UNAVSA Announces the 16th Annual Leadership Conference

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Feb. 20, 2019 – The Union of North American Vietnamese Student Associations (UNAVSA) in partnership with Western Canada UVSA and UVSA Ontario, is proud to announce the conference location of the 16th Annual UNAVSA Leadership Conference to be hosted at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver on July 25-28, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada!

Each year, conference organizers comprised of young leaders within UNAVSA assemble and collaborate to host a leadership conference that serves as a catalyst to inspire and empower hundreds of students and young professionals across the United States and Canada with hopes of creating change in the community. During the four days and three nights of conference, attendees will engage in leadership building, networking opportunities, motivational keynotes, educational workshops, unity building activities, cultural entertainment, and a gala dinner.

After 16 years of building our organization and hosting in the United States, UNAVSA is paving a new way to hold conference for the first time internationally in Western Canada. This year’s conference theme “Beyond the Horizon: Y[ours] to Discover” reflects our organization’s mission of bridging the gap between our Canadian and American constituents while exploring the various aspects of Vietnamese culture across the North American continent.

UNAVSA believes “Your” journey of self development begins when you take the first initiative, to leap out of your comfort zone, and have meaningful intent to reflect on personal experiences and explore how it contributes to your individual and cultural identity. While on this unique journey, individuals can bond over similarities and celebrate differences making a more powerful and diverse community overall. By achieving these ideals, the greater community can harness the immense potential to create positive change in the world. “Our” journey begins when we come together as one, a collective.

We hope you will join us this summer in Vancouver, British Columbia where UNAVSA presents the 16th Annual Leadership Conference: “Beyond the Horizon: Y[ours] to Discover.” Please continue to follow our social media channels for updated information on conference planning and how to engage with conference.


UNAVSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization. UNAVSA is dedicated to cultivating the next generation of leaders who will serve as stewards of the Vietnamese community. For more information, visit https://www.unavsa.org.