The Young Generation Forum (YGF) and Professional Forum (PF) are two forums at the US-Korea Conference (UKC) that both explore career and leadership development topics. YGF and PF are two separate forums, but are often listed together as YG/PF due to the great synergy between them.

The Young Generation Forum (YGF) at UKC primarily focuses on undergraduate students, graduate students, professional students (medical, dental, pharmacy, etc.), recent graduates, and early-career professionals.
More information can be found under Forums > YG/PF Forums > Young Generation Forum

The Professional Forum (PF) at UKC aims to provide career and leadership development to mid-career industry professionals that generally have 10 or more years of experience.
More information can be found under Forums > YG/PF Forums > Professional Forum

YG/PF has a separate application from other symposiums and forums of UKC. This application provides a way to participate in UKC through one of the following non-technical avenues of participation:

Poster Presentation
Present in the UKC Poster Session about career development or a leadership topic
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Lightning Talk
5-minute presentation (followed by 1-2 min of Q&A) on career development or a leadership topic
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All presentations will be expected to be written and presented in English. The application may ask for written abstracts or summaries. UKC 2019 may publish the submitted abstracts, summaries, and presentation materials in an electronic version of the proceedings/program booklet.

If you wish to present a technical talk or poster, please apply to the symposium related to your technical topic as explained in the UKC 2019 Call For Abstracts. If accepted via the Call For Abstracts avenue of participation for any of the forums or symposiums at UKC, you are also more than welcome to attend and participate in any of the sessions of the Young Generation Forum or Professional Forum.

How to Apply

The online application for YG/PF can be found at Online submission is now available. Should you have any questions, please send an email to

Important Dates

Early YG/PF* application deadline: April 30, 2019 (for registration discount)
Lodging grant application deadline: April 30, 2019 (students and early career professionals only)
Notification of early submission acceptance: May 15, 2019
YG/PF application deadline: May 15, 2019 (no extension will be granted)
Final notification of acceptance: May 31, 2019
Online registration begins: May 15, 2019
Early registration** deadline: June 15, 2019
Online registration closure: June 30, 2019

* Qualified for lodging grant application (valid only for students and early career professional)
** Qualified for discount on registration