Asian American Convention Considered an Investment in Oneself

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The 2009 National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Convention and Diversity Career Fair will be held in Denver, Colorado at the Hyatt Regency from August 13-16. The convention welcomes students and professionals from all industries to develop and hone leadership skills, hear accomplished Asian American leaders, talk with 100 recruiters and service providers face to face, and network with other professionals.

Leadership at New Heights: Cultivating Leaders for Today and Beyond.

Impacted but not disheartened by the economic hardships facing the U.S., the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) is holding its National Convention on August 13-16, 2009 in the Mile-High City, Denver at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The theme is "Leadership at New Heights: Cultivating Leaders for Today and Beyond."

Confirmed keynote speakers including Maya Lin, world-renowned architect of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, Yul Kwon, winner of reality show Survivor: Cook Islands and a bone marrow donation advocate, and Judge Jerry Hada, an appointed judge to the Denver County Court. They lead an impressive list of accomplished Asian American leaders from business, education, arts, and other fields. Convention participants will enjoy 20 workshops, seminars and panels, the largest Asian American job fair in the U.S., exciting entertainment, the launch of Women in NAAAP program, and networking with professionals from across the U.S. and Canada. The convention is open to NAAAP members and the general public. More than 350 people are expected to attend.

The Diversity Career Fair will feature 100 employers and service providers including sponsors Dell Computer, American Family Insurance, Aramark, and Raytheon Corporation. Convention participants and local walk-throughs will be able to meet hiring managers, professional candidates, purchasing agents, small business vendors, and supplier diversity executives. There is no substitute for face-to-face contact.

"This year's annual convention and career faire represent a timely investment in ourselves and our careers. Continuing education and networking are keys to success for all professionals looking to leadership positions," says Brad Baldia, NAAAP's National President. Mr. Baldia has been carefully overseeing the convention as well as the organization's numerous other programs, resources, and member services.

Last year's convention drew more than 350 people from nearly all NAAAP chapters and ventures. Large response from areas outside of Denver will enliven the 2009 convention. The advance registration deadline for $50 savings is August 1, 2009.

Registration details and more information are available at http://www.naaapconvention.org.

ABOUT NAAAP: The National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership-based organization and is the largest and fastest growing Asian professional association with representation in over 25 cities across the United States and Canada. Its vision is "We Make Leaders!" For more information about the NAAAP, go to http://www.naaap.org.

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