SIWA Coffee Morning: October 2015
When: Wed 21 Oct 2015 from 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Meeting Point: Conrad Seoul Hotel

Welcome to October Coffee Morning!  Don’t miss the opportunity to connect to other members while enjoying a delicious coffee morning.

Rachel teaching English to Mulmangcho Middle School students.

Speaker:  Ms. Rachel Stine from the Asia Institute.

Topic: For most expats, North Korea is a mystery.  We associate it with concentration camps, terror, and nuclear weapons.  But did you know that a modern day underground railroad moves North Korean refugees into free countries, where they have established vibrant and flourishing communities?

Ms. Rachel Stine of Asia Institute has worked with North Korean refugees for six years.  A nonprofit finance professional, her past clients have included the ACLU, Liberty in North Korea, and the Metropolitan Opera.  She has campaigned extensively for the Asian underground railroad that moves defectors into free countries.  Her activism earned her The New School’s David S. Woods Humanitarian Award in 2013.  Today, she lives in Seoul. She has until recently served as the digital fundraising director of Mulmangcho School for refugee children.

If you have not done it yet, please remember to renew your membership! The annual SIWA membership year begins May 1. For members wishing to continue receiving the discounted Coffee Morning ticket price, please fill out the membership application/renewal form online. Please click here:

For more information on Coffee Morning, please contact Karin Stangeland at

Directions & Parking Info

  • Hotel map with subway & walking directions, click here:
  • Hotel phone number: +82-2-6137-7000
  • Complimentary self-parking is included by providing your license plate. Please follow purple zone for hotel parking within IFC Mall.

If  you would like to join the Hospitality team as a Registration coordinator or have any questions, please contact Karin Stangeland at To join the next Coffee Morning as a vendor or sponsor, please contact

Registration will open on September 30th. Early Registration will close Sunday October 18th at 6PM. For those who register early, you will be welcomed on the day of the event with a prepared name tag and be able to use express check-in at the door. Registration at the door will be available for a total of KRW 30,000

Meeting Point
Conrad Seoul Hotel
23-1 Yeouido-dong Yeongdeungpo-gu
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