HCON 2018

Are you ready to build Hmongmentum as ?

August 18, 2018 | Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN

HCON 2018

Are you ready to build Hmongmentum as ?

August 18, 2018 | Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN

HCON 2018 FAQ

HCON 2018 ticket prices:

At the door – $150

Early Admission – $90 (40% discount)

Student Discount – $75 (%50 discount)

Take advantage of our early admission as save 40% when registering early. Save your spot today!

We’re excited to announce that HCON 2018 will be happening at the Metropolitan State University Saint Paul, MN on Saturday August 18, 2018.

Tentative Agenda: 

9:00 AM- 6:00 PM

-Check In (8:00 AM)
-Welcome Speech
-Short Talks
-Panel Discussion #1
-Workshop #1 (Creating engaging video content)
-Lunch
-Short Talks
-Panel Discussion #2
-Workshop #2 (Running an online crowdfunding campaign)
-Closing Remarks
-Awesome Networking (6:00 PM)

I did…*cough cough* “Jonathan Yang”. It’s always weird talking about yourself. I launched the first ever HCON in Clovis, CA at the end of 2017. Long before HCON arrived, however, I started a show in 2016 called “Shareable Hmongments”. Simply put, the show was about me interviewing Hmong professionals and sharing with the world their “Hmongments” (Hmong + moments). In addition to interviewing my guests, I spent hours upon hours learning everything from video and sound editing to building websites with WordPress. Now, learning new things wasn’t as hard as you might think. The hardest part was doing it alone. I suffered from what I call “entrepreneur’s loneliness”. It’s that weird state of wanting to do big and awesome stuff and all your friends and family telling you to be quiet.

One day, however, I pitched my crazy ideas to my college buddy Lewis Chi. To my surprise, he was not phased! Instead, he tagged along. His encouragement turned into investment that turned into HCON 2017! The vision for HCON is simple: to provide a place for young Hmong entrepreneurs to thrive.  I would eventually receive leadership, advice, and support from two amazing Hmong entrepreneurs: Annie Lee and Choua Chang of Hmong Women Today. Together in 2017, we launched the first HCON in Clovis, CA!

EVERYONE WILL BE THERE…just kidding. We’re not entirely sure, but the place that we’re renting out can hold 300 people. HCON 2017 brought about 200 people together in Fresno, CA. We’re expecting a larger crowd since Minnesota has been super supportive of HCON since the beginning.

Yes! HCON is for anyone willing to learn new things. We do not assume that our audience has any coding, technical, digital marketing, or business background.

Anyone who wants to learn how to utilize the internet, social media, and content creation to increase their online presence or to start something new. Students, working professionals, and entrepreneurs will benefit from attending.

Do you want to learn how to make awesome online videos? HCON 2018 is for you!

Do you want to learn how to create an interesting Facebook page with over 10,000 likes? HCON 2018 is for you!

I can go on, but hopefully you get the point: HCON 2018 is for anyone who wants to utilize the digital world for their personal or professional brand.

That’s a great question! The HND (Hmong National Development) Conference is an amazing event that brings together the Hmong community in an inclusive and well-rounded way: promoting higher education, professional development, and the Hmong culture. But HCON is not that wide reaching. HCON has a very simple goal: to build momentum in the Hmong community by investing in entrepreneurial leadership. So HCON is NOT about higher education, the Hmong culture, or professional development per se. We might touch on these topics, but we want to build a new generation of Hmong entrepreneurs that utilize today’s technology to solve meaningful problems.

The fastest way to contact me is through my personal Facebook profile or my business page.

Jonathan Yang:

Facebook Personal: Click Here

Facebook Business: Click Here

Email: jbyang@hmongmentum.com

We'll show you how to use

  • WordPress
  • Content Creation
  • Facebook Live Videos
  • Online Crowdfunding
  • Podcasts
  • And More...

to build online for your personal brand or business

What are people saying about HCON 2018?

"HCON is going to be the catalyst to push the younger generation to pursue their passions! 10 years from now, we will look back and realize how critical HCON has been for the Hmong community. I want to witness history in the making! I also want to network with more Hmong Professionals and my fellow Hmong students!"
Chou Xiong
College Student
"Creating value out of nothing is the #1 skill you’ll ever need. That’s why I’m excited to speak at HCON. You have amazing speakers that created meaningful value that didn’t exist before. They each decided: Either I change the game or the game changes me? The decision is yours."
Elizabeth Yang
Founder of Hmong Women Take on the World
"I am speaking at HCON 2018 because I personally feel that knowledge learned and not used or shared is knowledge wasted. I am honored to have received the opportunity to speak, but more importantly I am eager to meet and learn from others at the conference."
Calvin Yang
Founder of Dictumdose
"The first HCON was a great experience. Every person to grace the stage had an amazing story about their passion and how they did it. I came away from the event, inspired and feeling fortunate to have met so many people who have taken something they love and turned it into something others pay them to do. That's why I am even more excited about HCON 2018."
Choua Chang
Founder of Hmong Women Today

Here's what happened last year

HCON 2017 | Discover Your Superpassion​

Quick Facts:

1) The first ever HCON was born December, 2017 in Clovis, CA

2) The theme was “Discover Your Superpassion”

3) 200+ attendees

4) 10+ guest speakers from all over the country

5) $15,000 raised online from generous sponsors

HCON 2017 | Here are some of our past speakers:

Here's what happened last year

HCON 2017 | Discover Your Superpassion​

Quick Facts:

1) The first ever HCON was born December, 2017 in Clovis, CA

2) The theme was “Discover Your Superpassion”

3) 200+ attendees

4) 10+ guest speakers from all over the country

5) $15,000 raised online from generous sponsors

HCON 2017 | Here are some of our past speakers: