KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!

We can't wait for you to join us as we explore Austin's future together. Check this page for important details about Ovation X. 

OVATION X KEY DETAILS

When

Saturday, December 3, 2022



Where

JW Marriott Austin

3rd Floor Ballroom 

110 East 2nd Street

Austin, Texas

LODGING

Ovation attendees wishing to stay downtown are encouraged to take advantage of the discounted rate provided by the nearby Fairmont Hotel

Attire

Future-inspired costumes or elements are encouraged. Have fun expressing your vision of Austin in 2032! Check out the gallery below for ideas. 

As always, black tie, cocktail, or traditional Asian attire are welcome. Come dressed to impress!



Program

6:00pm - Reception

7:00pm - Program

PARKING

The hotel parking garage entrance is located on Brazos Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Find it under the Hotel Alternate Parking (Convention Center) entrance on Brazos. Rates are $17 per vehicle for self-parking and $27 per vehicle for valet parking. 

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ATTIRE

What to wear, what to wear...

As with any Ovation gala, black-tie, cocktail, or traditional Asian  attire are welcomed. For Ovation X, we encourage you to have some fun with it! Lean into the theme and come dressed in your vision for the future.

And remember - "futuristic" doesn't need to mean "cyber" or "digital." Maybe your vision for the future is organic and sustainable. Play with your own definition of what's to come!

Check out this gallery for inspiration and ideas.

We know it might not be the easiest thing to find appropriately "futuristic" clothing. If you're coming up short on ideas, we recommend starting with more traditional pieces and then taking your outfit into the future with accessories! Many inexpensive (and quickly-shipped) costume elements are available from major online retailers. Pick a few and layer them on to look like you just stepped out of the year 2032.

EVENT PROGRAM

PERFORMANCE
The Asian Memory Project

EMCEE WELCOME
Hema Mullur| CBS News Austin

WELCOME REMARKS
Fang Fang| President and CEO

GAACC YEAR-IN-REVIEW VIDEO

EMERITUS CHAIR RECOGNITION

Ying McGuire
Paul Kim
Robert Lee


DINNER PERFORMANCE
Grace Youn | Grace Plays Violin

AWARDS
APA Community Organization
Creative Arts Entrepreneur


THE WORK OF GAACC VIDEO

CALL TO ACTION
Meggie Mei | Mei Auctions

AWARDS
Emerging Business
Business of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award


NETWORKING AND DONATION CHECKOUT

- ALL PROGRAM ELEMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE -

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AUCTION PACKAGES

Guests at Ovation X are encouraged to participate in our auction activities! Preview some of our amazing auction packages here.

AROUND THE WORLD

Choice of 5-Night Stay for 2 at a Fairmont hotel in China, Japan, South Africa, Thailand, Bali, Dubai, Singapore, Barcelona, Peru, Switzerland, or India with $500 Gift Card

What’s on your bucket list? Whether you want to sip cocktails at the swim-up bar and indulge in a traditional Thai massage in Phuket, Thailand, or explore Bejing’s magnificent imperial palace of the Forbidden City, the choice is yours. 

This Experience Includes:

  • A total of five nights in a standard guest room at luxury Fairmont or Swissotel properties at your choice of bucket list destinations 

  • Daily breakfast for two

  • $500 Fairmont Hotel gift card for dining, spa, and other activities

  • Booking & concierge service

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LE CORDON BLEU PARIS

Hands-On Culinary Workshop + 5-Night Stay for 2 in Paris

Le Cordon Bleu Discovery Workshops in Cuisine & Pastry. These 6-hour long hands-on workshops take place in a dedicated practical classroom, and give gourmet enthusiasts as much exposure as possible to the working environment of a chef’s kitchen.

Founded in Paris in 1895, Le Cordon Bleu has acquired an international reputation built on excellence in culinary and hospitality education. 

