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Partnership Proposals

The American Center of the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City (AC) is in the business of making connections: connections between Americans and Vietnamese, between local actors and U.S. organizations, between innovators and implementers, between the public and private sectors. Through these in-person and virtual connections, we work to foster innovation, build capacity, support diversity and inspire the next generation of leaders to develop ground-breaking solutions to shared issues and to work together to shape our common future.

Located in the heart of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, the AC houses a library and holds an average of 25-30 free events per month for Vietnamese students and young professionals, academics and subject matter experts. The target audiences are drawn to the Center’s numerous events and clubs, which focus on topics including professional skills development; entrepreneurship and innovation; science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); English language learning; and U.S. culture and values.

The American Center is open on Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except U.S. and Vietnamese holidays, and is also available for evening programs and events from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The AC is not a venue for individuals or entities to promote themselves, their products or services. All events must be non-commercial, non-partisan and free of charge for all attendees.

The American Center Provides:

  • A comfortable, modern space
  • Technology (LED screen, laptops, Audio/Video equipment, Internet cable line and WiFi)
  • Ability to stream and broadcast to remote locations through our nationwide network
  • Promotional support through the U.S. Consulate General Facebook page and other event platforms

We do not provide:

  • Refreshments
  • Expendable supplies for participants (notebooks, pens, etc.)
  • External equipment set-up
  • Clean-up services
  • Interpretation
  • Bulk printing and copying
  • Travel costs
  • Funding for programming and workshop supplies (except in the case of financial partnerships)

Are you interested in partnering with the AC HCMC? Here are some ways that you can get involved.

Program partnership: Fill the Programming Proposal (PDF-142KB) and send to achcmc@state.gov at least ten (10) weeks prior to your event date to use our space for an event that seeks to foster innovation, build capacity, support diversity and/or inspire the next generation.

The American Center in Ho Chi Minh City welcomes innovative formats for the proposed events and programs, such as, but not limited to, the following:

  • Debates
  • Talk shows
  • Presentations
  • Conversations
  • Workshops and seminars
  • Performances
  • Technology showcases
  • Panel discussions
  • Community gatherings
  • Digital video conferences
  • Film screenings
  • Exhibitions

Technology partnership: Have an idea, but need access to the right technology to make it happen? Email achcmc@state.gov to request the use of American Center’s home to cutting-edge technology, including 3D printing, virtual reality, coding kits, STEM Education Kits and much more.

Proposals are reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of proposal submissions, those submitted 10 weeks prior to the scheduled event or project are most likely to be successful.

Please note that if your partnership proposal fits with the American Center’s goals and if space is available, we will contact you for additional details.

If you have any questions about the program proposal form, please email us at achcmc@state.gov.