Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Events to Check Out in the Bay Area, Chicago, Seoul

"A Celebration of the Hanbok"
A Fashion Show Fundraiser for the Asian Art Museum's Korean Art and Culture Committee

Thursday, October 9, 2008
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall
200 Larkin Street San Francisco, CA

Hanbok refers to the traditional Korean dress, still worn today on special occasions such as weddings and New Year’s Day. Kim Hye-soon, an internationally celebrated hanbok designer who made her trademark with her florid hanboks made of innovative materials in the popular television drama Hwang Jini, will bring her signature costumes to the Asian Art Museum. This unique fashion show will be presented on the theme of Hwang Jini, a famous courtesan who lived in sixteenth-century Korea. The fashion show will include dance performances and an array of courtesan costumes reinterpreted by designer Kim Hye-soon.

This fashion show is organized by the Korea Costume Science Foundation in Seoul, Korea.

"Reunification: Building Permanent Peace in Korea"

Friday, October 10, 2008
9:00AM to 5:00PM
Alumni House at University of California, Berkeley

The Korea Policy Institute, in partnership with UC Berkeley's International and Area Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies, and Center for Korean Studies, invites you to join us for the following historic summit on U.S. policy and Korean unification:

Featuring foremost Korea scholars, leading policy experts, and major community advocates, this conference coincides with the most significant opening in decades for ending division and political instability in Korea. Timed with the forthcoming elections, this conference aims to generate fresh ideas and policy prescriptions for Congress and the next U.S. presidential administration in the move forward toward normalized relations with North Korea, the denuclearization and demilitarization of the Korean peninsula, and the establishment of an enduring peace in a unified Korea.

"BarCamp Africa"

Saturday, October 11, 2008
9:00am - 6:00pm
Google Campus, Mountain View, CA

BarCamp Africa will build the connections between people and opportunities in Silicon Valley and Africa. BarCamp Africa brings people, institutions and enterprises interested in Africa - as a topic, an opportunity, or a place of action - together in one location to exchange ideas, build connections, re-frame perceptions and catalyze action that leads to positive involvement and mutual benefit between Silicon Valley and the continent of Africa.

"Open Web Asia '08"

Tuesday October 14, 2008
9:00am - 6:30pm
Sheraton Grande Walkerhill, Seoul, Korea

The first truly pan-Asia web technology event. A one day conference with carefully crafted speeches and panels featuring thought leaders and doers of Asia 2.0.

Loic LeMeur, Founder & CEO of Seesmic, on Open Web Asia '08

"Set America Free Energy Freedom Summit"

October 24-25, 2008
Chicago, IL
European Crystal Conference Center
519 West Algonquin Road Arlington Heights, IL

The United States depends on foreign countries for its energy supply. In recent years, this dependence has taken a toll on our pocket books, the environment and our national security. All over the country millions of American are standing up and asking what they can do to help break America’s dependence on foreign oil. The answer is here: Energy Freedom Summit: Chicago, 2008.

Join Clinton-administration CIA director R. James Woolsey, Reagan-administration National Security Advisor Robert “Bud” McFarlane and other leading energy experts from the Set America Free coalition to gain substantive training on the energy crisis and its solutions.

Leave equipped with media training, event organizing skills, and the tools to engage your government officials.

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