Professional Development

A hybrid #MILLSUMMIT returns this August. Here’s what to expect (and how to get free tix)

A rundown of the 2022 event aimed at professional development, to be held virtually and IRL at The Queen.

Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester kicks off #MILLSUMMIT 2021's sole hybrid event.

(Photo by Holly Quinn)

Technical.ly is a media sponsor of #MILLSUMMIT 2022.

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Ready to gather? The hybrid #MILLSUMMIT returns Aug. 2 to 4 online and at The Queen.

As we have in years past, Technical.ly got you a discount on tickets to the three-day 2022 edition, below. But first: What can you expect at this year’s event?

Blake the Brain will kick off this year’s #MILLSUMMIT, followed by a fully virtual day of workshops, panels, a performance by spoken word poet Denice Frohman, and a keynote by national diversity speaker and author Lily Zheng. Topics include profit with a purpose, mental health, virtual networking, design thinking and personal finances.

On Day 2, amid a blend of virtual and in-person events at The Queen, come by the Technical.ly table! If you’ve ever wondered how to get your business or project profiled in Technical.ly, our Delaware lead reporter Holly Quinn (that’s me!) will be available to connect with you between 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. We’ll have other staffers at the table during the rest of the day.

The day will start with virtual networking followed by a keynote by award-winning writer, author and comic Terri Trespicio, a motivational keynote workshop from TEDx speaker Mike Eppehimer, a panel of woman entrepreneurs, a performance by BackTrack Vocals, a creative workshop, and a keynote by Major Michelle E. Rogers.

“After hours” of Day 2 at The Queen will include a small business incubator happy hour hosted by the Delaware Small Business Development Center with in-person networking, entrepreneur skill building, and a few happy hour drinks.

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The evening will be capped off with the Emerging Leaders in Action Dinner, honoring the 2022 Impact Award winners. (Note – this event requires a separate ticket.)

The final day of #MILLSUMMIT 2022 will kick off with a keynote by Layla Zaidane, CEO of the Millennial Action Project. Then look for a mindful leadership session led by On the Goga CEO Anna Greenwald, and panels and workshops covering topics including parenting neurodivergent children, financial wellness, corporate-nonprofit partnerships and more.

All in-person sessions (excluding IRL networking), will be livestreamed and available for a period of time after the summit. In-person days include lunch.

But that’s not all: Technical.ly newsletter subscribers can get a free virtual pass to the summit, valued at $149. You can also use our code as a discount toward a $199 1-day in person pass or a $299 VIP pass. These free passes are limited quantity and first come first serve, so grab one before they’re gone by subscribing to our newsletter and looking out for this Thursday’s edition:

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If you miss out on the code above, you can always get 10% off your ticket price using the discount code TECHNICALLY22.

Register for #MILLSUMMIT here.

Plus, some recent Delaware Power Moves

  • Delaware’s first B Corporation, IncNow, has earned the honor of 2022 “Best for the World” in the Governance category. This is the third consecutive year IncNow has earned a top score from the nonprofit B Lab.
  • The IRC x Wilmington series — a collaboration with Buccini/Pollin Group, Chef Tyler Akin, Mayor Mike Purzycki, and Wilmington’s independent restaurants known as the Independent Restaurant Coalition (IRC) — hosted a number of mission-driven dinners and experiences to benefit neighborhood restaurants and bars across the country this past December through March. They will present a check for $100,000 to the IRC on Friday.
  • Gov. John Carney’s chief of staff since 2019, Sheila Grant, will be moving on to the White House in August, where she will serve as special assistant to the president and senior presidential speechwriter. Jonathan Starkey, who served for five years as the governor’s deputy chief of staff for communications, will replace Grant as chief of staff.
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