Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The "Mobilizing the Creative Class for Action and Advocacy" conference will give young professionals, 25 to 45 years old, the chance to develop leadership skills, network and build strong communities. The conference, sponsored by The Young Leaders in Philanthropy under the auspices of the United Way of the Capital Area, is Nov. 4 and 5 at the King Edward Hotel, and is geared to young professionals engaged in the community and in their organizations.
Hundreds of professionals from the southeast region will attend. Brian Bordainick, entrepreneur and founder of the 9th Ward Field of Dreams, is the featured speaker. Other speakers include Jackson Free Press Publisher Todd Stauffer, Operation Shoestring Development Director Wade Overstreet, Community Foundation of Greater Jackson President and CEO Doug Boone, and Mississippi Main Street Executive Director Bob Wilson.
"Mobilizing the Creative Class for Action and Advocacy" starts Nov. 4 at 2 p.m. and Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. at the King Edward Hotel (235 W. Capitol St.). The cost is $149, and participants can register online at the Young Leaders in Philanthropy website. Registration ends Oct. 15. For more information call 601-918-5001.