Upcoming Events

PYP offers approximately 50 events annually ranging from social gatherings, professional development opportunities, relaxed dinners, and community involvement. Please register below.

Upcoming events

    • Thursday, August 24, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Terrace on Fifth (Above Buford's Kitchen) 1014 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15219
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    Join us for the second time this year when we offer the special opportunity to introduce your friends to PYP for FREE!

    Do you have a co-worker who is new to town? A friend looking to expand his or her professional network? Then this is your event! Current PYP members are invited to bring an UNLIMITED number of friends for FREE — that's right, we're waiving the $15 non-member fee just for this event.

    To register your friends, proceed to the registration link as you normally would then enter your friends' names and email addresses in the "Friend(s) Attending" field.

    Two lucky attendees will even go home with one of our AWESOME ticket giveaways – all you have to do is buy a new membership or renew your current one to be entered to win:

    •A pair of tickets to Phipps Conservatory's Not Your Parents' Garden Party on September 14th, or

    •A pair of VIP yacht tickets to Pittsburgh's 6th Annual James Bond Soirée benefiting the National Kidney Foundation on September 30th.

    Light appetizers will be provided and a cash or credit bar will be available for individual purchases.

    Terrace on Fifth is located above Buford's Kitchen (formerly Blue Line Grill) across the street from the TGI Fridays in PPG Paints Arena. There is free street parking along Fifth Avenue and nearby side streets after 6 PM. There is also parking in the Chatham Center parking garage, accessible from Fifth Avenue or Washington Place.

    Terrace on Fifth
    (Above Buford's Kitchen)
    1014 Fifth Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (map)

    Event Contact: 
    Samantha at Social@pyp.org

    • Wednesday, August 30, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Alloy 26- 100 S Commons Suite 102, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
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    Join us to take part in an engaging discussion about the intersection of technology and ethics!

    In an age of self-driving cars, high-profile hacking of corporate databases, endless mobile apps, and the “Internet of Things,” there are a number of ethical questions surrounding technological innovation both globally and right here in Pittsburgh. What ethical responsibilities do we have for the technologies we create? What are the unintended consequences of technology? Does technology help everyone equally? How can we anticipate the answers to these questions?

    In this panel discussion, experts from a variety of fields will be sharing their knowledge, viewpoints, and experiences. The discussion will be moderated by Kayla Booth, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh.

    Our panelists represent various industries backgrounds and have experiences in different roles:

    Kayla Booth (moderator), Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Computing and Information at the University of Pittsburgh.
    Kayla’s research explores the relationships between marginalized communities, tech, and health. Currently finishing up her PhD at the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at Penn State University, her dissertation explores how diverse teens assess the quality of fitness information on social media. She teaches several courses, including “Gender and Technology,” which explores diversity across IT producers (people in the IT workforce) and IT users (people who use or interact with technology). She is also the Assistant Director for the iSchool Inclusion Institute (i3), which is a research and leadership program that prepares undergraduate students from underrepresented populations for graduate study and careers in the information sciences.

    Courtney Erlichen, Traffic21 Institute & Mobility21 UTC at CMU and Founder of RoadBotics.
    A thought leader in the transportation technology space, Courtney believes intelligent deployment and integration of technology solutions will disrupt and transform the transportation industry and urban fabric that we know today. Currently, she shares time between roles as the Deputy Executive Director of the Traffic 21 Institute and Mobility21 National USDOT University Transportation Center at Carnegie Mellon University, and as the Founder and Advisor of RoadBotics, a CMU Robotics Institute spin-off. She also serves on the Leadership Circle and the Legislative Rapid Response Team of the Intelligent Transportation Society of America, as well as on the board of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Pennsylvania, and is a founding board member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar Pittsburgh Chapter.

    Hannah Du Plessis, Principal Fit Associates; Adjunct Professor, SVA MFA in Design for Social Innovation and CMU School of Design.

