Calendar of Events
Emerge Summit will bring together hundreds of young professionals to engage and learn from each other’s experiences across a variety of topics comprising leadership, business strategy, and personal branding. It will feature an extraordinary line-up of speakers from New Orleans and across the U.S. to provide a series of educational & thought-provoking platforms that inspire creative and innovative ideas for personal & career development.
The event will take place July 26-27, 2018, and will usher in new and exciting Emerge Summit components including an additional summit day [2 days total], workshops & educational tracks relevant to specific industry sectors, and enhanced opportunities for networking and social engagement.
To view the impressive line-up of 2017 Emerge Summit speakers, click here.
The Millennials Awards celebrates and recognizes young professionals of all ages who contribute to their communities in significant ways. Notable past recipients of the Millennial Award include Kristi Coleman, Trombone Shorty, Bivian “Sonny” Lee, Chef Michael Gulotta, Cherie Melancon, Kendall Francis, and Tara Letort, among others. This year’s winners will be chosen by a distinguished panel of judges comprised of notable young professionals and previous award winners.
This celebration will close out the Summit on its final evening where all attendees can celebrate together with local food, music, and other entertainment.
To view 2017 The Millennials award winners, click here.
Registration for Emerge Summit and The Millennials Awards will open soon. Speaker applications are open now – you can apply here. And if you are interested in sponsoring Emerge Summit, click here to learn more about affordable rates that include valuable exposure.
Young Professional Organizations
504ward is a nonprofit collaborative initiative with a mission to keep you, the talented young professionals of New Orleans, in our great city. Our goal is to connect you to key people, events and opportunities and ensure that New Orleans is a place for you to thrive and grow.
Emerging Philanthropists of New Orleans (EPNO)
EPNO is an initiative to engage young leaders of New Orleans in philanthropy. Members participate in a six-month program, where they pool funds, collaborate on teams and allocate grants impacting issues they care about.
Emerging Professionals Council (EPC)
100 Port Blvd, Suite 10, Chalmette, LA 70043
EPC is a committee of the St. Bernard Chamber of Commerce that provides a variety of networking opportunities to young professionals working, living, and doing business in St. Bernard Parish.
Emerging Young Professionals (EYP)
1808 Front St, Slidell, LA 70458
EYP is a network of young professionals in the East St. Tammany region: a dynamic and diverse group of peers with a passion for making a difference, a willingness to learn, the desire to build important relationships, and the energy to get involved in the community.
EMPLOY Youth Action Team
1555 Poydras Street, Suite 700, New Orleans, LA 70112
The mission of the Youth Action Team is to advocate for and engage disconnected youth who have skills that often go unrecognized and unsupported. It works closely with the EMPLOY Collaborative and through our own community projects to develop and empower young leaders and to mobilize and amplify youth voices both locally and nationally.
Engineers Without Borders – New Orleans Professional Chapter (EWB)
EWB is a non-profit humanitarian organization established to partner with developing communities worldwide and locally to improve quality of life. It is a branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers that focuses on solving civil engineering problems to underserved communities. The New Orleans chapter has a unique focus on both international and local development related to post-Katrina rebuilding.
GNO, Inc. NextGen Council
1100 Poydras Street, Suite 3475, New Orleans, LA 70163
The NextGen Council is an initiative of GNO, Inc. designed to cultivate diverse and energized new leadership, and introduce it to the organization and the region. The NextGen Council is composed of the “next generation” of business and community leaders in Greater New Orleans, and supports the larger GNO, Inc. organization in its key initiatives.
Greater Hammond Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals Committee
P.O. Box 1458
Hammond, La 70404
Our mission is to be the leader of and catalyst for strategies and services, which promote economic vitality in the Greater Hammond Community.
Hispanic Young Professionals of LA (HYPLA)
1515 Poydras Street, Suite 1010, New Orleans, LA 70112
HYPLA’s mission is to foster the development of the young Hispanic professionals’ community through networking, mentorship and educational resources.
IEEE Young Professionals – New Orleans
The Young Professionals Affinity Group serves newer IEEE members who are within the first ten years of receiving his or her first professional degree. Events and activities are geared toward the needs and interests of young professionals and revolve around professional growth, mentoring, networking, employment resources, and technical development.
Jefferson Chamber Young Professionals
3421 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 203, Metairie, LA 70002
Enhancing opportunities for emerging civic and economic leaders through community engagement, local initiatives, networking, and career development. The Jefferson Chamber Young Professionals serves as the voice of the young people in Jefferson Parish.
Junior League of New Orleans
4319 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
The Junior League of New Orleans is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.
LABI Emerging Leaders Council
3113 Valley Creek Drive, Baton Rouge La 70808
The LABI Emerging Leaders Council is a select group of distinguished young entrepreneurs from each region of LA who have a demonstrated commitment to making the state a great place to live and work.
LA State Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division
601 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130
The purpose of the Young Lawyers Division is to foster discussions and interchange of ideas relative to the duties, responsibilities and problems of the younger members of the legal profession in the State of LA; to aid in their advancement; to encourage their interest and participation in the activities of the LA State Bar Association, and, in general, to further the purposes and objectives of the LSBA.
New Leaders Council LA (NLC)
NLC works to recruit, train and promote the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow — trendsetters, elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industry who will shape the future landscape. We believe in the possibility of a better, stronger LA and we believe the work we do today will help create a more promising tomorrow.
