EMPOWER Weekend 2017
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Kollaboration Comedy Night, EMPOWER Creative Leadership Conference, & STAR Showcase

November 3 - 5, 2017

Los Angeles, CA

Music by Aries Deng, Video by AUbrey Magalang & Isabelle Chu


Friday November 3, 2017

Kollaboration AF


Join us on Friday November 3rd for a night of laughs and community. Kollaboration will be showcasing the best in Asian American comedy, including the best in improv, stand-up, and sketch comedy!


Saturday November 4, 2017

EMPOWER Creative Leadership Conference 2017


Back for its third year, the Kollaboration EMPOWER Creative Leadership Conference is where aspiring creatives gather to learn directly from some of the Asian American community’s most inspirational professionals. At EMPOWER, attendees will be able to explore a variety of creative career paths and best practices to apply to making their dreams of working in the arts & entertainment industries a reality. This unique experience will bridge communities, generations, industries and innovative minds.


Sunday November 5, 2017

The 2017 Kollaboration STAR Showcase


Join the movers and shakers of the Asian American community at Kollaboration Star 2017 to celebrate another banner year for Asian American representation in entertainment. Witness six up-and-coming Asian American artists give the performance of their lives for a chance to win the National Kollaboration Star Title, and enjoy special performances from some of the premier musicians, comedians, and dancers from our community. Laugh, cry, and be empowered!



Attend EMPOWER Weekend 2017 for free on Scholarship

New for 2017, Kollaboration is offering scholarships for a limited number of young Asian American Creatives to attend EMPOWER for free! Learn more and apply by clicking the button below


Call for Volunteers

Interested in volunteering at one or more Empower Weekend events?



Kollab Comedy Night

Friday Nov. 3

The Great Company

1917 Bay St,
Los Angeles, CA 90021


Kollaboration EMPOWER

Saturday Nov. 4

Japanese American
National Museum

100 North Central Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012



Kollaboration STAR

Sunday Nov. 5

Aratani Theatre @ the JACCC
244 South San Pedro St
Los Angeles, CA 90012