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IICSEEHawaii 2019 : The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawaii 2019


When Jan 3, 2019 - Jan 5, 2019
Where Honolulu
Submission Deadline Aug 21, 2018
Categories    sustainability   energy   environment   ecology

Call For Papers

***Conference Theme – "Independence & Interdependence"

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 Manoa 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.

– The IICSEEHawaii2019 Organising Committee

Dr Failautusi ‘Tusi’ Avegalio, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Professor David P. Ericson, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Dr Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Professor Curtis Ho, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Professor Barbara Lockee, Virginia Tech, USA
Dr James W. McNally, University of Michigan, USA & NACDA Program on Aging
Professor Michael Menchaca, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 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 Hawaii at Manoa, USA


***Key Information
Location & Venue: The Hawai'i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Dates: Thursday, January 03, 2019 ​to Saturday, January 05, 2019
Conference Theme: "Independence & Interdependence"
Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: August 21, 2018*
Early Bird Registration Deadline: August 21, 2018*
Final Abstract Submission Deadline: October 19, 2018
Registration Deadline for Presenters: November 21, 2018
*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.


***IAFOR's Grants and Scholarships

IAFOR is dedicated to helping young scholars achieve their research and academic goals, while also encouraging them to apply the principles of interdisciplinary study to their work.

IAFOR offers travel and accommodation grants and full or partial scholarships covering conference registration fees to select PhD students and early career academics who might not otherwise have the financial resources to be able to attend our academic conferences.

For information about IAFOR's grants and scholarships for PhD students and early career academics, please visit:


***IAFOR Publishing Opportunities

**Peer-Reviewed Journal: IAFOR Journal of Sustainability, Energy & the Environment

The IAFOR Journal of Sustainability, Energy & the Environment ( is a peer-reviewed, editorially independent journal associated with IAFOR’s conferences on the social sciences. The editor of this Open Access journal will review the IICSEEHawaii Conference Proceedings and will invite authors of the strongest papers to submit a fully revised and reworked journal paper for editorial evaluation and peer review. Articles may also be submitted via an ongoing open call for papers. The IAFOR Journal of Sustainability, Energy & the Environment, which reflects the interdisciplinary and international nature of IAFOR's conferences, is freely available to read and download.

**Conference Proceedings

After having your abstract accepted and presenting your research at the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official Conference Proceedings. Our Conference Proceedings are Open Access research repositories that act as permanent records of the research generated by IAFOR conferences. Further details are available here:


THINK (, The Academic Platform, is IAFOR's online magazine, publishing the latest in interdisciplinary research and ideas from some of the world's foremost academics, many of whom have presented at IAFOR conferences. Content is varied in both subject and form, with everything from full research papers to shorter opinion pieces, interviews and media-themed articles.


***Join IAFOR at IICSEEHawaii2019 to:
Present to a global audience
Have your work published in the Conference Proceedings and considered for peer-reviewed, Open Access journals
Hear about the latest interdisciplinary research in Sustainability, Energy & the Environment
Participate in a truly international, interdisciplinary and intercultural event
Take part in interactive audience sessions
Network with international colleagues

Please see the registration page for details:

*If you have attended an IAFOR conference within the past year, or belong to an affiliated university or institution, we offer additional discounts in appreciation of your support. Please contact us at for details.


***About IAFOR

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is a research organisation, conference organiser and publisher dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating intercultural awareness and promoting international exchange, principally through educational exchange and academic research.

To learn more about IAFOR, please visit

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