Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Symposium (DEI) + NAAAP National Leadership Academy (NLA)

February 24-26th 2023

San Diego, California

Important Dates

Registration opens:

December 15, 2022

Registration closes:

February 22, 2023

Late registration opens: 

February 23, 2023
(Additional fees apply)

What to Expect

Kick off Spring 2023 with the National Association of Asian American Professionals National and Chapter Leaders! Join us in America’s finest city, San Diego, for three exciting days. Starting on February 24, 2023, join us for the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Symposium and learn from leading thought leaders from across sectors.

National Leadership Academy, a space dedicated to our NAAAP Chapter Leaders from across the nation, takes place February 25-26, 2023 where you can expect to participate in impactful sessions focused on strategic planning, best practices from across the nation, and professional development tailored to your needs. 

*View full event schedule*

Don’t miss the chance to connect with community leaders from across the nation and the opportunity to see why San Diego is one of the best places to truly understand work-life balance!

Registration is now open!

  • DEI Symposium (February 24, 2023 – Open to public)
  • National Leadership Academy (February 25-26, 2023 | Note: Open only to NAAAP Chapter Leaders. Includes ticket option to also attend DEI Symposium.)

Why Attend NLA

Your leadership matters. 

Big changes are bringing new challenges – which means more opportunities for NAAAP national and chapter leaders. Here are 3 reasons we invite you to come:

Understand your personal
leadership style

Take charge of your
professional development

Navigate transitioning from an individual contributor to a leader

NLA Registration Cost

Registration Fee: $208.00 for 3 Days

This fee includes the Friday night reception, Saturday breakfast and lunch, and Sunday breakfast.

Where to Stay

Book your stay where all the action is! This year’s event will be held at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, which is just minutes away from popular San Diego attractions such as SeaWorld, SDCCU Stadium, Gaslamp Quarter, and Balboa Park. Plus, easily carpool to after-hour activities with other NAAAP attendees!

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

8757 Rio San Diego Dr, San Diego, CA 92108

(Last Day to Book for the Special Rate: Thursday, February 2, 2023)

San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

Is a NAAAP membership required for this event?

Yes, registration for NLA is only open to those with active NAAAP memberships (unless you are a speaker or speaker's guest). The DEI Symposium is open to anyone - no membership required.

How do I use my discount code?

Once you have your registration discount code:

  1. Click on the "Click here to enter your promotional code" at the bottom of the registration page
  2. Enter the discount code provided to you
  3. Click "Submit"

The registration ticket will be discounted accordingly.

*Note, if you are on a mobile device, you may have to click on the "+" next to "Promotional Code" first.

Is there a participant limit for each Chapter?

All chapter leaders are encouraged and welcome to attend NLA. There is no limit.

Please email [email protected] with any questions.

I'm having trouble logging in to register. What should I do?

Please email [email protected] with your name and chapter (if applicable) so we may assist you with this issue.

Who is NAAAP

At NAAAP, our leaders are built through professional networking and educational events, trainings, community service programs, and celebrations of Asian American excellence. For now 40 years we have inspired, developed, and connected thousands of leaders across 30 chapters internationally with a reach of more than 25,000+ professionals.

The National Leadership Academy is a once a year event, with an advanced skills-building boot camp for NAAAP national and chapter leaders. The interactive program provides workshops designed to reinvigorate, educate, and guide, with opportunities to network and collaborate with current and upcoming leaders as well as National Board members.