Known for producing its world-famous Asian American talent show, Kollaboration is a non-profit organization that supports Asian/Pacific Islander Americans who are pursuing their passions in the creative fields.
You are invited to Kollaboration's first-ever leadership conference, EMPOWER, featuring speakers, panels and workshops with leaders and professionals at the top of their game. Attendees will be able to explore a variety of creative career paths, industries, and best practices to apply to making their dreams a reality.
It's happening Saturday, August 29 at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.
Here are some more details about the conference:
Kollaboration EMPOWER Leadership Conference
Saturday, August 29
9:00am - 5:00pm
Japanese American National Museum
100 N Central Ave.
Los Angeles CA 90012
The Kollaboration EMPOWER Leadership Conference is an event where API youth & young professionals gather to learn directly from some of the community’s most inspirational professionals. At EMPOWER, attendees will be able to explore a variety of creative career paths, industries, and best practices to apply to making their dreams a reality. This unique experience will bridge communities, generations, industries, and innovative minds.
Exciting Speakers & Panels
Learn from APA leaders and professionals at the top of their game. Topics and focus areas include media production, starting your own company, the relationship between arts & activism, switching careers, and more!
Engaging Interactive Workshops
Become a more effective communicator, team member, and leader through guided workshops covering the arts of storytelling, improvisation, leadership styles, and public speaking.
Inspiring Mentorship Office Hours
Take the opportunity to engage with inspiring leaders from the community in a small group setting.
9:00 AM - Registration & Welcome Reception
10:00 AM - Opening Session & Keynotes
12:00 PM - Lunch Break & Networking Hour
1:00 PM - Panels & Workshops Session 1
2:20 PM - Panels & Workshops Session 2
3:40 PM - Panels & Workshops Session 3
5:00 PM - Closing Reception & Speaker
Conference participants will include: Bing Chen, Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Victorious; Suzy Ryoo, VP of Technology & Innovation, Atom Factory; Jenny Yang, Comic and Founder, Disoriented Comedy; Christine Chen, Producer, Wong Fu Productions; Andrew Rose, Director and Producer, Scooter Braun Projects; Tamlyn Tomita, Actor, The Karate Kid Part II and The Joy Luck Club; Alex Hwang, Musician, Run River North; Sunil Malhotra, Actor, Legend of Korra; Eric Kim, VP of Current Programs, CBS; Sam Yam, Founder and President, Patreon; Ali Wong, Writer, Fresh off the Boat; Michelle Sugihara, Executive Director, CAPE; Francis Cullado, Executive Director, Visual Communications.
I'll be speaking on the afternoon panel "Switching Careers," with Minji Chang, Rayson Esquejo and Jenny Yang. For further information and to register, visit the EMPOWER Conference website. Hope to see you there.