*** Deadline for Early Registration is Saturday, September 30th ***
*** Deadline for Discounted Hotel Reservation Rates is November 1st ***
7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
1-3 December 2017
Honolulu, Hawai'i, U.S.A.
Movement building for equity and justice in education
Hawaiʻi state teachers association
University of Hawaiʻi: West Oʻahu, Hilo, and Mānoa College of Education
CONFERENCE OVERVIEW AND THEME: What does it mean, in this historical moment, to advance equity and justice in education as a form of movement building? How shall we critically examine even as we collectively imagine and dive into the paradoxes, the presumptions, and the promises of education as a public good and a core institution in a democratic society? The 7th International Conference on Education and Social Justice offers a unique space for movement building around such questions as we highlight research and curriculum, develop innovative resources, build networks, and nurture hope. The Conference aims to draw together educators from across the United States and around the world with diverse experiences and expertise alongside shared commitments and priorities.
TENTATIVE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE: View the schedule-at-a-glance below, or view the tentative full schedule of all presentations.
Friday, December 1
7:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pre-conference Tour (separate registration is required)
2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Registration
2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Pre-conference Session and Screenings
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Opening Plenary Session
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Saturday, December 2
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast (on your own) and Small-Group Reflections
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Breakout Sessions 1
10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Breakout Sessions 2
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch (provided) and Keynote Lecture
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions 3
2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions 4
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions 5
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Networking Reception
Sunday, December 3
7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. Breakfast (on your own) and Small-Group Reflections
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 p.m. Post-conference Workshop 1
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Post-conference Workshop 2
REGISTRATION INFORMATION: (Please scroll to the bottom of this page to register online.) All educators, researchers and scholars, and educational leaders and advocates throughout the United States and the world and from all levels and disciplines are invited to attend and participate in this conference. Space is limited and you are encouraged to register soon. Several online registration options are available:
EARLY REGISTRATION (by September 30th): Early Registration offers reduced rates to those who register by September 30th. Early Registration includes access to all conference sessions (including the Friday afternoon sessions, evening receptions, Saturday lunch, and Sunday workshop), as well as the Friday morning pre-conference tour (space is limited and available to the first 50 who sign up). Individuals with limited financial resources are welcome to select the “discounted registration fee,” which entails the same conference experience but for a lower fee. Please note that all presenters must register by September 30th to remain on the conference program.
-$250 Early Registration Fee
-$150 Discounted Early Registration Fee (for Individuals with Limited Resources)
REGULAR REGISTRATION: Regular Registration includes access to all conference sessions (including the Friday afternoon sessions, evening receptions, Saturday lunch, and Sunday workshop), as well as the Friday morning pre-conference tour (space is limited and available to the first 50 who sign up). Individuals with limited financial resources are welcome to select the “discounted registration fee,” which entails the same conference experience but for a lower fee.
-$300 Regular Registration Fee
-$200 Discounted Regular Registration Fee (for Individuals with Limited Resources)
HSTA-SPONSORED REGISTRATION: Thanks to the partnership with the Hawai'i State Teachers Association, HSTA members and staff may select the reduced HSTA-Sponsored Registration, which includes access to most conference sessions (including the Friday afternoon sessions, evening receptions, Saturday lunch, and Sunday workshop), but does not include the Friday morning pre-conference tour.
-$100 HSTA-Sponsored Registration Fee
UH-SPONSORED REGISTRATION: Thanks to the partnership with the University of Hawai'i, UH students may select the reduced UH-Sponsored Registration, which includes access to most conference sessions (including the Friday afternoon sessions, evening receptions, Saturday lunch, and Sunday workshop), but does not include the Friday morning pre-conference tour.
-$50 UH-Sponsored Registration Fee
PRE-CONFERENCE TOUR: On Friday December 1st, join Kanoe Naone and Sanoe Marfil of INPEACE, the Institute for Native Pacific Education and Culture (http://www.inpeace.org), for a half-day tour about community-based, cultural awareness and education programs to educate and empower Native Hawaiians. We leave the hotel at 7 a.m., and during the one-hour bus ride to the sites, we learn about the geographic, cultural, and political landscapes of the islands. At the INPEACE sites, we visit the parent-run preschool program, Keiki Steps (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p7Mv42ZaSU&t=7s), and engage in hands-on work in the outdoor classroom, Kupu Ola (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKWAjjA-Luk&t=188s). Lunch is provided, which comes from and supports local farmers and businesses. We return to the hotel around 12:30 p.m. This tour is free to those who select the Early or Regular Registration (this tour is not available for conference attendees who select the HSTA-sponsored or UH-sponsored rates). Please sign up via the Conference Registration Form below (you will need to add the Tour as a separate item into your shopping cart), but please sign up only if you are certain that you can attend, as space is limited.
(Please scroll to the bottom of this page to register online.)
PAYMENTS: All payments must be submitted at the time of registration, and are non-refundable.
LEGAL AGREEMENTS: By registering, you are agreeing to hold Kevin Kumashiro Consulting harmless regarding liability, and also to affirm the indemnity of Kevin Kumashiro Consulting regarding intellectual property.
LOCATION AND LODGING: The conference will be held in the historic Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel (120 Kaiulani Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815) in the heart of Waikiki and across the street from Waikiki Beach. Conference participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. The nearest airport is the Honolulu International Airport. If you plan to commute to the conference, discounted parking at the hotel will be available to conference participants ($10 self-park with validation). If you wish to lodge at the conference hotel, special discounted hotel room rates are available to conference participants starting at a stunningly low $125 per night (plus additional taxes and fees, including a $28 "resort fee" that commonly applies in Waikiki hotels), and you can use this rate starting November 27th through December 6th. To take advantage of the discounted hotel room rates, reservations must be made by November 1st, and reservations can be made using the following website (https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/educationandsocialjustice), or by calling the Hawai'i group reservation desk at 808-921-4631 (hours are M-F 7am-5pm, Sat/Sun 8am-4pm HNL standard time) and referencing “Conference on Education and Social Justice.” Space is limited, so please make your reservations soon.
REMINDERS FOR PRESENTERS: Thanks again for sharing your research, scholarship, artistic work, curriculum, and/or advocacy projects on education and social justice. As you know, in order to accommodate as many presenters as possible, sessions will consist of panels with 4-5 presentations of 10-12 minutes each. No audio/visual equipment or supplies will be provided, so presenters wishing to use A/V equipment or other materials will need to provide their own; in addition, presenters are encouraged to share research papers and other handouts electronically in order to save trees. The anticipated audience will include a diverse mix of educators, scholars, and advocates, in K-12 and higher education settings, from various disciplines and subject areas, and from across the United States and abroad, so please ensure that your presentations are accessible, inclusive, respectful, and engaging. Presenters are encouraged to meet a few minutes before the session begins to designate a Moderator who will open the session by welcoming participants, monitor the time during each speaker's presentation, and moderate the subsequent discussion with the audience.
Early Registration (by September 30). The Discounted Rate may be selected by individuals with limited resources.
Regular Registration. The Discounted Rate may be selected by individuals with limited resources.
The HSTA-Sponsored Registration Rate may be selected by current members and staff of the Hawai‘i State Teachers Association; this rate does not include the Friday morning Pre-conference Tour.
The UH-Sponsored Registration Rate may be selected by current students at any of the University of Hawai‘i campuses; this rate does not include the Friday morning Pre-conference Tour.
Pre-conference tour on 12/1, 7am-12:30pm. Available to those who select Early or Regular Registration (this tour is not available for conference attendees who select the HSTA-sponsored or UH-sponsored rates). Please do not sign up unless you are sure that you can attend as space is limited.