NAAAP 100 and Inspire Awards Gala


  • The Saturday Gala is the grand finale to several days of learning, networking, and recognition of leadership, excellence, and commitment.
  • The evening starts with hors d’oeuvres and drinks during the Red Carpet photo session and entertainment by Kollaboration Chicago’s newest talents.
  • Ms. Rose Tibayan, award-winning on-air journalist and former NAAAP officer, will be our Mistress of Ceremonies.
  • After a plated dinner, our keynote speaker, Khizr Khan, attorney and Gold Star will address democracy and civic engagement.
  • The evening culminates with the presentation of several NAAAP 100 and Inspire Awards to this year’s honorees.
  • Attire: cocktail or semi-formal.

Registered Convention participants will have Gala tickets.  Individual seats to this formal affair are available for purchase on our Registration page. Tables of 8 or 10 persons are available at group rates; please email .