Ashley Carruthers presented a paper in collaboration with Maria Tran at a conference called Viral Ports, Virtual Currents: Interconnections between Media, the Arts and the Everyday in Southeast Asia and its Diasporas.
The conference was held at the University of California, Riverside on Oct 2 and 3, 2009. Ashley and Maria's paper was entitled "Vietlish! New Media of the Vietnamese Diaspora". Maria Tran is the co-founder of Vietlish! TV, and works in Youth Digital Cultures at Sydney's Information & Cultural Exchange (ICE). She and her Vietlish! collaborator Joseph Hieu Dinh made a hilarious "guerilla" mini documentary about the conference which you can watch on Youtube, together with other Vietlish! episodes: