Grammy-winning R&B singer John Legend will headline the 2013 Young Professionals Summit in Omaha on Feb. 28th at CenturyLink Center Omaha.
A recording artist with three chart-topping albums, Legend also is on a mission to improve lives. He founded the Show Me Campaign, an initiative that aims to break the cycle of poverty through education.
Among his many awards is a 2010 BET (Black Entertainment Television) Humanitarian of the Year recognition and a selection in 2009 as one of TIME Magazine’s most influential 100 people.
The Young Professionals Summit luncheon at which Legend will speak — and perhaps perform — is open to the public, said Sarah Johnson, manager of the Young Professionals. Lunch-only tickets ($75) or full summit enrollment can be purchased online at OmahaYP.org/YPSummit starting Monday. For the full summit, a limited number of tickets will be available for $99 beginning Monday and, when those are gone, the price is $125.
The summit runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will cover topics such as personal and professional development, community and civic responsibility and inclusivity.
The young professionals group is a program of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce.