ABOUT IKAA

International Korean Adoptee Associations

IKAA was first established in Europe in 2004 and then in the United States later the same year. The impetus for the creation of the IKAA Network came from a desire for unity within the adult Korean adoptee community and to provide a space where ideas, information and resources could be shared.

In response to the highly successful IKAA Gathering 2007, which garnered an attendance of over 700 participants, IKAA decided to become a more formally established organization, and is governed on an entirely volunteer basis by an elected Executive Committee and Board of Directors, which is comprised of representatives from each of the Member Associations.

The IKAA Network was the first of its kind, bringing together adoptee organizations from around the world to work side by side to create an innovative organizational structure that can produce large-scale events and programs. The IKAA Network continues to be the only adoptee network comprised of international representation by entirely volunteer organizations and is the leading global network of adult adoptees in the world.

IKAA was first established in Europe in 2004 and then in the United States later the same year. The impetus for the creation of the IKAA Network came from a desire for unity within the adult Korean adoptee community and to provide a space where ideas, information and resources could be shared.

In response to the highly successful IKAA Gathering 2007, which garnered an attendance of over 700 participants, IKAA decided to become a more formally established organization, and is governed on an entirely volunteer basis by an elected Executive Committee and Board of Directors, which is comprised of representatives from each of the Member Associations.

The IKAA Network was the first of its kind, bringing together adoptee organizations from around the world to work side by side to create an innovative organizational structure that can produce large-scale events and programs. The IKAA Network continues to be the only adoptee network comprised of international representation by entirely volunteer organizations and is the leading global network of adult adoptees in the world.

  • 08
    Seoul, South Korea 2004

    08/2004 - 2004

    Korean Adoptee Gathering 2004

  • 05
    Copenhagen, Denmark 2005

    05/2005 - 2005-05

    Korea Klubben 15th Anniversary

  • 10
    New York, NY, USA 2005

    10/2005 - 2005-10

    NYC Mini-Gathering Hosted by Also-Known-As, Inc.

  • 02
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2006

    02/2006 - 2006-02

    Arierang 15th Anniversary

  • 05
    Seattle, WA, USA 2006

    05/2006 - 2006-05

    Seattle Mini-Gathering

  • 10
    New York, NY, USA 2006

    10/2006 - 2006-10

    Also-Known-As, Inc. 10th Anniversary

  • 11
    AK Connection 2006

    11/2006 - 2006-11

    Chicago Mini-Gathering

  • 07
    Seoul, South Korea 2007

    07/2007 - 2007-07

    IKAA Gathering 2007

  • 01
    Las Vegas, NV, USA 2008

    01/2008 - 2008-01

    Las Vegas Mini-Gathering Hosted by IKAA & AAAW

  • 10
    Honolulu, HI, USA 2008

    10/2008 - 2008-10

    IKAA Gathering & Film Festival Honolulu Hosted by KAHI

  • 02
    Paris, France 2009

    02/2009 - 2009-02

    Racines Coréennes Lunar New Year Celebration

  • 04
    New York, NY, USA 2009

    04/2009 - 2009-04

    IKAA Gathering NYC Hosted by Also-Known-As, Inc.

  • 08
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2009

    08/2009 - 2009-08

    IKAA Gathering Amsterdam Hosted by Arierang

  • 05
    Copenhagen, Denmark 2010

    05/2010 - 2010-05

    Korea Klubben 20th Anniversary

  • 08
    Seoul, South Korea 2010

    08/2010 - 2010-08

    IKAA Gathering 2010

  • 04
    New York, NY, USA 2011

    04/2011 - 2011-04

    Also-Known-As, Inc. 15th Anniversary & Conference

  • 06
      2011

    06/2011 - 2011-06

    Arierang 20th Anniversary

  • 08
    Stockholm, Sweden 2011

    08/2011 - 2011-08

    IKAA Gathering, Annual Convention, & AKF 25th Anniversary

  • 09
    Seattle, WA, USA 2011

    09/2011 - 2011-09

    AAAW 15th Anniversary & Mini-Gathering

  • 11
    Minneapolis, MN, USA 2011

    11/2011 - 2011-11

    AK Connection 10th Anniversary

  • 06
    Paris, France 2012

    06/2012 - 2012-06

    IKAA Gathering Paris Hosted by Racines Coréennes

  • 07
    Seoul, South Korea 2013

    07/2013 - 2013-07

    IKAA Gathering 2013

  • 10
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands 2014

    10/2014 - 2014-10

    Autumn Festival & IKAA Annual Convention Hosted by Arierang

  • 05
    Rome, Italy 2015

    05/2015 - 2015-05

    IKAA Gathering Rome Hosted by KOR.I.A

  • 10
    Honolulu, HI, USA 2015

    10/2015 - 2015-10

    IKAA Gathering & Film Festival Hosted by KAHI

  • 04
    New York, NY, USA 2016

    04/2016 - 2016-04

    Also-Known-As, Inc. 20th Anniversary

  • 08
    Seoul, South Korea 2016

    08/2016 - 2016-08

    IKAA Gathering 2016

  • 09
    Stockholm, Sweden 2016

    09/2016 - 2016-09

    AKF 30th Anniversary

  • 05
    Florence, Italy 2017

    05/2017 - 2017-05

    KOR.I.A.’s 5th Anniversary Weekend

  • 10
    San Francisco, CA, USA 2017

    10/2017 - 2017-10

    AKASF 20th Anniversary & IKAA Annual Convention

  • 09
    Chicago, IL, USA 2018

    09/2018 - 2018-09

    KAtCH 10th Anniversary & IKAA Annual Convention