The Korean War Legacy Foundation is pleased to partner with the Ministry of Veterans and Patriots Affairs as well as the Korean War Veterans Memorial Foundation for our annual World Congress of Teachers 2022.  This event serves to recognize the dedication of our Korean War veterans and the importance of teaching about the War’s legacy in our schools.

Participants in the World Congress will actively engage in the activities and instructional materials that have been developed using open source materials to teach about the Korean War while attending prestigious historical events marking the anniversary of the armistice of the Korean War. It is a true honor to be able to participate in the Korean War Veterans Wall of Remembrance Dedication Ceremony while also seeing the unveiling of the new memorial with families of the fallen soldiers. In addition to our selected participants, this event will be attended by honored politicians including the Korean president, high-ranking military officers, and others impacted by the legacy of the Korean War.

Dates: July 25th- 28th, 2022

Location: Washington, DC

Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel

900 S. Orme Street, Arlington, VA

Costs/Expenses:

$50 Registration fee upon acceptance - applications will be accepted on a rolling basis

  • Single occupancy hotel rooms will be provided the evening of July 25th through the morning of July 28th. Rooms with two double beds can be requested, but not guaranteed
  • Participants are expected to attend all meals and events. Guests are not permitted to attend any program-sponsored events/meals
  • All meals will be provided from the evening of July 25th through the evening of July 27th. Meals will not be provided on July 28th.

Travel Reimbursement:

  • Up to $400 reimbursement for travel (flight or mileage)- receipts must be submitted prior to July 15th, 2022
  • Participants are responsible for hotel parking if driving

NOTE: Travel and expense reimbursements will be issued upon approved submission of a The 22 Veteran Profile or veteran interview transcript. More information about this requirement will be sent to all accepted participants.

Expectations:

  • Participants are expected to bring a laptop
  • Dress for all events is summer business casual for all teacher workshops. The gala is semi-formal (jacket/tie for men/ dress or suit for women). The ceremony will be held outside and summer business casual (including shorts for me) is acceptable.


Contact
Bobbie Downs – Conference Registration Director   kwlfprograms@gmail.com
Joseph Karb-- Conference Program Director Joseph.Karb@gmail.com

About the Conference Host
The Korean War Legacy Foundation is a USA based, registered non-profit that focuses on assisting teachers, students, and the general public in understanding the origins and outcomes of the Korean War, the challenges that soldiers faced while fighting it, and its rich legacy promoting democracy and freedom in the world today, which is exemplified by South Korea’s simultaneous achievement of rapid economic development and substantive democratization in late 20th century.

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