4th annual vascon, april 4-6 at georgetown

Check it. The fourth annual Vietnamese American Student Conference (VASCON) is going down next week, April 4-6, at Georgetown University in Washington DC. The conference was co-founded in 2004 by students at UT Austin and Yale University, and has since gathered 1000 students and young professionals to engage in open dialogue about the state of Vietnamese America.

This year, the conference seeks to share and showcase the "beating heart and soul" of Vietnamese America, with the theme of "Planting Seeds." It looks like it's going to be a pretty awesome event, with a solid, strong lineup of speakers, workshop topics and performers, including keynote speakers Duy-Loan Le from Texas Instruments and Adrian Hong, Executive Director of Liberity in North Korea (LiNK).

The conference will also include performances from Orange County pop/rock band Seriously, Carol Bui Band, Applesauce Tran, Nam Ninja and Magnetic North. The mini-film festival they've put together is also really cool, reflecting the emerging Vietnamese film wave, with special screenings of the critically acclaimed Owl and the Sparrow, Dust of Life, and Oh, Saigon. Lots of great stuff there. It's all going down next week at Georgetown. To learn more about the conference, visit the website here.

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