The 31st annual NAAAP International Convention is coming to the beautiful city of Toronto from August 8 to 10.
As can be expected of any NAAAP event, the speaker lineup is chock full of smart, talented and extremely accomplished Asian Canadian and Asian American leaders in business.
You’ve read their bios and know their accomplishments front to back. But do you really know who’s behind that name and job title?
In true Schema fashion, we asked a handful of the inspiring speakers you can catch at this year’s convention to share some of their thoughts on pop culture, identity, current events and to give us their best professional tips and networking tricks.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 8th
FRIDAY, AUGUST 9th
Dave Nanderam – President of TapestryBuilder and workshop speaker, “Skills-Based Volunteering: An Innovative Approach to Leadership Development”
SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th
Byron Abalos – Actor, playwright & producer with Asiansploitation and workshop leader, “Under and Mis-representAsian on Stage and Screen”
Teja Arboleda – Founder of Entertaining Diversity, Inc. and keynote speaker for Saturday luncheon
Susan Chuang – Associate Professor at the University of Guelph and workshop leader, “Knowledge is Power: Adding to Your Effective Parenting Toolkit”
Fabian J. De Rozario – NAAAP CBDO of GlobalConnect and workshop speaker, “Employee Resource Groups Best Practices”
Check back for more next week as we dig deep into the minds of these over-achieving and highly successful leaders!