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Shape Your Cape Summit

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As an organization that thrives on the concept of bringing people together, we are acutely aware of the responsibility we hold to proactively respond to recent calls for increased social distancing and want to do everything in our power to keep our friends, colleagues, and their families healthy and safe. This is why we have made the difficult decision to cancel, reschedule, or hold remote gatherings for upcoming CCYP meetings and events, through April 15.

Unfortunately, The 5th Annual Shape Your Cape Summit is cancelled. We are so disappointed to not be able to move forward with our exciting 5th Annual Summit event, but feel this decision is in everyone's best interest at this time. Note that we are still evaluating opportunities with the Summit for remote workshops or other alternatives for the fantastic speakers we had planned, and will release any updates as we have them via our email list and social media channels. In the meantime, due to the extenuating circumstances, we are adjusting our refund policy and full refunds will be offered to registered attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors upon request. We are also happy to discuss custom arrangements with sponsors and exhibitors to apply their support to future events/programs. Please contact and we will be happy to assist you.

It's Time to #ShapeYourCape!

The Shape Your Cape Summit is BACK for its fifth year on April 9th! That's right - we've been working to shape Cape Cod into a vibrant place to live and work for young professionals, year-round, for five years. This year, we're excited to continue facilitating forward-thinking conversation, interactive learning opportunities, and community connections at the ONLY conference created for - and by - the Cape's young workforce community.

Topics at this year's event will range from career development to civic engagement to work/life balance. The event is designed to further regional understanding and action around a variety of issues that impact quality of life and career opportunity for young people living and working on Cape Cod.

The 2020 Summit is presented with generous support from our sponsor, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. Thank you for making this event possible!

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Meet Our Keynote Speaker, Melody Warnick!

We're thrilled to welcome Melody Warnick as our 2020 Summit Keynote Speaker!

Melody Warnick’s book This Is Where You Belong: Finding Home Wherever You Are, is a practical guide to loving the place where you live. Melody's book has been featured in the New York Times, Time magazine, Fast Company, Psychology Today, and others. Described by Richard Florida as “an important book for so many people who are choosing their place to live,” This Is Where You Belong explores the groundbreaking concept of place attachment and leads longtime residents and newcomers alike to commit to a more passionate relationship with their community. A regular speaker on the topic of place, Melody also is a freelance writer for such publications as Reader’s Digest, The Guardian, and O: The Oprah Magazine.

In her keynote speech, "How to Fall in Love with Where You Live", 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. 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.

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Meet our Lunch Session Speaker, Julie Brown!

Julie’s book This Shit Works: A No-Nonsense Guide to Networking Your Way to More Friends, More Adventures, and More Success, being released in June 2020, is just that, brass tacks guide to all things networking and relationship building. A regular speaker on the topic of networking, relationship building and personal branding, Julie is the founder of Julie Brown Business Development and the creator of the One Minute ProTip Video Series.

In her lunch session speech, "Next Level Networking", Julie uses her wit, humor and proven strategies to teach attendees how to create a network of people around them who are invested in their success. Attendees will be able to walk away with tips and techniques that can be immediately implemented while at the CCYP event and every event they attend thereafter.

Julie has been invited to speak by The Chief Executive Network, The Boston Design Market, SMPS Uber Conference, Autodesk’s Sales Conference, BSLA, AGC, ASHRAE, IFMA, CREW, IES, IIDA, WEN, STC, EmpoWer, Enterprising Women and numerous private companies.

Sessions + Workshops
9:00 - 10:00 AM Morning Keynote with Melody Warnick
10:15 - 11:15 AM The Art of Management - Session 1
Navigating Your Personal Brand with ChikMedia
Movers + Shakers: Women in Leadership on Cape Cod
11:30 AM - 12:30 AM The Art of Management - Session 2
Following the Tide: Workforce Development on an Evolving Cape
Unlocking Effective Communication in the Workplace
12:45 - 2:00 PM Lunch + Facilitated Networking
2:15 - 3:15 PM Mock Town Meeting
Finding Your Zen: Mindfulness in the Workplace
The Quick-and-Dirty Guide to Joining a Nonprofit Board
Learn more about this year's sessions and meet the speakers >>
2020 Summit Sponsors
2020 Shape Your Cape Summit Steering Committee

Ashley Cormier - Co-Chair

Jamie Brids - Co-Chair

Craig Orsi - Chair Ex Officio

Jacob Stapledon - Vice Chair

Amy Fleck

Dale Shadbegian

Matthew Jensen