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2023 ACEL Leadership Awards Gala – 08/26/2023 (Phoenix, Arizona)

August 26, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

$265.00 – $2,500.00

Celebrate the 2023 ACEL Honorees, Asian American & Pacific Islander Leadership! Join us for an extraordinary evening, honoring remarkable leaders dedicated to our community’s thriving. Experience inspiration, a sumptuous three-course dinner, captivating entertainment, and the company of wonderful individuals. We are thrilled to announce Van Lai-Dumone as our esteemed Keynote Speaker, a prominent figure in the field of entrepreneurship. Be empowered as she shares her insights and wisdom during this memorable event. Come and be part of this special occasion, where we celebrate the contributions of Asian American & Pacific Islander leaders who shape a brighter future for us all.

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2023
Time: 5:00 p.m. Registration & Reception | 6:00 p.m. Dinner
Location: Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, 340 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

2023 ACEL Honorees are:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Van Lai-DumoneFounder and Creative Cultural Strategist at Worksmart, is a visionary Founder and Creative Cultural Strategist at worksmart. She believes in leveraging creativity, play, and experiential learning to transform mindsets, skill sets, and behaviors in the workplace. Her TEDx Talk, “What if? The Life Changing Power of Curiosity,” inspires audiences with her unique perspective. With a background in Psychology and an MBA from Pepperdine University, Van is highly skilled in understanding human behavior and driving organizational success. She has worked with prestigious clients like Google, LinkedIn, and Pandora and is a valued member of the Fast Company Executive Board. Van specializes in empowering women through her LEAPing Women into Leadership Programs, in collaboration with True Cycle Coaching. Her transformative leadership approach continues to inspire individuals and organizations alike.

Ticket Prices:

  • Awards Gala & General Reception (5:00-8:00 pm):
    • $200.00 ACEL Member Early Bird (before 07/28/2023)
    • $225.00 Non-Member Early Bird (before 07/28/2023)
    • $250.00 General Admission (after 07/28/2023)
  • Corporate Table of 8*:
    • $2500.00* (includes reception, company recognition, and logo in the program)

    *A 5.0% fee will be applied if paying by credit card

    All registrations must be purchased online with a credit or debit card. Upon ticket purchase, you will receive a confirmation email from registration@ACELeaders.org. An email confirming your registration and payment will be sent to the same address. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering.

    Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal. All purchases are non-refundable. Payments must be received by 4 p.m. on August 22, 2023, to guarantee your seat.

    Corporate Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, please inquire at Registration@ACELeaders.org.

    For further information and to register

    Click here ->> Registration

    You can find more information on our website: https://aceleaders.org

    ACEL’s mission is to be the proving ground for Asian American & Pacific Islander professionals, forging leaders of tomorrow through professional development, cultural awareness, community service, and mentorship. To learn more about our member benefits or join the ACEL family, visit http://ACELeaders.org.


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August 26, 2023
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$265.00 – $2,500.00
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Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
340 N 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004 United States
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(602) 262-2500
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