Events for the Public at the American Center Hanoi in November 2019

American Center Hanoi’s Events for the Public

All events take place at 1st Floor of the Rose Garden Tower at 170 Ngoc Khanh Street, Hanoi, except those noted otherwise. Remember to bring your ID with you. Members of the media are welcome to attend public events at the American Center. However, if you intend to being in still or video cameras‎, please contact the Media Team at least 24 hours in advance so we can determine whether the speaker is comfortable and, if so, request security access for your equipment. Please note that not all speakers will want to be filmed and interviewed. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.

All of the below events are open free of charge to the public. We would like you to plan carefully before registering with us so that we have enough seats for participants. If you register for our events but change your plan, kindly notify us by email. If you would like to be an American Center member, please register.

***REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL EVENTS EXCEPT THOSE NOTED OTHERWISE. Register HERE. You can also check out our Facebook page to see event schedule and click “Join” to register with us.***




December 7-13, 2019 Animation Storytelling Workshop: Feature Film Story and Pitch Development (PDF-146KB)
11/4/2019, 17:00 – 18:30 Mastering Soft-skills for Work Success #1 (Register here) Cynthia McKinney
11/5/2019, 15:00 – 16:00 Baseball watch party Quang Than – ESL Teacher
11/5/2019, 16:15 – 18:15 English Speaking Workshop #2 Quang Than – ESL Teacher
11/7/2019, 14:30 – 16:00 U.S. Speaker Progam: Political Ethics Adam Turteltaub
11/8/2019, 15:00 – 16:30 American English Club: Food Waste American Center
11/12/2019, 16:00 – 18:00 A history of the guitar @ACA Harris Becker
11/13/2019, 14:00-17:00 TechFair – STEM fair for high school students Greenams
11/14/2019, 17:00 – 18:30 Biotechnology and Biodefense course #1 (Register here) Vivian Smith
11/18/2019, 17:00 – 18:30 Mastering Soft-skills for Work Success #2 (Register here) Cynthia McKinney
11/19/2019, 17:00 – 18:30 Biotechnology and Biodefense course #2 (Register here) Vivian Smith
11/20/2019, 17:00 – 18:30 The Future of the Global Marketplace Richard Yonck
11/22/2019, 15:00 – 16:30 American English Club: Fast Fashion American Center
11/25/2019, 17:00 – 18:30 Mastering Soft-skills for Work Success #3 (Register here) Cynthia McKinney
11/26/2019, 16:00 – 18:30 Biotechnology and Biodefense course #3 – Mock Senate Vivian Smith
11/29/2019, 8:30 – 11:00 Survival Skills Workshop Survival Skills Vietnam (SSVN)
11/29/2019, 17:00 – 19:00 Get-in-Tech: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning #1 Register here Manh Luong, Chuong Huynh – VinAI


Please Note:

  • All visitors to the American Center (AC) in Hanoi must ‎undergo additional security checks of their personal electronic devices (laptops, cell phones, fitness trackers, etc.). These new procedures are being implemented worldwide to enhance the security of U.S. Embassy buildings. Please note that these new security screening requirements, which includes powering on the equipment in front of the guards, will lengthen the ‎wait times for guests entering the AC. Guests should plan to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to an event to ensure they can get through the screening procedures in time. We recommend you consider using the U.S. Embassy’s equipment and leaving your devices at home to shorten the screening time for all guests. In the meantime, if you plan to bring this or other electronic equipment to the AC, please allow more time for these new screening procedures. Thank you for your assistance and patience.
  • In the American Center (AC), we usually record, film and photograph our programs and activities to promote the AC and the work the U.S. Embassy does in Vietnam. We regularly use and post these images on our social media platforms. When participating in American Center programs, you provide your tacit consent for your image to be used in this way. If you prefer that your image not be used for non-commercial publicity reasons, please provide your request in writing to a staff member at the Help Desk. Thank you!

U.S. Speaker Progam: Political Ethics

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Thursday, November 7, 2019
Venue: American Center, U.S. Embassy, 170 Ngoc Khanh Street, Hanoi

Our distinguished speaker is Mr. Adam Turteltaub, Vice President of Member Development for the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA). Adam is responsible for the SCCE’s marketing and executive relationships. Prior to joining the SCCE staff, Adam was a regular speaker at the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics’ events, as well as conferences for a number of other associations, including the Institute of Internal Auditors and the National Contract Management Association.

This event will be open to members of the general public and local press. ‎Consecutive interpretation will be provided. Additionally, this presentation will be livestreamed via Facebook.

Survival Skills Workshop

Time: 8:30 p.m. – 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 29, 2019
Venue: American Center, U.S. Embassy, 170 Ngoc Khanh Street, Hanoi

Come learn with paramedic experts basic first aid and its importance to protect yourself, families and friends. This program has limited slots and requires RSVPs. Program in English with Vietnamese translation.

· Paramedic Tony Coffey
· Survival Skills Vietnam Co-founder and Director Binh Ho
· Survival Skills Vietnam Co-founder Trang Jena Nguyen

By attending our events, you agree to be photographed and/or filmed and give permission to use your likeness in promotional and/or marketing materials. Children under 15 years of age are not allowed in the American Center.