IKAA International Gatherings

IKAA Network Organizations host large-scale International Gathering. These events create the space for adoptees to come together from across the globe. International Gatherings commonly welcome 150+ attendees and are held at least once per year. On a recurring basis (~every 3 years), the International Gathering is held in Seoul, Korea, attracting up to 700+ attendees. IKAA International Gathering are a one-of-a-kind experience. #MyIKAAExperience captures some of these unique perspectives.

The last Korea Gathering was held July 10th to 16th 2023. More than 450 adoptees, partners, and families met in Seoul at the world’s largest global adoptee conference. Participants joined from 19 countries with adoptees ranging from ages 19-69 years old.

See our 2023 Korea Gathering page for more information about the programming througout the weeklong event, including  film screenings of adoptee-directed films, a concert showcasing adoptee musicians, traditional Korean community dinners, and much more.

Thank you so much to our sponsors for helping us make the IKAA 2023 Gathering a reality, and to all attendees, volunteers and presenters for making it a memorable successful event!

My IKAA Experience

Articles and Blogs

Returning to Korea as an adoptee changed the way I think about home

By Tori Smith
Quartz | April 2020
2019 IKAA Gathering

IKAA: A global family reunion
Gathering tells Korean adoptee stories through many cultures and languages

By Lee Middleton, Melissa Brown and Michelle Piper
Korean Quarterly | Fall 2019
2019 IKAA Gathering