Connect With St. Louis


Connect With St. Louis

Date(s) - February 13, 2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis
6128 Delmar Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63112

Registration is now open for  Connect With St. Louis, FOCUS’ annual educational and networking event for young professionals! This year, we’ll explore different paths to leadership – in your career, in the community and in the civic space. Learn from talented and passionate young leaders in our region who are charting their own course and making a difference, and connect with peers from across industries and sectors. Come prepared to get inspired and involved!



Free for FOCUS members; $10 for all others.
Admission includes light appetizers and two complimentary drink tickets. Free parking is available in the lot across the street located behind the Pageant.

If you’re a current FOCUS member, you will need to log in to your member account to receive your complimentary ticket.
Not a member? Skip the log-in to purchase your ticket, or join today!


Keisha Mabry, Keynote PresenterBrand Me: Mastermind with Keisha Mabry

In this mastermind, branding and networking expert Keisha Mabry will lead you through a 5-step process to build your brand from scratch. She’ll help you brainstorm your passions, brain-dump your purpose, and leave with a customized brand statement in preparation for the breakout sessions.

About the Presenter
Keisha Mabry is an author, speaker and social entrepreneur on a mission to change the world one connection at a time. She has been featured on National Public Radio, the Nine Network, Fox 2 News, Next Step U, The Business Journal and Blavity for her work in personal branding and networking. In addition, she is a lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis and a contributor for the Huffington Post. Her TED talk and new book Hey Friend: 100 Ways to Connect with 100 People in 100 Days is a movement to make the world friendly again—or at the very least friendlier than it’s ever been. Keisha believes that by connecting people to people and people to resources she can increase movements, access, communication and progress to get the right people in the right seats to end inequality. Learn more at #heyFRIEND     


Hyper-Local Politics

We know you don’t have to be mayor to make a difference, but where do you start? This panel will highlight individuals who have gotten involved in their local government committees, councils, neighborhood associations etc. to help young professionals understand how they can flex their civic muscles.

Forging Your Own Path

Nowadays, career paths are rarely linear. We will hear from trail-blazers whose winding career paths have been driven by a personal mission, and perhaps have led to self-designed opportunities to serve an unmet need.

Nonprofit Involvement: Thinking Outside The Box

Finding a meaningful opportunity to give back can be harder than you’d think. Learn from leaders who have used their strengths to create opportunities for others through nonprofit involvement in order to help young professionals understand how they can do the same.

Questions? Contact Katie Carpenter, Associate Director of Member & Alumni Relations, at (314) 657-4033 or

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