August 7, 2018
August Events


The Leadership Convention is the largest event of the year organized by the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP). For 2018, The Leadership Convention is scheduled for Aug. 23-25 (Thursday-Saturday) at the InterContinental Hotel in Buckhead, Atlanta. “   A rise    T o    L ead” (ATL) is the theme of this year’s convention, and is our call to action to anyone who wishes take their career or business to the next level. Visit   NAAAP Leadership Convention  and email for further information.

  • ERG Summit
  • Keynote Sessions
  • Workshops
  • Diversity Career Fair
  • The ATL Gala


Detroit Dance City Festival
August 10 - 12, 2018

Movers and Shakers Lunch

Actors Fund Presents:

Erin Hiatt
Dancers Outreach Coordinator of The Actors Fund

ArtLab J has partnered with The Actors Fund to create a space for dance industry professionals and audiences to see, take, and talk about dance in Metro-Detroit.

The Actors Fund has long supported the dance community in managing the demands of a life in dance. They are a national organization that provides a safety net for working artists over their lifespan and fosters stability and resiliency.

In this session, The Actors Fund will introduce their free and confidential services available to the dance community. To better serve, they want to hear from YOU about the challenges of being a dance artist in Detroit.

Saturday, August 11, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. P resentation
1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Networking

Detroit Institute of Arts
The Crystal Gallery
5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

Free with museum admission
General museum admission is free for Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County residents

Lunch will be provided for a nominal fee

NAAAP Detroit proudly supports the DDCF Movers and Shakers
Dance and Celebration

At the very end of the festival, a featured performance to celebrate the closing of the three days of dance celebration.

Sunday, August 12, 2018
3:00 p.m - 3:45 p.m
VIP Reception at Crystal Gallery
4:00 p.m - 6:00 p.m 
Performance at Detroit Film Theatre

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48202

VIP: $50 (VIP reception, reserved seating, plus one glass of wine)
General: $20 in advance | $25 at the door
Student: $10 in advance | $15 at the door (with ID present)
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American Etiquette: Cultural & Social Difference Workshop

Join us for the American Etiquette Workshop to build your confidence to navigate social and business situations. Our presenter is Ms. Marci Lash, Founder and CEO of Contemporary Etiquette Institute. She is an international thought leader and authority in etiquette, professionalism and the protocol industries.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking and buffet dinner
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Novi Public Library
45255 W. 10 Mile Rd., Novi, MI 48375

Free admission | Open to public

Limited seating | Register by August 23

NAAAP Detroit proudly supports the American Etiquette Workshop