Programme

The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii (IICEHawaii) is a multidisciplinary conference held concurrently with The IAFOR International Conference on Arts & Humanities in Hawaii (IICAH). Keynote, Featured and Spotlight Speakers will provide a variety of perspectives from different academic and professional backgrounds. Registration for either of these conferences permits attendance in both.

This page provides details of featured presentations, the conference schedule and other programming. For more information about presenters, please visit the Speakers page.


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Conference Outline

All times are Hawaii Standard Time (UTC -10 hours). See the time converter tool

Wednesday, January 04Thursday, January 05Friday, January 06Saturday, January 07Sunday, January 08

17:00-18:00: Pre-Conference Registration & Welcome Reception | 320 Foyer

08:45-10:00: Conference Registration & Coffee | 320 Foyer

10:00-10:05: Announcements & Welcome | 320 Theatre

10:05-10:25: Cultural Presentation | 320 Theatre

10:25-10:40: Welcome Address & Recognition of IAFOR Scholarship Winners | 320 Theatre

10:40-11:25: Keynote Presentation | 320 Theatre
Hidden Hawaiʻi: A Huakaʻi through the Native Realities of Our Island Home
Julie Kaomea, University of Hawai’i, United States
Michael Menchaca, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, United States (Moderator)

11:25-12:10: Keynote Presentation | 320 Theatre
Internationalisation and Cooperation in East Asian Higher Education
Brendan Howe, Ewha Womans University, South Korea
Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum, Japan (Moderator)

12:10-13:30: Lunch Break

13:30-14:15: Keynote Presentation | 320 Theatre
Hindsight, Foresight, and Our Post-COVID Future
Paul McKimmy, University of Hawai’i, United States
Michael Menchaca, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, United States (Moderator)

14:15-15:00: Featured Panel Session | 320 Theatre
Voyaging: From the Canoe to the Classroom
Chris Blake, Polynesian Voyaging Society, United States
Mark K. Ellis, Polynesian Voyaging Society, United States
Catherine Fuller, Polynesian Voyaging Society, United States
Linda Furuto, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, United States
Robin Watson, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, United States (Moderator)

15:00-15:30: Coffee Break | 319 AB

15:30-16:15: Featured Panel Session | 320 Theatre
Weaving Knowledge Systems and Nurturing the Next Generation to Care for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
Pelika Andrade, Na Maka Onaona & University of Hawai’i, United States
Kai Hoshijo, Polynesian Voyaging Society & Maunalua Fishpond Heritage Center, United States
Haunani Kane, University of Hawai‘i, United States
Kanoe Morishige, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States
Randy Kosaki, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States (Moderator)

16:15-16:30: Conference Photograph | 3F Hallway

16:30-17:30: Conference Poster Session | 3F Hallway

19:00-21:00: Conference Dinner (optional extra)

08:30-09:00: Registration & Coffee

09:00-10:40: On-site Parallel Presentation Session 1

10:40-10:55: Coffee Break | 319

10:55-12:35: On-site Parallel Presentation Session 2

12:35-12:50: Coffee Break | 319

12:50-13:40: On-site Parallel Presentation Session 3

13:40-13:55: Coffee Break | 319

13:55-15:35: On-site Parallel Presentation Session 4

15:35-15:50: Coffee Break | 319

15:50-17:30: On-site Parallel Presentation Session 5

08:30-09:00 Registration & Coffee

09:00-10:40: On-site Parallel Presentation Session 1

10:40-10:55: Coffee Break | 319

10:55-12:35: On-site Parallel Presentation Session 2

12:35-12:50: Coffee Break | 319

12:50-13:40: On-site Parallel Presentation Session 3

13:40-13:55: Coffee Break | 319

13:55-15:10: On-site Parallel Presentation Session 4

15:10-15:25: Coffee Break | 319

15:25-16:40: On-site Parallel Presentation Session 5

16:40:16:50: Onsite Closing Session | 323A

16:50-17:00: Short Break

17:00-17:50: Hawaiian Cultural Presentation: Poi Pounding | 319
Darwin Kaneaiakala, Cultural Practitioner

