Annual CCYP Shape Your Cape Summit Set For April 7

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CCYP’s Shape Your Cape Summit, which gathers hundreds of business and nonprofit leaders, elected officials, local employers and the Cape’s young workforce for “deep dive” discussions on the issues that matter most to the region’s future, is scheduled for April 7, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Sea Crest Beach Hotel in North Falmouth.

The event is open to the public and advance registration is required.

Early bird tickets (CCYP Members, $55; nonmembers, $75) are on sale now at

“The past few years have shone a light on the ongoing challenges facing Cape Codders of all ages. We look forward to sharing insight, expertise, and innovations happening locally and ways to support efforts to positively Shape the Cape at this year’s Summit,” said Sarah Nitsch, CCYP Director and Summit Co-Chair with Marissa Cyr, CCYP Vice President.

The 2022 Summit will kick off with a presentation by Lisa Oliver, Chair of the board, President and CEO of The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod. Wendy Northcross, Executive Director of the JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation Inc. and retired CEO of Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce will facilitate the first interactive “fireside chat” with state Sen. Julian Cyr and state Rep. Sarah Peake on “Key Challenges and Innovative Approaches for a Resilient Cape Cod,” followed by a panel of Cape leaders sharing innovative ideas and collaborative opportunities to address critical challenges facing the Cape’s young workforce in a “lightning pitch presentation” format.

Interactive panel discussions and breakout sessions facilitated/led by exemplary Cape leaders will include: “Innovative Leadership in the Arts: Engaging and Enriching the Cape Community” and “The Blue Economy: Innovative Partnerships for a Resilient Cape Cod.” This year’s Summit also includes afternoon leadership skill-building sessions such as “Standing in Your Power 2.0” and “Cultivating Resilience.”

Small group solutions-focused discussions and facilitated networking opportunities are interspersed throughout the Summit to foster creative idea exchange, surface potential solutions, and identify opportunities for collaboration across sectors. The day will conclude with a session on “Shaping the Cape’s Future: Sparking the Next Generation of Cape Leaders and Innovators.”

If you are interested in Summit sponsorship opportunities or have questions regarding the event, contact Kristen Vose Clothier, CCYP CEO, at 508-714-2201, ext. 102, or via email at