Art performance at Hanoi Opera House: “Lang Toi” on April 17, 2018

Lang Toi (My Village) is a delicate merge of tradition and innovation, where poetic beauty of Northern Vietnam’s village life is presented under new cirque approach. Farming, building activities, traditional games, lifestyle of Northern villagers are recreated by ancestral bamboo props, breath-taking cirque and acrobatics, rhythmic dance, to distinct folk music from more than 20 musical instruments.


18:00LANG TOI - MY VILLAGE at Hanoi Opera House

Excursion for spouses/partners: Hanoi City Tour on April 16, 2018

We will organize a city tour in Hanoi for spouses/partners with a visit to attraction sites such as the excellent Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, the Vietnamese Women’s Museum, Hoan Kiem Lake, and the ancient Ngoc Son Temple. Transportation is provided by electric cars to let visitors immerse themselves in such organized chaos of the Old Quarter. Together with market-like lanes, local shops, art galleries, traditional Water Puppet Show in the nearby theatre, the tour promises to provide the closest sight for visitors into Hanoian daily routines. (Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes)


Time Events
8:00 Gather at Sheraton Hanoi Hotel Lobby
9:00 Visit Ethnology Museum
12:00 Lunch invited by DIV
14:00 Visit Vietnamese Women’s Museum
15:00 Visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and Hanoi’s Old Quarter by electric cars
16:00 Water Puppet Show at Thang Long Theatre
17:00 Return to Sheraton Hanoi Hotel

Excursion for all participants: HA LONG BAY on April 18, 2018

Designated as a World Heritage site in 1994, Ha Long Bay's scatter of islands is a vision of ethereal beauty and Northern Vietnam's number one tourism hub. The UNESCO World Heritage site offers spectacular scenery for a relaxing excursion. (Participants should wear casual clothes and comfortable shoes - white costume recommended)


Time Events
6:30 Gather at Sheraton Hanoi Hotel lobby and depart for Ha Long Bay.
Packed breakfast prepared by Hotel
10:00 Arrive at Tuan Chau Pier
Get on board to start the cruise and enjoy Ha Long landscapes.
13:00 – 16:00Go to Vinpearl Ha Long Bay Resort on Reu Island. Enjoy outdoor activities on the beach 
16:30Go back to Hanoi
20:00Arrive at Sheraton Hanoi Hotel
Free for dinner

     Cruise on Halong Bay

Vinpearl Ha Long Bay Resort on Reu Island

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Important date
  • Registration starts
    February 28, 2018
  • Registration deadline
    March 26, 2018
  • Annual Meeting and International Conference
    April 16 - 18, 2018