Knoxville Chamber announces in-person agenda for Endeavor Summit
By Kailyn Lamb, Marketing Content Writer and Editor, PYA
The Knoxville Chamber’s Endeavor Summit for young professionals is returning to an in-person format this year. The annual event enables emerging leaders to network with others in the community and learn from local speakers. This year, the summit is being held at Bridgewater Place on October 6.
The event kicks off with breakfast at 8 a.m. followed by opening remarks at 9 a.m. by Lina Kornmeyer, a Market Executive with Bank of America, the Chamber’s presenting sponsor for the Endeavor Summit.
There are three breakout sessions throughout the day. The three panels are the same each time, allowing attendees to participate in each. Sessions are at 9:45 a.m., 12:30, and 2 p.m. The panels include:
- Emerging Leaders with speaker Nancy Scott, Leadership Development Programs Director at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Haslam College of Business Executive Degree Programs.
- Mental Health Panel with speakers Caitlin Ensley, Director of Education and Outreach at the Mental Health Association of East Tennessee; Lindsay Stone, Senior Director of Children & Youth Mental Health Programming at the McNabb Center; and Zhannae Cummings, Mental Health Screening Program Director at the Mental Health Association of East Tennessee.
- Loud Table Discussions with speakers Azsha White, Co-Founder of the Knoxville Asian Festival; Catherine Porth, Founder of Let Her Speak; Christy Smith, Officer Manager of Volunteer Ministry Center; Zan Schriver, Development & Digital Media Manager, Volunteer Ministry Center; Clarence L. Vaughn, III, Office of Diversity and Community Relations Director at Haslam; Cristina Cáceres, Director of Community Resources at Centro Hispano de East Tennessee; Emily Norris, Youth Engagement Coordinator at the City of Knoxville Office of Community Empowerment; John Camp, Co-Founder of Knox Pride; and Noah Jones, Development and Communication Manager at Bridge Refugee Services.
A second networking session will happen during lunch at 11 a.m. The keynote talk is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. with Adam Ragusea, a YouTuber with a focus on recipes, food science, and culinary culture. Ragusea recently moved to Knoxville and will talk about his experience transitioning to the city, as well as insights on finding your passion and the importance of creativity.
After the keynote, attendees will vote on which nonprofit will receive a grant from United Way of Greater Knoxville. The Chamber set aside 10 percent of ticket sales, which will be combined with additional funding from United Way.
The summit ends with a happy hour from 5 to 6 p.m.
Learn more about the Endeavor Summit or buy tickets here.