The Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) and
The Korea-U.S. Science Cooperation Center (KUSCO) present:
The Eigth Annual Young Generation Technical and Leadership Conference (YGTLC) in San Francisco
"Innovative Minds, Endless Possibilities"
Embassy Suites, San Francisco, California
January 6 - 8, 2012 (Friday-Sunday)
The YGTLC brings together promising Korean-American Scientists and Engineers together for a 3 day event with: talks from distinguished industry and academic leaders, presentations on research and innovations, career development sessions, networking opportunities and team-building exercises. The mission of the conference is to provide a forum for, and an opportunity to, promote the careers and lives of the participants. This year's theme is "Innovative Minds, Endless Possibilities," and focuses on the new opportunities that have arisen after the economic slowdown and on the technologies that will be important in tomorrow's world, and leadership development to be at the forefront of innovation, because of its notable association with Silicon Valley and startup companies.
What can you do at the YGTLC?
• Meet respected industry and academic leaders
• Attend talks on emerging technologies
• Participate in leadership workshops
• Peruse the career resource fair
• Present your research
• Engage in team building exercises
• Win awards for outstanding presentations
• Expand your network and build lasting friendships
• Read more in our colorful and informative YGTLC 2012 Brochure
The conference funds its accepted applicants through:
* FREE LODGING AND MEALS are provided for all active participants.
* TRAVEL SUPPORT (50% airfare up to $300 or same for ground mileage reimbursement) is also given to all active participants. Bonus support given to early applications and for carpooling.
* REDUCED REGISTRATION fee when you apply by the priority deadline.
* AWARDS AND PRIZES up to $100 will be given to outstanding presentations and articles.
Application instructions and forms are available on our website linked above and are due October 12, 2012 for priority consideration and reduced registration fee, or are due November 2, 2012 for late consideration at full registration fee.
Don't miss out on an incredible experience to expand your network, further develop your career, and learn about some of the hottest areas of science and technology. We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco!
Israel (Sun Min) Jung, Grace Park, Kaylee Shin
YGTLC 2012 Conference Chair/Co-Chairs
PS. Frequently Asked Questions:
1) What's KSEA?
The Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) was established in 1971 as a non-profit professional organization and has grown to over 3000 registered members with 67 local Chapters and 14 technical groups across the United States. One of its objectives is to help Korean-American Scientists and Engineers develop their full career potential by providing numerous and invaluable membership benefits, activities, and regional programs such as the YGTLC. To take advantage of this and other opportunities offered by KSEA, sign up for or renew your membership at http://www.ksea.org.
2) "I don't have any research to present, can I still apply?"
YES! We understand that some young professionals can't present what they do at work or some undergraduate students may not be involved in research so there are many other avenues of participation, some of which are:
* Career and leadership presentation
* Essay Contest
* KSEA YG chapter officer / representative
For more information see the online Application Form at http://yg.ksea.org/ygtlc2012/apply.php.
3) "I'm no longer a student. What's the age limit? Can I still apply?"
YES! You can still apply and there is no age limit. We expect this year to have over 200 highly-motivated participants in their 30s and 20s. We encourage and welcome ALL professionals and academics as well as graduate, professional, and senior/junior college students that demonstrate interest in issues related to 1.5 and 2nd generation Korean-American scientists and engineers. One of the goals of YGTLC and KSEA is to maintain and grow young generation participation as you transition from school to the workplace.
4) Are there program events specific for young professionals?
YES! We would like to emphasize that the diverse program events at YGTLC cater to young professionals and students. Some of last year's program included:
* Career workshops such as "Investment Fundamentals," "Dale Carnegie's Developing Personal Leadership," and "Interview Principles and Practice", "Impromptu Speaking", "Korean-Americans and the Government".
* Networking fair topics such as "Industry Culture and Career Advancement," "Starting Up a Company," "Considering an MBA," "Considering a Professorship/PostDoc," and "Starting/Leading a KSEA Student Chapter."
* Technical sessions such as "Engineering," "Bioengineering," "Cellular and Microbiology," and "Science and Society."
Check out our publicity video highlighting the Program events at http://yg.ksea.org/ygtlc2012/video.php.