The "Why You?" Initiative invites you to attend the [YU?] Bi-Annual Spring Confab 2017 to be held on April 1, 2017 (with Pre-Confab Workshops on March 31, 2017) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Rochester, MN. 

The [YU?] Bi-annual Confab Spring 2017 will offer cutting-edge presentations, posters, workshops and panel disccusions on emerging issues and challenges facing the students and communities we serve.  This conference provides an opportunity for individuals, especially scholars, mentees and young professionals, to discover, inspire, reinforce aims, trigger thoughts, touch dreams, plan innovatively, and realize potentials.

It's highly recommended that all those connected to the [YU?] register for this conference. 

Please note that Business Attire is highly recommended.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: 

Mr. Kwesi Foli, a Writer, Video Producer & News Assistant for the New York Times, who received his degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Foli also writes for for The Huffington Post and ESPN's The Undefeated.

 

 

 

[YU?] Bi-Annual Spring Confab Schedule at a Glance 

 

March 31, 2017
Pre-Confab Workshops & Tour of the Mayo Clinic 

April 1, 2017
Opening Plenary & Reception 8:45AM-9:15AM
Workshops & Panel Sessions 9:15AM-11:50AM
Lunch* (lunch may not be provided)
Academic Tour 1:00PM-1:50PM
Workshops & Panel Sessions 2:00-2:50PM
Closing Plenary & Reception 3PM

Post-Confab Evening Activities 6:30PM-8:30PM

Workshops & Panel Sessions are designed for high school students, undergraduate students, graduate students and parents.  

There are three tracks:

Session 'A'= Geared towards High School Students.

Session 'B'=Geared towards Undergraduate & Graduate Students.

Session 'C'= Geared toward Parents.

 

 


 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ONCE YOU HAVE REGISTERED YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE INFORMATION TO DOWNLOAD THE WHOVA APP. THIS IS THE APP WE WILL USE AT [YU?] CONFAB AS OUR MOBILE BROCHURE. THIS APP ALLOWS YOU TO VIEW THE SCHEDULE OF WORKSHOPS/EVENTS; NETWORK AND ENGAGE WITH OTHERS ATTENDING CONFAB; AND SHARE BUSINESS CARDS, IDEAS AND PHOTOGRAPHS.

 

 

 

Hotel Accommodations:

Below are the recommended hotel accommodations  for confab guests, strategy team members, and those [YU?] mentees/young professionals who are not in school. 

**Please note that shared hotel accommodations (Kahler Grand Hotel) will be provided for those [YU?] mentees/young professionals that are currently in school. 

     

 

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Partnerships/Sponsorships

     

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Have questions about [YU?] BIANNUAL CONFAB SPRING 2017: "START WHERE YOU ARE!"?

Contact THE "WHY YOU?" INITIATIVE [YU?] at admin@whyyou.org