Leadership Convention 2022

Coming in August 2022 to Washington, D.C.

Now Accepting Applications and Nominations

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Andrew Yang, Opening Keynote for 2021 Leadership Convention

Andrew Yang is an entrepreneur, activist, philanthropist, nonprofit leader, author, and former U.S. Presidential candidate and NYC mayoral candidate. The founder of Venture for America, Mr. Yang will be discussing jobs, economic recovery, and the future of industry at the Diversity Career Fair and Development Day.

Chantale Wong, Career Public Servant & Founder of CAPAL, to Keynote API and ERG Summits

Chantale Wong is a dedicated public servant with over 30 years of experience. She will be the keynote speaker at the API and ERG Summits.  She is a nominee for the position of U.S. Director of the Asian Development Bank and the first LGBTQ person of color to be nominated to the rank of ambassador.

Kiran Ahuja, Director of U.S. Office of Personnel Management, to Keynote Women's and Federal Summits

Kiran Ahuja serves as the Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM.) As former Executive Director of the White House Asian American and Pacific Islander Initiative and founder of the National APA Women’s Forum, it is our honor to have her as a keynote speaker for the Women’s and Federal Summits.

Hon. Grace Meng, First Asian American Congresswoman Representing N.Y., to Keynote at Women's and Federal Summits

Congresswoman Grace Meng of New York introduced the COVID-19 Hate Crime Act in the House on May 9, 2021; it was signed into law 11 days later. Serving her third term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Grace will be the keynote speaker for the Women’s and Federal Summits.

Kevin Kreider of Bling Empire to Keynote at Leadership Summit

Kevin redefined himself from an awkward, bullied Asian kid to a successful international fitness model to a reality TV star with his new show Bling Empire,  which was one of Netflix’s top 10 most-watched shows of 2021.  Kevin will speak on overcoming personal and professional barriers to success in Hollywood.  

Coffee Meets Bagel CEO and Co-Founder, Arum Kang, to Keynote final day of Leadership Convention

As the CEO, Arum leads the business strategy and the vision of Coffee Meets Bagel. With her various roles, her overarching goal is always to make sure the customers’ needs are heard and met with a superior product experience. She will be addressing how her Asian identity impacted her entrepreneurial journey. 

Diversity Career Fair

The first day of the Leadership Convention, August 6, will offer Development Day and a Diversity Career Fair. This entire day is free of charge to students and job seekers of all ages, races, ethnicities, and membership in NAAAP.  Get one-on-one resume reviews, gain tips and tricks on job seeking strategies in today’s digital world, and interview with Fortune 500 companies – all in one day! 

College Students Register Free

Take advantage of our Career Fair and Development Day to get you ready and polished! Get one-on-one resume reviews, gain tips and tricks on job seeking strategies in today’s digital world, and interview with Fortune 500 companies – all in one day! Regististration is required with a valid school email address. 


Join a professional convention that has one purpose >>>

We Build Leaders


The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) is a nonprofit, volunteer organization dedicated to cultivating and empowering Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA). NAAAP is the largest and fastest growing Asian American professional organization in North America.

Our Mission

NAAAP inspires, cultivates, and empowers Asian and Pacific Islander leaders for professional excellence to make meaningful impact in our workplace and community.


This year’s convention will be hosted on Socio Event Platform. After registration, attendees will receive an email with instructions to optimally experience the conference and interact with others on desktop. Phone app is available as well.


Sponsors and Recruiters

On-the-Spot Interviews and Information Booths

You’ll get your chance to get on-the-spot interviews and information from recruiters from our many sponsors, virtually on August 6, 2021. Find more information here


Gold Sponsors


Diversity Career Fair Participants



Mark Your Calendars


August 6

Career Fair & Development Day

August 13

API Community Summit & ERG Summit

August 20

Women’s Summit & Federal Summit

August 27

Leadership Summit & NAAAP Awards







Our conference brings members and new networks together to >>>

build communities



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 “We Build Leaders” is our mission statement. Some are drawn to the community aspect of “We.” Others seek to be more effective “Leaders.” “Build” speaks directly to me because I know things will get a little ugly, before it becomes more meaningful. NAAAP is the ideal place to grow thanks to the dedication of its members.


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I have expanded my professional network exponentially and believe I would be welcomed for a visit in any city we have a chapter. As crazy as it sounds, I never really identified with being Asian American till now; I am so grateful to be volunteering with and for NAAAP.     


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One interaction with another NAAAP member turned into two interviews at a Fortune 500 company. This is the kind of magic that can happen with like-minded professionals in our group, who are all about lifting each other up and staying focused on your development.


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Be a Speaker and Sponsor

NAAAP welcomes inspriational speakers from all backgrounds and ethnicities. You’ll be a partner with one of the largest network of diverse professionals in the nation. Your presence and sponsorship can support many within your organization and ours.

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Having issues with registering for the convention? Email us at  registration @ naaap . org  (eliminate the spacing when copy and pasting onto your address line)