniel Volland
Young Professional of the Year

Dr. Jocasta G. Olp
Outstanding Service Recognition

2019 Winners

Amber McDonald
Entrepreneur of the Year

Corey Hester
Young Professional of the Year

2018 Winners

Keith McCormick
Entrepreneur of the Year

Ryann Swalling
Young Professional of the Year

2017 Winners

Elizabeth Eldridge
Entrepreneur of the Year

Caitlin Goettler
Young Professional of the Year

Peter Luchsinger
Outstanding Service Recognition

2016 Winners

Josef Lorenz
Entrepreneur of the Year

Jon Taylor
Young Professional of the Year

Past Summit Programs




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