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Shape Your Cape Summit

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#ShapeYourCape on April 4th

Get ready to #ShapeYourCape! The 2019 Shape Your Cape Summit is set for April 4th at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in Falmouth. Thank you, Cape Cod Five, for generously sponsoring the 2019 Summit.

Early Bird Registration - Effective until March 1st!

$60 CCYP Members (includes free admission to After Hours Connect)

$75 Non-Members (includes free admission to After Hours Connect)

NOTE: Personalized meal options are available to attendees with dietary restrictions, but CCYP must be notified prior to the event. Please contact for further information.

Register for CCYP's Shape Your Cape Summit here >>

In addition to the full-day conference, CCYP is hosting an After Hours Connect immediately following the Summit at Bucatino, conveniently located off Route 28. All are welcome, whether you attend the Summit or not. However, the admissions fee for non-CCYP members will be waived for all-day Summit attendees (normally $10). Register separately for the After Hours Connect here >>

About the Summit

The Shape Your Cape Summit is a one-day conference hosted by Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP). The Summit features interactive workshops and panel discussions aiming to provide attendees with actionable knowledge and skills that can be applied within their workplace or personal lives. Topics range from career development to civic engagement to work/life balance. The event is designed to facilitate community conversation around a variety of issues that impact quality of life and career opportunity for young people living and working on Cape Cod.

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Meet Our 2019 Keynote Speaker, Roy Heffernan of Life is Good!

Roy Heffernan is an owner and the former Chief Operating ‘Optimist’ (COO) for Life is Good, an apparel and accessories retailer and lifestyle brand. The mission of Life is Good is to spread the power of optimism. The founding brothers Bert and John Jacobs learned that their company was much more than t-shirts. They, together with Roy, helped found The Life is Good Kids Foundation, which is committed to helping children who face challenges, including the traumas of violence, poverty, and illness. The foundation is funded through 10% of the company’s net profits as well as with public donations. Roy, in his speech Embracing the Power of Optimism, will discuss the importance of this integrated model of a successful for-profit company with a philanthropy that the entire company supports.

Speaker + Session Schedule
8:00 - 8:30 AM Registration + Breakfast
8:30 - 9:30 AM Keynote Keynote presentation with Roy Heffernan
9:30 - 9:45 AM BREAK
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Session 1 Beyond the Bottom Line: Modern Benefits for the Millenial Worker
Redefining the Cape Cod Professional
From NIMBY to YIMBY - Solving the Cape Cod Housing Crisis
10:45 - 11:00 AM BREAK
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Session 2 #Adulting on Cape Cod
Critical Career Conversations
Accelerating Cape Cod's Startup Community
12:00 - 1:15 PM Lunch + Plenary Speaker
1:15 - 1:45 PM Vendor Connect Check out our exhibitor tables during our first ever Vendor Connect Power Hour!
1:45 - 2:45 PM Session 3 So You're Finally the Boss - Now What?
Mock Town Meeting
Policy Update: What's Being Done to Keep Young Families on Cape Cod?
2:45 - 3:00 PM BREAK
3:00 - 4: 00 PM All Summit Session Live & Work Success Stories: How Creative Workforce Recruitment Efforts Are Shifting Economic Landscapes Nationwide
Get Involved

Interested in Vendor Space at this year's Summit? Complete our easy online Vendor Application.

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2019 Summit Steering Committee

Craig Orsi - Chair

Sara Kohls - Chair Ex Officio

Ashley Cormier - Vice Chair

Jamie Brids - Vice Chair

Amy Fleck

Jillian Russo

Manny Marrero

Jacob Stapledon

Matt Bolinder

Dale Shadbegian

Angela Hemmila

Matthew Jensen