Why Iowa

Join college students, emerging leaders and young professionals for networking and trivia at the Iowa Hall of Pride!

Our state's next decision makers are gathering for an evening elevating why Iowa is the place we call home. See the state through new eyes and share how you make it great! Not only will guests make connections with each other, but also know more to make the most of all our state has to offer.


5:15 p.m. – Registration
5:30 p.m. – Networking and exploring exhibits
6:00 p.m. – Trivia and dinner (trivia will be led by Joe Sorenson, Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines)
6:45 p.m. – Closing comments
Included in your ticket is happy hour and dinner (if desired) at the Iowa Hall of Pride. Proceeds go to the Leadership Iowa University program of the ABI Foundation.


Young professionals across the state are invited to join thanks to Young Professionals of Iowa, a statewide network for young professional community organizations. Students attending are participating in Leadership Iowa University, a weeklong program that supports college students and interns in Iowa find personal and professional success. This opportunity is being provided by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) Foundation. Learn more at www.IowaABIFoundation.org!