The Council of Korean Americans (CKA) is organizing several exciting VIP events leading up to the October 28th black-tie gala. See the schedule below for the main events. Please purchase ticket to attend events open to Gala & Summit registered guests. Be sure to check back for a more detailed agenda. Schedules are subject to change. Space is limited.

Thursday, October 26 | 5:00 – 7:00 PM

Gala & Summit Registered Guests

Congressional Reception with Friends of the Korean American Community

Kick off the 2023 Envision weekend with a VIP networking reception in the U.S. Capitol with gala & summit guests, Congressional leaders and government officials.

Light reception food will be served.

Friday, October 27 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM

Gala & Summit Registered Guests

Breakfast Forum with Artists

Meet award-winning, renowned artists in the performing, culinary, and visual arts as they share how their Korean American identity shapes inspires work and service to their communities. Also, join us to watch the newly released documentary about the first Korean American immigrants to Hawaii, Songs of Love, and meet the filmmaker, Jinyoung Lee Won.

Breakfast will be served.

Friday, October 27 | 12:00 – 6:00 PM

Gala & Summit Registered Guests

National Summit

Engage in a stimulating afternoon at CKA’s national summit with panels of thought leaders and top experts as they examine and discuss critical issues that shape the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Discuss with fellow participants on how the Korean American leaders can collaborate substantively to address challenges and leverage opportunities for a better future in our respective regions and the U.S.

Lunch will be served.

Saturday, October 28 | 9:00 – 11:00 AM

CKA Members Only

CKA Members Breakfast & Networking Event

Join CKA’s semi-annual membership meeting and breakfast to connect with new and old members from across the country. Learn about upcoming CKA programs and initiatives.

Breakfast will be served.

Saturday, October 28 | 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Invitation Only

Sponsors and Donors Luncheon

Network with top-tier sponsors, donors, gala honorees, and VIP guests during a private lunch as CKA expresses deep appreciation for their support.

Lunch will be served.

Saturday, October 28 | 5:30 – 9:30 PM

Gala & Summit Registered Guests

Envision Gala

Celebrate with the CKA community and guests at this premier black-tie gala honoring national Korean American trailblazers and leaders. Enjoy a meaningful and inspirational evening starting with a networking cocktail reception, followed by an evening dinner with amazing performances, storytelling, and tributes to the distinguished 2023 Korean American honorees.

Dinner will be served.