The signs of Vietnam’s amazing progress are all around us. Increased growth from Vietnamese companies, and increased investment from international firms, lead to better jobs and rising incomes. With a new high-rise on seemingly every corner, more and more families can afford high-quality housing, and cars to keep their loved ones safe. Increasing numbers of students are studying overseas, while private schools and local universities are rapidly innovating to keep up with this demand. Rising incomes and improved education have unleashed a burst of creative energy, evidenced in the cool cafes, quirky restaurants, and innovative start-ups that populate Hanoi.

At the same time, these developments are uneven. The benefits of better housing, private vehicles, and private education are not shared by everyone. Air pollution has steadily worsened, and Hanoi now regularly ranks among the most polluted cities in the world. The lust for growth threatens traditions. A city once defined by its ancient temples, Old Quarter, and 1,000 years of history, now looks in many areas like any other modern Asian metropolis.

As more and more people attain the quality of life that Vietnam has been striving for, let’s take a moment to ask ourselves: Now what? How has Vietnam made this amazing progress? What direction do we need to focus on for the future? And how do we get there?

Conference pass will be available to get on November 21st.


Your conference experience

1/ A full-day stage program with 12-14 live speakers with expertise in the fields of business, education, research, tech and the arts. There will also be 6 performances during 3 theater session program.

2/ Complementary lunch of healthy food to inspire ideas and conversation.
3/ TEDxHanoi gift bag including sweets, treats and vouchers from the TEDxHanoi organizers and our partners. 

4/ Interactive workshops and entertainment throughout the day including music, dance and yoga. 

5/ Hanoi’s finest and brightest all together in one room – an unparalleled networking opportunity.

6/ Free traveling to the venue from Times city. 

7/ Pass to join TEDxHanoi Workshops: a series of meetups/gatherings where TEDxHanoi organizers share their experience in organizing the TEDx events. These are separate events besides the main conference.



(The line up will be published on Dec 8th, 2018)


Our venue: Vinschool Harmony

Vinschool Harmony’s description .

TEDxHanoi 2018 will be held in the 583 seat theater of Vinschool Harmony.

The school is located at B8 Vinhomes Riverside 2, Chu Huy Man, Long Bien, Hanoi


What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxHanoi (formerly TEDxBadinh), where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxHanoi event, TED Talks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. 

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

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