University of Southern California

USC Global Conference

Global Challenges for Humanity
Seoul, Korea
May 23-25, 2013

Visitor Info

The city of Seoul is a highly influential center of thought and culture along the Pacific Rim. The cosmopolitan city offers a wealth of museums, monuments, temples and cultural centers that pay homage to Korea’s past. It is also a modern city with much to offer visitors looking to explore. Today, Seoul is considered a leading global city — one of the world’s top financial and commercial centers, and home to major multinational conglomerates. We hope you enjoy your time in Seoul for our 2013 USC Global Conference.

Conference Accommodations

The official location of the USC Global Conference 2013 is the Grand Hyatt Seoul322 Sowol-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, where USC group rates for hotel accommodations. Additional information can be found on the conference registration page.  You may also view a list of additional accommodations options.

Exclusive Post Conference Tour for USC Global Conference Attendees

Hanjin Travel will lead an exclusive, full day tour of Seoul.  Special pricing is for USC Global Conference attendees and companions only.  Tour information is now available and reservations are being accepted online.

Visiting Seoul

From modern skyscrapers and neon lights to Buddhist temples, palaces and pagodas, Seoul is a fascinating mix of old and new. A hub of business, culture and finance both within South Korea and internationally, Seoul houses the headquarters for some of the world’s largest corporations. It also has one of the world’s best subway systems – the easiest way to get around in this densely populated area. For the best view of Seoul, head to the tower on Namsan, one of the mountains encircling the city.

Best things to do in Seoul: Travel Guide by TripAdvisor®

Seoul is home to cutting-edge businesses and ancient temples – it’s an exciting and historic place to visit. Most tourist sights are in Gangbuk (north of the Han River), but if you want to find the hipster crowd, they’re south of the river in Gangnam. Don’t miss Changdeokgung Palace, a lovely 15th-century structure.

Three days in Seoul: Travel Guide by TripAdvisor®

Seoul is a city steeped in the past yet anxious to embrace modernity, and this makes it one of Asia’s most interesting and culturally vibrant destinations. From food, galleries, ancient palaces, museums and shopping, this city has it all. Here is the best way to submerge yourself in Seoul for three days.

Day trips from Seoul: Travel Guide by TripAdvisor®

As rewarding a destination as Seoul is, it has equally as much to offer those travellers willing to go beyond its borders. Whether you are looking for a bucolic escape, exquisite ceramics or to delve into history, these day trips offer something for everyone.

Seoul off the beaten path: Travel Guide by TripAdvisor®

Having only become a major tourist destination in the last decade, Seoul still has many secrets to share with visitors willing to be adventurous. There remain many neighbourhoods, sites and markets that scarcely see a tourist, and offer a great chance to mingle with locals.