Come together with your peers to discover how to develop connections that will be there and encourage you as you move forward in your career.


Masks are REQUIRED indoors in Cook County for all participants.
YP Leadership Conference

Start building a sustainable community that is diverse and inclusive.

Cultural Humility: Being a Part of a Diverse and Inclusive Community


Culture drives everything we do at the individual, organizational, and societal level. Explore cultural humility as a strategy that is necessary as we develop new norms for how we socialize, conduct business and bring about social change.

Nabilah Talib | YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Building Your Community


Join this panel discussion to learn strategies for building a diverse professional network. Hear why it’s important to branch outside the accounting and finance profession and to network with a diversity of professionals.

Lindsay Wunrow
| Young Lawyers Section, at The Chicago Bar Association
Brett Taylor
| Executives Club of Chicago
Maggie Martenson | Chicago Chapter Financial Executives International & Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

Celebrity Connections: Cameo’s Unique Approach


While we were all searching for new ways to connect, Cameo brought a disruptive approach to connecting celebrities directly to their fans and changed the game.

Jon Mazzanti | Cameo

Connections to Create Your Ideal Role


Still searching for your ideal role? Craft it yourself! After starting out on the traditional path working for big firms, Alex leveraged his connections to create the role that he wanted and tailored it to his interests. Hear how you can tap into your own connections to design your dream job.

Alex Corral, CPA | The Accountrepreneur

Young Professionals Leadership Conference Agenda

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM | Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 AM - 9:35 AM | Panel Discussion: Building Your Community with Other Professions
10:50 AM - 11:25 AM | Connections to Create Your Ideal Role

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DATE: November 5, 2021
TIME: 8:00AM - 11:30AM
LOCATION: The Metropolitan at Willis Tower
232 S. Franklin St. | Oak Room | 66th Floor | Chicago
COST: $90 Member | $110 Non-member


Confirmation of full COVID-19 vaccination status form ( click to submit) must be submitted by November 4. Confirmation is required only once for all ICPAS events. Masks are REQUIRED for all participants.

See Why Others Have Attended This Program

“Opportunity to gain insight into the future of the profession and to interact with leaders in the industry.”

“Loved the topics that were discussed and the speakers. I felt like they were very knowledgeable and topics were relevant to today's world.”

“I attend this annually and think it is a great representation of young professionals in the accounting field.”

Special thanks to our 2021 conference sponsors:


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BrilliantBaker Tilly Search & Staffing

All program information is subject to change. Please verify upon registration. The Illinois CPA Society reserves the right to modify the delivery model of conference sessions in response to ongoing changes in COVID restrictions.

By registering to attend this event in person, I agree to abide by each of the COVID-19 safety protocols that are in place for the event. I understand that failure to comply may result in expulsion from the event with no refund. I acknowledge that my in-person attendance is voluntary, and I waive and release ICPAS from any liability arising from the contraction of communicable diseases.

The Illinois CPA Society has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy for in-person meetings and events. View the policy.