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IKAA to hold global adoptee gathering in Seoul

July 10, 2023 - July 16, 2023


Rethinking What’s Possible is the theme of a gathering of the International Korean Adoptee Association, to be held July 10 through 16 in Seoul.

The IKAA Gathering, held every three years, is an international meeting of Korean adoptees from more than 15 countries.  Its sessions highlight adoptee stories and facilitate connections and understanding.

The theme Rethinking What’s Possible describes a community looking toward the future as international adoption is approaching a 70-year mark, and Korean adoptee-led organizations have been an global influence on the adoption community for more than 35 years..  Sessions will discuss the grassroots community building, post-adoption services, and advocacy pioneered by adoptee voices.

In addition to fun activities, and newcomer welcome and orientation sessions for newcomers to Seoul, the conference will also feature the Sixth International Symposium on Adoption Studies (IKAS) at which adoption researchers will present recent findings.

The meeting will be held at COEX (now known as the Starfield COEX Mall), a shopping mall, and facility for exhibition halls and convention spaces in one location in Seoul’s Gangnam district.  Events will be held at other local venues also.

Early registration is $260 for adults through May 14. See website for further housing and registration information.


July 10, 2023
July 16, 2023

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