(Subject to change without notice)

Friday, August 18

8:30am - 5:00pm EIS & EIW Class Separate registration required (Not included in Convention Registration)
12:30pm - 1:30pm Student Orientation: Value of Ascend & Testimonials Open to student pass holders
12:30pm - 2:30pm Student Orientation & Program & Networking Open to student pass holders
2:45pm - 3:45pm Getting Real with RSM Open to student pass holders
4:00pm - 5:00pm PwC Overview: International Programs Open to student pass holders
5:30pm - 9:30pm Chapter Presidents' & EVP Meetings

Internal Meeting

Saturday, August 19

AM Combined VP of Student Affairs & Student Officers' Meeting

Internal Meeting

8:00am - 2:00pm Career Fair & Exhibit & Resume Coaching Sessions
8:00am - 12:30pm CEI (Corporate Executive Initiative) and Pinnacle (Corporate Board Initiative) Session & Luncheon

Invite Only

PM Lunch on own
1:00pm - 2:00pm Welcome Remarks & Opening Session
2:30pm - 3:00pm Resilient Leadership
3:00pm - 3:15pm Student Session Open to student pass holders
3:00pm - 3:30pm Finding Your Voice - Knowing How Your Authentic Voice Fits
3:00pm - 4:15pm CIA Student and Career Opportunities Information Session Open to student pass holders
4:00pm - 5:00pm Breakout Sessions
  • Tentative: What's Your Superpower?
  • View from the C-Suite: Demystifying the Unwritten Rules of Executive Success to Accelerate Career Progress
  • Prudential Study: The Asian American Financial Experience
4:30pm - 5:30pm Student Session Open to student pass holders

Sunday, August 20

8:30am - 10:00am Networking Breakfast
10:00am - 11:00am How to Rebound from Difficult Situations and Still be Successful?
11:30am - 12:30pm Elevate Plenary
2:45pm - 3:45pm Breakout Sessions
  • Cybersecurity
  • Leadership and Dexterity: Using Culture to Drive Success
  • Innovation & Technology: Challenges in IT Auditing Today
  • The Best Career Advice Journey to C-Suite

Monday, August 21

8:00am - 9:30am Turbocharge Your Career
9:45am - 12:15pm 3rd Annual Ascend ERG/BRG Leaders' Forum

Invite Only

10:00am - 10:45am Real Yoga & Meditation
12:30pm - 2:00pm Leadership & Awards Luncheon
2:30pm - 3:30pm Breakout Sessions
  • Value of Sports: How Sports Inspire Life & Leadership Lessons
2:30pm - 5:30pm CDO Forum

Invite Only

4:00pm - 5:00pm The Power of "Wishing Out Loud"
7:00pm - 9:30pm Awards Dinner

Tuesday, August 22

8:30am - 10:00am National Board Meeting

Internal Meeting

10:00am - 2:00pm Joint National Board & Advisory Board Meeting & Lunch

Internal Meeting