About the 15th Annual UNAVSA Leadership Conference

The Organization

The Union of North American Vietnamese Student Associations (UNAVSA) is an organization with the mission to empower the next generation of Vietnamese leaders with a passion for service, propensity for leadership, and self-awareness with the intent of advocating for progress in the North American Vietnamese community. UNAVSA’s vision is to be a model organization developing proud connected self aware leaders as a means to create a united and thriving Vietnamese community.

The Conference

Over the past fifteen years, one of UNAVSA’s largest and most important projects has been its annual leadership conference. Held in multiple major cities across North America, this conference aims at motivating and inspiring individuals within the Vietnamese-American and Canadian community to step up in building and progressing the community. The conference includes an array of programming focused on leadership building, professional development, social justice, culture, academics, and many more subjects relevant to the North American Vietnamese community. Entertainment is offered throughout the weekend with performances during the traditional culture show and gala events. Family program activities are organized to allow attendees to network and build relationships over the course of a few days.

Stand up, Stand out!

The 15th Annual UNAVSA Leadership Conference (UNAVSA-15) aims at taking the best of past conferences and building toward the future of the organization. This year’s theme, Stand Up, Stand Out!,  encourages attendees to confidently propel ideas into meaningful and impactful actions, while inspiring others to discover the voice within and take the initiative to be a part of and lead the movement. In the meantime, mark your calendars and save the date. We hope to see you this summer in Atlanta, GA!

August 2nd – 5th, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia