Fall is here and next year’s YGTLC is just around the corner!  The YGTLC organizing committee is calling for all leadership, career, and technical presentations or essays by young professionals, academics, and students.

The Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) and
The Korea-U.S. Science Cooperation Center (KUSCO) present:
The Seventh Annual Young Generation Technical and Leadership Conference (YGTLC) in Seattle

“Emerging Technologies, Emerging Leaders”

Hyatt Regency Bellevue, Seattle Metro, Washington

January 7 – 9, 2011 (Friday-Sunday)

Visit our YGTLC website (click here!) for more information at
Email your questions to

    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 “Emerging Technologies, Emerging Leaders,” and focuses on the technologies that will be important in tomorrow’s world, and leadership development to be at the forefront of innovation.

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

The conference funds its accepted applicants through:
   * FREE LODGING AND MEALS are provided for all active participants.
   * TRAVEL SUPPORT (airfare up to $175 from the East Coast, $150 from the Midwest, and $125 from the West Coast, or ground mileage reimbursement) is also given to all active participants.  Bonus support given to early applications and for carpooling.
   * 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 the priority due date is October 17, 2010.

    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 Seattle!
Benjamin Lee, John H. Lee
YGTLC 2011 Conference Chair/Co-Chair

P.S.  We would like your help to identify Young Generation (YG) members in KSEA, so we can provide you with career and networking opportunities targeted specifically to the YG.  Such opportunities include job interviews, career fairs, YG conferences, local and YG chapter meetings, scholarships, and other YG events nationally and locally.

The Young Generation is typically defined as 1.5 (arriving to the US before college), 2nd generation or greater (born in the US), or members in their 20s.  YG members include young professionals, academics, graduate and undergraduate students.  If you consider yourself a young generation member, please take a moment to fill out the questionnaire below so we can update our database and add you to our email group.  Thank you.

KSEA YG Database and YG Email Group Questionnaire
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
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
   * Personal essay
   * KSEA student chapter president or local chapter YG representative

For more information see the online Application Form at

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 150 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