Gathering 2011 – Stockholm

AKF (Adopted Koreans’ Association) is a non-profit nationwide association founded during 1986 in Sweden. The association emerged as the first independent association for Korean adoptees in world, leaving a special mark in the history of international adoption. A number of adoptee associations soon followed in other major adoption countries indicating the growing need for Korean adoptees to meet and form their own open communities. As these communities of Korean adoptees continue to develop AKF is very happy to be a member of IKAA™ the International network for Korean Adoptee Associations.


Thursday Aug 11

18.00 Pre-AKF25-evening (starting at the Scandic Anglais hotel bar)

Friday Aug 12

17.30 – 20.30 Registration (at Korean restaurant Nam Kang)

18.00 – 21.00 Welcoming dinner (informal) at Nam Kang (at your own expense)

21.00 IKAA international song contest (Nam Kang)

23.00 Karaoke night (K Karaoke) or late evening activities of your choice

Saturday Aug 13 – Sibelius room, Finland house

08.30 Registration (Finlandshuset)

09.00 Opening ceremony (English)

09.30 Key Note speech: Mrs. Jessica Polfjärd, member of parliament (Swedish)

10.45 Panel discussion: Swedish name, Korean face – our Korean origin’s impact on professional and private life (Swedish)

12.00 Lunch

13.30 Seminar: Relations, family, children – explore adult adoptee perspectives (Swedish)

15.30 Seminar: Your personal Asian brand – explore contemporary marketing views on being Korean adoptee (English)

16.30 Summary and closing remarks (English)

Saturday Aug 13 – Topelius room, Finland house

09.30 Seminar: Common Roots & Global Community – A common Korean adoptee identity? (English)

10.45 Seminar: Doing business in Korea – Korean adoptee dialogue and perspectives on future opportunities (English)

12.00 Lunch

13.30 Lecture by Dr. Tobias Hübinette: Swedish Korean Adoptees, who are they? (English)


Saturday Aug 13 – Other activites in the Finland house

– Presentation of Swedish delicacies

– Books on adoption

– Souvenir photography

– Speed-friending

– Bar

Saturday evening Aug 13

18.30 AKF25 – Celebrations, dinner and party at Münchenbryggeriet (Skyddsrummet)

Sunday Aug 14

12.00 Sightseeing and Millenium Trilogy walking tour

14.00 Brunch at Nam Kang (at your own expense)