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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?


Your conference experience

1/ Full day stage program with 14 inspiring speakers, 6 art performances, and a delicious and healthy lunch on on Jan 19.

2/ Many networking opportunities with the brightest minds around the country on the day of TEDx2019 Conference and after-events (exclusively for TEDx attendees)
3/ Free TED2019 Vancouver viewing party at L’Espace Hanoi on April 20, 2019 (tentative date) 
4/ Free TEDxHanoi workshops including soft skills training and discussion, such as event improv comedy, organization, public speaking, and more.

Click here to read more => Membership benefits

Madam Dam Bich Thuy

Founding President of Fulbright University Vietnam

Justin Mott

Who has shot over 100 assignments for the New York Times

Germ Doornbos

Founder of Noir. Dining in the Dark (2014) and Blanc. Restaurant (2017) 

Our venue: Vinschool Primary The Harmony

Vinschool is a high-quality K-12 non-profit school system in Vietnam. Equipped with the most preeminent educational resources and facilities currently available, Vinschool aspires to become a world-class Vietnamese educational brand. Vinschool is diligently striving to build on the values of national education whilst refining the very best that international scientific education has to offer. With the mandate and vision of providing high quality education, Vinschool is perfect choice to host TEDxHanoi 2019 Now What?

TEDxHanoi 2019 Now What? will be held in the 583 seat theater of Vinschool The Harmony. 

Click here to Google map to the Venue.

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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.

Contact us at TEDxHanoi2018@gmail.com