6th Triennial Vietnam Symposium

March 13th-15th, 2008

The Sixth Triennial Vietnam Symposium will take place on March 13-15, 2008, and will be held at the Holiday Inn Park Plaza in Lubbock, Texas. The Center has already begun preliminary planning and has issued a number of invitations for key speakers for the program.

A key Vietnam-related anniversary in 2008 is the 40th anniversary of the Tet Offensive and all of the remarkable events that unfolded in 1968. This included a shift to more critical media coverage of the war, a progressive shift in American public opinion, the political fallout and President Johnson's decision not to seek reelection, the Presidential election of 1968 and emergence of Richard Nixon, etc…

Our symposia are open for papers examining any aspect of the American involvement in Vietnam and we encourage anyone interested in presenting a paper to submit a one-page proposal to the Vietnam Center. This anniversary, however, suggests a range of topics that participants might wish to explore. As always, graduate students are highly encouraged to submit proposals.

Symposium Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Park Plaza
3201 South Loop 289
Lubbock, Texas 79401

Phone: 806-797-3241
Fax: 806-791-3781

Reservation Information

The Vietnam Center Symposium Group Rate for reservations is available on a first-come, first-served basis, and is only available unitl March 3, 2008. In order to receive the group rate, you must make your reservation with the hotel by that date.

There are two ways to reserve your hotel room:

  • Online: Use the Holiday Inn/Vietnam Center Symposium webpage to check room availability and to reserve rooms
  • Call the Holiday Inn: 806-797-3241. Please be sure to inform the reservations staff that you are attending the Vietnam Center Symposium

Additional information will be posted to this page as it becomes available