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Shape Your Cape Summit

Summit 2018

The Shape Your Cape Summit is a one-day conference hosted by Cape Cod Young Professionals, Inc. (CCYP). The Summit features interactive workshops and panel discussions on topics ranging from career development to civic engagement and 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.

The 2018 Summit is generously presented by Cape Cod Healthcare.

The Emcee for the event is Kathryn Eident, and award-winning journalist and co-host of Morning Edition on WCAI-FM. 

GET INVOLVED: SPONSOR AND EXHIBITOR OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in Exhibitor Space at this year's Summit? Check out the 2018 Summit Brochure and complete our easy online Exhibitor Application.

Want to sponsor this year's Summit? Complete our online Sponsorship Form.

Schedule
TIME AGENDA DETAILS
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration/Breakfast Main Entry
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Opening Session Nauset Ballroom
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM BREAK
9:45 AM - 11:00 AM Session 1 Mind, Body, & Soul: Eat, Play, and Stay Healthy, 2.0 (Ballroom 1)
Don't Fake It, Just Make It: Applying Your Skills to Advance in the Workplace (Ballroom 2)
Take Your Seat; Get Engaged in Town Government (Ballroom 3)
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM BREAK
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM Session 2 Managing Your Modern Family (Ballroom 1)
Top 3 Effective Social Media Strategies for Small Businesses (Ballroom 2)
Building a Dynamic Local Economy (Ballroom 3)
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch & Keynote Speaker Nauset Ballroom
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM BREAK
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM Session 3 Housing 360 (Ballroom 1)
Finding your Niche in Networking (Ballroom 2)
Keeping Cape Cod Sustainable (Ballroom 3)
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM BREAK
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM Session 4 Solving the Social Riddle: Making Lasting Friendships on Cape Cod (Ballroom 1)
Breaking News! Cape Cod Hot Topics (Ballroom 3)
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM After Hours Connect Red's Restaurant and Lounge inside the Sea Crest Beach Hotel
Opening Session
Riddle
Opening Morning Session with the Riddle Room

Get ready for the day with the Riddle Room's Mobile Hot Seat!  Get a laugh watching your peers try to escape before heading off to the first panel of the day. And don't worry - the Hot Seat will be set up all day, so there will be plenty of opportunities to give it a try!

Riddle is Cape Cod’s first escape room business. Learn more about Riddle’s co-owners Nicole Merriman and Ashley Lancaster >>

Sessions

*Each Shape Your Cape Summit session falls under one of the three pillars of CCYP's mission: Connect, Engage, or Advance.

CCYP's Mission Statement: Connect, engage, and advance the next generation of Cape Cod's workforce and community leaders.

Session 1

Connect
Mind, Body, & Soul: Eat, Play, and Stay Healthy, 2.0

Description coming soon.

Engage
Take Your Seat; Get Engaged in Town Government

Learn why being informed in the local political conversation and decision-making process is important, especially here on Cape Cod.  Discover where to find information on meetings, issues, topics of discussion, votes, and general community events that help create stronger empathy among community members. Also discover how to develop your role in your town's community -- on Boards or committees, in elected positions, and more.  

Advance
Don't Fake It, Just Make It: Applying Your Skills to Advance in the Workplace

Description coming soon.

Session 2

Connect
​Managing Your Modern Family

Being a young professional on Cape Cod can be challenging, especially while raising a family. This session will provide you with resources and advice, while learning from others who are currently navigating this road. 


Advance
​Top 3 Effective Social Media Strategies for Small Businesses

Cape Cod is filled with wonderful small businesses that allow us to shop local, eat local, and BE local! Social media can be daunting, but it is an invaluable tool for small businesses to reach existing and potential customers, and to build lasting, valuable relationships with their customers and the community. Come ready to ask our panel of experts about the latest trends and innovations in social media for small businesses, and hear how they have leveraged social media to move their businesses forward.

Advance
Building A Dynamic Local Economy

Description coming soon.

Session 3

Connect
Housing 360

Description coming soon.

Engage
​Keeping Cape Cod Sustainable

Cape Cod is a delicate ecosystem. Everything we do, from managing wastewater to trash disposal, effects the longevity of our sandbar. This panel will focus on how people are working to protect Cape Cod through sustainable living, recycling, and more. Learn why protecting the Cape’s unique natural resources is so important, especially for future generations.

Panelist and Moderator List coming soon

Advance
Finding your Niche in Networking

Description coming soon.

Session 4

Connect
Solving the Social Riddle; Making Lasting Friendships on Cape Cod

Description coming soon.

Advance
Breaking News! Cape Cod Hot Topics

Description coming soon.


Featured Speaker
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Christine Rathbun Ernst

Headlining the event as keynote speaker will be Christine Rathbun Ernst, a writer, performer, teacher, activist, and speaker who has performed at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. Christine will be speaking about her experiences on the Cape, and will share how she has crafted a career from storytelling. Learn more about Christine >>

After Hours

From 5:00 - 7:30 PM, CCYP will host a special post-Summit After Hours event at Red’s Restaurant & Lounge, presented by GMH Mortgage. Red’s is conveniently located inside the Sea Crest Beach Hotel (350 Quaker Rd., Falmouth). As always, all are welcome at After Hours -- whether you attend the Summit or not. All-day Summit attendees may attend the After Hours event free of charge, as part of their Summit registration ($10 additional value). Be sure to register separately for After Hours if you plan to attend!

After Hours April2018
Registration

Admission is $60 for CCYP members and $80 for non-members. Lunch-only pass is $40. Full day tickets for non-members include entrance to After Hours Connect, immediately following the Summit. Be sure to register separately for After Hours >>

Sponsors

Interested in becoming a Summit sponsor? Learn more in the 2018 Brochure >>

**NEW THIS YEAR!** Complete our easy online Sponsorship Form.

Cape Cod Healthcare
The Shape Your Cape Summit is Generously Presented By Cape Cod Health Care
Pp Sponsors
Exhibitors

Interested in becoming a Summit exhibitor? Learn more in the 2018 Brochure >>

**NEW THIS YEAR!** Complete our easy online Exhibitor Application.

Pp Exhibitors
Last Yr Info
Last Years Stats

View our Recap of the 2017 CCYP Second Annual Shape Your Cape Summit & visit our CCYP Facebook Page to view our event photo album.