Young Professionals Group

Gain knowledge, insight, and skills that will make you an invaluable part of the local Chicago community and the next generation of global leaders by joining the WorldChicago Young Professionals Group.

WorldChicago Young Professionals Group

Building the next generation of citizen diplomats & emerging global leaders.

Through professional development workshops, skill-building events, and connecting with a local and global network of influential business, civic, and academic professionals, this diverse group of early and mid-career professionals are able to make a local impact with a global mission. Learn more about the benefits of being a YPG member and how to become a member.


WorldChicago's growing number of emerging Young Professionals Group members represent a variety of professional and civic sectors, like finance, media relations, policy-related institutions, nonprofit, and government agencies. They represent the emerging global generation that are leading changes in their cities and industries by addressing global issues.

To join this impactful group, you must:

  • Be young professional based in the Chicago metropolitan area, between the ages of 21 -40 years old;
  • Have a shared belief in WorldChicago’s mission of citizen diplomacy;
  • Possess a desire to work in and/or know more about international relations and citizen diplomacy;
  • Be highly motivated to participate in professional development and leadership skill-building workshops and events, and;
  • Want to create a more connected world that values diversity, cross-cultural dialogue, and addressing global challenges through local initiatives.


There are a lot of benefits to becoming a WorldChicago Young Professionals Group member.

As a YPG member, you will receive:

  • Free admission to all YPG networking events;
  • Discounted admission to WorldChicago events;
  • Access to workshops, panels, and program activities featuring experts in international relations, diplomacy, and professional development.
  • Opportunities to network with WorldChicago program participants and to engage with and support the near 700 international visitors that come to and through Chicago each year.

YPG Membership is an opportunity to connect. You will grow your network, local and global, and create change that will result in a better Chicago and a more peaceful and prosperous world.

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