Convention Agenda

Going All In: Leading With Courage [Agenda-at-a-Glance, PDF]

2016 is a critical year.  With a presidential election, debates over immigration laws, social changes enabled by greater communication and mobility,  Asian-American engagement and unity has never been more important. In addition to our normal programming, NAAAP is working with several other National Asian American organizations, such as AAJA and APIAVote, to host a Presidential Town Hall at the Caesars Palace Coliseum. Please click on each of the tabs/orange bars to see agendas for each of our 3-day Convention.

  • Thursday, Aug. 11

    10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

    ERG Summit  (Details)

    Meals: The ERG Summit includes Lunch and a Break.

    Attire:  Business Casual

    5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


    Arrangements and location are to be determined.  Sponsorship is available.

  • Friday, August 12

    NAAAP Leadership Convention

    Click on a Session number to see its detailed description and presenters.

    FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 8:00AM – 12:00PM

    7:00AM – 12:00PM


    Pre-Function II

    8:00AM – 9:20AM

    Breakfast & Convention Opening Program Palace II & III

    9:30AM – 12:00PM

    National Board Meeting

    9:30AM – 10:40AM

    Session #101 – “The Future of Work and the AAPI Professional”

    Emperor I

    Session #102 – “Discomfort at the Table: How to Leverage the Generational Gap at Work”

    Palace II

    Session #103 – Leadership Boot Camp I:   “Risk Taking: Making Changes Happen”

    Emperors II

    10:50AM – 12:00PM

    Session #201 – “The Political Landscape of Being Asian American Today”

    Palace II

    Session #202 – “Bold Questions for Senior Leaders”

    Emperors I

    Session #203 – “Brand Yourself for Success”

    Emperors II

    12:00-1:00 PM

    Lunch on your own

    1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

    APIA Vote and AAJA’s Presidential Town Hall – Caesars Coliseum

    Each NAAAP Convention participant will receive coveted admission to the Presidential Town Hall where the U.S. Presidential candidates will be invited to address the Asian American community at a unprecedented meeting of national scale.  Names of participants must be submitted for security purposes.  There are no restrictions on age, nationality, and voter registration status for Town Hall attendees.

    5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Shuttles to Fashion Mall

    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Macy’s Summer Soiree  at Macy’s, Fashion Show Mall

    Sponsored by Macy’s at Macy’s store at the Fashion Show Mall.  Beverages sponsored by Miller Coors and Coca Cola
    Beverage Service & Passed Hors d’oeuvre
    Welcome Remarks
    Fashion Show Presentation kicked off by NAAAP members as runway models
    Nail Bar
    Demonstration: “How to Tie a Bowtie/Neck Tie”
    Shopping Coupons and Gift With Purchase

  • Saturday, August 13

    NAAAP Leadership Convention – Keynotes & Workshops 

    Click on a Session number to see its detailed description and presenters..

    9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

    Session #301 – *** INVITATION ONLY ***
    Senior Leadership Immersion “Leading Inclusively” as a Senior Executive

    9:00 -10:10AM

    Session #401 –  “The Importance of the Virtual You” Ensuring your website presence does not hinder your employment

    Palace II

    Session #402 – Leadership Boot Camp II:  “Successfully Engaging in Difficult Conversations”

    Emperors I

    Session #403 – “Maslow Meets Eastern Culture” by Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers

    Emperors II

    10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

    Recruitment Expo – Free & Open to the Public (Details) Palace III

    11:00 AM – 12:10PM

    Session #501 –  “How to Become Your Own CEO”

    Palace II

    Session #502 – “Salary Negotiation Talk – A Hands-On Workshop”

    Emperors I

    Session #503 – “Create a Commanding Executive Presence”

    Emperors II

    12:15 – 1:30 PM

    Keynote Lunch: Brian Wong, Founder Kiip and author, The Cheat Code

    Presentation of NAAAP Excellence Awards

    Palace I

    1:30 – 3:00 PM

    Dessert in Expo / Dedicated Expo time

    Palace III

    2:00-4:00 PM

    Presidents’ Council Meeting

    Sorrento, Senate Board Rooms

    2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

    Against The Grain Groundbreakers Speak 

    Groundbreakers Speak: A Conversation with Asian American Movers and Shakers.  Groundbreakers Speak: A Conversation with Movers and Shakers showcases a diverse panel of remarkable Asian American industry leaders brought together to share their inspiring personal stories and paths to success. More…

    Emperors I and II

    3:15PM – 4:25PM

    Session #601 –  “Run Your Career Like a Business:  5 Tools to Use” Salerno Room (Promenade Level)
    Session #602 – “With a Capital V” Speaking and Living from Your Capital V Sorrento Room (Promenade Level)

    6:00 – 7:00 PM

    NAAAP Gala Reception & Photo Shoot Pre-Function II

    7:00 – 9:30 PM

    Awards Gala Dinner – NAAAP100 Awards and Chapter awards

    Join us in the Palace Ballroom for a banquet in honor of NAAAP 100 Award recipients and other Asian American leaders across North America.

    Palace I

Interested in speaking at NAAAP National Convention?

We are so excited to be hosting NAAAP’s 2016 National Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 11th-13th! We are looking for ideas about workshops and speakers for Friday and Saturday keynotes and concurrent sessions. The goal of this form is to engage our members and followers to help create programming that will be inspiring and educational to all our attendees. What topics have you wanted to learn about? Who’s an inspirational speaker you’ve always wanted to meet and learn from?

Send us your ideas for workshops, session topics and speakers by May 15, 2016


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