NextUp Leadership Summit: An Unforgettable Experience​

Attending a conference isn’t just about absorbing knowledge; it’s also an opportunity to have a blast with your peers and make new connections! From interactive workshops in small group settings to engaging discussions at social events, take full advantage of your Summit experience to forge meaningful, lifelong connections!

Social Events

Welcome to Chicago Opening Reception

Our opening reception at the end of our first day is the perfect opportunity to break the ice, make new connections, and reconnect with old friends.

Join us as we celebrate the incredible members, partners, and volunteers that have built the NextUp community. We’ll toast our host region and connect with the people who are making women’s advancement a reality.

She Shines Dance Party

Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to shine! Our annual Summit Dance Party is where the spirit of celebration meets the power of unity. As the music fills the air and the dance floor comes alive, you’ll experience an evening that lifts your spirits and empowers you to make a difference. Leave feeling filled with inspiration and determination, ready to do what it takes to uplift all women!

Deep Dive Masterminds

9 Breakout Tracks for Maximum Impact and Inspiration

Mingle with thought leaders, rethink the future, and re-align your efforts for impact in small-group sessions. Delve deep into a vital topic of your choice, gaining fresh insights, exchanging ideas, and sparking innovation. For more information about our nine breakout options, see Day 2 of our agenda!

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Getting excited about the event?

Share your excitement and let your peers know you’ll be there! Use this image and our official event hashtag #NextUpSummit23 to start the conversation on LinkedIn or Facebook and make connections in preparation for the meeting.

Visiting Chicago

Whether you’re gazing at the shimmering waters of Lake Michigan, admiring the architectural wonders of its majestic skyline, catching your reflection in the “Bean” at Millennium Park, or embarking on a culinary adventure, Chicago will captivate you! The Windy City offers so much to see, taste, and experience – we strongly suggest exploring the city in your free time!

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