    Hannah is a pioneer in the field of “Design for Social Innovation” where she uses methods from the arts, design, coaching and facilitation to help people become and create the world they wish to live in. This blend developed through experience in community leadership in South Africa, design leadership, and consulting experience in the U.S., Europe and Africa, and a continual exploration of the creative process. She holds a Masters in Design Methodology from IIT, a degree in interior design, and a diploma in fine arts. 

    David Passavant is head of innovation for PNC and the CEO of numo- a PNC subsidiary that creates tech startups. David’s group leads efforts to bring innovative business and technology thinking into PNC. 

    David has previously held positions at two billion-dollar Silicon Valley startups, Deem and SquareTrade Inc.

    Prior to his startup work David held consulting positions with Accenture and boutique consultancy Stone Yamashita Partners.

    David holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Business Administration from Washington & Lee University and an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.

    Josué Batista is a Senior Integration and Strategy Consultant at HM Health Solutions (HMHS), a subsidiary of Highmark Health, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Josué has been a business and technology strategist and thought leader for more than 20 years and during that time has provided guidance and expertise on diverse multi-million dollar strategic investments.

    Josué is a Distinguished Toastmaster and he has been a featured writer, speaker and panelist at several national and international conferences in the fields of business and technology architecture. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Information Systems, both degrees from Duquesne University.

    Along with his wife and fellow Distinguished Toastmaster, Dr. Hollis R. Batista, they own a management consulting practice and are award-winning artisan winemaker with a passionate fondness for Pennsylvania grown grapes.

    **More panelists to be added soon!**

    Alloy 26

    100 S Commons Suite 102, 

    Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (map)

    Parking: There is a garage in Nova Place with a special flat rate of $5 for events happening after 4pm (Gate 4, Middle B Level allows for the easiest access to Alloy 26) and there is on-street parking available, also. 

    The agenda for the event will be as follows:

    6-6:30pm Registration and networking
    6:30-7:30pm Panel Discussion followed by Q&A from the audience
    7:30-8pm Reflection and networking

    Light appetizers and soft drinks will be provided.

    Event Contact: 
    Laura Faust, laura.faust@pyp.org

    • Tuesday, September 19, 2017
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Southside Works City Apartments, 2626 South Tunnel Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15203
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    Book Club back again in September!

    Book Title: Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

    Author: Peter Thiel

    “Iteration without a bold plan won’t take you from 0 to 1”

    In this #1 New York Times Bestseller, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how to build a great business – and a better future. He explains how successful entrepreneurs win by changing the rules, making order-of-magnitude improvements instead of incremental advances.

    Peter Thiel has created multiple breakthrough companies, including PayPal, and was an early investor in Facebook and SpaceX. In this book he reveals how he succeeds with startups and why most business school graduates do not. He offers helpful advice for readers thinking about building a business, including unique views on viral marketing and the importance of sales.

    Join us in learning about how startups succeed and how great businesses are built. Come sit by the fire at the Southside Works Apartments and share your perspectives on this book at the book club gathering!

    PYP is now apart of Amazon Smile for Non-Profits. Purchase your book using this link and add PYP to your list! You can purchase the book used starting at just $9 and new for $13! Click the book below to purchase.

    Southside Works City Apartments

    2626 South Tunnel Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15203 (map)

    If you have any questions or would like to borrow the book feel free to contact Mary Hatch, prodev@pyp.org

