The 2019 AREAA Leadership Summit brings together AREAA’s influencers, chapter leaders, AREAA’s crème de la crème and representatives from organizations that are interested in growing and empowering a strong AAPI community through housing and real estate.

This year, our focus is to curate inspirational leadership, intentional skill development and experiences that help our leaders succeed.

At the heart of this year’s summit is an open “unconference-style” event in which everyone who attends is welcome to lead and contribute sessions on any given topic. These sessions are very much discussion sessions: the participants can interact directly, offer thoughts and experience, and share ideas and questions. These “unconference” sessions are also augmented with a series of presentations from leaders in the field, mastermind sessions and networking opportunities.

You won’t want to miss this day-long session capped with a team-building event for everyone to participate!

This is an invite only event, invites cannot be transferred without approval.


Sunday Feb 10, 2019
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM Advisory Council Meeting (Invite Only)
Location: Salon C
AREAA Global Board Meeting
Location: Oak
AREAA Foundation
Location: Maple
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Advisory Council Lunch (Invite Only)
Location: Salon C
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Leadership Summit General Session
Location: Salon B
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM AREAA Global Session
Location: Salon C
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Welcome Cocktail Hour (Open to All)
Location: Ballrom Foyer
8:00 PM – 10:00 PM theEDGE Networking (Ticketed Event)
Location: Bowlounge 167 Turtle Creek Blvd #103, Dallas, TX 75207
Monday, Feb 11, 2019
6:30 AM -7:30 AM Wellness Event
Location: Salon D
7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Breakfast
Location: Salon A
8:30 AM – 10:45 AM Leadership Summit General Session
Location: Salon A
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch
Location: Salon A
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Breakout Session 1
Succession Plan
Hear from leaders with track records on how to plan short-term and long-term.
Location: Salon B
Breakout Session 2
Goal Setting
Membership recruitment and retention, sponsorship solicitation and succession planning.
Location: Salon C
Breakout Session 3
Best of AREAA
Stories and lessons from this year’s winners on what it took to become the best.
Location: Salon D
2:15 PM – 3:30 PM Breakout Session 4
Membership Retention
Tips and tools on how to recognize members and keep them coming back.
Location: Salon B
Breakout Session 5
Community Engagement & Advocacy
Join AREAA leaders in an interactive and enlightening discussion on building community.
Location: Salon C
Breakout Session 6
How to Run a Chapter
From legal and financial to governing and confidentiality, learn what it takes to run a chapter successfully.
Location: Salon D
3:45 PM – 5:00 PM Breakout Session 7
BOD Positions
Identify and understand the biggest expectations and challenges for each of the BoD positions.
Location: Salon B
Breakout Session 8
AREAA’s Mission
Learn from AREAA’s Founders and how AREAA’s Mission started and how its evolved.
Location: Salon C
Breakout Session 9
Gala Planning & Event Planning
What truly defines successful event planning? Learn from those that have done it well.
Location: Salon D
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Team Building Event
Location: Salon A
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Default Happy Hour (Invite Only)
Location: Rattlesnake Bar
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2019
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM AREAA Executive BOD Meeting
Location: Oak
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM AREAA National Staff Office Hours
An opportunity for leaders to ask questions regarding membership, website, bylaws, compliance, etc…
Location: Salon D
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM AREAA National Board
Location: Salon A
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 2019 Global Summit Planning Meeting (Invite Only)
Location: Maple

Click here to download the program.

*Subject to change without notice

Directions to Book Hotel Room
To book your room please click here call the Ritz Carlton at (800) 960-7082 and be sure to mention you are with AREAA. The hotel rate is $269 per night and is available for both Sunday (2/10) and Monday (2/11) nights. This hotel discount will expire on January 10, 2019. Rooms space is limited please book early.

The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
2121 McKinney Ave
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 922-0200
Overflow Room Block
AREAA has reserved additional rooms at the Hotel ZaZa Dallas.  Rooms are available for the 9th, 10th and 11th.  The rate is $239 per night and available till January 10, 2019.  To book a room in the block follow the directions below.
Hotel ZaZa
2332 Leonard St
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 468-8399
Step 1: Visit website
Step 2: Enter dates of stay
Step 3: In the booking code field enter ARE456
Step 4: Search and complete reservation.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact or call (619) 795-7873