The 2022 AISES Leaders Summit will be held on the ancestral lands of the Pechanga Band of the Luiseño Indians

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ALBUQUERQUE, NM, April 1, 2022 /CSRwire/ — AISES and the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians will host the 2022 AISES Leadership Summit in Temecula, CA from April 10-12 at the Pechanga Resort Casino.

Each spring, approximately 300 participants gather to spend two full days in a community of experienced and emerging Indigenous leaders. The Summit attracts students as well as leaders and professionals in fields spanning STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). Sessions focused on career development and mentorship offer leadership tips and tools for academic success and career growth.

Notable Summit events include the Opening Reception, Morning Blessings with Elders and the Closing Banquet. The Summit will also highlight the culture and traditions of the Pechanga Payómkawichum (Luiseño) people and provide opportunities to visit the Great Oak Estate and Cultural Knowledge.

This is the second time the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians has hosted this event, having hosted the 2020 AISES Leadership Summit. Mark Macarro, Tribal Chairman of the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, said, “We congratulate AISES for its continuous efforts to improve the skills and knowledge of Indigenous students and professionals in various careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We wish AISES a successful 2022 Leadership Summit and thank them for the privilege of hosting this Summit.

AISES is thrilled to announce that best-selling author DJ Vanas will be the keynote speaker for the 2022 Leadership Summit Closing Banquet. Vanas is the President of Native Discovery, a speakers bureau dedicated to connecting Fortune 500 companies, tribes and tribal organizations, entrepreneurs, and small businesses and nonprofits with top motivational speakers who focus on themes central to Indigenous values, such as service, leadership, and teamwork. . Former Native Discovery customers include NASA, Intel Corporation, US Army, Subaru, Costco and the White House.

Summit speakers and presenters

AISES has finalized the list of speakers and session presenters for the more than 35 breakout sessions covering a range of leadership development topics. Check the agenda to see scheduled sessions, presenters, tours and social events.

“As always, this year’s Summit features inspiring speakers, engaging workshops and information sessions. Attendees will leave with concrete answers about the leadership qualities and skills they will need to succeed in today’s job market,” said Michael Laverdure (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa), Chairman of the Board of administration of AISES.

The support and enthusiasm of more than 6,000 committed members and sponsors allow AISES to advance its mission. AISES is grateful to all the generous sponsors of the 2022 AISES Leadership Summit, especially the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Apple, IBM, Wayfair, Best Buy, Chevron, Honeywell FM&T, Microsoft, NASA, Stantec, USDA NCRS, Yahoo and the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

Registration

Register now to join AISES in the ancestral lands of the Pechanga Payómkawichum (Luiseño) people. The student rate is $69 per person; rates for advisors and companions are $99 per person; and the professional rate is $159 per person. To reserve your spot, register at http://summit.aises.org.

Meeting safely in person at the AISES 2022 Leadership Summit is a priority. Read the health and safety statement here. For all Summit-related inquiries, email [email protected]

Plan your trip – Travel and accommodation

Customers are responsible for making their own accommodation reservations and payment arrangements with Pechanga Resort Casino. Call 951.770.3178 to check availability. There are other hotels to choose from in the area.

The following four airports are closest to the destination of Temecula, California:

  • Ontario International Airport — 53 miles
  • San Diego International Airport — 57 miles
  • John Wayne Airport, Orange County — 66 miles
  • Los Angeles International Airport — 92 miles

For ground transportation and airport links, please visit the Hotel and Travel page at http://summit.aises.org.

About the Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians

The Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians is a federally recognized Indian tribe that has called the Temecula Valley of Southern California home since time immemorial. The Pechanga Indian Reservation was created by presidential decree in 1882, affirming the sovereign rights and land base of the tribe. The Pechanga Band directly employs over 5,500 people and owns and operates the award-winning Pechanga Resort Casino, the largest gaming center in the western United States https://www.pechanga-nsn.gov/

About AISES — Advancing Indigenous Peoples in STEM

For 45 years, AISES has focused on substantially increasing the representation of Indigenous peoples from North America and the Pacific Islands in much-needed STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) disciplines. This strong non-profit organization currently supports individual student and professional members across the United States and Canada through accredited college and university chapters, professional chapters, tribal chapters, and PK-schools. 12 affiliates. Members benefit from various STEM-focused programs that support careers and promote student success and workforce development in several crucial areas. To learn more, visit eases.org.

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The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) is a national non-profit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of Indigenous peoples of North America and the Pacific Islands in science studies and careers, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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