Past events

Thursday, August 17, 2017 Volunteer Fair at The Yard in Shadyside
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 PYP Talks w/ Duolingo’s VP of Engineering, Discussing Coding For Social Good
Tuesday, August 08, 2017 August Happy Hour at Union Standard
Tuesday, August 01, 2017 PYP Talks w/ Pittsburgh Steelers’ VP of Sales & Marketing Ryan Huzjak (w/a tour of Heinz Field included!)
Monday, July 31, 2017 Summer Networking Mixer with YNPN Pgh
Thursday, July 27, 2017 Table Networking at The Foundry Table & Tap
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Communication Science Meets Presentation Effectiveness
Saturday, July 15, 2017 PYP Night at the Pirate Game!!
Thursday, July 13, 2017 Ice Cream Social
Thursday, July 06, 2017 July Happy Hour at Industrious Pittsburgh
Monday, June 26, 2017 Dine & Develop with Terri Sokoloff at Olive or Twist
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Yoga and Brews
Thursday, June 22, 2017 PYP Talks with Head of Uber's Advanced Technologies Group Eric Meyhofer: Reimagining the Future of Urban Mobility
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 PYP Book Club: The Millionaire Next Door
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 June "Yappy Hour" at Grist House Craft Brewery
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Networking for a Cause: American Cancer Society at Poros
Sunday, May 21, 2017 Business & Brunch at The Urban Tap (Shadyside)
Thursday, May 18, 2017 Networking with Pitt's Graduate School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA)
Thursday, May 11, 2017 May Happy Hour at Tequila Cowboy
Thursday, April 27, 2017 Bring Your Friends Social
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 PYP Book Club: You are a Badass by Jen Sincero
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 April Happy Hour at CITY WORKS
Thursday, April 13, 2017 Happy Hour Hike: Upper Lawrenceville
Thursday, April 06, 2017 Chowder with Chums, Table Networking Series @ McCormick & Schmick's – South Side
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Dinner with the Community: Burgers with Big Brothers Big Sisters
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 PYP Talks with Professional Motivator, Darren Miller
Thursday, March 16, 2017 March Happy Hour Sponsored by Robert Morris University Graduate Admissions
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 NEW SERIES! Dine and Develop with Richard Ramassini at Station
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 February Dinner Club
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 February Happy Hour
Friday, February 10, 2017 History Uncorked Presented by BNY Mellon
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 2017 President's Wine & Cheese
Monday, January 23, 2017 Speed Networking: Let's Taco'bout It
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Paint & Sip Night
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 January Dinner Club
Monday, December 19, 2016 Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Tour
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 PYP's Annual Holiday Social presented by UPMC Health Plan
Thursday, December 08, 2016 Wigle Whiskey Whimsical
Tuesday, December 06, 2016 December Dinner Club
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 November Happy Hour Sponsored by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Dinner with a Vue!
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 November Dinner Club
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 PYP Talks with Google / Awesome Pittsburgh's Mike Capsambelis
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Halloween Happy Hour
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Entrepreneurs of PYP: Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 PYP Book Club: Tribes by Seth Godin
Thursday, October 13, 2016 October Dinner Club
Wednesday, October 05, 2016 October Happy Hour
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 September Dinner Club
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Non-Profit Networking Happy Hour
Saturday, September 17, 2016 Back to School Crawl for Scholars!
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Roberto Clemente Museum Tour
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 September Happy "Yappy" Hour & Craft Brewery Tour
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 August Dinner Club II
Thursday, August 25, 2016 August Happy Hour & Bring a Friend Social
Thursday, August 18, 2016 Round Table Networking
Tuesday, August 02, 2016 August Dinner Club
Thursday, July 28, 2016 PYP Talks with Kevin Heher: Business Development Strategies
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 July Happy Hour
Friday, July 08, 2016 Cosmopolitan Pittsburgh
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 July Dinner Club
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 June Happy Hour
Friday, June 24, 2016 PYP Pirates Game Event
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Pittsburgh Winery Tasting
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 June Dinner Club