13:00-13:15: Online Welcome Address

13:15-14:30: On-line Parallel Presentation Session 1

14:30-14:40: Break

14:40-16:20: On-line Parallel Presentation Session 2

16:20-16:30: Break

16:30-17:45: On-line Parallel Presentation Session 3

17:45-17:55: Break

17:55-19:35: On-line Parallel Presentation Session 4

19:35-19:45: Break

19:45-21:00: On-line Parallel Presentation Session 5

21:00-21:10: Online Closing Session

The draft version of the Conference Programme will be available online on November 29, 2022. All registered delegates will be notified of this publication by email.

*Please be aware that the above schedule may be subject to change.


Featured Presentations

  • Hindsight, Foresight, and Our Post-COVID Future
    Hindsight, Foresight, and Our Post-COVID Future
    Keynote Presentation: Paul McKimmy
  • Internationalisation and Cooperation in East Asian Higher Education
    Internationalisation and Cooperation in East Asian Higher Education
    Keynote Presentation: Brendan Howe
  • Hidden Hawaiʻi: A Huakaʻi through the Native Realities of Our Island Home
    Hidden Hawaiʻi: A Huakaʻi through the Native Realities of Our Island Home
    Keynote Presentation: Julie Kaomea
  • Weaving Knowledge Systems and Nurturing the Next Generation to Care for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
    Weaving Knowledge Systems and Nurturing the Next Generation to Care for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
    Panel Presentation: Pelika Andrade, Kai Hoshijo, Haunani Kāne, Randall Kosaki, Kanoe Morishige
  • Voyaging: From the Canoe to the Classroom
    Voyaging: From the Canoe to the Classroom
    Panel Presentation: Chris Blake, Mark K. Ellis, Catherine Fuller, Linda Furuto
  • Hawaiian Cultural Presentation: Poi Pounding
    Hawaiian Cultural Presentation: Poi Pounding
    Cultural Presentation: Darwin Kaneaiakala

Important Information Emails

All registered attendees will receive an Important Information email and updates in the run-up to the conference. Please check your email inbox for something from "iafor.org". If you can not find these emails in your normal inbox, it is worth checking in your spam or junk mail folders as many programs filter out emails this way. If these did end up in one of these folders, please add the address to your acceptable senders' folder by whatever method your email program can do this.


Attendee Guide

Please carefully read the Attendee Guide.

Final Programme

The online version of the Conference Programme is now available to view below via the Issuu viewing platform. Alternatively, download a PDF version. The Conference Programme can also be viewed on the Issuu website (requires a web browser). An Issuu app is available for Android users.

The Conference Programme contains access information, session information and a detailed day-to-day presentation schedule.-->


Previous Programming

View details of programming for past IICEHawaii conferences via the links below.

Hindsight, Foresight, and Our Post-COVID Future
Keynote Presentation: Paul McKimmy

The COVID pandemic challenged higher education to adapt to new parameters on a timeline no one saw coming. Typically slow to change, educational institutions made difficult changes on an accelerated timeline and under stressful conditions. Components of online education shifted from secondary to primary importance for nearly all institutions. As a result, some colleges closed under the strain. Now in the post-pandemic phase, we can reflect on which pre-pandemic institutional efforts paid dividends during the crisis. As a lead on the planning and support of online programs at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, and as chair of the Mānoa Distance Learning Committee, the presenter was positioned to support and observe efforts in multiple programs. This presentation will discuss observations and predictions relating to promising institutional strategies that have and will continue to benefit our programs in the post-pandemic reality.

