A Final Recap of HNDC19

Thank You for Making HNDC19 a Great Conference!

Nearly 700 people from across the country came together to learn, network, and celebrate at the 19th HND Conference in San Jose, California, on April 19-21, 2019. It was a weekend full of encouragement, enrichment, and entertainment. Check out some of the highlights in the videos and photos below and then go live out the conference theme by Being Bold and Unleashing Your Potential!

HNDC19 in Photos

There were a number of photographers at the conference to capture the excitement. Scroll through the gallery below to see photos taken by staff, then click the links below the gallery to see photos from guest photographers. And be sure to scroll down the page to see all of the great photos attendees captured and posted on the conference app!

Simple Joie Photography   |   Xiong VFX Photography

Bold Beyond Boundaries

Attendees at the 2019 HNDC Leadership Banquet had the honor of listening to a keynote address and a quick Q&A with brothers Longka (Michael) and Longkue (Steven) Lor from the world-renowned dance team, Kinjaz. Also known as M-Pact and VillN, and together as the Twinjaz, the professional breakdancers shared stories about their upbringing, their inspiration to start dancing, and accounts of their travels and experiences at global competitions and events.  

Impact Awards Acceptance Speeches

At every Hmong National Development conference, HND recognizes the outstanding achievements of prominent individuals in the Hmong community. The individuals are nominated by peers based on how they demonstrate IMPACT: Innovation, Mentorship, Proven integrity, Advocacy, Culture, and Transcending Barriers. Of the 10 nominees who are selected and voted on, five are chosen and presented with awards.


Photos by You!

Thank you to everyone who posted photos to the Whova app during the conference. Your photos are truly inspiring!

About the Conference

The Hmong National Development Conference (HNDC) is the Hmong community’s largest event and one that unites over 1,000 professionals, students, and community leaders who gather to share valuable insights and powerful new approaches to community empowerment, professional development, and leadership. The 19th HND Conference will be held on April 19-21, 2019, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in San Jose, California. The theme of the conference, Be Bold РUnleash Your Potential!, was selected to encourage the next generation of business and community leaders to boldly step forward in pursuit of their goals, while modeling the culture of resilience and integrity that is the hallmark of Hmong Americans.