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Why Should You Attend?

Leadership Convention is the ultimate event for anyone wanting to immerse themselves in talks from top API leaders. Read on to learn more about benefits for attendees and sponsors.


Open to all leadership levels

There shouldn’t be a one-size-fits-all approach to leadership. Regardless of your experience level, our programming is tailored to suit seasoned, brand new, and even, “maybe in the future” leaders.

Go beyond your own expertise

Our lineup features API speakers from all different backgrounds. Not only will you learn about professional development or career advancement, but we’ll also dive into topics around DEI, civic engagement, LGBTQA+, working with disabilities, and more.

Get a motivation boost

Our conference is notorious for helping attendees develop new ideas for the workplace. Return to your team with new tools, valuable connections, and a renewed outlook on work to grow your career better than before.

Learn how to train future leaders

Hear experts give examples of ways to help your team develop leadership skills, giving them the confidence to delegate, coach, and even hold people accountable.

Incredible networking and social events

Remote work has kept many of us at home, and although virtual happy hours are nice, there’s no substitute for meeting people in person. We’re excited to welcome everyone back this year to make new connections and catch up with peers.

See what competitors are doing

If you’re attending, chances are your competition will be here too, for the same exact reasons. This is a great opportunity to find out more about their company, and the exact strategies that worked or failed so you can give your business the upper hand.

Register now for leadership convention

NAAAP Members: Please reach out to your chapter President for member pricing


Be center stage in front of hundreds of API leaders

This provides incredible branding and lead potential, making sure you get the best return on your investment.

Make an impact in the API community

Have the opportunity to have your founder, executive team, or other influential members share their stories and position your company as a leader in the community.

Valuable educational opportunities

API experts from around the country will share success stories, as well as failures they’ve faced. This knowledge can help your employees become aware and, arguably even more, well-prepared to face business challenges and execute high-level strategies behind them.

Attract and develop talent

Whether you are part of the Diversity Career Fair, ERG Summit, or speaking at the convention, employers who invest in future leaders are much more appealing to potential candidates. For current employees, our sessions will not only grow their skillsets, but also teach them how to exercise these skills with a long-term influence.

Register for the career fair!

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