“Scholars from around the world will present their Korean Adoption Studies research during the IKAA Gathering 2010 at the Second International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies to be held Tuesday, August 3, 2010 in Seoul, South Korea at the Lotte Hotel Seoul.”
International Adoption from Korea and Overseas Adopted Koreans:
The Second International Symposium on Korean Adoption Studies
Symposium Date: August 3, 2010
Planned location: IKAA Korean Adoptee Gathering, Hotel LOTTE, MyungDong, Seoul, Korea.
Symposium Sponsor: IKAA (International Korean Adoptee Associations).
Questions? Contact Kim Park Nelson, firstname.lastname@example.org
External guest registration here
The Second International Symposium on Korean Adoption StudiesAugust 3rd, 9 am - 5:30 pm
at the Crystal Ballroom, Lotte Hotel
Open to the general public.
Per person: KRW 50,000
Student (with valid ID card that has to be presented on site): KRW 25,000
Payment on site. Pre-registration recommended. Will open soon.
Print e-ticket and present it at the registration desk no later than 30 min. before the event.
To register for the Research Symposium:
1. Go to the online registration
2. Log in if you already have an IKAA account
3. In the "Preferred price category" choose "External Guest" or "External Student"
4. Follow instructions
5. When the registration has been completed correctly, you will receive a link to download your e-ticket.
6. Print out the e-ticket and present it during registration at the Lotte Hotel.
NEW HOTEL VENUE! NEW ACTIVITIES! SPECIAL EVENTS!
*The IKAA Gathering 2010 is open to ALL adult Korean adoptees (18+) and their spouses/partners and children. You do NOT have to be a member of an adoptee association to register...but we'd be happy to put you in touch with an adoptee association near you, too, if you'd like!*
NEW HOTEL VENUE!
Don't forget that the IKAA Gathering 2010 will be at a new hotel –
Hotel Lotte Myeong Dong
(“Low teh” for Korean pronounciation).
Hotel Lotte (Myeong Dong) downtown Seoul. Eul Ji Ro 1 Ga Sta. take Exit 7 & 8 leads into the basement of Lotte Department Store. The Hotel is on the same corner (Southwest for the guys). Click on maps to make larger.
The Lotte Hotel in downtown Seoul (Myeongdong district, not
Jamsil) is a 5-star hotel and one of the top 3 or 4 hotels in Korea. It’s such a great location and we’re able to hold all sessions and most activities at the hotel.
The hotel has a great room rate for our Gathering, at only $105 per night per room, single or double occupancy (KRW 120,000). As at any other hotel in Seoul, there’s also a 10% tax and 10% service charge added. The registration code is “IKAA Gathering” and reservations can be made online: (NOTE-Cheaper rooms are booked already)
http://www.lottehotel.com/Convention/ConventionReserv.asp?strSeqNO=57. The Lotte Hotel has agreed to offer this special Gathering rate to attendees from July 26th to August 12th, so those of you who will arrive a little early or stay a little longer can take advantage of this significantly discounted room rate. The hotel has a fantastic grocery in the basement, amazing food court, and wonderful department store attached – you can seemingly buy anything there! The hotel even has its own subway stop and you don’t even have to go outside to catch it!
Be sure to visit 3 Alley Pub Itaewon, Seoul
ABOVE 3 Alley Pub is the Sam Ryan’s Sport Bar managed by Chris:
Tell Albert, Bernie, and Chris the Korean War Baby sent you!
Also nearby for Korea’s Best Chili:
Monster King Kev with 3 paddies of beef, French Fries, coleslaw. Few are able to finish the WHOLE THING.
Itaewon is the area that traditionally was for foreign merchants, outside the city gates of Seoul. Just a stone’s throw from the Yongsan Base where first Japanese, then American troops made their headquarters. For modern Ex-Pats this is the place for best food, drink, comrades to meet both Koreans and foreigners come together. Come enjoy Korean beer or have your favorite brew.