K-pop boy band SHINee also left a message to fans attending this year's conference.
American K-pop enthusiasts will get the chance to speak to girl group Nine Muses at the Global Hallyu Forum 2013: Hallyu Live!, taking place in Washington D.C. on Friday, Nov. 8.
The nine-member group announced their involvement with the annual Hallyu (another name for the "Korean wave") event via a video message welcoming attendees to the conference.
In addition to the South Korean idol group -- who last hit the Top 40 of Billboard's K-Pop Hot 100 chart with October single "Gun" -- this year's conference promises guest speakers presenting TED Talk-style presentations on the growth of Korean music, film, TV and more. The program focuses on the future of the Korean wave, its online community and digital media.
K-pop boy band SHINee -- which also dropped a new single last month, "Everybody" -- sent a message to the conference saying they were "thrilled to hear that all genres of Hallyu, such as K-pop and K-film, are popular in the U.S.!"