2021 Breakout Session RFP
Event Date: September 23, 2021
Event Location: Sacramento, CA
Applications: Deadline July 23, 2021
Questions: EmergeSummit@gmail.com

In celebration of this year’s theme #reinvent, we are seeking proposals that will further EDGE’s mission to (1) Engage a diverse network, (2) Develop critical business skills, (3) Give back to the community, and (4) Empower leadership. Metro EDGE and the Emerge Committee have identified the following examples of breakout session topics within each of these categories - some from past summits:

How do you #reinvent your career?
Category: Engage
Example Breakout Sessions:

Elevating Your Online Brand
Creating Space for Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging

How do you #reinvent the way we learn and grow?
Category: Develop
Example Breakout Sessions:

Financial Literacy and Health - Business & Personal
How to Get Your Idea Approved?

How do you #reinvent your community?
Category: Give
Example Breakout Sessions:

Corporate and Non-Profit Boards
Mentorship in Sacramento

How do you #reinvent your life?
Category: Empower
Example Breakout Sessions:

Micro Entrepreneurship
Being an Informed Voter and Community Member Panel

While the above examples provide a guideline, we encourage your original ideas. Applications will be evaluated based on your responses to the application questions.

Selected breakout providers will receive two complimentary event registrations, recognition on the event website and marketing materials, and a venue for their session.

Are you ready to #reinvent and lend inspiration to hundreds of young professionals?
Email *
Name of Organization *
Brief Description of Organization *
Point of Contact Name *
Point of Contact Position *
Point of Contact Phone Number *
Proposed Breakout Title and Overview *
We encourage breakout content to exemplify one or more of the pillars of Metro EDGE and incorporate the 2021 event theme: REINVENT. Which track best contains your topic: (Select all that may apply). *
Breakout applicants are encouraged to create content that is geared towards a diverse audience of young professionals who represent a range of industries and career levels (though applicants can specify their content to be geared towards a certain audience group). What is the ideal career level for your session? *
Is there an ideal industry sector, role, or demographic that might benefit most from your session? (i.e. Marketing, Finance, Education, Entrepreneur, Parents, Singles, etc.). *
If "yes," please indicate the ideal audience members below
Breakout sessions can be led by individuals or group panels. What will be the format for your session? *
What is your preference for the format of this breakout session? Please check all that apply. *
Who are your proposed speakers? *
How will you engage attendees? *
What are a few takeaways or specific skill sets attendees will receive from this session? *
What does your organization hope to gain by participating as a breakout provider for Emerge Summit 2021? *
Anything else you would like the selection committee to know?
Link to video or additional content, if applicable
Additional Information
The application period will be open as of July 1, 2021 through July 23, 2021. Applicants will be notified of selection in August. A mandatory kick-off meeting will be held in late-summer. Questions about this application may be directed to Kristi Maryman or Ashleigh Cook at EmergeSummit@gmail.com.
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