Agenda

(Subject to change without notice)


Registration Hours | Yerba Buena Grand Assembly
Sunday: 10 am - 6:30 pm
Monday: 7:00 am - 6:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 5:30 pm


Monday, August 20

8:00am - 12:30pm CEI/Pinnacle INVITE ONLY
8:00am - 1:30pm Career Fair & Resume Coaching Sessions
PM LUNCH ON OWN
2:00pm - 2:20pm Welcome Remarks by Ascend President, Jeff Chin
2:30pm - 3:30pm The Making of Disney PIXAR Bao
3:30pm - 4:30pm Ascend Talks Re-imagined: Personal Innovation
4:30pm - 5:00pm Ascend Talks: Make Boldness Your Genius
5:30pm - 6:30pm Welcome Reception
   

Tuesday, August 21

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 9:30am Plenary: Elevate Part I: Respect is a Two-Way Street
9:45am - 11:15am 4th Annual ERG/BRG Leaders' Forum INVITE ONLY
10:00am - 11:00am Breakout Sessions
  • Leadership & Dexterity: Your Cultural Advantage & Workplace Success
  • Prudential Study: Driving Community Change
  • The Promise & Perils of Artificial Intelligence (AI): How AI will Reshape the World
10:00am - 11:00am Doctors' Offices
Separate registration required
11:30am - 1:30pm Scholarship Luncheon
2:00pm - 3:00pm Breakout Sessions
  • Blockchain & Future of Banking
  • Autonomous Vehicles (AV) & the Future of Mobility
  • Earn, Save, Spend: How to Start Taking Control of Your Finances
2:00pm - 3:00pm Doctors' Offices
Separate registration required
2:30pm - 5:30pm Chief Diversity Officer Forum INVITE ONLY
3:30pm - 5:00pm 2018 Ascend Innovation Challenge, Final Round Presentations
6:00pm - 7:00pm Yoga

Wednesday, August 22

8:00am - 9:30am Breakfast & Plenary: Raising Your Own B.A.R.
10:00am - 11:00am Breakout Sessions
  • Bitcoin & Future of Money
  • Elevate Part II: Respect is a Two-Way Street
  • Group wisdom: Hope to someday be a great leader? Find out why leveraging your internal network is a smart move
10:00am - 11:00am Doctors' Offices
Separate registration required
11:30am - 1:30pm Leadership & Awards Luncheon
2:00pm - 3:00pm Breakout Sessions
  • Authenticity, Innovation & Storytelling
  • Mindfulness: The Power of Mindful Leadership
  • The Wealth Management Industry-Technology Trends & Asian Wealth
2:00pm - 3:00pm Doctors' Offices
Separate registration required
3:30pm - 4:30pm Plenary: Advancing Your Career and Your Community - Vision for Tomorrow
4:35pm - 5:00pm Closing Plenary: Unleashing the Power of Your Authentic Self
6:30pm - 7:15pm Networking Reception
6:30pm - 7:15pm President's Reception INVITE ONLY
7:30pm - 9:30pm Awards Dinner