NAAAP_30Years_RThe National Association of Asian American Professionals and NAAAP New York played host to the 26th Annual NAAAP Convention and Diversity Career Fair from August 23-25th, at Hilton New York Hotel.

This year’s theme pays tribute to the city that started it all…New York – the city that never sleeps and celebrated a special 30th Anniversary of NAAAP.  Leadership Never Sleeps recogizes the round-the-clock professionalism, accountability, and drive that leaders must posess to make a difference.  Whether the passion is business, family, civic engagement, or service to others, the 2012 NAAAP Convention with an incredible roster of speakers covered values, principles, styles, and tools that leaders use to keep going and going.

With over 700 convention attendees from across the United States and Canada and 2,000 attending the Diversity Career Fair, the NAAAP Convention featured 60 workshop speakers/panelists, 35 dynamic workshops on leadership, professional development, management, entrepreneurship, diversity, Asian lifestyle, and community service.

Announcing Honourees for the 2012 NAAAP100 Awards – For more than a century, Asians have overcome obstacles to make significant contributions in both America and Canada. Their efforts and sacrifices have added tremendously to the success and prosperity in our communities. At the NAAAP100 Awards Gala, NAAAP is proud to recognize 5 honourees this year for life long achievement of exemplifying leadership.

1. Doris Ching – Former Vice President of Student Affairs | University of Hawaii
2. Richard Lui – News Anchor | MSNBC & NBC News
3. Senator Vivienne Poy | Senator of Canada, author, entrepreneur, fashion designer & historian
4. Ike Song – Vice President | Situational Awareness Systems-Northrop Grumman
5. Hines Ward – Former NFL Wide Receiver | Pittsburgh Steelers & Commissioner, White House Initiative on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

2012 NAAAP Awards of Excellence

NAAAP-Toronto: Finances & Fundraising, Operational Efficiencies, and Chapter Development.

NAAAP-Dallas Fort Worth: Community Involvement, Marketing & Public Relations, and Associate Chapter of the Year.

NAAAP-Seattle: Membership Development, Projects & Programs, National Involvement, and Chapter of the Year

Convention and Career Fair Album

For a full event overview, click here to view the 2012 NAAAP Convention Program

Mark your calendar for the NAAAP Convention 2013
Toronto Ontario Canada, August 8-11, 2013