Ascend Atlanta Chapter Events

List of Events

We hold events involving professional development and networking opportunities.  Our goal is to provide our members tools to succeed in their professional life.


Upcoming Events


The Leadership Mindset: Cultivating the Leader Within

Please join us as Chick-fil-A hosts dinner and Ascend Leaders Speaker Series

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The Ascend Greater Atlanta chapter invites you to dinner at Chick-fil-A and to hear our Ascend Leaders Speaking Series on Cultivating the Leader Within YOU with our Guest Speaker: Avina Gupta, Senior Principal of Leadership Development from Chick-fil-A!

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019
Location: Chick-fil-A Support Center

5200 Buffington Rd., Atlanta, GA 30349
Time: 5:00 PM EST – 7:30 PM EST

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Past Events

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(Special Invitation: Chinese Lunar 2019 New Year Dinner for BRG Leaders)

The Ascend Greater Atlanta chapter invites you to an exclusive Chinese Lunar New Year celebration 2019, the Year of the Pig, at the Canton House on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 6:00PM EST. The Ascend Greater Atlanta chapter’s leadership team would love to take this opportunity to network and build relationships going into the New Year. Our chapter is rapidly growing and we are excited to share our progress with you!

Date: Sunday, February 10, 2019
Location: Canton House, 4825 Buford Highway, Chamblee, GA 30341
Time: 6:00PM EST

RSVP by Monday, February 8, 2019
Please use promotional code ATLVIP-2 when you register.

Please do not hesitate to contact Sophie Ye, VP of Ascend Greater Atlanta Marketing (, if you have any questions.

  • Annual ASCEND Greater Atlanta Symposium
    • Inspiring Across Generations – Journey to Senior Leadership
    • Nov 2018 – The ASCEND Greater Atlanta Inspiring Across Generations Conference & Career Fair is the largest gathering of Pan-Asian business leaders, professionals, and students in the metro-Atlanta area

ATL IAG 2018 Event flyer

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Want to know who’s going to be there?  Check out their bios here!

  • Pre-Convention Networking Event
    • July 2017 – Get geared up for the convention with a team-building game of Whirlyball!
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  • Ascend National Convention
    • August 19-21, 2017 – This year our annual national conference will be held at the Marriott Marquis Houston in Houston, Texas. Fees apply. See Ascend National page for detailed information of speakers and events.
  • Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
    • September 9, 2017 – Enjoy a day on the Lake, with friends and family for this annual Ascend Atlanta event. Come join us ahead of time during the summer for team-building practices for your paddling skills. Lake Lanier Olympic Venue 3105 Clarks Bridge Rd Gainesville, GA 30506
  • Ascend NAAMBA Conference
    • September 2017 – Annual pairing of Ascend and NAAMBA. Fees apply. Destination and dates TBA.
  • Diwali Celebration
    • October 2017 – Come celebrate India’s Festival of Lights! We will pair with a local Business Resource Group to build our network.
  • Marquee Event: Finding and Achieving Your Purpose
    • November 2017 – First annual Marquee Event for our Atlanta Chapter! Join us for an evening of poignant speakers and discussions. Members Only.

*Events subject to change

Past Events (2017 – 2016)

  • Dare to Dream, Be Extraordinary, Ascend!
    • February 2017 – Kick-off – Speaker Series and Chinese New Year Celebration
  • Thank you to everyone who attended our Lunar New Year Celebration and 2017 Kick-Off event! We had almost 40 business professionals and students come together and learn about targeting, aligning, and managing our careers from Dr. Ramamoorti while enjoying a home-cooked Chinese meal.

  • GuacaHoli – Networking Event
    • March 2017 – Celebrate Holi, the Indian/Nepali festival of colors and meet some Atlanta business professionals!
      Thank you to everyone who came out to GuacaHoli! We had over 30 people in attendance, sharing their Thursday evening with us, learning about the Holi festival, eating delicious Indian food and drink Indian inspired cocktails.
  • Five Myths of Asian Leadership
    • May 2017 – Speakers series event featuring Wes Hom and a discussion on Asian leadership in the United States.  
  • Atlanta Ascend Board Addresses Elevate: An Ascend Millennial Leadership Program
    • June 2017 – Join us for a panel of our board members discussing nuggets of wisdom from Ascend National’s exclusive webcast Elevate, a first of its kind program for Millennials
    • Featuring guest panelist, Partha Unnava, CEO of Better Walk and guest moderator, Tim Roberts, Managing Director of The PrivateBank
  • The Culture of Success
    • May 2016 – May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, so this event will focus on how our cultural heritage helped us become successful business leaders.
  • Whirly Ball Celebration
    • July 2016 – To celebrate and to kick off the upcoming Dragon Boat Event for 2016, we will meet, eat and play the craziest, most fun, team-building sport: WHIRLYBALL!
  • Hong Kong Dragon Boat Race
  • Post-Convention Networking Mixer
    • September 2016 – We enjoyed drinks and appetizers at Downtown Atlanta’s Max Lager, making connections that will last us lifetimes. Our chapter president went over a few of the recent developments in our Chapter as we celebrated the 2016 Ascend Convention’s theme: Presenting Tomorrow’s Leaders Today.
May 2017 – Five Myths of Asian Leadership
May 2017 – Five Myths of Asian Leadership
May 2017 – Five Myths of Asian Leadership
May 2017 – Five Myths of Asian Leadership
May 2017 – Five Myths of Asian Leadership
May 2017 – Five Myths of Asian Leadership
May 2017 – Five Myths of Asian Leadership
May 2017 – Five Myths of Asian Leadership
May 2017 – Five Myths of Asian Leadership
May 2017 Five Myths of Asian Leadership
May 2017 – Five Myths of Asian Leadership
May 2017 – Five Myths of Asian Leadership
May 2017 – Five Myths of Asian Leadership
  • March 2017 Guacaholi
March 2017 Guacaholi