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The power to effect change starts with one person.

It starts with action.

And sometimes, that action requires a bit of inspiration, a roadmap, a know-how.

The 2018 Dynamics of Leadership Conference provides a slew of opportunities to get jumpstarted — whether the change is personal or institutional. Whether it’s starting from anew or moving progress forward.

ACEL is proud to present a wide range of leaders — entrepreneurs, executives, managers and innovators — who will share their stories and counsel to raise our individual and collective game.

The goal is simple: Elevate what we do in business, in education, in government and in community.

The two-day conference features leaders the likes of Daehee Park, a first-generation Korean American and co-founder of Tuft & Needle, a direct-to-consumer mattress company that has disrupted a $16 billion traditional industry.

And Nobu Hara, who as a senior vice president of Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona for more than a decade oversaw the fastest growing Goodwill organization in the country by helping to transform its strategies and focus.

And Christine Chen, who founded and serves as executive director for APIAVote, which conducts research and polling of APIA voters along with training to strengthen local grassroots programs that reach and mobilize voters of Asian descent.

The conference offers two dozen breakout sessions that give insight on what leadership looks and feels like, what it can do, and how individuals can make a difference in their own business or the organization or cause to which they belong.

Whether it is managing a diverse workforce, or inspiring Millennials in our ranks, or breaking out of cultural barriers, or simply gaining skills to better engage with our community, the conference promises to raise our game.

We look to see you there.

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Early Bird Before 6/10/2018


General Registration After 6/10/2018

Community Reception: (Fri, 7/13, 5:30-7:30pm) | Keynote Speaker: Susan Jin Davis, Comcast)




LEADERSHIP AWARDS GALA: (Sat., 7/14, 5:30-8:30pm)




DAY PASS: Friday Conference (Fri., 7/13) | Access to 12 workshops/seminars, lunch & Reception




DAY PASS: Sat. Conference
(Sat., 7/14) | Access to 12 workshops/seminars & lunch & Awards Gala




ALL-INCLUSIVE PASS: Best Deal!** (Friday, July 13 – Saturday, July, 14) | Full Access to Reception, Conference and Gala Event




Group Discount is Available, please contact us for more information

All conference registrations must be purchased online with a credit or debit card. Once you RSVP through, an email with a PayPal link for payment will be sent to the address that you provide when you RSVP. Your registration will be confirmed by an email sent to the same address after we receive your payment. Please ensure that your email address is correct when registering.

Attire: Business professional/Semi-formal.
All tickets are non-refundable. All payments must receive by 4 p.m. on July 10, 2018 to guarantee your seat.


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Special pricing is available for our event, $89/night +tax for a Standard 2-bed room.

Reserve your room by June 13th 2018 to guarantee the special pricing.

We have locked in that special pricing at $89/night!! This link will be available until June 13th, 2018. Make sure to book your room today!!!

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