Asian Corporate Directors Summit
April 6–8, 2018 | Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco, CA


  1. What is the Asian Corporate Directors Summit?
  2. It is Ascend’s second national gathering of Asian American experienced board directors held at the Four Seasons San Francisco, CA during April 6–8, 2018.

  3. Where is the venue?
  4.   UPDATE  3/22/18 
    Four Seasons San Francisco
    757 Market Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103

  5. Can Aspiring Directors attend the Summit?
  6. The Aspiring Directors may only attend their dedicated workshop and activities on April 5–6. Please see planned events on the Aspiring Agenda.
    The Asian Corporate Directors Summit is only for Board Directors and strictly by invite only running from April 6–8. Please see planned events on the Summit Agenda.

  7. What is the accommodation plan for guests?
  8. For our second Asian Corporate Directors Summit, Ascend, a non-profit organization, will host your 2-night (Friday 4/6 and Saturday 4/7—subject to availability) hotel stay at the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco 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. Ascend Lifetime Members will be getting first priority on hotel rooms this year as we were sold out in 2017. If you are not currently a Lifetime Member and would like to become one, please visit our membership page to sign up.

      UPDATE  3/22/18  Because of the venue change, if you already have a confirmed reservation at the Four Seasons Silicon Valley, no action is needed as your reservation will be transferred to the Four Seasons San Francisco within the next 24 hours. Upon arrival, proceed to check-in with your ID and your accommodations will be ready for you.

      UPDATE  3/26/18  Please be advised that the group's room block is sold out at the discounted group rate. Should you still wish to stay at the property please contact the hotel and ask for in-house room reservations at (415) 633-3000 and they can offer their best available rate at the time of request.

    Thursday, April 5 - Sold Out
    Friday, April 6 - Subject to market price and availability
    Saturday, April 7 - Subject to market price and availability

  9. Are spouses allowed to attend the Summit?
  10. Spouses are not allowed to attend the Summit sessions, but are invited to attend both receptions and dinners on Friday and Saturday.

  11. Is there an airline discount?
  12. Yes. Delta Meeting/Discount Code: NMRFG
    Valid 4/3/2018–4/11/2018 for travel to San Francisco Area Airports (SFO, SJC, OAK). Reservations and ticketing is available via Delta or by calling (800) 328-1111. When booking online at Delta, enter the Meeting Code in the box provided.

  13. Is there parking onsite?
  14.   UPDATE  3/22/18 Complimentary parking on-site is available to overnight guests. Parking for day guests will also be available at the event check in desk. Valet parking is also available, located at 217 Stevenson Street, accessed from Third Street.

  15. What is the dress code?
  16. Business or business casual for meetings. Business or cocktail attire for dinners.

  17. What happens if I can no longer make the Summit?
  18. Please email for more information.