SCHEDULE

Friday, February 22

6 - 6:30 PM | Registration, Food Trucks and Kickoff

6:30 - 7 PM | Theological Opening - Why Economic Justice? Why Our Young Adults? - Dr. Stacey L. Spencer, Senior Pastor, New Direction Church

7 - 9 PM | Ted Talks - How do we create economic pathways for all of our city’s young adults?

  1. PJ Moore, Director, World Relief and Chad Pulliam, Manufacturing Site Director of Bryce Corporation

  2. Sarah Lockridge - Steckel, Co-Founder and CEO of The Collective

  3. Lori Spicer Robertson, Chief Communications and Engagement Officer, United Way





Saturday, February 23

8:30 - 9 AM | Market Opens & Registration

9 - 9:20 AM | Welcome and Theological Framing - Reverend Earle Fisher, Ph.D, Pastor, Abyssinian Baptist Church

9:20 - 10:20 AM | Young Adult Panel - Our Voices and Our Ideas: Young Adults Leading the Charge Moderated by Robert Brown

10:30 - 11:45 AM | Breakout Workshops

  1. From Schools to Careers: Tackling Poverty through Adult Education

  2. The Push for Policies: Fixing Broken Systems

  3. The Business Case: Innovation in Employment

  4. The Church’s Calling: Our Role in Economic Justice

  5. More than Mentorship: How to be Allies to our Young Adults

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Enterprise Fair & Lunch

12:30 - 1:30 PM | Social Enterprise Pitch Contest & Big Ideas Contest - Hear pitches from young adult social innovators and local entrepreneurs in our Urban Summit Idea Slam and Pitch Competition

1:30 | Closing and Announcement of Winners

Event Co-Hosted by Vonesha Mitchell and Robert Brown