Join us for the annual AAJA Asia Chapter conference. This year’s event will be hosted in the dynamic South Korean capital, Seoul. In 2015, we take the “New. Now. Next.” theme to topics including ‘How to Cover North Korea’, ‘Future of Digital Content’, ‘Asia Start-up Boom’ and ‘What’s your Social Network Strategy’.

Over 150 journalists from around the region will participate in a weekend of workshops, panels, networking meals and tour programs. Sponsors include Google, AP, Bloomberg, d.Camp and CJ E&M.

The conference begins Friday evening at Google Korea’s headquarters where we will have cocktails, food and a reception featuring Korea’s top YouTube stars including EatYourKimchi. YouTube Korea will also present ‘What Newsrooms Don’t Get about YouTube.’

On Saturday, the N3CON venue moves to one of Seoul’s hottest start-up accelerators, d.CAMP. For a full day we will discuss the future of journalism in the age of the digital newsroom. Get ready to share your best practices with journalists from print, broadcast, radio and new media. And get ready to learn some new technical skills, discover more about regional Asia issues or get advice on how to advance your career.

Sunday will be your day to explore all that Seoul has to offer. We will provide access to an optional tour of the inter-Korean border, the DMZ. You will be able to see Panmunjom, where North Korea is just footsteps away. For those who want to focus on exploring the new tech city that Seoul has become, we will have a free city tour on offer. It will include a VIP screening of the latest 4DX movie at CGV, a tour of the Samsung d.light gallery and strolls through traditional shopping and sightseeing hotspots.

Register early to get the discounted rates. Registration includes Friday’s reception (including reception food and drinks), Saturday’s events (including breakfast and lunch), and Sunday’s city tour. Extra fees will be collected for the Saturday night award dinner and Sunday’s DMZ tour. Additional expenses for entertainment after the conference events on Friday and Saturday night are paid by each attendee based on their wishes. Travel and accommodation must be arranged by each participant on their own.

Members get extra discounts! You may join AAJA before you register for the conference. Membership is open to all. You don’t have to be Asian, American, or even a current working journalist based on the traditional definition. Event attendees are mainly those who work in the journalism field. But we understand that the constantly evolving nature of the industry along with the accelerated velocity brought by digital storytelling has removed old borders and formed new categories within our profession.

So join us in Seoul! May 22-24, 2015. It will be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity you will always remember!


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