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Internationalisation and Cooperation in East Asian Higher Education
Keynote Presentation: Brendan Howe

East Asia (including both Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia) is a region that has contributed greatly to the concept of an “Asia-Pacific Century.” This focus has been justified by the East Asian economic development “miracle,” the absence of interstate war in the “long peace of East Asia,” and an “Eastphalian peace.” Reference has also been made to East Asia’s other miracle, the decline of mass atrocities, while Freedom House notes it is the only region of the world to have made significant gains in political freedoms in recent years. Educational institutions in the region have made steady progress up international league tables. There is growing participation by East Asian scholars in international conferences such as those organised by ISA, WISC, DSA, and AAS, and a growing number of conferences organised by such associations in Asia. Yet, many obstacles stand in the way of a true internationalisation of higher education. These include a paucity of resources, a shortage of publishing outlets, language barriers, an emphasis on hard sciences and disciplines which promote economic growth (econophoria), and relatedly, the pull of policy relevant work that offers greater prestige and financial rewards. In some cases, nationalism, and in other cases a subaltern relationship to the West (sometimes both together), restrict regional educational cooperation and development. This presentation will discuss some of these issues and shortcomings, but also propose opportunities for overcoming the challenges.

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Hidden Hawaiʻi: A Huakaʻi through the Native Realities of Our Island Home
Keynote Presentation: Julie Kaomea

A huakaʻi is a journey taken with purpose and intention. In contrast to a pleasure-seeking tour of “must-see” attractions, our kūpuna set off on huakaʻi with humility, respect, and an open mind, allowing themselves to be moved and transformed by the people and places they meet along the way. In a similar spirit, I invite you to join in this virtual huakaʻi to the “Hidden Hawaiʻi” experienced by a group of classroom teachers and graduate students in my semester-long course in Contemporary Native Hawaiian Education. We’ll journey back in time to uncover the suppressed histories of a once flourishing and internationally recognised Hawaiian nation. We’ll lay bare the stark, contemporary realities behind the touristic sheen of glossy postcard images and expose the US military’s thinly veiled threats to our Native existence. Finally, we’ll venture to hidden kipuka or tucked away oases of aloha ʻāina that have thus far resisted the ravages of rampant capitalism and development – small sovereign spaces where Kānaka can put our hands to the soil once more to unearth, cultivate, and reimagine visions of more sovereign and sustainable, Indigenous Hawaiian futures.

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Weaving Knowledge Systems and Nurturing the Next Generation to Care for Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
Panel Presentation: Pelika Andrade, Kai Hoshijo, Haunani Kāne, Randall Kosaki, Kanoe Morishige

We will highlight the diverse ways in which Kānaka ʻŌiwi (Native Hawaiian) are active in weaving ancestral knowledge systems, values, practices into multi-disciplinary research and indigenous science. These collective efforts will highlight how these ʻŌiwi and the Papahānaumokuākea Native Hawaiian Cultural Working Group are integral to protecting Papahānaumokuākea where there is no division between natural and cultural resources. These efforts are part of more than two decades of ʻŌiwi leaders and communities building pilina and kuleana to care for Papahānaumokuākea as an extension of the communities we call home.

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Voyaging: From the Canoe to the Classroom
Panel Presentation: Chris Blake, Mark K. Ellis, Catherine Fuller, Linda Furuto

This panel is composed of seasoned Poynesian Voyaging Society crew members who are also educators at levels ranging from elementary to university to the larger community. The panel will discuss transmitting the lessons of the canoe to students of all ages as well as the educational platform being launched for the Moananoiākea voyage planned to start in 2023.

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Hawaiian Cultural Presentation: Poi Pounding
Cultural Presentation: Darwin Kaneaiakala

Poi is a traditional staple of Hawaiian cuisine, and is made from taro, breadfruit or plantain that is pounded into a smooth paste and eaten by hand. This Hawaiian cultural presentation demonstrates the Hawaiian traditional protocols of poi pounding using traditional tools and the kalo (taro). A tasting of the fresh poi will culminate the presentation.

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