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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

Contents below:

  • Conference Overview

  • Schedules

  • Pre- and Post-Conference Workshops

  • University Course Credit for Teachers

  • Location and Travel

  • What to Bring

  • Information for Presenters

  • Two Types of Sessions

  • Registration Information and Registration Form


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.


(A) DETAILED SCHEDULE is now online here!


Saturday, November 9
8:45-11:15    Pre-Conference Workshop 1: Ka Papa Loʻi ʻO Kānewai (pre-registration is required; see below)
11:00             Registration Opens
11:45-1:00    Breakout Sessions 2
1:15-2:30      Breakout Sessions 3
2:30-3:00      Networking Break
3:00-4:15      Breakout Sessions 4
4:30-6:00      Opening Plenary

Sunday, November 10
9:00-10:45    General Session
10:45-12:15 Networking Break
12:15-1:30    Breakout Sessions 5
1:45-3:00      Breakout Sessions 6
3:15-4:30      Breakout Sessions 7

Monday, November 11
9:00-9:50      Breakout Sessions 8
10:00-11:15 Breakout Sessions 9
11:30-1:30    Post-Conference Workshop 10: Transforming Your Presentation into a Journal Article (pre-registration is required; see below)
11:30-1:30    Post-Conference Meeting: HSESJ

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Ka Papa Loʻi ʻO Kānewai (pre-registration is required and is in addition to the conference registration)

Located on the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa campus as a formal program within Hawai‘inuiākea, the School of Hawaiian Knowledge, Ka Papa Lo‘i ‘o Kānewai [https://manoa.hawaii.edu/hshk/ka-papa-loi-o-kanewai/] sustains a thriving taro patch that shares its resources with the community. Come and spend the morning with program staff as well as UH faculty, students, and alumni to learn about its history, purpose, values, and guiding principles, and engage in hands-on activities to explore engineering innovations, indigenous trees and shrubs growing along the stream, cultural restoration, and educational outreach for community and learners across the content areas, PreK-20. Please note that this workshop is outdoors, so participants should wear comfortable shoes and clothing, and may want sun protection and bug repellent. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the site: we will meet at the site at 8:45am (directions will be provided to those who pre-register), and plan to be back to the conference site by 11:30am. The workshop-registration fee ($25) is in addition to the conference-registration fee, and includes lunch and a donation to the center. Pre-registration by November 1 is required, but space is limited so register soon! To pre-register, please scroll down to the box BELOW the conference registration.

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP: Transforming Your Presentation into a Journal Article

As we have done for the past two years, the Conference is once again partnering with a journal to publish select papers that are based on your presentations. We invite manuscripts that further examine the conference theme of Critical Conversations about Movement Building for Equity and Justice in Education. To help you to develop the best possible submission, all interested authors are encouraged to participate in this Post-Conference Workshop to give and receive feedback on your conference presentations as you prepare to develop them into journal manuscripts. To participate, you will need to submit your conference paper ahead of time, and then prepare to give feedback on two other papers. More information on the Call for Submissions, including how to pre-register for the Post-Conference Workshop, is available here.  


Professor Lois Yamauchi has arranged for conference attendees to earn university course credit:

o    Campus: Select the Manoa campus

o    Semester: Select the Extension term

o    CRN: Enter the 4-digit CRN

o    Click the Search button


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 Cafeteria of the University Laboratory School, 1776 University Ave, 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 when outdoors, 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)


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 50-75 minutes and will include two or three 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-Mānoa College of Education and the University Lab School, all faculty, staff, and current students of UH and of ULS may register for free)

[SOLD OUT] $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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