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9th Engaging with Viet Nam Conference

The 9th “Engaging with Vietnam – An Interdisciplinary Dialogue” Conference

Theme: TOURING VIETNAM: Exploring “Development”, “Tourism” and “Sustainability” in Vietnam from Multi-disciplinary and Multi-directional Perspectives
Time: December 28, 2017 – January 4, 2018
Location: Ho Chi Minh City and Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen in Viet Nam
Call For Proposals Deadline: August 31, 2017
Co-Hosts: University of Social Science and Humanities, Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh City and the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

The 9th Engaging with Vietnam conference with three joined parts will bring about a completely new experience to those who have so far participated and will participate in our conference series. With the theme of exploring “development,” “tourism,” and “sustainability” in/of Vietnam from multi-disciplinary and multi-directional perspectives, the 9th EWV conference will introduce various activities, ranging from keynote sessions and academic presentations to exhibitions, idea contests, a policy forum, Q&A sessions, curriculum development, sightseeing, field observations, and music performances that are all integrated to offer participants opportunities to feel, think, engage, try out and live the conference theme.

Other distinctive features of EWV9 are its length and location. Its length is innovative, as the complete experience will take place over a period of almost 10 days, from December 27 2017 to January 4 2018. Its location is also innovative, as the conference will be held at two places and participants will “tour” from South (Ho Chi Minh City) to Central Vietnam (Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen), a connection that will entail an enjoyable evening tour on the Thống Nhất (Reunification) express train. Participants will celebrate together New Year’s Eve and welcome 2018 on “tàu Thống Nhất,” whereby their explorations of and engagement with Vietnam’s “development,” “tourism” and “sustainability” will continue.

  • Part I: December 28-31, 2017: Ho Chi Minh City
  • Part II: December 31, 2017: Train from HCMC to Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen
  • Part III: January 1-4, 2018: Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen

As usual, our keynote sessions and featured panels with speakers from several disciplines will lay out larger (re)conceptualisations, interdisciplinary bodies of scholarship, contradicting arguments, methodologies, and questions that invite everyone to (re)think about “development,” “tourism,” and “sustainability.”

About Engaging with Viet Nam

The Engaging with Viet Nam initiative was founded in 2009 by Dr. Phan Le Ha and hosted by Monash University, Australia. Dr. Phan is now a professor in the College of Education, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM), and UHM has become the new home for the initiative.

The Engaging with Viet Nam conference has brought together scholars, researchers, policy makers, diplomatic officials and the general public to collaboratively engage with knowledge production and scholarship building related to Viet Nam.

Conference Website Call for Proposals