Opening Keynote, Attorney Kim Papillon,

Speaks on Neuroscience of Decision Making

Nationally Renowned Decision-Making Speaker Opens Convention

Chicago (July 2017) – The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) announced Kim Papillon, an expert on decision making in law, education, business and medicine, as a Saturday keynote speaker at the Leadership Convention in Chicago.

“We’re honored to host Kim as a closing keynote at this year’s Leadership Convention,” said NAAAP’s Chicago chapter president and member of the Convention Leadership Team Rose Olea. “She has delivered more than 200 lectures nationally and internationally on the implications of neuroscience, psychology and implicit association in the analysis of decision-making. We’re looking forward to what she has to offer to our audience so that they can apply it professionally and personally to their lives.

An attorney, Papillon is a faculty member at National Judicial College. She also serves on the National Center for State Courts, National Training Team on Implicit Bias, a think tank for national judicial education. Papillon has received national recognition for her produced documentaries on neuroscience and judicial decision making. Her documentary on neuroscience and implicit association was the centerpiece of the American Bar Association’s implicit bias education program for the Litigation Section.

Papillon holds a B.A. degree from University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. She has worked for large law firms, representing Fortune 500 companies, government entities and tech startups.

In addition to leading the Saturday lunch keynote, Papillon will also be leading a breakout session in the leadership track during the afternoon on the topic of unconscious versus implicit bias.


The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) is the premier leadership organization for Asian professionals in North America, with nearly 30 chapters, several thousand active members, and a reach of more than 20,000 professionals.  Since 1982, NAAAP has operated as a nonprofit to inspire, develop, and connect leaders in all major industries and countless communities through professional development and community service.  For more information, please visit and the convention website at

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