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Supporting the Orlando Regional Chamber’s pillar of talent development, YP:NEXT’s (formerly YPAC) mission is to provide Central Florida’s millennial generation with strategic tools, tactics and knowledge to prepare them for their future of work and leadership. YP:NEXT provides employers the opportunity to immerse rising young employees in professional development programming designed to support regional efforts to attract and retain today’s top talent.

Become a Member

YP:NEXT brings together an inclusive and diverse group of high-performing young professionals under the age of 39 for professional development, networking opportunities and access to key community leaders.

Orlando Economic Partnership investors receive complimentary membership seats depending on investor level; additional seats can be purchased for a $250 annual membership fee.

Orlando Regional Chamber members can join for a $250 annual membership fee for each YP:NEXT participant.

Non-Chamber/Partnership members/investors can join for a $350 annual membership fee for each YP:NEXT participant.

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What You Need to Know


Meetings are typically held on morning at the Orlando Regional Chamber.

Optional volunteer, networking, socials and professional development opportunities will be regularly added to the calendar.

Attendance Policy

YP:NEXT members are expected to attend four (4) of the six (6) formal meetings.


The YP:NEXT is a program of the Orlando Regional Chamber.

Elesa Sowell, Associate, Shutts & Bowen, serves as the 2019-2020 YP:NEXT Chair.

Mentorship Opportunities

In 2017, a volunteer committee comprised of YP:NEXT launched iGRO, a two-month program designed to retain our business community’s summer interns and new hires by showcasing why Orlando is an ideal place to live, work and play.

YP:NEXT members can volunteer on the iGRO committee and/or as a volunteer mentor to a 2020 iGRO participant.



If you would like more information on how to join YP:NEXT, complete the short form or contact Patricia Thomas.

Patricia Thomas
Associate Director, Programs & Partnerships

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