17th Annual Vietnamese Interacting as One (VIA-1) Conference

Fri, March 22 2019, 6:00 PM - Sun, March 24 2019, 11:00 AM [CST]

1410 North Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN, 47404, United States

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Family Leaders Partial Approval -$65.00

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Alumni Registration Partial Approval - $75.00

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Alumni are members that have fulfilled a full term as a part of staff for a UVSA-Midwest event or position such as the following: Executive Board, Executive Directors, VIA-1 Committee Director/ Staff, Leadership Summit Staff, Board of Directors, Workshop Presenter, Performer, Silver Tier Sponsor and above.

Regular Registration Partial Approval -$75.00

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Fri, March 22 2019, 6:00 PM - Sun, March 24 2019, 11:00 AM [CST]

About the Event

The Vietnamese Interacting as One Conference was founded at the University of Cincinnati in 2003 to create a collaborative network among organizations and individuals. Through speakers, workshops, and cultural festivities, VIA-1 aims to unite participants, promote leadership, and resourcefulness to the coordinators and volunteers in preparing the conference, and most importantly, foster awareness and appreciation of Vietnamese culture. The conference is hosted by different student organizations each year in order to bring the Midwest together and to promote a unique experience every year. This year, VIA-1 will be held at Indiana University, located in Bloomington, Indiana, for the first time since the creation of the conference!

To maintain the original purpose of the conference and consistency of quality, the VIA-1 Conference is collaborated with UVSA-Midwest. While the conference is hosted by the organization, the planning process is a joined effort of staff members from the entire Midwest Region.

Organizations and/or individuals who are interested in hosting the conference generally begin organizing at least seven months before the conference they wish to host. There is no official rotation process throughout the Midwest, although geographic location within the region in relation to immediate past conferences will be one consideration used when evaluating a conference bid.

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About the Organizer

Founded in 2007, the Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of the Midwest is a non-profit, non-partisan, community-based organization. UVSA-Midwest is an independent organization and is not governed or controlled by any other organization. UVSA-Midwest is committed to empowering emerging youth leaders within the Vietnamese community, as well as maintain and promote the Vietnamese culture in the Midwest United States. Servicing the Vietnamese American community in the Midwest, UVSA-Midwest works as an partner organization and collaborates with individual student associations and other related Vietnamese community related organization to conduct events and projects. They organize conferences and retreats focused on leadership, cultural identity, social, and community issues in addition to a collective philanthropy project that involves the participation of all member groups.

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