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*

Come join us!

  • Five Myths of Asian Leadership
    • May 22, 2017 – Speaker Series
    • Held at UPS Headquarters in Atlanta
    • Keynote Speaker: Wes Hom of Ascend National

  • 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
  • Pre-Convention Networking Event
    • July 2017 – Get geared up for the convention with a team-building game of Whirlyball!
  • 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.
  • 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.

      March 2017 Guacaholi
March 2017 Guacaholi