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Inspiring Across Generations (IAG) Conference

Level Up and Evolve

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Event Details:
Date: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Time: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Venue: Capital One Conference Center, Plano, TX
Early-bird Admission through September 15th: Professional Members $50  I   Non-members: $60 
Admission: Professional Members $60  I   Non-members: $75   
Special Admission Offer: 1-Year Ascend Membership + IAG Admission $175
Attire: Business Casual

Save your seat at the table to hear and learn from some of the best C-level and Senior Executives who serve world class companies in North Texas on October 19th, 2019 at the flagship Ascend North Texas regional conference. 

This year’s theme “Level Up and Evolve" will feature industry leaders from the vibrant DFW business scene who will share their wisdom and insights to provide aspiring leaders effective strategies and tactics to help elevate their career and evolve to be relevant in the future. We will also have several corporate information booths. Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

Ascend Talks

We bring you yet another year of “Ascend Talks” where inspirational senior business executives share personal perspectives on the key theme of the conference.

Ascend Talk 1

Elevating Your Career: Its All Up To Me

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Girish Bachani


Capital One Financial Services

Ascend Talk 2

Elevating Your Career: The Four Letter Word You Don’t Want to Hear (But Probably Should More Often)

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Thomas Rajan

Managing Director, Talent Strategy and People Development

American Airlines

Ascend Talk 3

Unleash Your Potential

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Anne Chow

CEO, AT&T Business


Executive Insights Panel: Level Up and Evolve

The panel moderated by Nalneesh Gaur, Partner of PwC, will dive deeper into the conference theme of “Level Up and Evolve”.

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Nalneesh Gaur

Partner, Cybersecurity

and Privacy


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Susan Haseley

EVP, Global Diversity and Inclusion Leader, DFW Market Leader



Karen Ideno

Group Vice President, Sales, Product & Marketing

Toyota Financial Services

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Stephanie Anderson

Managing Director


Elevate: Influence without Authority

Elevate, our first-of-its-kind leadership program for early career professionals offers advice on skills and meaningful behaviors needed for success, such as effective communications, situation handling, influencing team members and decision-making.


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Greg Endo




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Joel Francia

Accounting Analyst

TPG Sixth Street Partners


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Cindy Le

Organizational Change Manager

American Airlines


(Subject to change)

  9:30 AM - 10:00 AM  Registration, Breakfast and Network [Entrance/Walnut Foyer]

  9:30 AM -   5:00 PM  Information Tables [Walnut Foyer]

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM  Welcome and Opening Remarks [2020 A-C]

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM  Ascend Talk 1* [2020 A-C]

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM  Ascend Talk 2* [2020 A-C]

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM  Break

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM   Executive Insights Panel* [2020 A-C]

12:30 PM -   1:30 PM   Lunch [A-C Foyer]

12:30 PM -   2:45 PM   ERG/BRG Forum (by invite only) [1018/1020]

  1:30 PM -   1:45 PM   Break

  1:45 PM -   2:45 PM   Elevate: Influence without Authority* [2020 A-C]

  2:45 PM -   3:00 PM   Break

  3:00 PM -   4:00 PM   Ascend Talk 3* [2020 A-C]

  4:00 PM -   4:30 PM   Closing remarks [2020 A-C]

  4:30 PM -   5:15 PM   Networking and Information Tables [Walnut Foyer]

  5:15 PM -   7:00 PM   VIP Reception (by invite only) [2020 D-E]

* Eligible for 1-hour CPE and PDU credit. You must be in the full session to be eligible to receive surveys for CPE-eligible sessions. A passcode will be provided at the beginning and end of each session that you will need for the survey to receive CPE credit. Click here for more details.

Note that Ascend Talk 1 and Ascend Talk 2 combined qualifies for 1-hour CPE and PDU credit.

Thank You To Our Sponsors




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Founding Partners

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IAG Exhibitors

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Studio Nano

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VIP Table Recognition

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In-kind Sponsors

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