May 5 – May 8, 2024
 Hyatt Regency, Chicago

Join the YANG Community at 2024 Auto Care Connect for the association’s largest educational event.

Engage with the entire industry in high level keynote sessions, networking opportunities, and discovering business solutions at the tradeshow or deepen your community knowledge and relationships in the YANG Community specific learning tracks and YANG Community-Only Sunday Dinner.  Learn More

Connect is where the auto care industry professionals under the age of 40 can enhance leadership skills, sharpen auto care industry knowledge, and develop new relationships with peers.

share your story on stage!

Applications are closed

Deadline for submitting applications is Friday, March 22, 2024.

*All applicants should be registered for the conference or register for the conference upon selection. Presentation topics should be relevant to young professionals in the auto care industry. Potential topics include leadership, negotiating, management skills, industry trends, etc. A YANG Council or Education Committee member may reach out to you directly for more information. 

what is a five for five session?

Rapid-Fire style presentations have become a popular way of sharing ideas in a concise, engaging way. Presenters have a limited amount of time and slides available to share an idea, keeping the audience engaged and the overall session moving at a fast, lively pace. For the 2024 Auto Care Connect, the Five for Five session will include multiple Five Slides in Five Minutes presentations on professional development topics that matter to young professionals in the auto care industry.

Selected Five for Five session presenters will have their conference registration cost fully covered for 2024 Auto Care Connect!


Presenters will be selected based on their application by members of the YANG Council in conjunction with the Auto Care Association Education Committee.


Because you want to get ahead! Public speaking is essential to advancing your career. Having a proven track record of speaking at events is critical to resume building. Establish yourself as a thought leader in the industry!


Presenters will give a five-minute presentation, using just five slides, on a professional development topic relevant to the YANG community.


We will promote you to the industry! This will include announcing your role as a speaker via press release, recap coverage of your participation at the event, social media promotion and more.

for questions

Mary Ieng
Mary Ieng
Community Engagement Manager



(240) 333-1066

Tomell Harbison
Tomell Harbison
Manager, Meetings & Events



(240) 333-1069