Agenda

(Subject to change without notice)
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Friday, August 18

8:30am - 5:00pm EIS & EIW Class

CPE: Personal Development (Full details, visit the Convene App)

Separate registration required(Not included in Convention Registration)
12:30pm - 5:00pm Student Orientation
  • Program & Networking
  • Making a Successful Transition from College to Career
  • Getting Real with RSM
  • PwC Overview: International Programs
Open to Students Pass
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 - 12:30pm CEI (Corporate Executive Initiative) and Pinnacle (Corporate Board Initiative) Session & Luncheon

Invite Only

8:00am - 2:00pm Career Fair & Resume Coaching Sessions Open to Students Pass
9:00am - 10:00am Employer Showcase: Build Your Career at Allstate
10:30am - 11:30am Employer Showcase: Liberty Mutual Insurance: Navigate Your Career - Accelerate Across the Corporate Lattice
PM Lunch on own
1:00pm - 2:00pm Welcome Remarks & Opening Keynote: Defining Values - Who We Are and What We Do
2:30pm - 3:15pm Setting Yourself Apart: Tools and Practices For Your Authentic Best Self Open to Students Pass
2:30pm - 3:30pm Employer Showcase: United Airlines: Connecting people. Uniting the world.
2:30pm - 3:00pm Ascend Talks 3.0 - Saturday Edition

CPE: Personal Development (Full details, visit the Convene App)

3:30pm - 4:15pm CIA Student and Career Opportunities Information Session Open to Students Pass
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 Students Pass
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

CPE: Personal Development (Full details, visit the Convene App)

11:30am - 12:30pm Ascend Elevate Millennial Leadership Program - PART 1: Securing Credit and Recognition - LIVE!

CPE: Personal Development (Full details, visit the Convene App)

11:30am - 12:30pm Doctor's Offices Separate registration required
1:00pm - 2:30pm Scholarship Luncheon
2:45pm - 3:45pm Doctor's Offices Separate registration required
2:45pm - 3:45pm Breakout Sessions
  • Leadership and Dexterity: Using Culture to Drive Success

    CPE: Business Management & Organization (Full details, visit the Convene App)

  • Innovation & Technology: Challenges in IT Auditing Today

    CPE: Information Technology (Full details, visit the Convene App)

  • Cybersecurity

    CPE: Business Management & Organization (Full details, visit the Convene App)

4:15pm - 5:05pm The Best Career Advice: Journey to C-Suite

CPE: Personal Development (Full details, visit the Convene App)

Monday, August 21

8:00am - 9:30am Networking Breakfast & Keynote: Turbocharge Your Career

CPE: Personal Development (Full details, visit the Convene App)

9:45am - 10:45am Doctors' Offices Separate registration required
9:45am - 12:15pm 3rd Annual Ascend ERG/BRG Leaders' Forum

Invite Only

10:00am - 10:50am Breakout Sessions
  • Ascend Gives Back to the Houston Community in Partnership with United Way
  • Inclusive Listening: Tuning Your Ears to Accents

    CPE: Communications & Marketing (Full details, visit the Convene App)

  • Real Yoga & Meditation
11:00am - 12:00pm Unleashing Your Superpower

CPE: Personal Development (Full details, visit the Convene App)

12:30pm - 2:00pm Leadership & Awards Luncheon
2:30pm - 3:30pm Breakout Sessions
  • Ascend Elevate Millennial Leadership Program - PART 2: Securing Credit and Recognition

    CPE: Personal Development (Full details, visit the Convene App)

  • Value of Sports: How Sports Inspire Life & Leadership Lessons
  • Why Do People Spy?
2:30pm - 3:30pm Doctors' Offices Separate registration required
2:30pm - 5:30pm Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Forum

Invite Only

4:00pm - 5:00pm Ascend Talks 3.0 - Monday Edition

CPE: Personal Development (Full details, visit the Convene App)

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