1. What is the Asian Corporate Directors Summit?

It is Ascend’s inaugural national gathering of Asian American experienced board directors and selected aspiring board directors held at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley in Palo Alto, CA during April 21-23, 2017.

2. Are all events held at the Four Seasons Hotel?

No, there is an event on Friday, April 21 for aspiring corporate directors which will be held off-site at the Stanford Faculty Club (please see Aspiring Directors tab of this website). The rest of the Summit will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel.

3. What is the accommodation plan for guests?

For our inaugural Asian Corporate Directors Summit, Ascend, a non-profit organization, will host your 2-night (Friday 4/21 and Saturday 4/22-subject to availability) hotel stay at the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley only if you reside outside the Bay area/Northern California and if your company/organization will not cover your hotel expenses. Ascend Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit organization and appreciates your efforts in helping us manage our limited resources.

4. Are spouses allowed to attend the Summit?

Spouses are not allowed to attend the summit sessions, but are invited to attend both receptions and dinners on Friday and Saturday. Based on demand, there will also be an activity for spouses on Saturday. Details are TBD.

5. Is there parking onsite?

Yes, there is plenty of convenient free parking on site. Overnight self-parking and event self-parking is complimentary over program dates. Valet is $24/per car per night.

6. Are there sessions specific for experienced and then for aspiring?

The Summit begins with an Aspiring Workshop on Friday for aspiring board directors only. Sessions for the remainder of the summit are for both experienced and aspiring.

7. Is the Saturday morning meeting and breakfast just for experienced members?

The Saturday morning breakfast is just for experienced directors and aspiring attendees. 

8. Is there an airline discount?

Yes. Delta Discount Code: NMPCH. Valid 4/18/2017 - 4/26/2017 for travel to San Francisco (SFO), Oakland (OAK), and San Jose (SJC), CA airports. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com or calling (800) 328-1111.

9. What is the dress code?

Business or business casual for meetings. Business or cocktail attire for dinners.

10. What happens if I can no longer make the Summit?

Please email summit@ascendleadership.org for more information.