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IGNITE Annual Leadership Conference

November 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Washington Center Residential Academic Facility
1005 3rd St NE
Washington, DC  20002

Metro is highly suggested.

Closest Metro Stations: No-Ma Gallaudet and Union Station


The DC Chapter of the ​National​ ​Association​ ​of​ ​Asian​ ​American​ ​Professionals​​ (NAAAP) cordially invites you to our 2018 Leadership Conference: IGNITE.

NAAAP is a pan-Asian, pan-professional non-profit organization that cultivates and empowers Asian & Pacific Islander leaders through professional development, community service, and networking. This year’s annual conference, IGNITE, is pointed towards the spirit of unity in our community. We use this as a call to action in order to connect us together in the form of mentorship, sponsorship, and passing the torch of knowledge.

This conference will showcase speakers from a wide variety of concentrations to provide diverse perspectives on what brings them passion and the avenues they used to achieve their goals. Our educational workshops and keynote speakers will delve into pertinent topics for today’s working professional including “What I wish I knew in my 20’s and 30’s,” work values, cross-cultural communications, and mastermind breakout sessions. Through their diverse backgrounds and development strategies, our speakers will illuminate the intersections in our career paths and help us rise professionally as a community.

Come learn how to transform your passion into your profession. This conference is sure to ignite your career and strengthen your sense of community. So, save the date and look out for more information on IGNITE!

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Below you will find our Official schedule for NAAAP DC’s Annual Leadership Conference: IGNITE. GET EXCITED for a jam-packed day full of fantastic speakers, networking, headshots, performances, and delicious food!

Speaker Bios

  • Registration & Breakfast
  • Keynote: Gloria S Chan, CoachDiversityInc
  • Breakout Sessions:
    • Creating an Inspiring Life
    • Mentors & Sponsors (Women’s Panel)
    • Entrepreneurial Best Practices
  • Lunch by Buredo
  • Professional Headshots
  • Resume Review by Beacon Hill Staffing Group
  • Breakout Sessions:
    • Speak Up and Be Heard – a Brief Lesson in Crucial Conversations
    • Candid Musings About Work and Financial Success
    • Understanding Your Values: Finding clarity in decision making in your life and work.
      • Many times, we don’t know what career path we want to pursue and we may “accidentally” fall into our jobs and/or careers. Are you clear on your what your personal values are and how that impacts your career choices? How do your decisions align with those values? How do you know if your career choice is right for you? Sue Ann Hong’s workshop “Understanding your values: Finding clarity in decision making in your life and work” will give you the opportunity to examine these questions for yourself and how being clear in your values can help with whether or not these are the right choices for you.
  • Flash Mentoring Activity
  • Snacks by Teas’n You
  • Breakout Sessions:
    • Purpose Sector: The Power of Public Service
      • As we approach the 2018 midterm elections, NAAAP DC is excited to announce our “Purpose Sector: The Power of Public Service” session presented by our friends at the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)! Through this panel, we will explore how public policy affects our community including:- A general overview of the four major sectors (Private, Non-Profit, Federal, Legislative)- How public policy impacts our personal and professional lives- How to empower ourselves to pursue a career in public serviceOur panel moderator will be Soo Rho. She is a Senior Analyst for Public Policy & Government Affairs at PepsiCo. We also welcome our panelists Liz Jung, a Financial and Management Analyst in the federal government; Liz Lee, a legislative assistant to the U.S. House of Representatives; and Keith Preciados, a Manager of Membership and Standards at InterAction.
    • Wealth Management for Success
    • Trends in Healthcare
  • Keynote: Daphne Kwok, AARP
  • Performance by Lion’s Den
  • Closing

As if the day isn’t exciting enough, we’ll continue the fun with a Social Hour at Bar Elena on 414 H St NE. Enjoy drink specials and free appetizers! As a reminder, the price of registration tickets includes 2019 NAAAP DC Membership. If you haven’t already, register today at naaapdc.org. Thanks, and see everyone there!


November 3, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Washington Center
1005 3rd St NE
Washington, DC 20002 United States
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