*** Deadline for proposal submission is Monday, April 30, 2018 ***
*** Registration and Hotel Information will be available in May 2018 ***

8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
EDUCATION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

5-7 October 2018
Honolulu, Hawai'i, U.S.A.

CONFERENCE PARTNERS (to date)

Hawai'i State Teachers Association

CONFERENCE THEME

Movement Building for Equity and Justice in Education

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

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 8th 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.

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. Conference participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging. More information on making your hotel room reservations at a discounted conference rate will be posted in May 2018.

PROPOSAL GUIDELINES (please read thoroughly)

INVITATION: Proposals are solicited for 10-12 minute presentations about original research, scholarship, artistic work, and/or curriculum on all topics regarding education and social justice, especially related to the Conference Theme of "movement building for equity and justice in education." All who are working to advance education and social justice--including educators, researchers and scholars, leaders, artists, and advocates--are invited to submit a proposal. 

DEADLINES: In order to guarantee consideration, proposal must be received via the online submission form (https://goo.gl/forms/EFcmHfEXHukc1YWC2) by Monday, April 30, 2018. Notification of acceptance or rejection of proposals will be sent via e-mail in May. All presenters, as well as all "respondents," must register for the conference by the Early Registration Deadline in order to remain on the conference program.

ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES: Presenters may appear on the conference program only once (i.e., you may not present more than one presentation or be named as a presenter in more than one proposal); however, a presenter is allowed to serve as a "respondent" in another session.  If your proposal is accepted, your name, affiliation, and presentation title will appear in the conference program booklet. 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. Presenters are encouraged to distribute little or no handouts in order to protect the environment.

THREE TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS (please select one):

  1. WORK-IN-PROGRESS ROUNDTABLE WITH RESPONDENT: Proposals are solicited for 10-12 minute presentations about works-in-progress on which you wish to receive feedback and engage in a longer discussion with a smaller group than would happen in a panel session. The conference organizer will assign to each roundtable a senior scholar-educator to serve as Respondent (or you are welcome to identify a Respondent on your own and include that person's name in your proposal) who will respond briefly to your presentation with initial feedback before facilitating a conversation with the other attendees. Tentatively the sessions will run for 45 minutes, which should allow ample time for feedback, questions, and conversations.
  2. INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION: Proposals are solicited for 10-12 minute presentations about your research, scholarship, artistic work, and/or curriculum. In order to accommodate as many presenters as possible, most conference sessions will consist of panels of 4 or 5 individual presentations (including yours) that the conference organizers will have grouped around common themes. Proposals of 2 or 3 individual presentations on a common theme will be considered, but will be grouped with other individual presentations to form panels with a total of 4-5 presentations.
  3. FULL PANEL: Proposals are solicited for full panels of 4 or 5 individual presentations (i.e., at least 4 or 5 presenters, 10-12 minutes each) on a common theme. Tentatively the sessions will run for 75 minutes, which should allow ample time for questions and conversations. Sessions are not required to have chairs and/or respondents, but you are welcome to include such roles (in addition to 4-5 individual presentations), if you wish.

PROPOSAL CONTENT: Proposals consist of the following items, and authors should note that incomplete or incorrect submissions may not be reviewed:

  1. PRESENTATION TYPE: Please select one: Roundtable; Individual Presentation; Full Panel. 
  2. TO PROPOSE A ROUNDTABLE: (a) Name, Job Title, Institutional Affiliation, and Email Address of you and any additional presenters; (b) Title and One-Paragraph Description of your presentation, with bibliography; and (c) Optional: If you have already arranged for another conference attendee to be your respondent, please include their name, job title, institutional affiliation, and email address.
  3. TO PROPOSE AN INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATION: (a) Name, Job Title, Institutional Affiliation, and Email Address of you and any additional presenters; and (b) Title and One-Paragraph Description of your presentation, with bibliography.
  4. TO PROPOSE A FULL PANEL: (a) Title of Overall Panel; (b) Name, Job Title, Institutional Affiliation, and Email Address of each presenter; (c) Title and One-Paragraph Description of each presentation, with bibliography; and (d) Optional: If you wish to include a chair and/or respondent for your panel, please include that person's name, job title, institutional affiliation, and email address.

The Proposal Submission Form is online at https://goo.gl/forms/EFcmHfEXHukc1YWC2Please note that you cannot modify your proposal once submitted, so we encourage you to write your proposal in a separate document and then cut and paste into the online form.

Deadline to submit proposals: Monday, April 30, 2018.