US-Korea Conference (UKC) is the flagship conference of Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA). It is the biggest US-Korea conference that covers science, engineering, technology, industry, entrepreneurship, and leadership. UKC attracts more than 1200 participants from both US and Korea. We planned for a maximum of 1500 participants this year.
UKC is a conference that facilitates US-Korea cooperation on recent developments in science, engineering, technology, industry, and entrepreneurship. It also has a leadership program for young students and professionals.
UKC has a long history. It started as a moderate KSEA Symposium in 1974. It grew into the US-Korea Science & Technology Forum/Symposium in 1993 and expanded further to the US-Korea Conference (UKC) in 1999. The tradition continues today as UKC 2014.
The backbone of the UKC is science and technology program. KSEA has 13 technical groups. These are put into a basic science program and an industry technology program of all engineering and technologies that support industry. Each program is usually composed of several symposia to share current trends in these areas.
An emerging technology program presents a focused small group of cutting edge technologies of today including biotechnology, nanotechnology, robotics, grapheme, etc.
An entrepreneurship program carries CEO/CTO forum, industry forums, intellectual property forum, job fair, and recruitment interviews.
The Young Generation & Professional Forum (YGPF) is designed to provide an opportunity for leadership and career development with a little touch of social activities for fun.
UKC is hosted by KSEA, KOFST, and NRF_KUSCO. More than 200 volunteers prepare UKC in various roles:
- Conference Chair: KSEA president-elect
- Conference Co-Chairs: KOFST president, NRF president
- UKC Executive Committee
- Steering Committee
- Program Committee
- Sponsor Program Committee
- Local Arrangement Committee
- Advisory Committee
- Fund-raising Committee
- Web Committee
- Student Volunteers