SASE National Conference


The SASE National Conference and STEM Career Fair is the largest conference and career fair for Asian Americans in the United States.

The conference includes:
  • a STEM career fair of 70+ companies recruiting for full-time and internship candidates
  • professional and leadership development workshops
  • networking opportunities with professional scientists and engineers
  • a gala dinner featuring keynote and awards
  • community service to give back to local community 
  • SASEbowl (our collegiate competition), SASEtank (business pitch competition) and SASEhack (cybersecurity competition)
  • presentation of the SASE Awards
Join Asian American leaders across the nation both at the collegiate and professional levels in NW Chicago, IL.



What to expect

The SASE National Conference and STEM Career Fair 2018 begins Thursday, Oct 4 through Saturday, Oct 6. SASE is excited to host again in the Midwest at the Renaissance Schaumburg in Northwest Chicago, IL, and we are anticipating 3,000+ attendees. Not only does SASE host the largest Asian American conference and career fair, but the attendees at the conference are truly top talent.

Prepare to attend so YOU can:

  • INTERACT one-on-one with recruiters interested in hiring Asian Americans, and other ethnicities, in the STEM major fields
  • BE BLOWN AWAY by the caliber of the keynote and all of the 40+ workshop presenters that will be helping attendees develop personal and professional skills
  • ENJOY delicious food at the meal functions while networking with other attendees and hearing about all of the awards presented within the organization
  • PARTICIPATE in our SASEhack (a 24-hour project building event focusing on hands-on technical skill training and demonstration)

You can view the 2018 schedule here.
Thank you, and we'll see you in Chicago!



Where is Lodging?

Book Renaissance Our hosting hotel is the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Northwest Chicago, IL.
Their address is 1551 Thoreau Dr N, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

We also have our overflow block at the following hotels with a shuttle schedule:

Book SpringHill SuitesSpringHill Suites Chicago Schaumburg/Woodfield Mall
Their address is 1550 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

Book CourtyardCourtyard Chicago Schaumburg/Woodfield Mall
Their address is 1311 American Lane, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

Book Hyatt Regency Hyatt Regency Schaumburg.
Their address is 1800 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173.

Book Embassy Suites Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago Schaumburg Woodfield.
Their address is 1939 North Meacham Road, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173.



Why should I go?

You should attend the SASE conference for three reasons:

1. Professional Development: The conference will feature a full day of workshops, panels and speakers all focused on the interests of Asian heritage students and professionals.
2. Career Opportunities and Jobs: The conference features a large number of employers who want to recruit and hire Asian heritage students and professionals.
3. Networking: Meet other Asian heritage students and professionals in a rich networking opportunity with a whole lot of fun.

Need more reasons to attend? Check out 9 Reasons Why You Should Attend (Any) National STEM Conference article on Buzzfeed to help you make your decision in attending SASENC2018!