[INVITATION] The 20th Future Leaders' Conference

The 20th Future Leaders' Conference

In its 20 years of existence and experiences, OKF is holding a conference with highly influential guests who are dedicating themselves in developing Korean communities. Through this conference, we hope to invite future leaders in the various fields, so that we can promote growth and strengthen overseas Korean society.

The Future Leaders' Conference will be held in Seoul from 6 to 10 November, 2017. There are about 150 highly influential guests who will be gathered to share their experiences and knowledge. The OKF hopes to attract your interests in this event.

A. Program Outline

1. Title : The 20th Future Leaders’ Conference

2. Purpose : To promote network and mentorship between future leaders in various areas through interchanging knowledge and information.

3. Date : 6(Mon) - 10(Fri) November 2017

4. Venue : Seoul and Pyeongchang(TBD)
  ㅇ Accommodation: The Plaza Hotel

5. Main Events
  ㅇ Speeches by local/international guests
  ㅇ Forums and lectures in various subjects
  ㅇ Visits to governmental organizations and offices
  ㅇ Networking between local Koreans and Korean overseas
  ㅇ Press activities and interviews for major and local publications.

B. Criteria & Selection
 1. Qualifications
  ㅇ Koreans aged between 25-45 years old living overseas with a foreign residency or citizenship, have been out of the country for more than 10 years.
  ㅇ Experts in various fields like legal, major press & media, politics, economy and international organization, art, sports, NGO, cooking, literature, science, medical science, education, etc
  ㅇ Executives or directors of outstanding local community organizations or those represent the organization of the next generation.

2. Evaluation Criteria
  ㅇ Experts in various fields or prospects with growth potential
  ㅇ Personal reasons and goals for participating in the Future Leaders’ Conference
  ㅇ A description of contribution for the development of overseas Korean community or country of their residence.
  ㅇ Social statement, potential, and career field of applicant.
  ㅇ Any comments, evaluation about you and your contribution, engagement will be positively evaluated.

 3. Number of Recruitment 120 
  ㅇ New Member 80
  ㅇ Alumni 40

 4. Online Registration  
  ㅇ Due : 30 June 2017(Must be submitted in Korea Standard Time)
  ㅇ Website :
  ㅇ Submit a copy of your application to Korean Embassy or Consulate General in applicant's country after online registration.

C. Support

 1. Flight fare
  ㅇ Economy class, 50% of round trip flight ticket
  ㅇ Economy class, 80% of round trip ticket (for participants from Russia, CIS region only)
  ㅇ Economy class, 70% of round trip ticket (for participants from Central and South America, Africa only)
    Note : OKF will notify later about maximum flight fare, and the excess charge incurred will not included. Flight fare incurred by personal travel will not included

 2. Accommodations and meals(personal expenses are not included)
  ㅇ 1 room for 2 people(single room incurs additional charges )
  ㅇ 3 meals for 1 day during the program

D. Contacts  

 1. Hyunjin Park, Assistant Manager, Future Generations Department
  ㅇ (office) 82-2-3415-0175, (email) jinpark@okf.or.kr

 2. Inquiry related Online Registration and Website
  ㅇ (office) 82-2-3415-0197, (email) pms01@okf.or.kr

 3. Ref. : The Overseas Koreans Foundation
  ㅇ (website) www.korean.net, www.okf.or.kr