Next YPN Athens Event: 

At YPN Athens, we host events. The focus of our organization is to help create a comfortable environment for Athens-Area Young Professionals to meet on a professional and personal level.

Let’s face it: Most people would rather have a root canal than go to a boring “networking event” where strangers are “making it rain” business cards and droning on about how great their business is.

Luckily for you, our events could not be more different than that. Here are a few ways that we have fun and meet folks:

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Monthly Meet-ups

Our monthly meet-ups are a casual, low-pressure way of getting to know the young members of Athens community. They are usually hosted on the first Thursday of the month at local Athens businesses.

Each month we’ll be at a new venue, with a new format to mix things up and provide a unique experience.

Periodically we will host a featured local speaker (from UGA football players to successful Athens business owners); other days we put our members in small groups to give them the opportunity for intimate networking.

One popular format is our popular speed networking where you can meet 20+ new people in 45 minutes. This allows you to quickly discover which members you would like to learn more about, forming new friendships and business relationships.

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Special Events

At YPN Athens, we believe that life in Athens is about more than just climbing the career ladder. It’s also about giving back to our community.

We put on Special Events three times a year as a way of giving back. Our fall tailgate and our December holiday party have become popular events that have raised thousands of dollars for great organizations like the Boys & Girls Club of Athens, United Way, and ESP.

These Special Events may replace our First Thursday Meet-ups during the month we host them.

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