Bold Fusion: Cincy's YP Summit

Join us for the 15th annual Bold Fusion event, Thursday, August 15, 2019!

Bold Fusion is the largest annual convergence of young professionals in the Cincinnati region where young, creative minds come together for provocative discussion, learning and a common purpose: to connect with one another and learn how to advance their career, their company and our community. It is a program of Cincinnati Chamber's HYPE (Harnessing Young Professional Energy) initiative.

Thursday, August 15
12:30-1 p.m. Registration & Networking
1-5 p.m. Program
5-7 p.m. Happy Hour

This 4-hour summit will empower you to reclaim love through loving your work, your city, and yourself. Most of us probably do not talk about “love” in the workplace. In some organizations, it may even be prohibited. But let’s think about love in a non-romantic way. Let’s think about companionate love. It’s our ability and willingness to support each other as a collective in the workplace – bringing humanity into the equation of what success looks like within organizations.2019_EVENTSBoldFusionSpeakers
Bold Fusion 2019 keynote presenter, Pamela Abalu, a workplace design pioneer, will talk about the concept of work as an opportunity for personal growth and service to others. Through storytelling as vibrant and experiential as her human-centered projects, Pamela will share her unique and inspiring journey of self-actualization through service to others; and will call for us to remember to participate in things that matter. Her keynote is an invitation to belong, to step in at a higher level, to celebrate your whole self and shine love through your work. A preeminent architect and futurist, Pamela will call us to action: love as the future of work

O. Pamela Abalu, Architect, Futurist & Co-Founder, The Love & Magic Company
     Accompanied by Andrei Matorin, Violinist

Kyla Woods, Founder, Crowd or Camera Communications

Local Speaker: 
Paul Heagen, Leadership Coach, Defining Moments

Heyra Avila, Immigrant Rights Activist and Organizer
Chuck Mingo, Campus Pastor, Crossroads Church 
Ryan Mooney-Bullock, Executive Director, Green Umbrella
(Moderator) Mary Stagaman, VP, Inclusion, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber
John Yung, AICP, Senior Project Executive, Urban Fast Forward

Lauren Eylise, Singer-Songwriter
Young Professionals Choral Collective (YPCC)

HYPE Community Young Professional Groups showcase:
ArtsWave YP
Give Back Cincinnati
Habitat for Humanity Greater Cincinnati YP
Umu Igbo Unite Organization

Due to the location at a casino, this event is 21+. Please bring a photo ID.

Cost covers admission, summit materials, content, food, drink ticket + appetizers at happy hour.

Interested in being added to our list of investors and sponsors supporting the young professional community in Cincy? Contact Julie Bernzott at or 513.579.3113.

Interested in purchasing a table to send ten YPs from your company? Select Corporate Patron Table under 'Registration' or contact Nick Schroth at or 513.579.3180.

For general event questions, contact Danielle Wilson at or 513.5793.118.

Presenting Investor
Excellence Investor
Media Partner

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