2021 CYn Summit
Connect with CYN members from communities of all sizes to discover, investigate, and celebrate ourselves, our organizations, our communities, and our state, and learn how ambitious young Nebraskans are inciting change in the places they call home.
Registration for the 2021 CYN Summit
is CLOSED. See you Friday in Ord!
Thursday, October 21 at 6:30pm you are invited for peer learning and networking during our pre-summit event, Taste of Valley County This delicious evening will offer a unique experience, visiting local businesses for a three course meal, specific to Valley County while providing an opportunity for connecting with peers from across the state. Taste of Valley County is limited to 50 participants. THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.
Friday, October 22, 8:30am - 4:00pm. We welcome you to Trotter event Center. Keynote speaker Melody Warnick will start our day, followed by breakout sessions, and the announcement of Young Nebraskan Award Winners. The afternoon will feature two phenomenal Nebraskan speakers - Feroz Mohmand and Becky Boesen. We'll also offer the very popular, Open Space Conversations, many of you experienced at the Pender Summit. Registration opens at 8:30am with the summit starting promptly at 9:00am. The summit will conclude at 4:00pm. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.
CYN has a block of rooms at Cobblestone Inn & Suites. You can reserve a room by calling 308-728-5122.
2021 Breakout speakers
Author & Speaker
Dig deeper into discovering and improving your own personal relationship with your community, with hands-on activities that will empower you to take some positive next steps for you and your place.
Economic Development Important to Your Community?
Aurora Development Corporation
Do you know what the economic development organization does and why they are important? This interactive session will help you learn about what it is, why its important to the future of your community, and why you should get involved. Through individual and group brainstorming, you will leave understanding why its important to promote regionally and sell locally when attracting people and
businesses to your town.
Can't be Blessed and Stressed
Collisions of Awesomeness
What if I told you that I know the secret to instantly improving your mood? to getting your dream job? to making new friends? That would be pretty sweet, right? Now, what if I told you that you have access to this secret right now? And, not only that, it's free!
An Employee-Driven Approach
Doing More Good
Businesses care about communities and support efforts that increase the quality of life for people who live and work there. But could they do more? Businesses need strong communities, and communities need strong businesses. This session demonstrates how an employee driven approach to doing business with purpose creates greater community impact, better business outcomes, and powerful connections between people, communities and needs.
Red Carpet Experience
Columbus Area Convention and Visitors Bureau
This session is a high level overview of the role of tourism in communities. We will identify methods and share ideas on how our communities do (or could) roll out the red carpet both literally and figuratively to visitors and events.
The Art of Leadership
Kearney Area Chamber of Commerce
Leadership is not about you, it starts with you! If you want to be a great leader, you must first be a great leader of yourself. This interactive program challenges leaders to find their authentic leadership style. Leaders will be tested to look at themselves differently, and it will change how they lead and communicate in every part of their life.
Executive Director to Donuts
Professional Reinventer. From Meat Science to Economic Development to Bakery. 2021 brought about a lot of CHANGE for the Ambriz Family as Andrew transitioned from working an office position in community development to owning a hometown, multi-generational family bakery. This session will share the journey of considering career change and business ownership as well as share insights for a successful transition out of one career and into another.
Harvest Health Benefits from the
Flavors of Fall
Kayla Hinrichs & Cindy Brison
University of Nebraska Extension
Learn about fall foods and how you can bring beauty to your plate with vibrant color. Participants will learn nutritional benefits of incorporating these foods along with mindful eating strategies. Participants will participate in a chocolate tastings and sample fall foods.
Ready to Run
Have you ever thought about running for office in your local community? Do you want to help more young people have a voice? Our communities' futures depend on effective leaders serving in positions like board of education and city council. Hear the stories of a few young Nebraskans who have run and been elected. This interactive panel will include opportunities to ask questions.
Deep Dive Session
An alternative to the three sessions of breakout speakers, participants will have the opportunity take a deep dive into becoming an entrepreneurial community. Learn how young"er" entrepreneurs from Ord, Broken Bow, Hastings, Grand Island, Valentine and Columbus became successful in their communities. Ask questions about how their communities supports small business development and how this could benefit yours. University of NE Extension Educator, Shawn Kaskie, will facilitate a town-hall style discussion with Ord Chamber/Economic Development leaders, sharing their current process as an eCommunity to increase their Entrepreneurial Ecosystem capacity.
This session will take place at the CCC Learning Center, 1514 K Street, Ord, NE. It is a five minute drive from Trotter Event Center.