Council of Korean Americans
2019 Empower Summit
***Tickets for the Empower Summit and Emerging Leaders Program are sold out.***
For the past five years, the Council of Korean Americans (CKA) have assembled top Korean American thought leaders, opinion-makers, and innovators across the country to discuss important issues that shape our society, from the future of Korean American women’s leadership to security in the Korean Peninsula.
This year, we will explore not only critical issues, but also examine leaders themselves and the Korean American communities that shape them. The Empower Summit will equip emerging and seasoned leaders with tools and tactical ideas to succeed in their fields. The summit is designed to promote “how to” discussions, connect diverse groups of leaders, and inspire our community toward greater impact.
NEW! For current students & recent graduates, please register for the Emerging Leaders Program for specialized programming and price.
The Emerging Leaders Program is an exclusive leadership development track for students and recent grads under the age of 25.
Registrants of the Emerging Leaders Program will only have access to the Saturday programming (8:30 AM to 7:30 PM) on November 2, 2019 at George Washington University, Washington, DC.
The Emerging Leaders Program’s one day ticket covers:
- A special Saturday morning leadership training for Korean American students
- Lunch with CKA Members, Speakers, and Empower Summit Participants
- Workshop sessions by leading experts, ranging from entrepreneurship and media to mental health and government
- Closing networking reception at FiscalNote
- CKA swag bag
This year’s summit will include an opening reception and welcome dinner on Friday, November 1 at Covington & Burling, LLP. On Saturday, November 2, the summit will feature a networking breakfast and lunch, plenary sessions, and three breakout sessions. The summit will conclude with a closing reception at FiscalNote.
- Friday, November 1, 2019
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Covington & Burling, LLP
850 10th St NW Washington, DC 20001
- Saturday, November 2, 2019
8:30 AM to 7:30 PM
George Washington University
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Below is a small highlight of our confirmed speakers.
Click here for our complete list of speakers, which is be regularly updated.
Violinist, Ahn Trio and Professor of Violin & Viola, Montana State University
Founder, Your Change Provider, PLLC
Founder, One Day’s Wages and Founder & Executive Director, Q Café
Founder and CEO, FiscalNote
Leadership Strategist and Author, Breaking the Bamboo Ceiling: Career Strategies for Asians
CFO, Impossible Foods
Out-of-town guests are encouraged to book their hotels using CKA’s group rate at Hotel Hive and One Washington Circle Hotel.
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