The local organizing committee for IASPM XXI is delighted to announce the excursion as a post-conference program to be held on the 9th of July. The destination is the nearby city of Gyeongju, the capital of the ancient kingdom of Silla (57 BC – 935 AD). Specifically, however, we are heading to the “K-Pop Museum”. Unlike what the name suggests, the museum is about the history of Korean popular music in general, not specialized in the current global favorite genre of Korean pop. Please visit the museum’s website for more information at http://www.kpopmuseum.com/eng. We hope the excursion is an entertaining and educational experience for all participating. The detailed excursion program looks like this:
The fee will be KRW 50,000 or USD 40(approx.). The fee covers travel and admission. Evening meals and KTX to Seoul are excluded.
Please note that you are returning to Seoul from Gyeongju, not Daegu if you join the excursion. Please book a single ticket from Seoul to Daegu, not a return ticket when you make a reservation at KTX.
Please give your intention to take part in the excursion by filling out the google form down below :
The local organizing committee invites you to conference reception on the evening of 5 July, the first day of the conference. This is the welcome event for all the in-person participants in IASPM XXI 2022. The event takes place at Monster Craft Beer (45-4 Jong-ro, Jongno 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu). With a FEE OF KRW 50,000 (approx. USD 40), you will enjoy unlimited supply of foods, craft beer and karaoke. PLEASE PAY YOUR FEE BY CASH AT CONFERENCE REGISTRATION DESK LOCATED ON THE THIRD FLOOR OF EXCO. Please give us your dietary requirements when you make your payment. The organizing committee will try our best to make you feel welcomed and create a festive atmosphere for everyone who comes to the conference.
The best way to get there is by taxi. It will take 13 minutes. Please expect a fare of around KRW 6,200 or USD 5 approx. If you prefer public transport, get on the bus numbered 304 at the bus stop in front of EXCO, get off at yangnyeongsijang (the market for oriental medicine). The journey will take 32 minutes and fare will be KRW 1,250 or USD 1.
Food is an under-appreciated but essential part of conference experience. The Local Organizing Committee for IASPM XXI endeavors to create an affective foundation for lively and stimulating discussion by providing you with a pleasant gastronomic experience. That is why we chose Dadamtteul, the buffet restaurant located on the second floor of EXCO. Being a buffet restaurant, Dadamtteul offers a great variety of foods that will suit almost every taste and dietary requirement perhaps with the exception of Halal. Food coupons will be distributed every day at the registration desk on a one per person basis. Please note that, while there is no limitation on how much you eat, your coupon is valid for one hour per each visit. Please be careful not to overstay at the restaurant. Lunch is covered by your registration fee from Tuesday the 5th to Friday the 8th.
Conference Dinner takes place on Friday the 8th at Gaejeong, the restaurant specialized in Bibimbab or mixed rice, located on the 17th floor of the Hotel Inter-burgo EXCO. The restaurant is next door to the conference venue and takes two minutes by foot. FEE TO JOIN CONFERENCE DINNER IS KRW 30,000 (USD 23 approx.). Please pay your fee at conference registration desk by cash.