Text 202-670-4865 leadershipconvention@naaap.org

Convention Registration is Closed

Career Fair is still open and free to the public

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The Socio event app will serve as the convention’s digital program book. It makes it easy for you to:

  • Customize your agenda
  • Engage with attendees and speakers
  • Join D.C. Experience events
  • Meet our sponsors
  • and much more!

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Featured Events

Our leadership convention is open to all professional backgrounds, ethnicities, and age. Our goal is to keep you engaged as a learning professional or as a senior mentor of the community with educational and social networking opportutnities.



Featuring our Keynote Speakers

Andrew Yang

Former 2020 Presidential Candidate

Mayor Muriel Bowser

D.C. Mayor

James Rhee

Founder, Red Helicopter

Jerry Won

Founder, Just Like Media

Paula Yoo

Author, From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement

Dave Liu

Author, The Way of the Wall Street Warrior

Patrice Cleary

Founder, Purple Patch





Congratulations to our Awardees

Charles Lee

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Piyush Malik

Founder of American Society of Engineers of Indian Origin

Michelle MiJung Kim

Author of The Wake Up & CEO of Awaken

Onchantho Am

Community Activist & Lawyer

Schuyler Bailar

First transgender NCAA athlete



Featured Workshop


*Registration is now full.  Facilitated by Amy Chin empowering underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond.

The workshop will highlight to participants the importance of self-promotion in their careers, personal branding, and entrepreneurial journeys. Attendees will also be provided with the tools to practice these skills after the workshop.

  • Date: Friday, August 12
  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Participants: 25 max



Where to Stay

Stay at the beautiful convention site and surround yourself with the city’s history. The Capital Hilton is in walking distance to the White House, monuments, and endless amount of restaurants and entertainment. Travel further by walking to nearby stations to connect you to the metro leading to all three airports and other D.C. landscapes.

Capital Hilton

1001 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Special discounted rates still available for a limited time



Building Leaders and Beyond

Asian Pacific Islander professionals strive for Limitless Leadership, leadership in the workplace, family, and community, where leadership traits transcend space, geography, and time. As NAAAP reaches its 40th anniversary, we look forward to the next 40 years when diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are not merely a marginal strategy but a core value in every organization and community. We lean into our principles of Leadership, Education, Accountability, and Diversity to grow and connect with limitless leadership.







Belong. Empower. Engage. Support.

We stand apart from other conventions by starting at a personal level with our attendees. Our participants will belong forever to a community, empowered and engaged, all the while being supported by that community. It turns out that B.E.E.S. acronym fits perfectly, as the bee symbolizes the ambition and success that comes from hard work.

Thank You to Our Sponsors



Opportunities are Boundless

Our hospitality isn’t limited to the convention! Come visit the nation’s capital with your adventurous spirit by enjoying the infinite list of tourist spots, unique dining, monumental landscape, and vibrant night life. Come spend time with the other leaders by arriving a day early or staying a day later. We would be happy to guide you and your family!





Register for the career fair!

Free and open to the public. Catered to any professionals seeking opportunities with our sponsors.