Subject: iACT 2019 Taekwondo Conference & Competition Workshop - Stanford University, Feb. 16 & 17, 2019

Dear Fellow Taekwondoist, Education Partner and Community Leader,

The International Academic Conference for Taekwondo (iACT) is co-hosting its third conference on Taekwondo and martial arts on February 16th & 17th, 2019 at Stanford University, in coordination with Stanford’s Center for East Asian Studies and Stanford Athletics. The conference is entitled “iACT 2019: Overcoming 'the Self' and then Benefiting 'the World' (’ 이기고세상 이롭게 한다).”


The philosophy and pedagogy sessions will be held on Saturday, February 16th from 9 AM to 6 PM. On Sunday, Feb 17th from 9 AM to noon, local and regional masters will convene with our scholar-researchers for a workshop entitled “Saving Kyorugi” to discuss current issues in competition sparring and potential solutions. Both events will take place in the Kissick Auditorium, Arrillaga Family Sports Center, Stanford University, 641 – East Campus Drive, Stanford, CA  94305. Both the academic conference and the workshop will be live streamed and digitally recorded.


Keep up with updates on the iACT facebook page: 

Attached are:

 The Saturday full-day schedule for the academic presentations in each of the three sessions of 5 presentations each & the final roundtable discussion session, and the Sunday morning schedule for the “Saving Kyourigi” workshop

 iACT 2019 Individual & TKD Club Donor Packet

 The iACT 2016 Conference Booklet


 We have reserved a block of rooms at an excellent rate for attendees for Febuary 15 & 16 at the Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto. Our conference rate for the double room (for up to 4 people) includes breakfast (for up to 4 people) each morning. When you book a room, let the hotel staff know that it is for the iACT 2019 conference at Stanford University in order to secure our conference rate. We expect many out of area and out of state guests, so book early!


Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto

4216 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California, 94306, USA

TEL: +1-650-843-0795      FAX: +1-650-843-0796

 Map & Directions (from area airports):


Please share this with your Taekwondo colleagues around the world via emails, listservs, twitter, etc.


The iACT 2019 Organizing Committee is looking forward to our most engaging and impactful conference yet. See you soon at Stanford University!


Sincerely yours,


Ron Dziwenka

iACT President