KEARNEY, NE — A conference that brings together young leaders from across the state is coming to Kearney.

Connecting Young Nebraskans announced Monday that Kearney will host its summit in 2023. The summit happens every other year and is the flagship event for the organization. According to a news release, the goal of the summit is to energize, develop and retain talented young people in Nebraska communities.

Kearney won the ability to host through a competitive proposal process. The summit is scheduled for next fall and will be held at the Younes Hospitality Campus. Registration will open next year.

"We believe ‘The Good Life’ is an extremely special place and we are excited to gather young Nebraskans together to dream up new ways to make our state better for our generation and the ones to come,” Kearney proposal team member Amanda Polacek said.

Connecting Young Nebraskans is an affiliated fund of the Nebraska Community Foundation. The statewide network boasts more than 900 members.