It's Time for the 2017 Student & Young Professional Summit!

Every year, the PNCWA Student and Young Professionals Committee invites students and young professionals (S&YPs) in the water world to gather for networking, leadership development, and industry training. This year, the summit will be November 3rd at the Brightwater Center in Woodinville, Washington with a satellite location at the Bureau of Environmental Services building in Portland, Oregon. The theme of this year's summit is "Reach Your Peak."  Register here today! 

At last year’s summit, nearly 90 students, young professionals, and senior mentors gathered at the Washington State University Puyallup Research and Extension Center. The theme was “Adding ‘Leader’ to Young Professional,” and interactive training sessions covered defining yourself as a leader, developing mentoring relationships to lead effectively in the water industry, leading strategically through emotional intelligence, young and senior professional roundtables, an Low Impact Development and its growing regional importance, and more. To cap off the training day, a networking happy hour was held at the venue. 


For 2017, the PNWS-AWWA young professionals are leading the planning for the summit. Although speakers and some attendees will assemble at the Brightwater Center in Woodinville, the summit planning committee is excited to plan for a satellite location in the Vancouver-Portland area to allow S&YPs in the locality to gather without the travel. The satellite location will have a facilitator and allow S&YPs to work through the same exercises and will interact with the attendees and speakers at the Brightwater Center via video conference.

Volunteers are still needed to help plan for the summit! Below are a few tasks that need help.  If you are interested in helping out, please contact Michael Lubovich at [email protected] (253-835-6400).

  • Satellite location facilitator
  • Brightwater Center set up
  • Brightwater Center break down
  • Satellite location set up
  • Satellite location break down
  • Vanpool organizer
  • A/V testing at Brightwater Center
  • A/V testing at satellite location
  • Sponsorship outreach
For event details, visit the PNCWA calendar here
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