Gulf Coast Your Professionals Summit brings together action-oriented thoughts leaders who are poised to lead locally, regionally and nationally!


The Gulf Coast Young Professionals summit was created to educate, stretch, and equip young professionals in the southeast region by providing an engaging, interactive and comprehensive learning culture. The conference aim is to unite young professionals and seasoned leaders and to maximize impact in their organizations and communities


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bckstry helps creatives develop a career through their art.

BCKSTRY IS DEDICATED TO MENTORING, TRAINING AND SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL CREATIVES TO DEVELOP A FULLY SUSTAINABLE ARTS COMMUNITY.

Started in 2015 as a grassroots effort, bckstry (backstory) is focused on supporting young creatives in the Lafayette, LA and Acadiana region through mentorship, job training and opportunities, We have grown into the community voice for all modern artists.

Our organization is comprised of filmmakers, dancers, graphic designers, musicians, photographers and creative professionals all focused on establishing a sustainable career through their art.

Our unique mentorship and job training program has successfully trained over 30 community members who have gone on to get jobs in their respective industries.

bckstry.org is here to train the next generation of creatives while supporting our modern artists in order to develop a sustainable arts community. If you’re looking for a creative professional group, come join us and let us help you get to where you want to be.