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IICEHawaii 2018 : The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2018


When Jan 4, 2018 - Jan 6, 2018
Where Honolulu, Hawaii
Submission Deadline Oct 24, 2017
Final Version Due Feb 10, 2018
Categories    education   teaching   learning   innovation

Call For Papers

Join us in Hawaii for The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2018 (IICEHawaii2018), January 4–6, 2018.

***IICEHawaii2018 at a glance

The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2018 (IICEHawaii2018) will be held alongside The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawaii 2018 (IICSEEHawaii2018) on the tropical island of Oahu, Hawaii, in the sunny city of Honolulu, USA.

Submit your abstract now to participate in this international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event.

**Location: The Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, USA
**Dates: Thursday, January 4 to Saturday, January 6, 2018
**Initial Abstract Submission Deadline: August 22, 2017
**Final Abstract Submission Deadline: October 24, 2017
**Early Bird Registration Deadline: September 22, 2017
**Final Registration Deadline: November 22, 2017


Already had your abstract accepted? Register now:

To find out more about registration packages, presentation options, conference events and more, please visit the conference website:


***IICEHawaii2018 Conference Theme: “Surviving and Thriving: Education in Times of Change”

In 2017, IAFOR education conferences in Asia, Europe and North America have brought together delegates from around the world to consider the theme of “Educating for Change” from a variety of different perspectives and approaches, taking full advantage of the international make-up of the attendees and the huge diversity of experiences. A recurring theme throughout the conferences was the reference to the future, be it immediate or longer term, as being uncertain; the natural resilience and optimism was counterbalanced by both apprehension; with hope also came fear.

In this period of great global political and economic instability, rising inequality and social unrest, the role of education within society has never been more important, but never more vulnerable. This brings us to our conference theme for 2018, which references these inherent vulnerabilities in both educational systems and the individual students and teachers, as well as the necessary resilience needed to not only survive, but also thrive.

How do we teachers, administrators and policymakers adopt and adapt to change outside our control? How do we nurture and encourage positive change, through the excitement of the imagination, innovation and creativity? How can technologies be better used to help us teach, and to help students learn? How do we sustain and manage change? How can we react positively to negative change? How can we, our institutions and our students survive and thrive in these times of change?

**The Local Context: Hawaii and the Pacific

This unique international conference, organised in affiliation with IAFOR Global Partners, including the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, offers a unique location from which to consider a number of issues and trends in education, including distance, access and rural education, the frictions between the preservation and challenging of traditional and indigenous cultures, languages and wisdoms, and how alternative and marginalised groups are (re)valued. The population of the islands is multicultural and rich in the difference one would expect from its geographical location equidistant from Asia and the Americas. As part of the US system, the islands that make up Hawaii have a colonial past and present that informs questions of knowledge and identity, and invites discussions of social justice issues.

We hope and expect the 2018 conference in Hawaii will bring together educators from around the world to exchange ideas, research and practice from their own backgrounds and contexts, and to draw on and be inspired by the local and international body of delegates from an expected 40 different national backgrounds.

In conjunction with our Global Partners, including the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, we look forward to extending you a warm welcome in 2018.

– The IICEHawaii2018 Organising Committee (



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***IAFOR's Grants and Scholarships

For information about IAFOR's new grants and scholarships for PhD students and early career academics, please visit:


***IAFOR Publishing Opportunities

**Peer-Reviewed Journal: IAFOR Journal of Education

The IAFOR Journal of Education ( is an editorially independent journal associated with IICEHawaii2018. The editor of the journal will select the strongest papers from associated Conference Proceedings for consideration. This Open Access journal, which conforms to the highest academic standards, reflects the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences.

**Conference Proceedings

After having your abstract accepted and presenting your research at the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official Conference Proceedings. Our Conference Proceedings are Open Access research repositories that act as permanent records of the research generated by IAFOR conferences. Further details are available here:


THINK (, The Academic Platform, is IAFOR's online magazine, publishing the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world’s foremost academics, many of whom have presented at IAFOR conferences. Content is varied in both subject and form, with everything from full research papers to shorter opinion pieces, interviews, podcasts, film and photography.


***Join IAFOR at IICEHawaii2018 to:

– Present to a global audience
– Have your work published in the Conference Proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, Open Access journals
– Hear about the latest interdisciplinary research in Education and Sustainability, Energy & the Environment
– Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
– Take part in interactive audience sessions
– Network with international colleagues

*Lunch is included in all conference registrations. Please see the registration page for details:

*If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer additional discounts in appreciation of your support. Please contact us at for details.


***About IAFOR

To learn more about IAFOR, please visit For enquiries please contact

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