KASCON is a student-run national conference which began at Princeton University in 1987, and has since grown into one of the largest Korean American conferences in the nation.
The three-day conference will provide a safe and open forum to examine issues pertinent to the Korean and Asian American communities, such as assimilation, identity, self-actualization, and globalization in a multicultural context. KASCON also works to empower student leaders by helping them network with fellow students and Korean and Asian American leaders from all across the nation. KASCON has previously hosted prominent speakers from a wide array of sectors, ranging from politics and business to media and social entrepreneurship. Over twenty years after its founding, KASCON continues to annually draw 500 to 1,000 participants from over 40 schools across the nation.
Mirae Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit foundation founded in December 1991 that oversees KASCON.
The Foundation focuses on developing leaders in the Korean American community through various initiatives.The Foundation will work closely with honorary and advisory boards of prominent and supportive community members. These boards will play an integral role in the pursuit of the Foundation’s goals.