- Korean Contemporary Sculpture: From Figuration to Minimalism
- Alexandra Novosseloff & Frank Neisse's Photography Exhibition
- The 1st Geumjeong Sanseong Fortress Makgeolli (Rice Wine) Festival
- 2011 Korea Toastmasters National Conference
- Busan Folk Art Festival
- Open-air Art Project 2011: My land or your land?
- Painting for Joy: New Japanese Painting in 1990s
- Busan International Short Film Festival (BISFF 2011)
- Busan Port Festival
- Art Exhibition: Fun & Toy
- Free Music Concert on Saturdays
- LES RENDEZ-VOUS DE BUSAN 2011
- Beach Theater at Gwangalli Beach – April and May Movie Screening Schedule
- Gang Un-gu's Photography Exhibition
- ‘Dadaepo Sunset Fountain of Dreams’ Music Show
- A new look of modern art along with trying to have a broad view
- Portraits of our time - Photographs from BMA collection
- Regular Tuesday Korean Cultural Performances
- Photography Exhibition: Jiwoo Love Story in Busan
- Busan International Machinery Fair 2011 (BUTECH 2011)
- Saturday Regular Performance of Korean Music & Dance
Event of the Month
2011 Korea Toastmasters National Conference
○ Date & Time: May 28, 2011 9 a.m. ~ 5 p.m.
○ Venue: BEXCO
Toastmasters International, All about Public Speaking
The two Toastmasters Clubs in Busan will host the 2011 Korea National Toastmasters Conference on May 28th, 2011 at Bexco, Busan. There will be ten educational seminars and a national English speech contest and a Korean speech contest, in which twelve finalists from seven Korea Toastmaster Areas will compete to be the best public speaker in Korea. Jerry Kim Gomez of Busan will be representing Area 60 which contains Changwon Toastmasters, Jinju Toastmasters, Busan Toastmasters and Pusan National University Toastmasters in the English National Speech Contest.
In October 1924, a group of men assembled by Dr. Ralph C. Smedley met in the basement of the YMCA in Santa Ana, California, U.S.A., forming a club “to train public speaking, and to promote sociability and good fellowship among its members.” The group took the name “Toastmasters.”
Today, Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, training seminars and speech contests. Toastmasters International includes more than 250,000 men and women in more than 12,500 clubs in more than 70 countries.
At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment. A typical Toastmasters club is made up of 20 to 30 people who meet once a week for about two hours. Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity to practice conducting meetings, giving impromptu speeches, presenting prepared speeches, and offering constructive evaluation.
There are two Toastmasters Clubs in Busan: Pusan National University Toastmasters Club (pnu.freetoasthost.org) and Busan Toastmasters Club (busan.freetoasthost.cc). Both clubs have weekly meetings: BTM meets on Wednesdays at 7:30PM, and PNUTM meets on Saturdays at 9:30am. If you are interested in joining a Toastmasters Club, e-mail email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.