The international age breakout sessions were one of the most popular sessions in conferences and gatherings past; a place where international adoptees had the opportunity to discuss topics and experiences with adoptees of similar age, regardless of their adoptive country. This year, the International Korean Adoptee Associations (IKAA) will be partnering with Also-Known-As (AKA), a founding member of the IKAA network, to co-host a virtual international age breakout event.

The event honors the growing community of intercountry adoptees seeking connection with other adoptees as well as Also-Known-As’ 25th Anniversary and is part of its anniversary celebration. The anniversary, themed “Celebrating the Global Adoptee Community” is an acknowledgement that Also-Known-As’ community spans beyond the local tri-state area. We invite intercountry adoptees across the United States and the world to celebrate their heritage and lived experiences.

This event is open to all intercountry adoptees of all birth countries. While the majority of adoptees in the IKAA network are of Korean origin, international adoptees share similar experiences, milestones and challenges and our goal is to create a space where those experiences can be shared with other adoptees of similar age.

IKAA’s and AKA’s values to provide space to nurture growth, support global connectedness and shape public narratives is achieved through actively creating space and opportunities for dialogue. We hope you will join us in this global dialogue!

Registration closes May 28th, 2021!

Session 1 – June 5th Sat (Sun for China, Korea, Australia time zones)


Duration (2 hr), Start time below

  • 12:00 PM | Pacific (e.g. San Francisco)
  • 2:00 PM | Central (e.g. Chicago)
  • 3:00 PM | Eastern (e.g. New York)
  • 9:00 PM | Central European
  • 3:00 AM | China
  • 4:00 AM | Korea
  • 5:00 AM | Australian Eastern

Session 2 – June 6th Sunday


Duration (2 hr), Start time below

  • 3:00 AM | Pacific (e.g. San Francisco)
  • 5:00 AM | Central (e.g. Chicago)
  • 6:00 AM | Eastern (e.g. New York)
  • 12:00 PM | Central European
  • 6:00 PM | China
  • 7:00 PM | Korea
  • 8:00 PM | Australian Eastern