Leadership Conference 2022

 C3 Korean Canadian Society is excited to present our 13th Annual C3 Leadership Conference after a two-year hiatus! In response to COVID-19 and other unprecedented events, this year’s conference theme is New Horizons: Navigating a Post-COVID World. This full-day conference is the perfect leadership development opportunity for post-secondary students, and recent graduates. 

This year’s conference will feature the following speakers:

  • Dr. Victoria Lee, President and CEO of the Fraser Health Authority

  • Julie Kim, Comedian and Writer @juliekimcomedy

In the afternoon, Delegates will also participate in their choice of group workshops:

Event Details

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2022

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm (Conference);  5:30pm onwards (after party)
Location: SFU Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings St. Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3)
After party:  RECENTLY CHANGED TO Portside Pub (7 Alexander St, Vancouver, BC)

Early Bird Tickets:
Regular $20
Student $20

General Full Price Tickets:
Regular $40
Student $30

The ticket includes conference & afterparty admission, lunch, and two free drink tickets for the afterparty.

Conference Itinerary

 What is a Workshop?

A workshop can vary in topics that will aim to provide guidance for those who are about to enter the workforce, and those looking for professional career development. We invite speakers from various industry backgrounds willing to share their stories and provide guidance and mentorship to delegates at the C3 Leadership Conference.


Workshop 1: Navigating the Post-Pandemic Job Market

The COVID19 pandemic affected the way we think about jobs, careers, and our general well-being. It’s also changed our work environments and how we adapt to the ever changing job market. We’ve invited a panel of experts in recruitment and human resources to help navigate the implications of these changes and guidance on how to overcome these challenges.


Workshop 2A: Discover Your Personal Brand & Stand Out In a Competitive Job Market

New York Times bestselling author, Dan Schawbel, once said “Brand yourself for the career you want, not the job you have.” Most people have multiple jobs in their life and building your personal brand provides you with untapped opportunities to optimize your career. This workshop will discuss steps on building your own brand to help stand out in the job market through developing your talent, network, brand, and niche.


Workshop 2B: Making Cents of Money


School has taught us Finance courses but we have never been taught how to manage our OWN finances. As a new grad who landed your first job or as a young professional working for a few years, you may have struggled with how to budget, save, and invest your paycheque. Whether your financial goals are to pay off your student loans, or to save up for a home, wedding, or travel, understanding how to be money savvy will help you reach financial independence. This workshop will focus on how to optimize your finances and develop a better understanding of the tools, options, and opportunities available for you to “make cents of money.”


Workshop 3A: Women in Business & How to Reach Your Full Potential


Women in the job market and as entrepreneurs do not make as much money as men. For one, less than 3% of all Venture Capital funding goes to women. Our speaker, a serial entrepreneur who has built up and sold businesses, had her challenges as a female in the world of start-ups that are largely dominated by males. Our speaker will share her experience on how she had defied the odds and was able to stand out as a business leader. Join the workshop to learn more about how you can overcome obstacles as a woman in business and to reach your full potential.


Workshop 3B: Entrepreneurship: The State of Business


Have you ever considered being your own boss? This entrepreneurship panel includes business owners from traditional brick and mortar, to turnkey technology companies to shed light on the current state of entrepreneurship. The panel of speakers will share their insights from their own experiences in navigating the ups and downs, do’s and don’ts, and the never ending rollercoaster of “being your own boss.” 


We’d like to thank the following sponsors


Frequently Asked Questions

C3 Society is a non-profit organization, led by a group of volunteers who are committed to making a difference in the community through cultural and community engagement.

For 12 years, the Leadership Conference has been one of C3’s flagship events. The Leadership Conference is centered around professional and personal growth that has attracted over 1000+ attendees in that time span. The full-day conference aims to support post-secondary students, recent graduates and young professionals by providing the following resources:

  • career-focused workshops
  • networking opportunities
  • personal mentorship sessions
  • professional + interpersonal connections
  • inspirational keynote speeches and much more.

Our aim is to continue to foster leadership and growth opportunities for the next generation through key events such as the Leadership Conference.

Those in post secondary and recent graduates will gain the most value out of our conference. 

This year’s theme is “New Horizons – Navigating the post-COVID world.” Our goal is to combine a myriad of topics from a post-pandemic era that has accelerated society to re-think and re-evaluate how we think about jobs, education, financial management, and other aspects of life during the early years of career development.
We aim to dedicate a number of workshops and speakers that focus around topics that will provide guidance for the next generation of leaders.

The conference will be held on September 24, 2022 for a full day on a Saturday followed by an after party at Steamworks Brewpub.

Our conference tickets ranges from $20-40 depending on the year but keep posted on our social media to keep track of special promotions and offers! 

Meet our
Leadership Conference 2022 Committee

Kevin Choi
Conference Director
Lisa Chun
Sarah Park
Emcee, Logistics and Volunteer Manager
Ginah Choi
Marketing Manager
Gabrielle Chung
Program Coordinator
Ellen Kim
Social Media Coordinator
Ally Shin
Socials Coordinator
Gloria Go
Graphics Coordinator
JJ Lee
Program Coordinator
Stacey Lee
Kevin Kwok
IT Manager
Shaun Om
Emcee & Sponsorship Manager

Our leadership team of volunteers are working tirelessly to make our 2022 season be one to remember. 

Have an idea for us? Looking for sponsorship or recruitment booth opportunities?
Email us at sponsorship@c3society.org