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National Convention Agenda at a Glance...

Friday 8/28/15
8:30AM – 5:00PM
Executive Insight SeriesTM (EIS) (separate registration and additional fee required)
8:30AM – 5:00PM
Executive Insight for Women (EIW) (separate registration and additional fee required)
10:00AM – 12:00PM
Boeing Business Challenge (separate registration required) [Student Session]
1:00PM – 2:15PM
Student Orientation: Making a Strong First Impression – The Career Search
Presented by KPMG [Student Session]
2:30PM – 3:30PM
Communicate With Power – What You Don’t Learn in School [Student Session]
4:00PM – 6:00PM
Deloitte Road Show – The Power of YOU (RSVP required) [Student Session]

Saturday 8/29/15
8:00AM – 4:00PM
Career Fair
8:30AM – 12:30PM
Resume Coaching
10:30AM – 11:30AM
Employer Showcase – Comcast NBCUniversal
11:45AM – 12:45PM
Introducing Life Reimagined Checkup
8:30AM – 12:45PM
CEI (Corporate Executive Initiative) & Pinnacle (Corporate Board Initiative) Session –
Agile, Innovative, Bold: Diverse Leadership in Corporate Board Rooms & Executive Ranks –
Sponsored by KPMG (executives - invite only)
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Welcome Remarks & Opening Keynote – How to Thrive in Today’s Rapidly Changing
Business Environment
2:00PM – 3:00PM
Living a Life of Significance
3:00PM – 3:30PM
Ascend Story - A Decade of Impact!
3:00PM – 4:00PM
Exploring the H-1B Visa as an International Student [Student Session]
3:00PM – 4:00PM
Lessons of Experience: Effective Leadership Communication [Student Session]
4:00PM – 5:00PM
“Ascend Talk” Series – Inspired by World-Renowned TED Talks
4:30PM – 6:00PM
DiSC Assessment: A Journey to Better Understanding Yourself and Others! –
Presented by Grant Thornton [Student Session]
5:15PM – 6:15PM
C – Suite Fireside Chat: Your Organization’s Future Demands Agility
6:30PM – 8:00PM
Opening Reception – Hosted by EY

Sunday 8/30/15
8:00AM – 9:30AM
Breakfast & Keynote – Reflections on Innovative Leadership
10:00AM – 11:00AM
The Fast-Growing Importance of Cybersecurity
11:30AM – 12:30PM
Innovation in Action
11:30AM – 12:30PM
Doctors’ Offices (separate registration required)
12:45PM – 2:30PM
Scholarship Luncheon – Hosted by EY
2:45PM –3:45PM
Inspiring Across Generations Study
4:00PM – 5:00PM
The Changing Marketing Trends for Consumers & Professionals – A Conversation with Chief
Marketing Officers (CMOs)
5:15PM - 6:15PM

Global Marketing Panel: Game Changing APAC

How To Be a Part of an Innovative Culture Within Your Organization
  Millennials – Managing Them & Knowing What They Want in a Career
5:15PM - 6:15PM  ERG/BRG Leaders Forum (invite only)
5:15PM - 6:15PM  Doctors’ Offices (separate registration required)

Monday 8/31/15
8:00AM – 9:00AM
Breakfast & Keynote: Being Bold for Major Impact
9:00AM – 10:45AM
Pan-Asians in the Business World: How Perceptions Impact our Realities
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Lessons Learned from East to West
11:00AM – 12:00PM
Doctors’ Offices (separate registration required)
12:15PM – 1:30PM
Leadership Luncheon: Daring Greatly
1:45PM – 2:45PM

Strong Financial Health – A Key to Being a Holistic Leader

Juggling It All

Be a Leader! Express Your Viewpoint
1:45PM - 2:45PM
Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) Forum (invite only)
1:45PM - 2:45PM
Doctors’ Offices (separate registration required)
3:00PM – 4:30PM
Teamwork at the Edge
4:45PM – 5:45PM
Convention Wrap Up & Closing Remarks
6:00PM – 7:00PM
Networking Reception
6:00PM – 7:00PM
President’s Reception (invite only)
7:00PM – 9:30PM
Ascend’s 10-Year Anniversary Benefit & Awards Dinner