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The Bethesdan Hotel

October 25 – 26, 2022

Agenda

Join us for substantive discussions and meaningful business connections with industry leaders and top-caliber Pan Asian American enterprises.

Chamber Leadership Alliance Training

We will be discussing the history of business certification, the impact of supplier diversity, and the value and collective power of all the national level organizations that represent today’s diverse and minority groups.

CIO/CTO Forum

Top tech executives will share in-depth and candid thoughts on the state of technology across industries, its outlook, and opportunities for small and diverse businesses.

What’s Your Pitch Innovation Competition

Discover new and exciting upstart innovators who could be the “next big thing” to disrupt the marketplace

EBRG Caucus: The Role of Evolving EBRG in Building Corporate Culture

A timely roundtable on how forward-thinking companies leverage diversity, inclusion, and equity to achieve robust growth

Women in Tech: Women Empowering Women

Leading experts and practitioners will inform, inspire, and discuss ways to close the gender gap in STEM

October 25

10am – 5pm
Registration
2pm – 6pm
Chamber Leadership Alliance Training
6:30pm – 8pm
CIO/CTO Dinner

October 26

7:30am – 3:30pm
Registration
9am – 11am
CIO/CTO Forum
9am– 11am
Employment Business Resource Group Caucus
12pm-130pm
Innovation Lunch
2pm-4pm
What’s Your Pitch – Final Competition
2pm-4pm
Women Empowering Women Forum
430pm-6pm
Reception & Exhibition

Registration

Early Bird Pricing Ends October 3rd

USPAACC-Certified Asian American or Minority-Owned Business

Conference Pass

$250 (Early Bird)

$350

Small Business Owner (Not USPAACC Certified)

Conference Pass

$350 (Early Bird)

$450

Large Corporation

Conference Pass

$500 (Early Bird)

$600

Government

Conference Pass

$350 (Early Bird)

$450

The Bethesdan Hotel

We’re excited to have USPAACC’s first-ever Innovation Symposium at Bethesda, MD which is located adjacent to Washington, D.C. and is an urban core of Montgomery County, MD. Bethesda is a vibrant town, and a destination for shopping, dining, and artistic, and cultural events.

Our Innovation Symposium will take place in person at The Bethesdan Hotel, downtown Bethesda’s First Lifestyle hotel, inspired by the Originality of Bethesda.

Book Hotel Room

Room rates from $199 per night.

Book Now!

The discounted room block deadline is October 3rd.

Directions

From BWI:

Take 95 South to 495 West-Silver Spring Northern VA. Exit 33 (Connecticut Avenue), making a left off the exit towards Chevy Chase. At the first light turn right onto Jones Bridge Road. Follow approximately one (1) mile to Rockville Pike (Wisconsin Avenue), turning left on Rockville Pike follow for ¼ mile. The hotel is on the right-hand side (across the street from the Amoco Gas Station).

From Reagan:

Take George Washing Parkway North to Beltway 495, following signs to Maryland take Beltway to Exit 34 (Wisconsin Avenue South) Route 355. Follow Route 355past the Bethesda Naval Hospital on the left moving toward the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which is located on the right. The hotel is located two (2) miles south of 495, on the right-hand side (across the street from the Amoco Gas Station) between Battery Lane and Cordell Avenue.

From Dulles:

Take Toll Road East to 495 (Baltimore/Bethesda Exit 18) follow 495, following signs to Maryland take Beltway to Exit 34 (Wisconsin Avenue) Route 355. Follow Route 355 past the Bethesda Naval Hospital on the left moving toward the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which is located on the right. The hotel is located two (2) miles south of 495, on the right-hand side (across the street from the Amoco Gas Station) between Battery Lane and Cordell Avenue.

From 270:

Take 270 South to the 270/495 split. Left Exit for 495 East/Silver Spring-College Park. Take 495 and exit left towards Bethesda (355 South or Wisconsin Avenue) – 2 miles. Hotel will be on your right (just after the intersection of Battery Lane)

From 495:

Merge onto Exit 34 to 355 South (Wisconsin Avenue) – 2 miles

Hotel will be on your right (just after the intersection of Battery Lane)

Self Parking Rates

  • Overnight $15
  • Day $10

COVID-19 Protocols

The safety of our symposium attendees and guests is our top priority. The US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce and Education Foundation (USPAACC) continues to actively monitor the changing dynamics in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and their guidelines concerning COVID-19 safety protocols along with our local partners at the Bethesdan Hotel, MD and the Maryland Department of Health.
Our goal is to provide a safe and healthy environment for all of our attendees. Therefore, we would like to share what measures are being put in place during our Innovation Symposium to protect your health and peace of mind so that you can focus on enjoying the event.
As of Feb 22, 2022, mask and vaccination proof are not required according to Montgomery County guidelines, but we encourage you to take any personal precautions that will allow you to feel safe.
This location may have COVID travel mandates in place, such as proof of vaccination or qualifying negative test results for access to certain local businesses including hotel restaurants, bars, spas, events, and indoor amenities as well as other restrictions based on applicable governmental requirements.
Local Covid Protocol can be found at the following websites:
The Maryland Department of Health Covid-19 Health GuidanceMontgomery County Government Covid-19 Information PortalMontgomery County Government Covid-19 Information Portal

Our Speakers

Hear from a curated group of global leaders exploring innovations in technology and business.

Eric Toda

Head of Meta Prosper and Global Head of Social Marketing, Meta

Ron Busby

President & CEO, U.S. Black Chambers, Inc.

Sudha Mathew

CEO, TalTeam

Rob Duhart,

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, Walmart

Sundari Pai Luts

Senior Manager, Global Supplier Diversity, Bristol Myers Squibb

Elizabeth Vazquez

CEO and Co-Founder of WEConnect International

Chetan Kandhari

SVP, Chief Innovation and Digital Officer, Nationwide

Susan Au Allen

CEO and National President, USPAACC

Nisha Balwani

CEO, RCI Technologies

Vanessa King

Senior Systems Engineer, Walmart

Doris Yeh

CEO, Mirapath

Maia Siprashvili

Principal Manager, Southern California Edison

Jim Powell

VP Cyber/CISO, Trane Technologies

Maui Orozco

Policy Programs Manager, Meta

Camiel Irving

Regional General Manager - US & Canada Mobility, Uber

Lucky Wadehra

SVP, Wells Fargo

Gary Simms

Senior Director of Strategy & Architecture, Walmart

Brigadier General Dick Miller

President, National Veteran Business Development Council - NVBDC