Monday, June 13, 2016 Round Table Networking sponsored by the Pittsburgh Business Times
Tuesday, June 07, 2016 PYP Book Club is Here!
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Discover New Ways to be an Entrepreneur
Monday, May 23, 2016 May Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Networking Reception Sponsored by Pitt's Graduate School of Public & International Affairs (GSPIA)
Monday, May 16, 2016 Happy Hour to Benefit the American Cancer Society
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 May Dinner Club
Wednesday, May 04, 2016 Everything You Need to Know About Investing in a Home
Thursday, April 28, 2016 WYEP Studio Tour
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 April Dinner Club II
Thursday, April 21, 2016 PYP April Happy Hour
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 April Dinner Club
Thursday, March 24, 2016 PYP March Happy Hour
Monday, March 21, 2016 PYP Talks: Kevin Srigley
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Speed Networking
Thursday, March 10, 2016 Networking and Movie Night
Tuesday, March 01, 2016 March Dinner Club
Thursday, February 25, 2016 Happy Hour Buford's Kitchen
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 February Dinner Club at Bites & Brews
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2016 President's Wine and Cheese
Thursday, January 21, 2016 The Principles of Improv: A Road Map for Success
Thursday, January 07, 2016 January Dinner Club at Nakama
Wednesday, December 16, 2015 PYP Holiday Social 2015
Sunday, December 13, 2015 Steelers vs. Bengals Game Watch
Monday, December 07, 2015 How to Apply to Graduate School
Tuesday, December 01, 2015 December Dinner Club at Blue Line Grill
Thursday, November 19, 2015 First Skate with American Cancer Society
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 November Happy Hour at Easy Street
Monday, November 16, 2015 Challenge Yourself at the Escape Room
Thursday, November 12, 2015 Bowling Night: Strike out with PYP
Monday, November 09, 2015 Western PA Humane Society Tour
Wednesday, November 04, 2015 November Dinner Club at Redbeard's On Sixth
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 Crisis Management Workshop
Thursday, October 15, 2015 October Happy Hour at Franktuary
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 October Dinner Club at the Spaghetti Warehouse
Wednesday, October 07, 2015 Business Etiquette for Young Professionals- CANCELLED
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 September Dinner Club II at Social
Friday, September 18, 2015 PYP Flashback Gala - 2015 Signature Event
Thursday, September 17, 2015 September Happy Hour with PUMP
Thursday, September 10, 2015 How to succeed in a multinational corporation
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 September Dinner Club at NOLA
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 Ice Cream Social
Thursday, August 20, 2015 August Happy Hour at Luke Wholey's
Monday, August 17, 2015 Embrace Workplace Conflict
Tuesday, August 04, 2015 August Dinner Club at Double Wide Grill
Sunday, August 02, 2015 Hartwood Acres Summer Concert Series - MEMBERS ONLY
Saturday, August 01, 2015 Kickball for a Cause
Monday, July 20, 2015 Empower Your Career through an MBA
Thursday, July 16, 2015 July Happy Hour at Blue Line Grille
Thursday, July 09, 2015 Invasive Vine Sweep with Pittsburgh Park Conservancy
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 July Dinner Club at Stack'd
Friday, June 26, 2015 PYP Night at the Pirates Game - MEMBERS ONLY
Friday, June 26, 2015 McFadden's Happy Hour
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Find Your Financial Fitness
Thursday, June 18, 2015 June Happy Hour at Mario's in Shadyside
Sunday, June 14, 2015 Sunday Fun-day Venture Outdoors Hike
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 June Dinner Club at Redfin Blues
Thursday, May 21, 2015 May Happy Hour at Buckhead Saloon
Thursday, May 14, 2015 How to Get Recruited
Thursday, May 07, 2015 May Dinner Club at Emilianos
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Central Blood Bank Tour
Saturday, April 25, 2015 Shadyside Crawl for Scholars
Thursday, April 23, 2015 Change Your Handwriting to Change Your Life
Thursday, April 16, 2015 April Happy Hour at Olive or Twist
Thursday, April 02, 2015 April Dinner Club at the Yard
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Happy Hour at Cafe 5th
Thursday, March 12, 2015 March Dinner Club at Cavo
Thursday, March 05, 2015 Change Your Handwriting to Change Your Life
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Penguins Game Watch at Social in Bakery Square
Thursday, February 19, 2015 February Happy Hour: Union Pig & Chicken
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 The 2nd February Dinner Club: Church Brew Works
Thursday, February 05, 2015 5 Daily Habits to Prioritize Your Health
Tuesday, February 03, 2015 February Dinner Club at Nakama
Thursday, January 29, 2015 2015 President's Wine and Cheese
Monday, January 19, 2015 Dinner Club at Patron Mexican Grill
Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Tame Your Stress
