"Independence & Interdependence"
January 3-5, 2019 | The Hawai'i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
The technological and logistical advances of globalisation have enabled us to become independent and empowered as never before, but also at the same time made us more dependent on the very things allowing autonomy. While technologies allow us to communicate with those on the other side of the world, they can also make us detached from those immediately around us, and in some cases alienated, or lonely. And yet this increased interconnectedness offers great opportunities to work together to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues, and reminds us of our responsibilities towards each other. Our independence is contextualised in the relations we enjoy with others; in our families and communities, shared institutions, in our wider societies, geographical and political entities, and finally as a part of the one world we all share.
The 2019 conference theme for the IAFOR conference series in Hawaii is Independence & Interdependence, and we hope and expect this important thematic lens to encourage wide reflections on the importance and interrelation of such concepts as autonomy and identity, rights and responsibilities, and power and control; and within a variety of contexts from politics and geopolitics to energy, sustainability and the environment; and from education, technology and logistics, to culture and language; from psychology and security, to considerations of equity and justice.
In conjunction with our Global Partners, including the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and Virginia Tech, we look forward to exchanging ideas and exploring new research paths together in Honolulu in 2019!
The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawaii 2019 (IICSEEHawaii2019) will be held alongside The IAFOR International Conference on Education – Hawaii 2019 (IICEHawaii2019), and many of the sessions will concentrate on areas at the intersection of education and sustainability. In keeping with IAFOR’s commitment to interdisciplinary study, delegates at either conference are encouraged to attend sessions in other disciplines. Registration for either conference will allow delegates to attend sessions in the other.
Dr Failautusi ‘Tusi’ Avegalio, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, USA
Professor David P. Ericson, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, USA
Dr Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Professor Curtis Ho, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, USA
Professor Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech, USA
Dr James W. McNally, University of Michigan, USA & NACDA Program on Aging
Professor Michael Menchaca, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, USA
Professor Ted O’Neill, Gakushuin University, Japan
Dr Sela V. Panapasa, University of Michigan, USA
Dr Hiagi M. Wesley, Brigham Young University – Hawaii, USA
Dr Xu Di, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, USA
Programming will be announced here shortly.
The Organising Committee of The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawaii (IICSEEHawaii) is composed of distinguished academics who are experts in their fields. Organising Committee members may also be members of IAFOR's International Academic Advisory Board. The Organising Committee is responsible for nominating and vetting Keynote and Featured Speakers; developing the conference programme, including special workshops, panels, targeted sessions, and so forth; event outreach and promotion; recommending and attracting future Organising Committee members; working with IAFOR to select PhD students and early career academics for IAFOR-funded grants and scholarships; and oversee the reviewing of abstracts submitted to the conference.
The IICSEEHawaii2019 Review Committee will be announced here in due course.
IAFOR's peer review process, which involves both reciprocal review and the use of Review Committees, is overseen by conference Organising Committee members under the guidance of the Academic Governing Board. Review Committee members are established academics who hold PhDs or other terminal degrees in their fields and who have previous peer review experience.
If you would like to apply to serve on the IICSEEHawaii Review Committee, please visit our application page.