Monday, August 13, 2018

Call for Papers: IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment

The theme for the 2019 conference is: "Independence & Interdependence".It will take place Thursday, January 03, 2019 ​to Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Hawai'i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. The conference is seeking paper submissions for those who wish to present at the conference. Those who submit before August 21 can take advantage of  discounted registration rates.

Full and partial conference scholarships are available to cover registration fees for PhD students and early career academics to present at IAFOR conferences. This conference is organized in conjunction with the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and Virginia Tech

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. This important thematic lens encourages 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.

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.


Keynote and Featured Speakers at The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment – Hawaii 2019 will provide perspectives from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds.

Keynote Speakers

Christina M. Kishimoto, Hawaii State Department of Education, USA
David Lassner, University of Hawai‘i, USA
Richard R. Vuylsteke, East-West Center, USA

Featured Speakers

Uncle Bruce Yoshio Keaulani, Living Life Source Foundation
Aunty Kehaulani Lum, Living Life Source Foundation
Amanda Müller, Flinders University, Australia
Keiichi Ogawa,Kobe University, Japan

Why Join an IAFOR Conference?

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) welcomes academics from all over the world to interdisciplinary conferences held in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. These events provide a unique international, intercultural and interdisciplinary environment in which to hear the latest world-class research and network with leading academics, professionals and practitioners.

These conferences are meticulously planned under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programmes of the highest level, and are supported by some of the world’s leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), University of Sussex (UK), Medill School of Journalism (USA), Moscow State University (Russia) and The University of Tokyo, (Japan).

By facilitating dialogue between the world’s academics and thought leaders, IAFOR has become a pioneer in providing the research avenues and visionary development solutions that are necessary in our rapidly emerging globalised world.

Call for papers

There is a call for papers for those who wish to present at the conference. Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates (see important dates below).

Conference Theme & Streams Conference Theme: "Independence & Interdependence"

The conference theme for IICSEE Hawaii is "Independence & Interdependence", and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and they also encourage sessions across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.

Submissions are organised into the following thematic streams:
  • Poverty
  • Hunger & Thirst
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Economic & Social Inequality
  • Peaceful, Inclusive & Just Societies
  • Preserving & Challenging Cultures
  • Security & Safety
  • International Relations, Development & Aid
  • Economic Growth, Employment & Work
  • Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
  • Water & Sanitation
  • Clean & Affordable Energy
  • Consumption, Production & Waste
  • Climate Change
  • Oceans & Seas
  • Terrestrial Ecosystems
Important Dates
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: August 21, 2018*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: October 19, 2018
  • Results of abstract review returned to authors: Usually within three weeks
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: November 21, 2018
  • Full conference registration fees due for all presenters: November 21, 2018
  • Full conference paper submission (after the event): February 05, 2019
Click here to find out how to submit an abstract.

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