Registration, Deadlines, Accommodation and Logistical Arrangements


Everyone including presenters and non-presenters are required to register for the conference, even if you do not participate in/attend all the activities.  

1. Registraion Form (Mẫu Đăng Ký)

2. Registration fee: Conference participants are required to pay a registration fee, as specified in the table below. Online payment is preferred. The fee is the same regardless of whether you only attend one day, one part or the whole conference. The registration fee is non-refundable. 

The registration fee does not cover your travel expenses and accommodation during the conference. It does not cover the expenses related to the An Giang part of the conference, either.

Information about accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City is provided in the subsequent section. 

***Registration fee is waived for several groups, see the specific details below. 


To facilitate the organization of the conference, we kindly ask for a small registration fee from you to cover some logistical and administrative costs. 


Early bird 
(until 31 October 2017)

(through 25 December 2017)

On-site registration

(cash only)


USD 50

USD 80

USD 100


USD 100

USD 150

USD 200

(Please note the registration fee is waived for all current students, staff, and faculty members from University of Social Sciences and Humanities, VNU HCMC and Thủ Dầu Một University, Bình Dương. The fee is also waived to all undergraduate students studying in Vietnam. Bring your I.D  for verification. A net registration fee of 500.000 VND is offered to all  MA and PhD students currently enrolled in Vietnamese institutions  and can be paid on-line in advance or paid on-site during registration. Bring your I.D for verification. Please note the registration fee is non-refundable.) 

Online payment with Paypal

Registration type

3. Conference Part II: one-day trip to Binh Duong January 1, 2018 (free to all registered conference participants).

4. Conference Part III: 3-day trip to An Giang (the Mekong Delta): January 2-4, 2018

Estimated Cost:

  • $150 (USD) or 3.2 million VND per person (standard) - pay online (preferred) or on-site
  • $80 (USD) or 1.7 million VND per person (graduate students) - pay online (preferred) or on-site

The above amount covers all the expenses associated with transportation, accommodation, conference organized tours, and meals for the entire trip HCMC-An Giang. You only need to pay the above cost, and the conference organizing team will take care of all the organizing part. 


All the Hackathon student participants will be fully funded to participate in all the conference activities;

For all the registered participants: The conference organizing partners fully sponsor one full-day conference activities scheduled for December 31 at the Reunification Palace/Independence Palace, one-day trip to Binh Duong, Welcome dinner and concert in Ho Chi Minh City, Gala dinner and concert in An Giang, and theme-based field trips in An Giang.


Accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City:

The conference has been able to get discounted rates for the conference participants at the following hotels in Ho Chi Minh City for the period of December 27th 2017 - January 1st 2018:

1. CMARD2 Guest House (For domestic guests only)

2. Victory Hotel  *** (For all guests)

3. Bong Sen Saigon *** (For all guests)

4. Palace Saigon **** (For all guests)


Please contact Le Thuy Linh at: engagingwithvietnam[at] if you have any questions.


Thank you and we look forward to your participation!