2013 NAAAP International Convention | Career & Diversity Expo

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We are excited to announce that the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) International Convention will be returning to Toronto for the second time on August 8th-10th! NAAAP has extended member prices to all Schema readers for the highly anticipated 3-day leadership experience, which will attract hundreds of professionals, executives and corporate sponsors from 28 NAAAP City Chapters across the United States and Canada. Among the event highlights is a Career & Diversity Expo, which will be free for readers courtesy of Schema Magazine.

The convention will feature 20 breakout sessions on career development, project management, leadership styles, and issues affecting Asian professionals, as well as keynotes by accomplished Asians in business, government, academia, and sports and entertainment. Attendees, whether at the beginning, middle, or apex of their careers, will have frequent opportunities to network with other professionals, business-owners, and employers. In particular, the Career Fair will be a prime opportunity to connect with hiring managers, and jobseekers are encouraged to post resumes in the NAAAP online Career Center prior to the event. Each Convention meal or reception will feature a major speaker, including the Hon. Michael Chong (MP, Wellington-Halton Hills) and Mr. Teja Arboleda, Founder of Entertaining Diversity, Inc.

Event Highlights

Aug 8th

“Industry Day” — practical strategies for small and medium businesses

Aug 9th

“Leadership Essentials” — workshops on personal branding, inclusive leader, and emotional intelligence

Aug 10th

“AAPI Core Values” — topics affecting Asians, their careers, and the Asian Canadian community

“Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony” — recognize NAAAP’s highest achieving chapters, induct new honorees to the NAAAP100 list, including:

  • CHRIS LU – Assistant to the Cabinet Secretary for US President Barack Obama, of Washington, DC
  • GEORGE TAKEI – Actor, Director, and Gay Rights activist, of Los Angeles
  • THEAR SUZUKI – Leading Female executive, Ernst & Young, formerly with Accenture, of Dallas
  • DON LIU — General Counsel, Secretary, and Senior VP of Xerox Corporation, of New York

Courtesy of Schema Magazine:

SPECIAL Member Rate for Convention Registration
Simply apply the Community Partner Promo Code at Registration:  PRT8821 

FREE access to the Career Fair (Saturday Only)
FREE Video Resume Account with Pangea

Save $25.00 (value) with Community Partner Promo Code: PAN2348

Early bird deadline ends Friday, July 12th. 

Convention Details: 

August 8th – 10th
Sheraton Centre
123 Queen St W, Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9, Tel.416-361-1000
Special convention hotel room accommodation rate: http://goo.gl/EpSdU

Further inquiries:

Career Fair: careerfair@naaapconvention.org
Registration: registration@naaapconvention.org
Volunteering: volunteer@naaapconvention.org


About Betty Zhang

Betty Zhang
Dalian-born and Vancouver-raised, Betty finds herself constantly torn between her fascination with the Asia-Pacific and her love for the Pacific Northwest. She is frequently writing, attempting to be trilingual, and tweeting @bettyyzhang

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