Call for Proposals

The 9th "Engaging with Vietnam - An Interdisciplinary Dialogue" Conference


TOURING VIETNAM: Exploring “Development”, “Tourism” and “Sustainability” from Multi-disciplinary and Multi-directional Perspectives


(Just to clarify: As always, this is a MULTI-DISCIPLINARY conference. The keynote sessions and several featured panels will set the tone and scene for the conference based on the main theme above, while the breakout sessions will enable participants to "engage with Vietnam" in their own ways. You can view the programs of the previous conferences available on the website for reference.)


***Scroll down the page, you will see the guideline and submission links for both English and Vietnamese

***Thông tin hướng dẫn nộp bài tiếng Việt có ở phía trên cùng và ở phía cuối trang


Part IDecember 28-31, 2017: Ho Chi Minh City 

Part IIJanuary 1, 2018: HCMC - Bình Dương - HCMC

Part III: January 2-4, 2018: HCMC - An Giang (the Mekong Delta) - HCMC 


Proposal Submission Guidelines       

You are invited to submit your panel proposals (500 words), individual paper proposals (200-300 words) or ideas for exhibitions and poster displays by the deadline below.

Deadline for proposal submission: August 31, 2017 (If you require an earlier acceptance letter in order to obtain travel funding from your institution and other sources, please submit your abstract earlier and indicate that you need early notification). However, if you learn about the conference after the submission deadline, please feel free to contact us and we will let you know if we can still accept proposals.


Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2017.


Individual proposal submission link 

Panel proposal submission link 

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Individual presentation: 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for questions.

Panel (4 papers maximum): up to 120 minutes, including question time. 

Please direct all your questions related to your submissions to

engagingwithvietnam[at] Thank you!


We greatly appreciate your help to circulate the conference information.

Thank you and we look forward to your participation in this very exciting conference.


Warmest Regards,

The 9th Engaging with Vietnam Conference Co-Chairs and Co-Convenors:

Phan Lê Hà, Liam Kelley, Võ Văn Sen, and Jamie Gillen

Nguyễn Văn Hiệp & Hoàng Trọng Quyền (for the Bình Dương part)

Support Staff:

Lê Thùy Linh, Châu Dương Quang, Trần Anh Tiến, Nguyễn Hoàng-Yến, and Cao Thanh Tâm