Conferences, Symposia, and Events

To encourage continued study of all aspects of America's Vietnam experience, the Vietnam Center has developed an active program of conferences and symposia. Through these annual conferences and symposia, the Vietnam Center has brought together scholars, diplomats, statesmen, military professionals and veterans to discuss, debate and further understand the complex events that shaped the American experience in Southeast Asia. Past participants and speakers at these events include the Vietnam Center's former National Advisory Council Chairman Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr.; former CIA Director William E. Colby; Ambassador Douglas "Pete" Peterson; former South Vietnamese Prime Minister General Nguyen Khanh; Peoples Army of Vietnam Lieutenant General Nguyen Dinh Uoc; General William B. Rosson, US Army (retired); noted journalist Peter Braestrup and many others.

Since 1993, the Vietnam Center has conducted an annual conference focused on specific topics, such as the advisory effort in Vietnam, the assassination of Ngo Dinh Diem, etc. Every three years the Center hosts a much wider-ranging symposium, at which participants are encouraged to present papers on any topic relating to the American experience in Vietnam. These events provide a forum for scholars, students, authors and veterans to present new research. They also encourage others to continue research in this important field. In this respect, the Vietnam Center very actively encourages graduate students to attend and present papers.

Calendar of Upcoming Events and Closures

In addition to annual conferences, the Vietnam Center and Archive hosts a range of other events throughout the year, ranging from guest lectures to banquets to our annual Vietnamese New Year (Tet) celebration.


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  • 8th Triennial Vietnam Symposium - POSTPONED - Please check back for updates
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  • Overton Hotel and Conference Center, Lubbock, TX
  • Steve Maxner
  • Note: Due to a scheduling conflict, we will reschedule the 8th Triennial Symposium to the fall of 2014. Please check back for updates.
  • VNCA Closed - Memorial Day
  • 26 May 2014
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  • VNCA Closed - Independence Day
  • 04 Jul 2014
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To be notified about upcoming events, visit our Follow the Vietnam Center & Archive page.

Past Conferences, Symposia, and Events