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 January Dinner at Carmella's Plates & Pints
Thursday, December 18, 2014 PYP Holiday Social At Skybar!
Monday, December 15, 2014 Cooking Up The Holiday's with PYP
Thursday, December 11, 2014 The Childrens Home of Pittsburgh Tour
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 December Dinner @ Dive Bar & Grille
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 November Happy Hour at Steel Cactus (South Side)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Secrets of Speaking Persuasively
Thursday, November 13, 2014 New Member Social at Sonoma Grille
Wednesday, November 05, 2014 All-You-Can-Eat Wings at Buffalo Blues
Monday, November 03, 2014 How to Apply to Graduate School
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Speed Networking with Toastmasters
Thursday, October 23, 2014 PYP PlayDate Event @ Uptown
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 October Dinner Club at Luke Wholey's
Friday, September 19, 2014 2014 PYP Signature Event - A Black and White Affair
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 September Dinner Club at the Urban Tap
Thursday, August 28, 2014 New Member Social at Easy Street
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Branding Yourself in the Workplace
Monday, August 04, 2014 August Dinner Club at BZ Grill
Thursday, July 31, 2014 “Yappy Hour” with The Animal Rescue League
Thursday, July 24, 2014 July Happy Hour at Industry Public House
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 The Power of LinkedIn
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 July Dinner Club at Ten Penny
Sunday, June 29, 2014 Brunch Event at Local
Friday, June 27, 2014 PYP Day at the Pirates Game
Thursday, June 12, 2014 Big Brother’s Big Sister’s Discovery
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 June Dinner Club at Sharp Edge Bistro on Penn
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Our Clubhouse (formerly Gilda’s Club) Discovery and Happy Hour
Thursday, May 22, 2014 New Member Social at the Blue Line Grille
Thursday, May 15, 2014 May Dinner Club at Savoy
Monday, May 05, 2014 Cinco de Mayo Mixer at Casa Reyna
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 April Happy Hour at The Beer Market
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Work on your Golf Swing with PYP
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 April Dinner Club at The Shiloh Grill
Saturday, April 12, 2014 Crawl for Scholars in Shadyside!
Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Members Only Wigle Whiskey Tour
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 March Dinner Club at The Hard Rock Cafe
Thursday, March 20, 2014 March Happy Hour at The Claddagh
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Speed Networking/ Elevator Speech Training
Tuesday, March 04, 2014 March Mardi Gras Mini Mixer
Monday, February 24, 2014 Perfecting Your Elevator Speech
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 February Happy Hour at SoHo
Monday, February 10, 2014 February Dinner Club II at Roland's in the Strip
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 February Dinner Club at Tavern 245
Thursday, January 23, 2014 President's Wine and Cheese
Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Negotiation at Workplace and in Life
Tuesday, January 07, 2014 January Dinner Club at Nakama
Thursday, December 12, 2013 Holiday Happy Hour @ Savoy
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 What It Takes To Succeed at Leadership
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 Dinner Club at Las Velas
Thursday, November 21, 2013 Game Night at Buckhead
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 The ABCs of Wine @ Dreadnought Wines
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 PYP Bowling at Arsenal Bowl
Saturday, October 19, 2013 "Shadyside Shuffle" Bar Crawl
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 What Health Care Reform Means for You Informational Session
Wednesday, October 02, 2013 October Dinner Club
Monday, September 23, 2013 Family House Volunteer Event
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 September Mix & Mingle Happy Hour
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Dress for Success Workshop
Saturday, September 07, 2013 Walk to Defeat ALS Volunteer Event
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 September Dinner Club
Thursday, August 22, 2013 August New Member Social
Friday, August 16, 2013 Pirates Game
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 Trivia Night
Thursday, August 01, 2013 Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle with a Busy Schedule
Thursday, July 18, 2013 July Happy Hour
Friday, June 28, 2013 Silver Soiree (25th Anniversary)
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 "Breaking the Rules"- innovative ways of running/ starting your business
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 June Mix & Mingle Happy Hour
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 PYP/PRSA Resume Building Workshop
Thursday, May 16, 2013 Happy Hour at Bar Louie
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