Agenda

(Subject to change without notice)


Sunday, August 19

1:00pm - 3:30pm Student Welcome & Program
  • Program & Networking
  • Fireside Chat with CIA Leader
  • Getting Real with RSM
4:00pm - 5:00pm Employer Showcase: United Airlines
4:00pm - 5:00pm Employer Showcase: Allstate
5:15pm - 6:15pm Employer Showcase: Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS)
5:15pm - 6:15pm Perform in Confidence M.O.D.E. - Presented by AICPA

Monday, August 20

8:00am - 1:30pm Career Fair & Resume Coaching Sessions
10:00am - 11:00am Resume Writing Tips - Presented by PwC
PM LUNCH ON OWN
2:00pm - 5:45pm Job Hunting Success
2:00pm - 2:20pm Welcome Remarks by Ascend President, Jeff Chin
2:30pm - 3:30pm The Making of Disney PIXAR Bao - Presented by Disney
3:30pm - 4:30pm Ascend Talks Re-imagined: Personal Innovation - Presented by General Motors (GM)
4:30pm - 5:00pm Ascend Talks: Make Boldness Your Genius

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 - Presented by Disney
3:30pm - 4:30pm Ascend Talks Re-imagined: Personal Innovation - Presented by General Motors (GM)
4:30pm - 5:00pm Ascend Talks: Make Boldness Your Genius
6:00pm - 7:00pm Welcome Reception

Tuesday, August 21

8:00am - 9:30am Breakfast & Plenary: Elevate Part 1: Respect is a Two-Way Street - Presented by Ascend
9:45am - 11:15am 4th Annual ERG/BRG Leaders' Forum - Presented in Partnership with EY INVITE ONLY
10:00am - 11:00am Breakout Sessions
  • Leadership & Dexterity: Your Cultural Advantage & Workplace Success - Presented by RSM
  • Prudential Study: Driving Community Change - Presented by US Bank, Bank of America, AT&T
  • The Promise & Perils of Artificial Intelligence (AI): How AI will Reshape the World - Presented by KPMG
10:00am - 11:00am Doctors' Offices
Separate registration required
11:00am - 1:30pm Scholarship Luncheon - Presented by EY
2:30pm - 5:30pm Chief Diversity Officer Forum INVITE ONLY
2:00pm - 3:00pm Breakout Sessions
  • Blockchain & Future of Banking - Presented by Crowe, Wells Fargo, BDO
  • Innovators & Disruptors/AV - Presented by Liberty Mutual, Amazon, Accenture
  • Financial Literacy: New Tax Law - Presented by Northwestern Mutual
2:00pm - 3:00pm Doctors' Offices Separate registration required
3:00pm - 5:00pm 2018 Ascend Innovation Challenge, Final Round Presentations - Presented by Ascend Northern California Chapter
6:00pm - 7:00pm Yoga

Wednesday, August 22

8:00am - 9:30am Breakfast & Plenary
10:00am - 11:00am Breakout Sessions
  • Bitcoin & Future of Money
  • Elevate: Respect is a Two-Way Street Part II
  • ERG/BRG
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 Ascend Talks: 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