June 28 - 30, 2019 KAAN 2019 Conference in Minneapolis, MN
KAAN 2019 Conference in Minneapolis, MN
Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN) 2019 Conference
#KAAN2019 Conference: Transforming the Adoption Narrative
June 28-30 2019 in DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis - Park Place 1500 Park Place Blvd., Minneapolis, MN 55416
Join us for three days of keynotes, films, presentations, roundtables, performers, exhibits, support forums, and life-changing community. An adoptee-only track is provided alongside our general breakout sessions, which are open to all.
We offer programs for adults, youth (7-17), and children (3-7).
All are welcome, especially adoptees (our center), family (spouses, siblings, children, parents of adoptees), mental health and service providers, and non-adopted Koreans and Korean-Americans.
KAAN is a national nonprofit with an all-volunteer staff. Our mission is to build understanding and stronger connections among adoptees, adoptive and birth families, Koreans, and Korean-Americans. Since 1998 we have nurtured a network of individuals and organizations related to Korean adoption, connecting the community through our annual conferences and frequent newsletters of events and opportunities from around the nation and world. We also welcome members of other international or interethnic adoptive communities, as we often share some common experiences and can learn from each other.
Since 1999, KAAN has provided annual conferences in the U.S. or Korea. These conferences are unique assemblies of Korean-born adoptees of all ages as well as family through birth, adoption or marriage, other Koreans and Korean-Americans, social workers, adoptees from other backgrounds, community leaders, and more. Through gathering together, we find what we have in common and where we can help one another.
Our conferences provide 30+ sessions on race and identity, family relationships, parenting tools, search and reunion, etc. Presenters include authors, educators, activists, therapists, and grassroots leaders. Each block includes an adoptee-only session as well as many choices open to all. Cultural and social activities are offered as well as vendors, exhibits, and film screenings.