2016 National Convention & Career Fair
July 30 - August 1, 2016
Disneyland Hotel | Anaheim, CA

Convention Agenda at a Glance...

Friday, July 29 

7:00am–2:00pm
  Registration / Badge Pick Up
8:00am–5:00pm
  Private Session: Executive Insight SeriesTM (EIS)
SOLD OUT
8:00am–5:00pm
  Private Session: Executive Insight for Women (EIW)
SOLD OUT
1:30pm–3:45pm 
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2/3 Student Orientation
4:00pm–6:00pm
South Ballroom Deloitte Student Road Show - Tap into You (RSVP required)
5:00pm–10:00pm
  PRIVATE MEETING: Chapter Presidents' Meeting (invite only)
Afternoon   Expo Setup

Saturday, July 30

8:00am–2:00pm
Disneyland Hotel Expo Hall Career Fair
8:00am–11:00am
Disneyland Hotel Expo Hall Resume Coaching Session I
8:00am–12:30pm
Sleeping Beauty Pavilion PRIVATE SESSION: CEI (Corporate Executive Initiative) and Pinnacle (Corporate Board Initiative) Session –
Essential Skills for Corporate Board Rooms & Executive Suite – Sponsored by KPMG (Executives- invite only)
8:30am–10:00am
  PRIVATE MEETING: Combined VP of Student Affairs & Student Officers’ Meeting
8:30am–10:00am
  PRIVATE MEETING: Treasurers’ Meeting
9:00am–10:00am Disneyland Hotel Expo Hall Rooms C, D Employer Showcase: Wells Fargo
10:30am–11:30am
Disneyland Hotel Expo Hall Rooms C, D Employer Showcase: Hilton Worldwide
11:00am–2:00pm
Disneyland Hotel Expo Hall Resume Coaching Session II
1:00pm–2:00pm
Grand Ballroom Center Welcome Remarks & Opening Keynote
1:00pm–2:00pm Disneyland Hotel Expo Hall Rooms C,D Employer Showcase - Pathways to Success with USAID
1:30pm2:30pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2/3 Student Programming: The Solo Cup Challenge: The Excellence of Teamwork - Presented by RSM
2:30pm–3:30pm
Grand Ballroom Center Speak the Language: How Sports Talk Fuels Business Relationships
2:45pm3:45pm
South Ballroom Student Programming: Amp Up Your Interviews - Presented by PwC
4:00pm5:00pm South Ballroom Student Programming: Making Magic in Your Field - Presented by Disney
4:00pm5:00pm
Grand Ballroom Center Breakout Session: Managing Innovation & Risk: A Look into the Changing Role of the CFO and the Impact of Technology on Your Organization
4:00pm–5:00pm Magic Kingdom Ballroom 1/4 Breakout Session: The Brand is YOU
4:00pm5:00pm Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2/3 Breakout Session: The Sounds of Success
6:00pm8:00pm
Magic Kingdom Lawn Opening Reception - Hosted by Disney

Sunday, July 31

10:00am–11:00am
Grand Ballroom Center Embrace possibilities. Diversify your future.
11:30am-12:30pm
South Exhibit Hall Advice from Trailblazers: Key Characteristics You Need to Rise to the Top – Presented by Deloitte
11:30am-12:30pm
Various meeting rooms  Doctors’ Offices (registration required; limited spots)
1:00pm–2:30pm
Grand Ballroom Center Scholarship Luncheon–Building the Next Generation of Leaders– Hosted by EY
3:00pm–3:45pm
South Exhibit Hall “Millennials Are Different” Are They Really any Different from Past Generations? What Do They Want to Know to be Successful?
4:00pm–5:00pm
Grand Ballroom Center Breakout Session: Nielsen's 2016 State of the Asian American Consumer Report: Culturally Diverse and Expanding Their Footprint
4:00pm–5:00pm South Exhibit Hall Breakout Session: Beyond the Bamboo Ceiling - Asian American Leadership 2.5
4:00pm–5:00pm Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2/3 Breakout Session: Activate Your Leadership Brand and Ascend!
4:00pm–5:00pm
Various meeting rooms  Doctors’ Offices (registration required; limited spots)
6:00pm-8:00pm Center Ballroom  Film Screening: Seoul Searching

Monday, August 1

9:00am-10:30am
Grand Ballroom Center Day 3 Welcome Remarks: The ‘Dream’ Deconstructed
10:15am-12:15pm Adventure PRIVATE SESSION: ERG/BRG Leaders' Forum - Hosted by EY (invite only)
11:00am-12:00pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 1/4 Lights, Camera, Action! Spotlight on Hollywood and Pan-Asians
11:00am-12:00pm
Various meeting rooms Doctors’ Offices (registration required; limited spots)
12:30pm–1:45pm
Grand Ballroom Center Leadership & Awards Luncheon
2:00pm – 5:00pm
Safari PRIVATE SESSION: Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Forum (invite only)
2:30pm–3:30pm
Various meeting rooms  Doctors’ Offices (registration required; limited spots)
2:30pm–3:30pm
Grand Ballroom Center Breakout Session: Millennial Leadership Program - A Deeper Dive
2:30pm–3:30pm Magic Kingdom Ballroom 1/4 Breakout Session: Be Extraordinary - Public Appointments & Public Office
2:30pm–3:30pm Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2/3 Breakout Session: Emerging Markets: Exploring Opportunities & Challenges
4:00pm–5:00pm
Magic Kingdom Ballroom 2/3 Ascend Talks 2.0
6:00pm–7:00pm
  President's Reception (invite only)
6:00pm–7:00pm
South Exhibit Hall Networking Reception
7:00pm–9:30pm
Grand Ballroom Center Ascend's Benefit & Awards Dinner


*Tentative Schedule: Subject to change without notice*

*All CPE Courses available at the National Convention do not require any prerequisites. There is no advanced preparation necessary. Please register for the Convention here. We do not offer refunds for canceled registrations. Please direct all inquires to the Ascend National Headquarters.

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