SASE National Conference

2020 Frequently Asked Questions

General

Yes!! SASE will still be having a National Conference for 2020. However, due to the COVID-19, We are going virtual!!! Please check the National Conference homepage for a list of dates and times.

All of the events will be online. You do not have to travel to any specific location. You can participate anywhere that you have internet access. The event is accessible from desktop, mobile and tablet devices.

Yes! Career fair is always part of the National Conference. For National Conference 2020, we will be hosting a virtual career fair using the vFairs platform. There will be virtual booths where company representatives are there to answer your questions. The career fair will take place Saturday, October 17.

As a member of SASE, you will receive:

  • Discounted courses on valuable professional development topics such as improving the process communication, and leadership.
  • Networking opportunities with peers and senior level professionals across multiple Fortune 500 companies.
  • Opportunities to meet and join your local Collegiate or Professional chapter. Local chapters are an excellent way to meet other students and professionals, attend SASE Volunteering events, and become active with SASE more frequently.

You should attend the National Conference for three reasons:

  • 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.
  • Career Opportunities and Jobs: The conference features a large number of employers who want to recruit and hire Asian heritage students and professionals.
  • Networking: Meet other Asian heritage students and professionals in a rich networking opportunity with a whole lot of fun.
  • And the best of all, you can attend SASE NC2020 at the comfort of your own space!

The National Conference is a once a year opportunity for Asian heritage students and professionals to come together for personal development and networking. It is also a chance for SASE members and conference attendees to speak with a large number of hiring employers, all at once. The conference is part of SASE’s mission, “helping prepare Asian heritage scientists and engineers for success in the global business world.”

Benefits of Conference Registrants:

  • Companies conduct resume reviews so you can get your resume critiqued and sharpened before the career fair.
  • Recruiters will be attending the conference. You will get to interact with them and network with them before the virtual career fair.
  • Over 100 company representatives will be participating in the conference, presenting workshops and sitting on panels. You get to learn more about potential employers and meet their representatives. Don't be a stranger and be sure to send them a message.

We will need volunteers to help with the virtual conference and we are always looking for volunteers. Please review the NC Volunteer Packet, you can find all of the information you need about volunteering online. We will have a sign up form very soon for volunteer callouts.

If you would like to volunteer for next year, be sure to visit the SASE Volunteering Booth at the virtual conference.

Currently, all of the Collegiate Track workshops are sponsored. Speaker call-out for 2021 will take place during the Spring of 2021. For more information on facilitating at SASENC2021, please contact Jessica Moy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We would recommend you to have Business Related Attire on as some companies or recruiters might request a live meeting with a camera to be on. There are also some events where you might want to show yourself when asking questions or participating in virtual events. Make sure to have a notepad and something to write with in front of you to take notes or write down questions you would like to ask.

We are planning and coordinating to have various virtual hospitality suites via the vFairs platform. Please reach out to Jessica ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for more details.

We are planning and coordinating to have virtual company tours. Once there is more information we will send out all the information on how to register and participate.

Registration

The cost of National Conference is $15 and you can add the Career Fair for $5. That's $20 for the full virtual conference.

You can also register for the Career Fair ONLY for $10. That is available through the Career Fair on Oct 17th.

Registration opened August 8th. Please click "Register" from the menu of the conference website or https://www.regexpo.com/sase20 to register

Registration opened August 8th. Please click "Register" from the menu of the conference website or https://www.regexpo.com/sase20 to register

You can become a member of SASE, by going to www.saseconnect.org and clicking the “Become a SASE member icon." Membership is currently free. In addition, you may also join a SASE Chapter at your school, or you can contribute to SASE through the SASE Giving Program.

Sorry, purchase orders are not accepted. SASE utilizes PayPal/Credit Cards to process payments.

A confirmation email is sent once the registration is complete.

Please contact your chapter’s officers for more information.

All the required registration/conference material is available online at saseconnect.org/conference/. SWAG boxes may become available if offered by sponsors.

100% refund, minus a $5 processing fee for Collegiate Track and $30 processing fee for Professional Track. Last day to request a refund will be Friday, October 2, at 5:00pm PT. Another option besides a refund is to have your registration transferred to someone else. Please contact Jessica Moy at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to utilize this option.

The platform links will be sent to those that have registered via a confirmation email on October 2.

Virtual Conference Related

Normally, we asked each participant to register on their own due to food options and workshop selections. However for the SASE virtual NC2020, we recommend the chapter to purchase group registration for more savings. Please contact Jessica ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for more information.

No, it is not required in order to participate. However, some sponsors may have the ability to request a video chat, and you will need a webcam either on your desktop or your phone for that option.

You can use your smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop for the event. We recommend using a device with a camera just in case you get a video chat request from our sponsors or recruiters.

A good headset (headphone and microphone) in case you would like to speak during an event or video call with a company representative.

We strongly recommend a stable internet connection since many events will have video streaming.

Your login details will be emailed to you ahead of the event. You can use these details to access the online event.

Yes, once your account has been activated. You can upload resumes, link your social media accounts, and even upload a picture of yourself so the company representatives can see who you are.

Yes. Like any physical event, we will have a swag bag for you! You can add all of the documents available to the online swag bag in your account and then email them to yourself or share items with friends and family by simply entering their email.

If you have any interested peers, you can direct them to register using the main registration link.

At each exhibition virtual “booth,” you can Live Chat with a representative from that company.

There will be user's guide available to give you the basic information of How-To's of using the virtual platforms

Please forward all interest to Clarence Low ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) .

A tutorial will be offered for presenters prior to the event.

There will be a help desk function on both virtual platforms for general and technical support.

You can also contact platform technical support if help desk cant solve your problem

Socio: support@socio.events

vFairs: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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