SOURCE: Secretariat of tech+ 2012

Secretariat of tech+ 2012

October 19, 2012 09:00 ET

Korea's Largest Knowledge Concert "tech+" Takes Place in Seoul From November 7 Through 8

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA--(Marketwire - Oct 19, 2012) - The Ministry of Knowledge Economy and the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT) are co-hosting 'tech+ 2012,' a new concept knowledge concert which invites innovation leaders representing various fields to share their knowledge and bring together ideas to change the world, at Olympic Park in Seoul from November 7 through 8.

Celebrating its fourth anniversary this year, 'tech+,' also known as Korean TED, is the country's first and largest knowledge concert where a wide variety of fusion knowledge on industrial technologies is combined with special lectures, performances and demonstrations. Under this year's theme "Dreams Meet Technologies, dream@technology," it will invite visitors to join high-profile guests in experiencing the future paradigm of technology. In 2011, it gained the spotlight with a group of renowned guest speakers including Jay Elliot, former Senior Vice President of Apple, and Ge Wang, a digital genius and a maker of hit iPhone music application "Ocarina."

This year, 'tech+ 2012' will be joined by 18 world-class speakers both from Korea and around the world, including Minister of Knowledge Economy Suk-Woo Hong, Peter Underwood, author of "First Mover," Daniel Altman, economist and author of "Outrageous Fortunes" and Byeong-Joon Hwang, CEO of Sound/mirror Korea and Korea's first Grammy Award Winner in Best Engineering Category, Dov Moran, one of the most successful Israeli venture leaders in Silicon Valley, and Woong-Hyun Park, creative director and also a heroin at Youth Concert.

During the exhibition period, special exhibition space "tech+ Gallery" will also be open to the public for firsthand experience with industrial technologies. Joined by K-POP musicians, "tech+ Concert" will also add to interesting experiences and fun for visitors.

"tech+ 2012 is a whole new-concept knowledge forum of storytelling which brings together emotions, cultures and arts of mankind while combining modern technologies and knowledge," said Yong-Geun Kim, President of KIAT. "It focuses on promoting communication between technologies and the general public."

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