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Young Pros Forum

August 24, 2022

8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. ET

Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis

4 hours




Connect with Us. Connect with Yourself. Connect with Others.

The new INCPAS Young Pros Forum is a unique opportunity for you to learn, volunteer, connect and celebrate—all in one day, at Lucas Oil Stadium! You’ll take 4 hours of career skills CPE in the morning, help with a local nonprofit service project in the afternoon, then unwind during Happy Hour and a tour of the stadium. Throughout the day, you’ll be able to meet with fellow young pros and the community as you learn career skills such as leadership, networking, diversity and inclusion.

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8:30–9 a.m. Registration & Breakfast

Grab breakfast and settle in before the Forum kicks off.

9–9:45 a.m. General Session

Welcome and Connect with INCPAS 101

Courtney Kincaid, CAE, IOM, Indiana CPA Society

Ever wondered why the Indiana CPA Society exists and in what capacities it serves members? Find out more about INCPAS and its programs, as well as how evolving strategic plan initiatives are designed to impact and assist members now and in the future.

9:45–10:15 a.m. General Session

Networking 101

ZeNai Brooks, CPA, Cummins

Networking is the action or process of interacting with others to exchange information and develop professional or social contacts. Learn how can you best leverage your interactions and contacts to not only advance your career, but also enhance your personal and professional brand.

10:15–10:30 a.m. Networking Break

It's time to network with colleagues and visit sponsor tables.

10:30 a.m.–11:45 p.m. General Session

Leading with Influence

Brian Richardson, Jr., Indianapolis Colts

Hear from the Colts director of diversity, equity and inclusion on ways you can lead from any position in an organization; how to become and create a change agent; and strategies for promoting inclusivity and intersectional acceptance.

11:45 a.m.–1 p.m. Network & Lunch

Connect with fellow attendees over lunch. Lunch is provided.

1–2 p.m. General Session

Panel: Making Valuable Connections in Today’s World

Jud Brown, CPA, Bee Compliance, Marquice Gee, G4 Unlimitedand Corey Stark, CPA, Birge & Held
Moderator: Chaleise Fleming, CPA, CFE, Greenwalt CPAs, Inc.

Building a network is one of the most important things you can do to advance your career, but many people don't know how to go about it. Gain tips from an expert panel of your peers who will share their experiences on building meaningful connections.

2–3:30 p.m. Community Service Project

Participate in an on-site volunteer project benefitting local nonprofit Coburn Place Safe Haven.

3:30–4:30 p.m. Lucas Oil Stadium Tour

Go behind-the-scenes for an insider’s look at unique areas within this state-of-the art NFL stadium.

4:30–5:30 p.m. Networking Event with Open Bar

Connect over post-conference cocktails and appetizers in the private Horseshoe Bar.