The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) and Korean American Coalition – Los Angeles (KAC-LA) are hosting a full-day conference at the Line – LA Hotel on April 30th for professionals, recent graduates, and college students in the Southern California area.

Featured Speakers

Opening Remarks from Hosts

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Abraham Kim
Executive Director
Council of Korean Americans

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Eunice Song
Executive Director
Korean American Coalition – Los Angeles

Welcome Remarks

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Youngwan Kim
Consul General
Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Los Angeles

Keynote Remarks

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The Honorable Eric Garcetti
Mayor
City of Los Angeles

Plenary | The Korean American Community, Public Services, and Building Bridges: A Conversation with U.S. Representatives

Andy Kim

The Honorable
Andy Kim

U.S. House of Representatives

Marilyn Strickland

The Honorable
Marilyn Strickland

U.S. House of Representatives

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Moderator
Philip W. Yun

President and CEO
World Affairs Council

A Conversation with Joseph Juhn, Producer and Director of JERONIMO and CHOSEN

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Joseph Juhn
Producer and Director
JERONIMO and CHOSEN

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
SAIGU@30: Its Significance, Its Impact and The Opportunities for the Korean American Community

Edward Chang

Ed Chang
Professor
University of California, Riverside

Connie Chung Joe

Connie Chung Joe
CEO
Asian American Advancing Justice-LA

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Do Kim
President
The K.W. Lee Center for Leadership

Grace Lee

Grace Lee
Documentarian
Director and Producer
Asian Americans

John Lim

John Lim
Managing Partner
LimNexus LLP

Jerry Kang

Moderator
Jerry Kang

Professor
University of California,
Los Angeles

Breakout Session I

Womentoring: Intergenerational Perspective of SAIGU@30

_ Joanne Molinaro

Joanne Molinaro
Author and Blogger
Korean Vegan

Jeanie Chang

Co-Moderator
Jeanie Chang

Founder
Your Change Provider, PLLC

Catharina Min, Reed Smith

Co-Moderator
Catharina Min

Partner
Covington and Burling, LLP

Tech and Communication: Asian American Voice, Image, and Identity

Yul Kwon

Yul Kwon
Vice President of Product Management
Google

Jonathan Sposato

Jonathan Sposato
Founder
GeekWire and JoySauce

Susan MacDonald2

Moderator
Susan Lee MacDonald

CEO and Producer
The Agni Group

Shaping the Corporate World for Good: Branding, Marketing and the KA Identity

Larry Chung

Larry Chung
Vice President of Local Public Affairs
Southern California Edison

Angela Killoren

Angela Killoren
CEO
CJ Entertainment USA

Peter Kim

Peter Kim
Founder and CEO
Golden Circle Group, LLC

Esther Song

Moderator
Esther Song

Founder and CEO
Song Group Inc.

Health in the Time of COVID: How the Medical/Biotech Fields are Addressing Community Disparities, Inequities, and Challenges

2022 Christopher Kwon

Christopher Kwon
Co-Founder, Managing Partner
Physicians Premier
Emergency Rooms
Physicians Premier
Management Services

June Lee

June Lee
Founder, President and CEO
Esker Therapeutics

Paul Song

Paul Song
Co-Founder and CEO
Fuse Biotherapeutics

Emcee Chil Kong

Moderator
Chil Kong

Artistic Director
Adventure Theatre MTC

Breakout Session II

How Korean American Entrepreneurs are Solving Hard Problems through Innovation

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Chang Kim
Founder and CEO
Tapas Media Inc.

Youngwon Lee

Youngwon Lee
Co-Founder and CEO
Dokkabier

Yanghee Paik

Yanghee Paik
Founder and CEO
Rael

David Choi

Moderator
David Choi

Conrad Hilton Professor of Entrepreneurship
Loyola Marymount University

Advancing the Asian American Voice, Interest, and Representation in Hollywood

Theresa Kang-Lowe

Theresa Kang-Lowe
Founder and CEO
Blue Marble Pictures and Blue Marble Management

Christina M. Kim

Christina M. Kim
Creator, Executive Producer and Co-Showrunner
CW Series, Kung Fu

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Eric Kim
Senior Vice President
Current Programs
CBS Television

Ki Hong Lee

Ki Hong Lee
Actor
Maze Runner and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Helen Lee-Kim

Moderator
Helen Lee-Kim

President of International
Lionsgate Motion Picture Group

Co-Organized and Supported by Korean American Leaders in Hollywood

Building a Career with a Mission: Storytelling, Bridge Building and Social Media

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Joseph Juhn
Producer and Director
JERONIMO and CHOSEN

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Nari Kye
Creator, Director and Host
Woori Show

Jerry Won

Jerry Won
Founder and CEO
Just Like Media

Sam Hyun

Moderator
Sam Hyun

Political Director
Sonia Chang-Diaz’s Gubernatorial Campaign

Leading with the Law: How Attorneys are Fighting to Protecting and Mobilize our Communities

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Edward Han
Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California

Charles Jung Photo

Charles Jung
Principal
Nassiri and Jung LLP

Joann Lee

Joann Lee
Special Counsel on Language Justice
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles

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Lisa J. Yang
Partner
LimNexus LLP

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Moderator
Hanna Kim Yoon

Director, Counsel,
International Transactions and Governance
Herbalife Nutrition

Closing Remarks

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The Honorable Dave Min
California State Senator (SD37)

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Abraham Kim
Executive Director
Council of Korean Americans

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Eunice Song
Executive Director
Korean American Coalition – Los Angeles