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Young Professional Symposium

YP Symposium November 28, 2018

The Dubuque Area Chamber’s Young Professional’s Symposium is designed to give its participants an out of the box look at development. Whether it be professional or personal, we strive to present to our members' information that will matter as they progress in their career. We want to be that local resource where Dubuque’s workforce attends our events to help them flourish and succeed.

The Power of You, Unleashing Your Inner Potential

2018 YP Symposium Agenda

11:00 am | Registration

11:30 am | Networking and Business You Should Know Expo

12 Noon | Lunch and Keynote speaker

1:00 pm | Networking Break

1:15 pm | Breakouts

  • Breakout 1: Michelle Gnida, Dale Carnegie
  • Breakout 2: Pamela Mumm, Pamela | Mumm
    "Your Path Forward Starts Where You Are" Using your current position to develop the skills and capacity you need fo your next position.
  • Breakout 3: Michael Kelly (Sales Workshop)

2:15 pm | Networking Break

2:30 pm | Breakouts

  • Breakout 1: Michelle Gnida, Dale Carnegie
  • Breakout 2: Pamela Mumm, Pamela | Mumm
    "Leading People that Aren't Leading Themselves" Practical tools to help you deal with people. Those darn people who aren't doing their job in an excellent way.
  • Breakout 3: Jacob Wierzbicki, ImOn Communications
    "Finding the Power in Gratitude & Perspective" 

3:30 pm | Networking Break

3:45 pm | Award Presentation: Meghan Hackett Leadership Award

4:00 pm | Closing Keynote, Dr. Bobby Koneru, President and Founder of Paramount Oncology Group | POG
"The Power of Emotional Fitness" With the next technological revolution, we will see an explosion of artificial intelligence (AI) and biotechnology.  Typical IQ will be an easily accessible commodity.  Creativity, emotional awareness, and emotional intelligence will be much more valuable moving into tomorrow's job market.  Understand the science and techniques to enhance your emotional fitness.

5:00 pm | Closing Reception

Meet our Keynote

Dr. Bobby Koneru

Dr. Bobby Koneru is a radiation oncologist, TEDx speaker, author, features writer for the Telegraph Herald and international speaker on the subject of health and wellness.  He did his medical training at Northwestern University in Chicago, where he served as assistant professor for many years.  He moved to Dubuque in 2011 where he became the medical director of the Wendt Regional Cancer Center.  In 2014 he started Paramount Oncology Group (POG), which is an organization that provides radiation therapy services to community cancer patients.  POG now treats cancer patients in Cedar Rapids, IA, Dubuque, IA, and Freeport, IL.  Dr. Koneru is also the founder of Driftless Media, a company that provides cutting edge multi-media services to help individuals and companies market and tell their story.  Finally, Dr. Koneru is the co-founder of Cancer Fellows Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides education and training to international students studying radiation oncology.


The YP Symposium will be held at the Grand River Center, 500 Bell St, Dubuque, IA 52001
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Cost to attend:

  • $59.00 YP Members
  • $79.00 Not-Yet YP Members

Join Young Professionals

Cost of joining YP is as follows: $50 for employees of Chamber members, $55 for employees of non-Chamber members. YP Luncheon cost: $12 for employees of Chamber members, $17 for employees of non-Chamber members.