Curated Sessions

Our program is very diverse and we’re thrilled to have an amazing lineup of speakers from various industries. For your convenience, we’ve curated our speakers and their sessions into distinct leadership themes.

It’s time to flip the script on leadership.

The Leadership Convention, presented by NAAAP, is for those who aspire to push the boundaries of what it means to lead. People from all professional and cultural backgrounds are welcome to attend and connect with and be inspired by unconventional leaders, creative visionaries, and bold disruptors. The three-day event begins with a powerful and engaging ERG Summit, continues with an amazing line-up of inspiring speakers and thought-provoking workshops, a Diversity Career Fair, and concludes with a spectacular Gala featuring the NAAAP 100 & Inspire Awards presented by United Airlines.

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Press Release: August 10, 2019.

National Association of Asian American Professionals to Honor Outstanding Leaders First-Ever NAAAP Pride Award Will Be Presented Among Organization’s Highest Honors at Red Carpet Gala Sponsored by United Airlines in Kansas City [KANSAS CITY, MO. August 10,...

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Press Release: June 7, 2019.

Professionals Are Challenged to Embrace the Unconventional and “Lead Boldly” The Leadership Convention, presented Aug. 22-24 in Kansas City by NAAAP, explores pushing the boundaries of what it means to lead. [KANSAS CITY, Mo. June 7, 2019] – Leadership, once the sole...

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We aren’t meant to be put in our place.
We’re meant to carve out our own.

This year’s theme is The Unconventional Leader. Lead Boldly.
It’s meant to inspire conversations and deeper thinking around the kind of leaders we want to be.

It’s meant to open our eyes to see that there are many different paths to leadership, that we can learn from each other’s journeys, and empower one another to lead in unexpected ways…

With compassion and understanding.
With grace and humility.

So let’s come together to lift each other up.

Let’s come together to push the boundaries of what it means to lead.

Kansas City.

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