Korean American DC leadership conference to gather leaders

September 24, 2015
CKA leadership conference guests

CKA leadership conference guests

A Korean American leadership conference, CKA National Summit & Gala, will open Oct. 23 and 24, with a briefing scheduled inside the White House.

Leaders in politics, academics and business from across the country are expected to attend, among them United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Yale Law School professor Harold Koh, Senator Mazie Hirono, ABC Nightline anchor Juju Chang, Forever 21 CEO Chang Do-won and Bright Future Foundation President Hong Myung-ki.

According to the Council of Korean Americans, a non-profit founded in 2010, the schedule includes a briefing with members of the Obama administration and a gala inside the Ronald Reagan Building.

On Oct. 24, notable figures in politics, finance, culture and entertainment will partake in the conference.

Sam Yoon, CKA head, said he hopes to spark interest and participation from Koreans around the country.

Applications to participate in the conference are due Sept. 30 at www.councilka.org.