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9-11 November 2019
Honolulu, Hawai'i, U.S.A.

Conference Partners and Hosts:
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, College of Education
University Laboratory School


THEME: Critical Conversations about Movement Building for Equity and Justice in Education

DESCRIPTION: 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 International Conference on Education and Social Justice offers a unique space for movement building around such questions as we highlight research, curriculum, and initiatives, develop innovative resources, build networks, and nurture hope. We draw together educators from across Hawai‘i, the United States, and the world with diverse experiences and expertise alongside shared commitments and priorities. This 9th Conference focuses on fostering conversations about works-in-progress to develop our collective capacity to critically self-reflect, collaboratively theorize, and courageously build. The conference features over 200 presentations by educators, students, researchers and scholars, leaders, artists, and advocates about works-in-progress – ranging from research and scholarship, to art, curriculum, and/or advocacy projects – on all topics related to the conference theme.


Please note: The full program will be posted in the coming weeks.

Saturday, November 9
9:00-11:30    Pre-Conference Workshop
11:00             Registration Opens
11:45-1:00    Breakout Sessions 1
1:15-2:30      Breakout Sessions 2
2:30-3:00      Snack Break
3:00-4:15      Breakout Sessions 3
4:30-6:00      Opening Plenary

Sunday, November 10
9:00-11:00    General Session
11:00-12:45 Lunch Break
12:45-2:00    Breakout Sessions 4
2:15-3:30      Breakout Sessions 5
3:45-5:00      Breakout Sessions 6
5:00-6:00      Networking Reception

Monday, November 11
9:00-9:45      Breakout Sessions 7
10:00-10:45 Breakout Sessions 8
11:30-1:30    Post-Conference Meeting: HSESJ


This one-hour interactive webinar, facilitated by Dr. Kevin Kumashiro, will describe common approaches to presenting at academic conferences that can inhibit goals of anti-oppressive education, and will offer tips and examples for troubling conventional norms and designing presentations within frameworks of social justice and movement building. As the date for the 9th International Conference on Education and Social Justice (November 2019, Honolulu, HI) approaches, this webinar is particularly geared to presenters and participants of that conference (but all are welcome) and how to prepare for the conference's goal of creating spaces to critically discuss and reflect on works-in-progress. This webinar is free, but space is limited and registration is required (instructions for joining the webinar via Zoom will be emailed to registered participants). The same webinar will be offered twice (please choose one). Click here to rsvp.

  • Friday, August 9, 2019
    9:00-10:00 a.m. (Hawai'i) / 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Pacific) / 3:00-4:00 p.m. (Eastern)

  • Saturday, August 17, 2019
    10:00-11:00 a.m. (Hawai'i) / 1:00-2:00 p.m. (Pacific) / 4:00-5:00 p.m. (Eastern)


Conference participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.

LOCATION: The conference will be held in Honolulu on the adjoining campuses of the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, College of Education and the University Laboratory School. All attendees should plan to check in and/or register at the College Collaboration Center (CCC), room 134 on the ground floor of Wist Hall, 1776 University Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96822.

GROUND TRANSPORTATION: All Conference attendees are encouraged to use environmentally-friendly modes of ground transportation to and from the Conference venue, including walking, biking (you can park your bike for free all over campus), public bus (one stop is just across the street), and carpooling. Parking will be limited immediately next to the Conference venue, with additional lots throughout the campus. You can find campus maps, as well as parking, driving, biking, and public-bus information here: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/about/visit/#transportation.

AIRPORT: Everyone who flies to Honolulu will arrive into the Honolulu International Airport (HNL). The University is 8 miles from the airport.

