Thank you for making N3Con in Seoul a success!

Dear N3Con sponsors, speakers, special guests, volunteers and attendees,

n3consqOn behalf of the AAJA-Asia board, we wanted to THANK YOU for being part of our 5th annual New.Now.Next Conference in Seoul.

The co-organiziers — consisting of  members spread across Asia and the US in Seoul, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Hanoi, Singapore, China, New York and Florida — started preparations in February for this event and it has been a fruitful but intense and furious last two months leading up to this weekend.

It was amazing to see our coordinated, all-volunteer effort (we all have full-time commitments) come together at Google Korea and d.Camp with such high energy.

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From the YouTube stars talk on Friday to the Saturday plenary Reporting on North Korea and Asia Start-Up Boom panels to our various workshops and panels on social media, storytelling, state media, data journalism, diversity, k-pop, video journalism, job hunting, future of digital content, media freedom, leadership to diversity and various networking opportunities to one-on-one resume critiques to the Saturday Gala dinner, we hope participants had some takeaways from the event.

(For those of you who couldn’t make it, snippets of the conference can be found on our Twitter account. | More photos from our photographer John Matthews ( here.)

Through the generous sponsorships, silent auctions and raffle sales, early estimates are that we are in the black by several thousand dollars for this conference. We hope to use our proceeds to host more AAJA events, which will benefit our members.

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Photo via Oanh Ha

If you’ve attended the conference, we would appreciate your feedback for our future planning purposes.

If you’re not an AAJA member, please renew or join TODAY by purchasing your membership through our Eventbrite page here. (All N3 related tickets sales have ended but you can buy membership on this page.)

We’ll update you on our YouTube release soon.

All best,

Angie Lau and Yuri Nagano