THE 2019 KOLLABORATION EMPOWER CREATIVE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCe

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SATURDAY MARCH 23, 2019 - Sunday March 24, 2019

LOS ANGELES, CA | JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL MUSEUM


The Kollaboration EMPOWER Conference is a Two Day event where aspiring Asian Americans of all ages and professions 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 Asian American leaders and professionals at the top of their game. Topics and focus areas include Digital media, music, screenwriting, Narrative & Non-Fiction Filmmaking, Podcasting, and more!

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ENGAGING INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS

Gain new skills and insight from hands-on workshops led by industry experts covering the arts of storytelling, improvisation, Elevator Pitching, Freelancing, and more!

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INSPIRING MENTORSHIP OFFICE HOURS

Take the opportunity to engage with inspiring leaders from the community in a small and intimate group setting.

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Featured Speakers & Panelists


Leonardo Nam Actor, Westworld

Leonardo Nam
Actor, Westworld

Lulu Wang Director, The Farewell

Lulu Wang
Director, The Farewell

Sujata Day Actor, Insecure

Sujata Day
Actor, Insecure

Kulap Vilaysack Producer, Origin Story

Kulap Vilaysack
Producer, Origin Story

Jake Choi Actor, Single Parents

Jake Choi
Actor, Single Parents

Sherry Cola Actor, Good Trouble

Sherry Cola
Actor, Good Trouble

Justin Chon Director, Ms. Purple

Justin Chon
Director, Ms. Purple

Paola Mardo Host/Producer, Long Distance Podcast

Paola Mardo
Host/Producer, Long Distance Podcast

Frank Shyong Columnist, LA Times

Frank Shyong
Columnist, LA Times

Rebecca Sun Senior Reporter, Hollywood Reporter

Rebecca Sun
Senior Reporter, Hollywood Reporter

Kane Diep Video Producer

Kane Diep
Video Producer

Atsuko Okatsuka Comedian

Atsuko Okatsuka
Comedian

Michelle Sugihara Executive Director, CAPE

Michelle Sugihara
Executive Director, CAPE

Jess Ju Director of Programs & Operations, CAPE

Jess Ju
Director of Programs & Operations, CAPE

Taz Ahmed Host, Good Muslim Bad Muslim Podcast

Taz Ahmed
Host, Good Muslim Bad Muslim Podcast

Brian Shin Writer, The Good Doctor

Brian Shin
Writer, The Good Doctor

Sierra Katow Comedian

Sierra Katow
Comedian

Kai Wu Executive Producer, The Ghost Bride

Kai Wu
Executive Producer, The Ghost Bride

Andrew Ti Host, Yo is this Racist Podcast

Andrew Ti
Host, Yo is this Racist Podcast

Dumbfoundead Musician

Dumbfoundead
Musician

Will Choi Executive Producer, Asian AF

Will Choi
Executive Producer, Asian AF

Ada Tseng Entertainment Editor, LA Times OC

Ada Tseng
Entertainment Editor, LA Times OC

Dhruv Uday Singh Actor, Good Trouble

Dhruv Uday Singh
Actor, Good Trouble

Panney Wei, C. Ht Motivational Speaker/Hypnotherapist/Podcast Host, See the Way with Panney Wei

Panney Wei, C. Ht
Motivational Speaker/Hypnotherapist/Podcast Host, See the Way with Panney Wei

Nathan Ramos Writer, Club Mickey Mouse

Nathan Ramos
Writer, Club Mickey Mouse

 

Lineup and Speakers are subject to change
Stay tuned for More 2019 speaker announcements!

Venue

Japanese American National Museum

100 N Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

 
 
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Our Sponsors

We thank our sponsors and community partners for their generous contributions and providing the support needed to fuel Kollaboration's 2019 EMPOWER Creative Leadership Conference

 
 
Comcast NBCUniversal

Comcast NBCUniversal

 
 
Sony Pictures Asian Resource Community

Sony Pictures Asian Resource Community

 

Conference Partners

 
Japanese American National Museum   EMPOWER Venue Partner

Japanese American National Museum
EMPOWER Venue Partner

Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment  EMPOWER Programming Partner

Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment
EMPOWER Programming Partner

Councel for Creators LLP  EMPOWER Programming Partner

Councel for Creators LLP
EMPOWER Programming Partner