Jason Ryan Dorsey, perhaps better known as "The Gen Y Guy," a best-selling author and award-winning entrepreneur with a unique talent for teaching ready-to-use actions and creative strategies that quickly increase cross-generational performance, will share his insights on generational differences in the workplace during the opening keynote event for Mechanical Systems Week 2012, to be held Sept. 19-21 in Chicago.

In “Crossing the Generational Divide: Leveraging the Power of Generations for Your Strategic Advantage,” sponsored by Trane, Dorsey will highlight each generation’s workplace mindset and share surprising statistics, laugh-out-loud stories, and frontline-tested strategies that quickly drive results.

Dorsey, who has been featured on "60 Minutes," "20/20," "The Early Show," and "The View" and in Fortune magazine, was a bestselling author at the age of 18 and won the Austin Under 40 Entrepreneur of the Year Award at the age of 25, becoming one of the youngest winners ever. His newest book, "Y-Size Your Business: How Gen Y Employees can Save you Money and Grow Your Business," features more than 50 ways to increase Gen Y performance from Day One.

The opening keynote event is included with all Mechanical Systems Week 2012 registrations. For more information, click here.

Mechanical Systems Week is produced and managed by Contracting Business, CONTRACTOR, and HPAC Engineering magazines.