Press Release - February 24, 2017
Vancouver, BC – C3 Korean Canadian Society is proud to present its 10th Annual Leadership Conference on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Robson Square (800 Robson Street) from 8:30am 5:00pm (lunch included). The C3 Leadership Conference is geared towards Korean-Canadian undergraduate and recent post-graduate students looking for some future career inspiration or simply an opportunity to network with professionals in their industries of interest.
The theme for this year is “Own Your Identity”. This year's C3 Leadership Conference will focus on the theme of self-identity and the relationship between self-identity, pride, confidence and the development of the future leaders of our community. We want to encourage and empower our delegates to own their path and destiny. The conference will be an all-day event with two keynote speakers, a workshop and mentor roundtable and a speed networking session.
In support of this year’s theme, “Own Your Identity”, we will have two dynamic speakers, Joseph Juhn (US attorney turned documentary filmmaker) and Miyoung Lee (CBC Reporter). They are both going to speak about their relationship with their cultural identity (both Korean born but raised in the US and Canada, respectively) and in their own different ways how their connection with their Korean heritage formed their respective self-identities, their work ethic, their passion, their successes and their desire to inspire others.
Joseph Junn, will be sharing his experience creating his inspiring film “Jeronimo”. Having always been interested in Korean diaspora, “Jeronimo” is hauntingly painful yet heartfelt look into a community of Koreans in Cuba, who have passionately maintained their cultural identity over several decades despite not having any physical connections with Korea. This is a story of tremendous cultural pride and it inspired Joseph to create this feature length documentary.
Miyoung Lee was born in South Korea and immigrated with her parents and younger brother at a young age to Canada. In the early eighties and nineties, Miyoung was one of the few Korean-born Canadians growing up in Coquitlam, B.C. and she will speak about her struggles reconciling her Korean heritage with her Canadian influences and how an acceptance of her cultural identity as part of her self-identity fueled her confidence and ultimately the work ethic and motivation that led to her successful career as a news journalist for CBC.
The second half of the Leadership Conference will focus on providing networking opportunities for our delegates. In order to prepare the delegates for an afternoon of networking, the afternoon will begin with a 45 minute workshop conducted by professional career counsellors who will give delegates an instructional workshop about strategies and tips to effectively grow one’s network. Following the workshop, the delegates will engage in a Mentor/Mentee Roundtable where they are afforded an opportunity to be matched with two (2) mentors who are professionals in the industries of their choice. The leadership conference will end with a new feature we are calling, “Speed Networking”, where delegates will have an opportunity to now practice their networking skills with a wider range of mentors from other industries. There will be a wide range of professional fields including, but not limited to, business, law, accounting, pharmacy, medicine, human resources, international trade and logistics and more.
For those who wish to attend, registration is open at www.c3society.org for $45 until March 8th.