There are more sessions and speakers to come, so please check back often as we will publish them soon.

  • Allan Stanley, Head of Production, Tactical Tech Collective
  • Angelina Trang Huynh, editor of No Firewall Blog
  • Brett Solomon, Executive Director of Access
  • Bobby Soriano, Project Lead for Digital Security and Technical Support, Tactical Tech Collective
  • Cecilia Lero, activist for social justice and democracy
  • Dalia Ziada, Egyptian blogger, North Africa Bureau director for American Islamic Congress
  • Daryn Cambridge, Adjunct Professor at American University, nonviolence educator
  • Ethan Zuckerman, co-founder of Global Voices and senior researcher at Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University
  • Harry Roque, Professor of Law, University of Philippines
  • Hoang Tu Duy, democracy activist and spokesman of Viet Tan
  • Kristine Sa, singer and songwriter, host & producer
  • Mong Palatino, Southeast Asia Editor for Global Voices
  • Lisa T.D. Nguyen, founder and executive-director of Senhoa
  • Percival Vilar Cendaña, Commissioner-at-Large of the Philippine's National Youth Commission
  • Sebastian Hahn, Developer at Tor Project
  • Trinh Hoi, co-founder and executive-director of VOICE
  • Art for social change
    Art and creative expression have deep roots in promoting social change. Across the world, young people are making statements that advocate for change through music, poems, graffiti art and dance. Through art, we can express unconventional opinions, spark new ideas and create visions that challenge many of our society's deepest assumptions. Learn how our panelists made conscious efforts to transform art and facilitate social change.
  • Case studies from the Arab Spring
    We have all been inspired by the changes sweeping Tunisia, Egypt and throughout the Arab world. Were these spontaneous uprisings or something more planned? How did people who lived under fear for decades finally alter the status quo? Hear the stories of the bloggers and activists who made it happen.

  • Circumventing firewalls
    What do cute cats have to do with web circumvention? Despite the attempts to block Facebook and other web content in Vietnam, millions of Vietnamese are still accessing the internet. What are the tools for circumvention and how can we help netizens stay ahead of the censors?
  • Charity 2.0: Going beyond giving
    With disadvantaged Vietnamese populations facing so many needs, how can humanitarian groups make the most impact? Hear first-hand from leaders of charity organizations improving lives on the ground.

  • Digital activism for social change
    Each one of us has a dream for Vietnam. How can we use technology, specifically the internet, to promote social changes? Our keynote speaker will discuss the opportunities and challenges for digital activism in Vietnam and the work of Viet Tan in this field.

  • Get Effective! A Leadership Crash-Course
    You may be sensitive and ethical (hopefully!), but are you skilled and effective? It's not enough to be tech-savvy and hooked on Facebook if you really want to organize digitally. Learn how to empower your team members AND increase productivity. This crash-course will get you briefed on leadership and communication models, and get you thinking about how to improve not only your team's effectiveness, but also your own. This workshop will be held entirely in Vietnamese.

  • The freedom to connect
    The right to speak freely without censorship or fear of persecution has always been a major struggle throughout history. As communication and commerce takes place online, internet freedom becomes even more important. How can activists be protected? What is the role of technology companies when it comes to privacy and censorship? What is your role in promoting internet freedom?
  • Media law, media freedom
    Should "anti-state propaganda" be a crime in a modern society? Explore how laws can restrict media freedom and how legal mechanisms can be used to challenge these very restrictions. 

  • Heart-2-Heart dialogue between Vietnamese youth
    What do Vietnamese youth want for the future of the country? What roles do the overseas Vietnamese youth have in reforming the homeland? Where is the common ground and possible differences between these two parts of one people? The many answers to these questions are keys to building a bridge of understanding and solidarity among our generation. This workshop aims at providing a safe and comfortable environment for a heart-to-heart and open-minded dialogue between Vietnamese youth on issues affecting Vietnamese communities and Vietnamese society.
  • Social media tools: from chatting to change
  • How have social media technologies such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Wikipedia evolve from purely social networking and crowdsourcing tools to fundamental ingredients of the Revolution 2.0? How can a digital revolution be embraced by non-tech savvy activists or in countries that restrict information? Learn how technology has been adopted and used by digital activists, and where the limits are.
  • Tweet-2-speak
    DH6 attendees: Are you ready for a 21st century scavenger hunt?

  • Why nonviolent struggle?
    From the Civil Rights Movement in the United States to the people power revolution of the Philippines to the Jasmine revolutions in North Africa, nonviolent civic action has mobilized citizens wanting to change their society. What can we learn from these experiences? How can the lessons be applied to Vietnam?