LODGING: There will not be a conference hotel or preferred hotel. However, we are pleased to describe several nearby, convenient, and affordable options:

  • East West Center: Anyone with an educational affiliation/sponsorship is eligible to stay in the housing of the East West Center, located on-campus and a half-mile walk from the conference venue. This is the most affordable of all lodging options described here: some rooms are dorm-style with a shared bathroom (from $33/night), while others are more like apartments with private bathrooms and kitchenettes ($59-$85/night, and although none of the rooms have air-conditioning, November in Honolulu should be fine for most people: https://www.eastwestcenter.org/about-ewc/housing/visitor-housing 

  • Ala Moana Hotel: Several hotels are within a 1.5-mile radius from the Conference venue, including the Ala Moana Hotel, which is attached to the large Ala Moana Shopping Center, and which is accessible by the A express bus that drops you off right across the street from the Conference venue: https://www.alamoanahotelhonolulu.com/ 

  • Hotels in Waikiki: The University is only 2.5 miles from the heart of Waikiki with dozens of hotels ranging from budget to luxury hotels, and because the conference occurs off-season, low rates can currently be found on travel websites. Most are easily accessible by bus and/or taxi.

  • Hotels at Risk of Labor Disputes: You may remember that the 2018 conference was held in a hotel where workers began a long strike the day after we departed. We can stay informed of hotels in Honolulu that are at risk of labor actions here: http://www.fairhotel.org/hotels-search?location%5Borigin%5D=honolulu&location%5Bdistance%5D=20&location%5Bunit%5D=3959


  • Layers of clothing (you may feel warm if you walk down the street for lunch, but you may also feel cool if in a classroom with strong A/C)

  • Water bottle (several water fountains are throughout the buildings for you to replenish)

  • Favorite snacks and meals (the conference will provide some refreshments)

  • Comfortable shoes and umbrella (you may choose to walk half a mile towards Puck’s Alley where you will find several grocery stores, restaurants, and cafes for meals and snacks, but please note that the return walk is uphill, and a mid-day rain shower is quite common)

  • Laptop or Tablet (guest access to wifi should be available throughout the campus)


PLEASE REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 15: All presenters, including respondents, must register for the conference by September 15th in order to remain on the conference program. Presenters do not automatically receive fee waivers, but the registration fee is on a sliding scale and presenters are eligible to choose from any of the fee options on the sliding scale. All faculty, staff, and students of the University of Hawai‘i and the University Lab School receive complimentary registration, but are asked to submit the registration form in order to confirm their participation.

EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS: Some of the session rooms may have A/V equipment and instructional materials like whiteboards, but the Conference does not promise to provide any audio/visual equipment or instructional materials, so presenters wishing to use A/V equipment or other materials should plan to bring their own. Presenters are encouraged to distribute little or no handouts in order to protect the environment.

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT: The anticipated audience will include a diverse mix of educators, scholars, and advocates, in early childhood education, 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 in the “panel” sessions 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, begin the discussion period with a few minutes for everyone to turn to a neighbor and reflect on the presentations, and then moderate the subsequent discussion with the audience.


ROUNDTABLES WITH RESPONDENTS: Roundtable sessions will run for 45 minutes and will include one or two presentations, 10-12 minutes each, about works-in-progress and a set of questions about which the presenters wish to receive feedback and engage in a discussion with a small group. A respondent will offer initial feedback and facilitate the subsequent discussion.

PANEL PRESENTATIONS: Panel sessions will run for 75 minutes and will include four or five individual presentations, 10-12 minutes each, on a common theme, with some time for discussion. Each presentation will consist of a work-in-progress and a set of questions about which the presenters wish to receive feedback and engage in discussion with the other presenters and the audience.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION (please scroll down for the registration form)

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. Registration includes access to all sessions and receptions. All payments must be submitted at the time of registration, and are non-refundable. The conference offers registration rates on a sliding scale with six options:

$0 UH/ULS Registration Fee (thanks to the generous sponsorship of the UH-Manoa College of Education and the University Lab School, all faculty, staff, and current students of UH and of ULS may register for free)

$20 VOLUNTEER Registration Fee (individuals who wish to volunteer to assist the conference organizer with a 3-hour shift may select this special rate; a limited number of volunteer slots are available; volunteers will receive more information about their shift as the conference date approaches)

$50 SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCED Registration Fee (individuals with limited resources may select this rate)

$120 MODERATELY REDUCED Registration Fee (individuals with limited resources may select this rate)

$200 REGULAR Registration Fee (any individual may select this rate)

$300 SUPPORTER Registration Fee (all individuals who wish to support the conference may select this higher rate, which helps to subsidize the registration for individuals with limited resources)

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