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity – Habitat Young Professionals
2900 Elysian Fields, New Orleans, LA 70122
New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to the belief that every family should have the opportunity to live in a safe, healthy, affordable home. In our 34 years in the New Orleans area, we’ve built over 580 homes, completed 180 repair projects, and gutted over 2,400 homes with the help of more than 160,000 volunteers.
New Orleans Metropolitan Association of Realtors – Young Professionals Network (YPN)
3645 N I-10 Service Rd W Metairie, LA 70002
YPN is a growing group of career-minded real estate professionals who want to stay abreast of the latest tools, resources and networking opportunities that are available at NOMAR, LR and NAR. We offer an ongoing forum where young professionals can get involved, network with peers and connect with industry leaders.
LA Philharmonic Orchestra – Prelude for Young Professionals
1010 Common St, Suite 2120, New Orleans, LA 70112
Prelude is a concert series designed for young professionals (ages 21-40) that mixes world-class music with exclusive social events. Prelude uniquely blends live orchestra music with exclusive opportunities to network with other young professionals in New Orleans.
NOMA Young Fellows
1 Collins Diboll Circle, New Orleans, LA 70179
The Young Fellows are NOMA’s newest affiliate group, comprised of our most vibrant supporters ages 21 through 40.
Northshore Young Professionals
610 Hollycrest Blvd. Covington, LA 70433
The mission of the Northshore Young Professionals committee is to bring young professionals together to engage with one another and the business, political and community leadership in an effort to improve our community and provide a voice of young professionals. Our goals include providing social and networking opportunities, collaboration with other committees, and community outreach.
3909 Bienville Street, Suite 103-B, New Orleans, LA 70119
PLAYNOLA provides the best and fastest-growing adult sports leagues in New Orleans. PLAYNOLA is the place to meet and compete with active professionals all over the city, providing fun, athletic, and social event options to engage in after work and on weekends.
Professional Insurance Agents of LA – Young Insurance Professionals (YIPS)
4021 W.E. Heck Court, Building K Baton Rouge, LA 70816
The mission of YIPS is to cultivate young professionals and future leaders of PIA by providing opportunities for education and networking.
Social Media Group
The mission of Social Media Group is to provide a collaborative space for industry experts to discuss emerging trends, share best practices, communicate strategies, and brainstorm around creative. It enables community managers, producers, designers, account leads, strategists, managers, freelancers, and influencers to generate discussions around how to stay innovative in a constantly-changing field. Together, members act as champions for the vision of the industry, and each other.
Society of LA Certified Public Accountants Emerging CPA Council
2400 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Suite 500, Kenner, LA 70062
Mission: To engage, connect, promote, and inspire new and future CPAs.
1309 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, #309 New Orleans, LA 70113
StayLocal is Greater New Orleans’ independent business alliance. It is our mission to create an environment for local businesses to thrive through research, education, and advocacy. We do this work because we believe New Orleans’ independent businesses are the backbone of the city’s culture, economy and character.
Sylvain Society for Young Professionals
P.O. Box 52108, New Orleans, LA 70152
Sylvain Society is the New Orleans Opera’s Young Professionals affiliate group whose purpose is to connect the operatic arts to the Greater New Orleans community
ULI Louisiana – Young Leaders Group (YLG)
P.O. Box 70224, New Orleans, LA 70172-0224
YLG fosters the involvement of under 35-year olds and enhance knowledge among the next generation of responsible real estate industry leaders. YLG events provide an opportunity to network with experienced professionals, and build relationships and mentorships with key industry leaders.
United Way SELA Young Leaders Movement
2515 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
Our mission is to engage young professionals in Southeast LA who are focused on improving their communities through the mission of United Way of Southeast LA. We will foster participation, commitment, growth and education of young leaders to further the work of UWSELA.
Urban League of Greater New Orleans Young Professionals (ULGNOYP)
4640 S. Carrollton, Suite 210, New Orleans, LA 70119
ULGNOYP is an Urban League of LA auxiliary of young professionals committed to promoting and supporting the ideas and goals of the Urban League movement throughout the New Orleans area through community outreach, fundraising and membership development.
VAYLA New Orleans
13235 Chef Menteur Hwy, Suite A, New Orleans, LA 70129
504 253 6000
VAYLA is a progressive multi-racial community-based organization that empowers youth and families through supportive services and organizing for cultural enrichment and positive social change. VAYLA is composed of young leaders, high school and college students that want to engage and empower others educationally, mentally, physically, and spiritually.
Young Association for Corporate Growth
ACG LA, 5500 Prytania Street, Box 229, New Orleans, LA 70115
The LA Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) is the premier M&A association in LA made up of professionals looking to grow middle-market companies. ACG LA has initiated Young ACG LA for professionals age 35 and younger involved in corporate growth, corporate development and mergers and acquisitions.
Young Leadership Council
1840 Euterpe Street, New Orleans, LA 70113
Young Leadership Council is a nonprofit, nonpartisan civic organization created to develop leadership through community projects. Through volunteer-created community projects, YLC recruits and retains young professionals to Greater New Orleans, creating a positive impact on the quality of life in the region. Founded in 1986, YLC is the oldest independent young professionals’ organization in the country.
Young President’s Organization of LA (YPO)
1615 Poydras St., Suite 1281, New Orleans, LA 70112
YPO connects over 24,000 chief executives in more than 130 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchange™. Membership opens access to an extensive offering of local, regional and international education experiences, world-class resources, alliances with top learning institutions, and specialized networks that help members enhance their business, community and personal leadership. To receive an invitation to join YPO, one must be under the age of 45 and the chief operator (CEO, managing director, president, chairman or equivalent) of a company that fulfills minimum size and revenue requirements.