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Joining professional organizations such as ACEL not only lays the foundation to expand your network and gain leadership skills, but also gives you the building blocks to re-envision your brand. Bill Imada, Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer, and Joanne Tabellija-Murphy, Director of Strategic Outreach and Engagement, will facilitate an interactive workshop that will inspire you to create, tell, and live your story. Join these two extraordinary people leaders at their session, “Elevating Your Brand Experience”, at ACEL’s Dynamics of Leadership Conference from August 19-20, 2022.

Bill Imada is Chairman and Chief Connectivity Officer of IW Group, a fully integrated marketing communications agency specializing in the growing multicultural communities.  Bill is also a co-founding member of several national and regional organizations, including the APIA Scholars, Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship, ACE NextGen, VOICES for AAPIs, and the National Millennial and Gen Z Community. He serves on the boards of the Advertising Educational Foundation, Coalition for Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, Institute for Public Relations, LAGRANT Foundation, Museum of Public Relations, National ACE, PBS SoCal, and the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations.

Joanne Tabellija-Murphy is Director of Strategic Outreach and Engagement at Walmart and is responsible for building partnerships and strategies that advance stakeholder advocacy and transform social change by building trust in the 4,700+ communities Walmart serves, both nationally and internationally. Joanne is Chair of the OCA National Business Advisory Council, leading its strategy focused on shared value for its members and the organization. She holds seats on several nonprofit and advisory boards including Women Impacting Public Policy, Enterprising Women Magazine, OCA National, and Gold House. In 2021 Joanne was inducted into PRWeek’s Hall of Femme “Women to Watch” class and was also selected by PRNews as an “Industry Innovator.”

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 ACEL Member Early Bird Rate Before 7/22/2022Early Bird Rate Before 7/22/2022General Registration After 7/22/2022
WELCOME RECEPTION: (Fri, 08/19, 5:00-8:00pm | Keynote Speaker: TBD)$30.00$35.00$45.00
Conference GALA: (Sat., 08/20, 5:00-8:30pm | Keynote Speaker: TBD)$150.00$175.00$225.00
DAY PASS: Friday Conference (Fri., 08/19) Access to 12 Workshops/Seminars, Lunch & Reception$285.00$325.00$425.00
DAY PASS: Sat. Conference (Sat., 08/20) Access to 12 Workshops/Seminars & Lunch & Conference Gala$335.00$375.00$475.00
ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS: Best Deal!** (Friday, August 19 - Saturday, August, 20)   Full Access to Reception, Conference and Gala Event$399.00$499.00$599.00
Diversity Career Expo (Friday, August 19 - Saturday, August, 20) Register for our career expo. to meet with many inclusive companies in ArizonaFreeFreeFree

Group Discounts are Available, please contact us for more information.

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All purchases are non-refundable. All payments must receive by 4 p.m. on August 17, 2022 to guarantee your seat.

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