This Experience Includes:

  • Your choice of one culinary experience for two at Le Cordon Bleu Paris

  • Daily breakfast for two

  • 5-night stay in a standard guest room in Paris

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IRELAND GOLF ADVENTURE

6-Night Stay for 2 | Car Rental | Golfing in Dublin, Killarney & Ennis

The Emerald Isle is a golfing mecca. Unique as a golfing destination, Ireland is home to the highest number of true links golf courses. Many of Ireland’s iconic sights are within easy reach so you can enjoy the historic spots and stunning views. And don’t forget the legendary 19th hole – the ‘craic’ in Ireland is great, both on and off the course!

This Experience Includes:

  • Cassidys Hotel, Dublin (Night 1)

  • Randles Court Hotel, Killarney (Nights 2 & 3)

  • The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis  (Nights 4 & 5)

  • The Carton House Hotel & Golf Club, Dublin (Night 6) with 3-course dinner for 2

  • Daily breakfast for 2

  • 2 rounds of golf at each of the following courses - Dooks Golf Club, Lahinch Golf

  • Club/Castle Course, and Carton House Golf Club (choice of Montgomerie or O'Meara golf course)

  • 2 VIP tickets to the Guinness Storehouse

  • 6-day rental of a manual (stick shift) car

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SALMON FISHING IN VANCOUVER

Chartered Fishing Experience + 3-night Stay for 2

Many consider British Columbia to be the best salmon fishing region in the world.  Vancouver salmon fishing is accessible year-round, with five species of Pacific salmon available in the waters.

This Experience Includes:

  • Chartered salmon fishing experience with a professional guide for 2

  • 3-night stay in a standard guest room at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver or comparable

  • Daily breakfast for 2

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DREAM CAR EXPERIENCE IN LAS VEGAS

 3 Nights in Vegas + Your Personal Exotic Dream Car for 24 Hours

Spend a full day driving the dream car of your choice. Pick from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and more!

This Experience Includes:

  • Unlimited Mileage

  • 3 Nights in a 4/5 Star Hotel such as Paris Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay, Caesars Palace, Mirage, Mandalay Bay, or Cosmopolitan

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BEACH GETAWAY FOR SIX

7 Nights in Paradise For You and 5 of Your Family or Friends

Spend a week in paradise in Costa del Sol (Spain), Puerto Vallarta (Mexico), Bali, or Hawaii​.

This Experience Includes 7 Nights at Your Choice of the Following:

  • Club Marbella by Crown Resorts - Costa del Sol, Spain: Birthplace of Picasso and Antonio Bandras, Paddleboarding, Scuba Diving, Parasailing, Jet Skiing, Skydiving

  • Paradise Village Resort - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: El Tigre Golf Course, Bahia de Baneras' Most Beautiful Beaches, Spectacular Swimming Pools

  • Bayshore Villas - Bali, Indonesia: Private Beach, Spa, Guided Tours

  • Kahana Villa Resort - Maui, Hawaii: Whale Watching, World Class Dining, Snorkeling

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MENTORSHIP SESSION WITH ALI KHATAW

Learn from an Austin influencer

Ali Khataw is the president and CEO of Encotech Engineering Consultants and the winner of the 2022 GAACC Lifetime Achievement Award, the organization’s highest individual honor. Khataw is the former board chair and current chairman emeritus of the GAACC. In 2012, he and Mr. Jim Yatsu formed the Greater Austin Asian Chamber of Commerce by merging two Asian organizations in Austin—the Texas Asian Chamber of Commerce and the Austin Asian American Chamber of Commerce. Khataw is also a member of the University of Texas at Austin’s Academy of Distinguished Alumni.

This Experience Includes:

  • Private lunch/dinner with Ali Khataw at an Austin restaurant

  • One year mentorship with Ali Khataw (minimum of 6 meetings)

  • Encotech promo items 

More opportunities for incredible items and experiences will be available at Ovation X. We can't wait to see you there!

OUR SPONSORS

Our generous Ovation X Sponsors make it possible for the GAACC to create and deliver programs in support  of Central Texas' AAPI business community all year long. Thank you!

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