February 20, 2020 in Events, CCYP News

PRESS RELEASE: CCYP’s Shape Your Cape Summit Offers Professional Development, Community Connection Opportunities

North Falmouth, MA - CCYP has released the full schedule of sessions for its 5th Annual Shape Your Cape Summit. The Summit will take place April 9, 2020 from 9 AM to 4:30 PM at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel (350 Quaker Road, North Falmouth), with on-site registration and networking beginning at 8:30 AM. Early Bird ticket pricing has now been extended to offer rates of $60 for CCYP Members and $75 for Non-Members through March 9. Ticket rates include the entire day of sessions and lunch. Beginning Tuesday, March 10, prices increase to the regular rate of $90 for all attendees. Tickets are available at The Shape Your Cape Summit is presented with the generous support of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod.

A one-of-a-kind, cross-industry professional conference, the Shape Your Cape Summit offers interactive, skill-building workshops, lively panel discussions on hot topics that impact the region’s young workforce, and opportunities to connect with professionals of all experience levels and industries. In this 5th Annual year of the Shape Your Cape Summit, CCYP will offer a combination of interactive workshops and panel discussions across a total of twelve sessions, with a focus on actionable solutions and real-world takeaways. Workshop sessions will cover professional development topics such as building a strong personal brand (Navigating Your Personal Brand with ChikMedia), becoming a better manager (Management Bootcamp), and “Unlocking Effective Communication in the Workplace.” Panel discussions will empower young workforce attendees to take their seat at the table for some of our Cape Cod’s most pressing issues, including economic and workforce development (Workforce Development on an Evolving Cape), cultivating women in leadership, and Town-based civic engagement (Mock Town Meeting). The full schedule of sessions for the Shape Your Cape Summit is available at

CCYP is thrilled to welcome author Melody Warnick as the 2020 Shape Your Cape Summit Keynote Speaker. Melody will speak about the concept of “place attachment” and how to build a better community, economy, and sense of place by loving where you live. In her Keynote, Melody will share data, case studies, and stories to explain why place attachment matters and how to use it to build a better town (and be a happier person). Attendees will learn a few simple strategies to create economic growth, well-being, and more place-based joy in their community. A regular speaker on the topic of place, Melody also is a regular writer for Reader’s Digest, The Guardian, and O: The Oprah Magazine. Her book, This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are, has been featured in the New York Times, Time Magazine, Fast Company, Psychology Today, and other media outlets.

Exhibitor, sponsorship, and advertising opportunities are currently available for the 2020 Shape Your Cape Summit. Exhibitor space ranges from $750-$850, with a discounted rate available for nonprofit and government organizations. Sponsorship options begin at $300, and ad space in the conference’s program book starts at $150. For more information, visit or contact CCYP at

Through CCYP’s grant-funded partnership with the Town of Falmouth, Falmouth-based businesses and residents are eligible for special benefits to exhibit at, and attend, the Shape Your Cape Summit. Falmouth businesses can take advantage of a limited number of complimentary exhibitor spaces, and Falmouth residents may claim registration scholarships to attend the Summit for free. Complimentary exhibitor spaces and registration scholarships are available in limited numbers, on a first come, first-served basis. Contact CCYP at to learn more.

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