Young Leader Conference

“The objective of the Young Leader Conference is to educate, inspire and connect, and because the conference was created by Young Leaders, exclusively for Young Leaders, the programming is going to be 100% spot on.” – Jason Wize, YL Board Chair

DEC Young Leaders (YL) can participate in the annual YL Conference whose goals are to educate, inspire and connect. This half-day professional development conference allows YLs to: learn from our region’s business, civic and non-profit leaders; network with DEC Board Members and Sponsors; and build new relationships with any of the over 400 YL attendees.  Created and programmed each year by YL’s, they half-day includes powerful keynote and impactful breakout sessions.  This is one conference you won’t want to miss! Click here to see a short video about the YL Conference.

Educate: Hear powerful keynotes and breakout sessions delivered by successful C-suite executives and civic leaders.


Inspire: Nourish and motivate the leadership skills within yourself as you learn new and effective ways for personal development.


Connect: Over 400 YL’s are waiting to expand and strengthen their networks by meeting their YL peers who are also eager to learn and expand their networks together.


For more information on how you can become a sponsor at our next YL Conference, please visit our Sponsor Page.