Agenda

(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

9:00am - 10:00am Employer Showcase: Build Your Career at Allstate
10:30am - 11:30am Employer Showcase: Navigate Your Career - Accelerate Across the Corporate Lattice
PM Lunch on own
1:00pm - 2:00pm Welcome Remarks & Opening Session
2:30pm - 3:30pm Employer Showcase: United Airlines: Connecting people. Uniting the world.
2:30pm - 3:30pm Setting Yourself Apart: Tools and Practices For Your Authentic Best Self
2:30pm - 3:00pm Ascend Talks 3.0
3:00pm - 4:15pm CIA Student and Career Opportunities Information Session Open to student pass holders
4:00pm - 5:00pm Employer Showcase: Medtronic
4:00pm - 5:00pm Breakout Sessions
  • 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 Sounds of Success Open to student pass holders
6:00pm - 8:00pm Opening Reception

Sunday, August 20

8:30am - 10:00am Networking Breakfast & Keynote: The Power of Being You
10:00am - 11:00am How to Rebound from Difficult Situations and Still be Successful?
11:30am - 12:30pm Ascend Elevate Millennial Leadership Program - Part 1: Securing Credit and Recognition - LIVE!
11:30am - 12:30pm Doctor's Offices Separate Registration Required
11:30am - 12:30pm Scholarship Luncheon
11:30am - 12:30pm Doctor's Offices Separate Registration Required
2:45pm - 3:45pm Breakout Sessions
  • Leadership and Dexterity: Using Culture to Drive Success
  • Innovation & Technology: Challenges in IT Auditing Today
  • Cybersecurity
4:15pm - 5:00pm The Best Career Advice: Journey to C-Suite

Monday, August 21

8:00am - 9:30am Turbocharge Your Career
9:30am - 11:00am Networking Power Hour
9:45am - 10:45am Doctors' Offices Separate Registration Required
9:45am - 12:15pm 3rd Annual Ascend ERG/BRG Leaders' Forum

Invite Only

10:00am - 10:45am Inclusive Listening: Tuning Your Ears to Accents
10:00am - 10:45am Real Yoga & Meditation
11:00am - 12:00pm Unleashing Your Superpower
12:30pm - 2:00pm Leadership & Awards Luncheon
2:30pm - 3:30pm Breakout Sessions
  • Ascend Elevate Millennial Leadership Program: Securing Credit and Recognition - Part 2
  • Value of Sports: How Sports Inspire Life & Leadership Lessons
2:30pm - 3:30pm Why Do People Spy?
9:45am - 10:45am Doctors' Offices Separate Registration Required
2:30pm - 5:30pm Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Forum

Invite Only

4:00pm - 5:00pm Ascend Talks 3.0
6:00pm - 7:00pm Networking Reception
6:00pm - 7:00pm President's Reception

Invite Only

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