International Kimchi Conference - sign up by 8/31!

Note: See how to register below (email required by Aug 31).  Also see the Kimchi Conference invitation PDF here (link).


International Kimchi Conference

for the 19th Gwangju World Kimchi Culture Festival

9:30-10:00am | Registration
10:00-10:10am | Opening Speech

Wan-Soon Park, PhD (Director, WiKim)

10:10-10:20am | Welcome Address

Cathy Woteki, PhD (Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, USDA)

Session 1

Chair: Jong-Hoon Lee, PhD (Professor, Kyonggi University)

10:20-10:40am | Keynote Speech for Pickles

Karen Hulebak, ScD (Former Chair, CODEX)

10:40-11:00am | Keynote Speech for Kimchi

Sung-Hoon Kim, PhD (Chair, Gwangju World Kimchi Culture Festival Committee)

11:00-11:30am | Kimchi Overview

Eung-Soo Han, PhD (WiKim, Korea)

11:30am-12:00pm | Pickles in the US

Bill Bryan (President, Mt. Olive Pickle Company)

12:00-1:30pm | Lunch


Session 2

Chair: Frederick Breidt (Professor, North Carolina State University)

1:30-2:00pm | Scientific Functionality of Kimchi

Hae-Choon Chang, PhD (Professor, Chosun University)

2:00-2:30pm | Scientific Functionality of Fermented Vegetables

Mark Daeschel, PhD (Professor, Oregon State University)

2:30-3:00pm | Manufacturing Process of Kimchi

Soon-Ja Kim (President, Kimchi Association of Korea)

3:00-3:30pm | Coffee Break


Session 3

Chair: Hae-Choon Chang, PhD (Professor, Chosun University)

3:30-4:00pm | Overview of Production and Market of Sauerkraut

Christoph Freitag, PhD (Director, German Vegetable Processing Association)

4:00-4:30pm | Hygiene and Microbiology of Kimchi

Jong-Hoon Lee, PhD (Professor, Kyonggi University)

4:30-5:00pm | Hygiene and Microbiology of Pickles

Frederick Breidt (Professor, North Carolina State University)

5:00-5:10pm | Closing Remarks


Location - Map Link

Kellogg Conference Hotel, Gallaudet University

800 Florida Ave NE Washington, D.C. [masked]


How to Register

Registration is free, but attendees must send an email to [masked] by August 31 with the following information: Full Name, Organization, Email, and Phone Number. Specify if you require a vegetarian lunch.


Contact / Inquiries

Miran Kang, World Institute of Kimchi


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  • Beth M.

    Very informative and helpful in my good nutrition quest.

    September 14, 2012

  • Whitney A.

    Verrry educational although I wish I could have tried some of that kimchi!!

    September 14, 2012

  • Mariano

    Very interesting and insightful information regarding healthy and fermented food... unfortunately had to leave earlier.

    September 13, 2012

  • Natasha

    My registration was fixed here.

    September 13, 2012

  • Kay

    I just canceled the registeration to attend Kimchi conference.
    I think you can go there instead of me.

    September 12, 2012

  • Lexie

    I did, was told FULL.

    September 12, 2012

  • Beth M.

    The conference organizer is still accepting registrations, so Lexie you should e-mail him as indicated above. Also, I will be driving... so if anyone wants a ride, they can contact me. I can take up to four people in my car if they can be at the Rosslyn Metro Station by 9:15 on Thursday.

    September 11, 2012

    • Mariano

      Hi Beth, I will attend the conference on Thursday at least until twelve. I also live in Arlington, Virginia, close to the Rosslyn MS. So, your ride offer is welcome. I am in. Thanks!

      September 11, 2012

  • Paul

    Members who sent in their email registration have received replies, and I was confirmed as going. I was on the Galluadet campus last night, and entered from the main entrance on Florida Ave. There is a guard there who should be able to help you with directions. After going in that entrance, you go to the left and circle around to the conference center (the parking is just before the center, in a multi-story garage on the left). I expect to arrive around 10am. I don't know the seating arrangements, etc., but I suggest that we try to find each other at noon, and sit together at lunch. If possible, I will put up a "meetup" sign so we can find each other. (Lexie - I believe it is too late, as one other member tried late and was told no. If you still want to go, I can ask some of my contacts if they know someone connected with the event if there is some way to attend. You can send me an email through my meetup profile).

    September 9, 2012

  • Lexie

    I'd like to but I just saw it, is it too late to Register?

    September 7, 2012

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