IICSEEHawaii 2018 : The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawaii 2018
Call For Papers
Join us in Hawaii for The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawaii 2018 (IICSEEHawaii2018), January 4–6, 2018.
***IICSEEHawaii2018 at a glance
The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawaii 2018 (IICSEEHawaii2018) will be held alongside The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2018 (IICEHawaii2018) on the tropical island of Oahu, Hawaii, in the sunny city of Honolulu, USA.
**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
SUBMIT AN ABSTRACT:
Submit your abstract now to participate in this international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event.
The conference theme for IICSEEHawaii is "Surviving and Thriving: In Pursuit of a Sustainable World", and the organisers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.
Already had your abstract accepted? Register now: iicseehawaii.iafor.org/registration
To find out more about registration packages, presentation options, conference events and more, please visit the conference website: iicseehawaii.iafor.org
***IICSEEHawaii2018 Conference Theme: "Surviving and Thriving: In Pursuit of a Sustainable World"
Religious, cultural and societal fractures have seen rises in authoritarianism and nationalism across the world, and threats and perceived threats have been used to justify the stifling and marginalisation of voices of opposition and dissent. Hard-won progress and freedoms are being questioned and undermined, and questions of peace, security and human security abound. In this period of great global social, economic, political and environmental instability, the future is for many a place of great uncertainty and fear.
However, in any period of great change, and undoubted challenge, there is also a great opportunity to harness and nurture these forces. The future is not yet written, and the powerful heuristic of sustainability has become a reality in many areas, where human creativity, imagination and technological advances have helped to make the world a better place. From small individual initiatives within families, communities and places of work, to the larger and more long-term development initiatives of governments and supranational institutions, exemplified by the UN’s 2030 goals, human resourcefulness is being used in pursuit of the common goal of a sustainable world.
**The Local Context: Hawaii and the Pacific
Hawaii sits in the middle of the Asia Pacific region, between Asia and North America. Its strategic significance was apparent to the indigenous peoples of the Pacific islands before it attracted the attention of Pacific and Asian traders, the European colonial powers, and then the United States, whose Pacific fleet is based at Pearl Harbor, a location famously attacked by Japanese imperial forces in 1941. Hawaii has experienced much upheaval and change throughout its history, and offers an interesting context to studies at the intersection of security and sustainability, as well as of the continued legacy of colonisation, foreign and distant rule, and questions of ethnicity and belonging, to include issues relating to challenging and preserving indigenous knowledge, cultures and languages. The tropical climate and great natural beauty of the Hawaiian islands and the surrounding seas, with their rich flora, fauna and wildlife, have helped create a huge tourist industry that is very important to the economy, but also threatens the environment, while the distance of the islands from the United States and Asia raise questions of economic and environmental sustainability.
We hope and expect the 2018 conference in Hawaii will bring together scholars 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 IICSEEHawaii2018 Organising Committee (iicseehawaii.iafor.org/organising-committee)
View programming: iicseehawaii.iafor.org/programme
View confirmed speakers: iicseehawaii.iafor.org/speakers
***IAFOR's Grants and Scholarships
For information about IAFOR's new grants and scholarships for PhD students and early career academics, please visit: iicseehawaii.iafor.org/grants-and-scholarships
***IAFOR Publishing Opportunities
**Peer-Reviewed Journal: IAFOR Journal of Sustainability, Energy & the Environment
The IAFOR Journal of Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ijsee.iafor.org) is an editorially independent journal associated with IICSEEHawaii2018. 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.
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: iicseehawaii.iafor.org/final-paper-submission
THINK (think.iafor.org), 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 IICSEEHawaii2018 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 Sustainability, Energy & the Environment and Education
– 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: iicseehawaii.iafor.org/registration
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