11:00 am — 3:00 pm

$15 – $230
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Inaugural Annual Signature Event

Community Conversations:
Emerging Careers

On November 10, 2018, the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter will convene its Community Conversations event in the heart of Detroit. With focus on disruptive changes and attendant Emerging Careers, NAAAP presents an interactive panel discussion with highly accomplished and dynamic speakers.

The Inaugural Community Conversations: Emerging Careers is the premier public event in our young history. Join us for an interactive panel discussion focusing on the why, how and what of the most in-demand careers and the skills required to be successful. We will have insightful leaders from various sectors leading the discussion. The audience’s participation will offer a more in-depth conversation, providing you with valuable information to assist in your own career journeys.

In this third year of existence as a Chapter, we are grateful and thrilled to launch this outward-facing program to engage the Greater Detroit Community. This Community Conversation, which we hope to build as our annual signature event, demonstrates our maturing as an organization by delivering on the third component of our mission – Community Engagement and Service – having laid a solid foundation in Professional Development and Career Networking.

This NOT-TO-BE-MISSED event is enthusiastically and generously supported by leading sponsor companies: Quicken Loans, General Motors, Slalom Consulting, Chrysan, ACRO Services, and BDO Seidman. This premier program is also a great celebration and networking event. With hundreds of professionals and business executives in attendance, the NAAAP Community Conversations: Emerging Careers is a wonderful opportunity for professionals and employers to get acquainted.

Saturday, November 10, 2018
11:00 am – 3:00 pm  Program

As seats are limited, register by November 1, 2018

Please join us on November 10 for our Inaugural Signature Event – “COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS: EMERGING CAREERS”.

Press Release

The Beacon @ One Woodward

The 26-story skyscraper is located in Detroit’s Civic Center area and overlooks the International Riverfront and Hart Plaza. One Woodward houses Quicken Loans team members and marketing partners Rock Connections LLC.

Beacon Room, Quicken Loans
1 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226
One Detroit Center Garage
200 Larned St., Detroit, MI 48226
Parking Direction & Instruction
***  Visitor parking voucher (One Detroit Garage) will be issued at event

Featuring Speakers

Linglong He: Linglong He is the Chief Information Officer of Quicken Loans Inc.  With more than 20 years of experience within technology, Linglong is responsible for the overall vision and leadership for technology initiatives across the business. Since joining the company in 1996, Linglong has served in many roles, including Director of Database and Systems Engineering, Software Engineer, Oracle DBA, Progress DBA and as a UNIX System administrator…    Read more

Chris Groscurth, Ph.D.: Chris Groscurth, Ph.D. is Slalom Detroit’s organizational effectiveness Practice Area Leader, and he is the author of the book, Future-Ready Leadership: Strategies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Over the past two decades, Chris has become a highly regarded leadership and organizational performance expert…    Read more

Christopher Olsen: A native of Cincinnati, Chris built his career investing in emerging technology and healthcare companies. Prior to founding Drive Capital Chris was a partner at Sequoia Capital for 6 years, and before that an investor with Technology Crossover Ventures. His first job out of school was on the professional squash circuit where he quickly learned he was better suited to work with entrepreneurs…    Read more

Sanjay Dhall: Sanjay Dhall is the Founder of Detroit Flying Cars, and Founder of Emergent Systems Corp. After departing SDRC (now Siemens PLM) and Ford support in the late 90s, Sanjay launched Emergent Systems to provide innovative new product design, engineering, and product development services for automotive, aerospace, wind energy and consumer goods industries…    Read more

Post Event:

On November 10, 2018, the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter held its inaugural Community Conversations event in the beautiful Beacon Space at One Woodward in Detroit. Addressing the disruptive changes of our times and attendant Emerging Careers, NAAAP presented an interactive panel discussion with highly accomplished and dynamic keynote speakers Linglong He, Chief Information Officer of Quicken Loans, and leading Organizational Development innovator Chris Groscurth, PhD, author of recently published book “Future-Proof Leadership: The Fourth Industrial Revolution”, and inventor/entrepreneur Sanjay Dhall, founder of Detroit Flying Cars, and moderated by leading Midwest VC, Chris Olsen, Co-founder of Drive Capital. Cyndy Yu-Robinson, Executive Director, NAAAP National also shared the rich programing and network resources available to us through the 30 chapters strong NAAAP National organization…

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$15 - $230
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • 11:00am-3:00pm   Program
  • Beacon Room, Quicken Loans
  • 1 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48226

  • Member Admission: $20
  • Student Admission: $15
  • General Admission: $30
  • Join Lifetime Membership: $50
  • Member (Table of 8): $150
  • Student (Table of 8): $100
  • General (Table of 8): $230
  • Register by November 1, 2018

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November 10, 2018
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
$15 – $230
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