7th International Conference on Hmong Studies
April 6-7, 2018

Event Overview

Welcome to the Center for Hmong Studies’ 6th International Conference on Hmong Studies. Thank you for your interest. We have many interesting topics for this year’s conference. Over 20 presenters from throughout the world will be presenting on topics ranging from health to identity to religious beliefs. We know you will enjoy the conference.

Event Cost

General:                      $100 (through March 31; cost will increase to $120 on April 1)
Student:                       $80 (through March 31; cost will increase to $100 after April 1)

A 10% discount is available for groups of 10 or more.

            Note: All registrations are confirmed upon receipt of full payment

General, for the purpose of categorizing for this fee, is defined as an individual who is currently working full time and not a student of any academic institution.

Student is anyone who is not working full time and who is attending an accredited junior high/middle or high school, adult education, and/or higher education institution as a student with current valid identification or registration information. Limited full and partial scholarships are available for this group on a first come first serve basis, so please apply early.


Educational Institution information display:    $250
Please submit your proposed display for approval before registering

Merchants:      $300
Please submit a list of your proposed merchandise to be sold for approval before registering

Educational Vendors are individuals, organizations, or institutions that wish to showcase its materials for the sole purpose of educating others and will not yield in any profit from its activity while at the conference. The price of the registration admits two professional participants to all CHS’s conference functions.

Merchant Vendors are individuals or companies that sell or advertise products that will result in yielding profits while at the CHS’s conference. This registration will admit two participants to all CHS’s conference functions.

Cancellations & Refunds

Requests for refunds must be made in writing prior to March 15, 2018. A full refund, minus a $20 service charge, will be issued for each request. No refunds will be made after April 1, 2018.

Copy this link and paste to your URL to register online:  

Or click here to download the registration form: registration form


Smithsonian Institute’s Museum Day Live! Event

Center for Hmong Studies has been selected as one of a number of cultural institutions across the United States as a partner for the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum Day Live! event on March 12, 2016. Held during Women’s History Month, this “special edition” of Smithsonian’s signature Museum Day Live! event will encourage all people, and particularly women and girls of color, to explore their nation’s museums, cultural institutions, zoos, aquariums, parks and libraries – which will offer free admission for the day.

The Center for Hmong Studies on Concordia’s campus is home to one of the largest collections of books, DVDs, embroideries, photographs, historical documents, and artifacts relating to the Hmong experience.

More information about the Museum Day Live! event can be found here.

Please join us for the 6th International Conference on Hmong Studies!

The Center for Hmong Studies at Concordia University-St. Paul is pleased to announce its 6th International Conference on Hmong Studies (ICHS) at Concordia University St. Paul. The purpose of this conference is to provide opportunities for emerging and established Hmong and non-Hmong scholars to share their research on Hmong related topics, inspire and motivate students to engage in scholarly research and to recognize distinguished scholars for their work in the field of Hmong studies. The ideas and research presented at the conference will cover current conditions and forthcoming challenges that question and answer who we are as a people and where we will be in this global economy. Participants will also have the opportunity to network with researchers, professionals and students.

When: Friday, 18 March 2016 – Saturday, 19 March 2016

Where: Concordia University St. Paul
1282 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104

For online registration, paste this link on your browser: Online Registration
f you prefer to register via registration form, here’s the registration form. International Conference on Hmong Studies – registration form draft 1
his is the tentative schedule for the conference: Tentative conference schedules

We are also looking for table vendors as well as co-sponsors. If you would like to co-sponsor the conference or secure a table to sell or display your products, please click on this link:  Sponsorship levels  Through sponsorship, we are able to keep the price of the conference low for students and community members.

If you have questions about the Sixth International Conference on Hmong Studies, please feel free to contact Lee Pao Xiong at 651-641-8870 or Thank you for your support!

This conference would be not be possible without the generosity of our friends and supporters.  If you have interest in being a sponsor for the conference, please contact us. For any additional concerns or questions, email us at or 651-603-6337.