Bay to LA 2023

The Association of Korean Adoptees | SF (AKA-SF) is excited to host its 3rd annual Bay to LA event! We can’t wait to see familiar faces, meet new ones, and build/empower our California adoptee communities! Bay to LA is mostly a social community gathering for Korean Adoptees with special events sprinkled in. We’ve been meeting in LA’s Koreatown for the last three years so that we can include individuals from across our San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego areas. Want to see what we’ve done in previous years? Click the links below or visit our Instagram/Facebook page!
Friday, September 8th (9/8) through Sunday, September 10th (9/10) in Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA.

Friday 9/8 @ MDK Noodle (3630 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90010)
(Attendees will be responsible for paying for their own food/beverages)

  • 6:00 – 7:30 PM | Community Dinner

Saturday 9/9 @ Ethos Society Equitable Plaza (3435 Wilshire Blvd, 14th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010)
(Included w/ registration fee)

  • 2:00 – 3/3:30 PM | Live session with rapper, activist, and educator, Jason Chu
  • 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Community Dinner
  • 6:30 – 7:30/8 PM | Live podcast recording and conversation with the Janchi Show
Registration is $75 and will include the following:
  • Access to all live guest speaker events (Janchi Show & Jason Chu)
  • Community Dinner on Saturday evening at Ethos Society

Payments can be made to AKA-SF’s PayPal account. Spots are limited and not guaranteed until your registration has been paid in full. The cost is non-refundable and non-transferrable. If you are unable to attend but have already paid, please email so that we can make that spot available to someone else. Additional information about how and where to send your payment can be found in the below form.

**Important note: Due to space limitations, priority will be given to California based adoptees only during pre-registration. The deadline to pre-register will be 8/5. Beginning 8/6, general registration will be open to all out-of-state adoptees and friend/family members of adoptees who are already registered for the event. Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis and will close on 8/31 or will be capped at 120 participants for the weekend (whichever comes first).

Each individual registering for this event should submit their own registration form and will need to pay for their own registration fee via PayPal. Group registration is not permitted. Your spot/registration for Saturday is not confirmed until you send the $75 registration fee to AKA-SF’s PayPal account.


For more information about this year’s guest speakers, please visit their websites.