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Theme: Equilibrium

This event occurred on
March 30, 2019
8:00am - 8:30pm +07
(UTC +7hrs)
Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh

With the concept of Equilibrium, our program focuses on discovering and connecting diverse beliefs by delivering the audience methods of self-reconnection, exploration, and reconciliation between the humanity and community values, common and individual interests, as well as commitment and freedom. Equilibrium is also a state where each person would achieve tranquility, happiness, health, and find the answer to the meaning of life amidst the constantly changing tides and the overwhelming abundance of choices.

HCMC University of Social Sciences and Humanities
10-12 Đinh Tiên Hoàng, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Hồ Chí Minh
Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh, 71006
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Hang Mai

Founder of Extra Small (Xanhshop)
Giving up on a thousand-dollar job, Hang Mai started up a business and named it “Xanhshop” - an online shop that carries unique philosophies in its administration: Doing what I can - Lessen just a piece of trash - Small is beautiful. Considering Nature as God, Hang and her teammates choose to do business in a minimalistic way such as providing only essential goods with minimalistic packages. They are also doing a test on selling non-packaged products.

Leon Quang Le

Leon Quang Le is one of few Vietnamese artists who has had a chance to perform on Broadway. However, he turned down tempting offers in New York and came back home to continue to pursue his passion: Aulacese opera (or “Cai Luong”). In 2018, the first movie directed, edited and co-written by Leon - “Song Lang” made an outstanding impression throughout critics and audience. Leon bravely chose Aulacese opera - a quite unfamiliar topic with the youth, and his decision had been paid off. The movie had successfully conveyed profound emotions and caught the soul of the theatre, brought it closer to the audience. The Best Picture Award, Actor in Leading Role Award, Costume Design Award and Production Design Award are the sweet outcomes of their efforts.

Marcus Manh Cuong Vu

Director and Manager of Memento Mori Project

Nam Phuong Nguyen Vu

Health Coach
"I started a journey pursuing health and happiness by spending my young days traveling, reading and meeting new people." - That's how Nam Phuong began with her own story. She was a co-founder of Tay Nguyen Youth Summit at the age of 17 and was one of the four students who received The HRH Prince Andrew scholarship by British University Vietnam only one year later. Nam Phuong traveled to many countries, participated in various international forums and became a National Manager in terms of Viral Content for a Korean start-up company. However, she chose to return to Dalat and become Health Coach with the belief that: "A healthy person in both mental and physical aspects will feel the happiness, even in adversities."

Tran Phuong Bui

Scientist cum educational manager
Dr. Bui Tran Phuong - Former Principal of Hoa Sen University, scientist & educational manager, and founder of TEACH - a volunteer project that contributes to change the way of teaching and learning. She has always conceived human kindness as a foundation towards an effective education, as she stated: "If people know how to perceive beauty, they would recognize it and would live better. Studying to develop people, for me, is the root of learning. "

Tu Anh Vu Thanh

Dean of Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management, Vietnam
Dr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh is a household name in many forums about Economics and Sustainable Development in Vietnam. He has received many research invitations from prestigious public policy schools such as Harvard Kennedy School (Harvard University), Blavatnik School of Government (Oxford University), and Woodrow Wilson School (Princeton University). After completing his Doctoral Degree program in Economics at the distinguished Boston College, Dr. Vu returned to Vietnam and currently assumes the responsibility of researching, teaching, as well as discussing public policy. His insightful and objective analyses, which are conducted on the basis of constructive criticism and long-term vision for the development of Vietnam always receive considerable attention from the public and high-ranking officials in the government.

Organizing team


Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam


  • Anh Dương
    Team member
  • Chau Pham
  • Duy Cao
  • Hau Lai
    Team member
  • Huy Hoang
    Team member
  • Khiem Nguyen
  • Le Nguyen
    Team member
  • My Nguyen
    Team member
  • Nga Ngo
  • Nguyen Huynh
  • Pham Thi Hong Nhung
    Team member
  • Phuong Hoa
    Team member
  • Phuong Khanh Dang Dinh
    Team member
  • Quynh Nguyen
  • Raven Le
    Team member
  • Sophie Tran
    Team member
  • Thanh Phan
  • Thanh Đoàn
    Team member
  • Thao Lang
    Team member
  • Thong Le
    Team member
  • Tien Do
    Team member
  • Tony Nguyen
    Team member
  • Tram Phan Ngoc
    Team member
  • Trung Nguyen
    Post production