The 2nd Honolulu Education Conference – Held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA from Thursday through Saturday, March 27-29, 2025»

Welcome to HEC 2025

We welcome you to join us next spring in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA  for the 2nd Honolulu Education Conference. HEC 2025 will be held from Thursday through Saturday, March 27-29, 2025.

This three-day, peer-reviewed, international conference invites in-person oral and poster presenters as well as audience. In addition, online virtual sessions are also available for participants that are unable to travel to Honolulu. For details regarding presentations, visit our submissions page.

Set against the backdrop of the picturesque Hawaiian Islands, the 2nd Honolulu Education Conference will convene leading scholars, policymakers, educators, and stakeholders from around the world to deliberate on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the field of education.

HEC 2025 is being organized by the International Education for Sustainable Development Alliance.

About HEC 2025

In the wake of the unprecedented disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the global education landscape stands at a crossroads. The pandemic has reshaped the way we think about education. From the rapid transition to online learning to the profound impacts on student mental health, educators and policymakers have grappled with an array of complex issues. This conference provides a unique platform to examine the lessons learned and chart a course for the future.

HEC 2025 will address many of the most important contemporary themes and questions. For example, what can we learn from the pandemic about the effective use of technology in education? How can we ensure that all students have equal access to quality education, regardless of their socioeconomic background? What strategies can be implemented to support mental health within educational institutions? When considering insights into innovative teaching methods that emerged during the pandemic. how can these approaches enhance the learning experience in a post-COVID world? In the analysis of policy responses at local, national, and international levels, what has worked? What hasn’t worked and what can we do better to prepare for future crises?

With the theme of  ‘Navigating the Path Forward’, the 2nd Honolulu Education Conference encourages academics, educators, researchers, administrators and other professionals from around the world to submit abstracts in English on topics related to education of research done, or proposed research.

Click on the link below to submit your proposal of 250 words in English by Friday, November 8, 2024.

HEC 2025 Streams and Special Topics

  • Administration, Policy and Leadership
  • Arts & Humanities Education
  • Culture, Equity and Social Justice
  • Curriculum, Research and Collaboration
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Education Technology and Remote Learning
  • Educational Testing, Measurement and Evaluation
  • General Education
  • Higher Education and Further Education
  • Human Rights Education
  • Language Education, Linguistics and ESL/EFL
  • Special Topic: Innovations in Pedagogy 
  • Other Fields of Education (please specify)

HEC 2024 Submission Form

Plan Your Attendance

See the HEC 2025 Schedule

HEC 2025 Peer Review Committee

William P. Kittredge, PhD, School of Public Policy, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Dr William P. Kittredge is an internationally recognized expert and speaker whose recent activities include presentations at the Medinah Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship PALM5 and Visiting Scholar at the Asian Institute of Technology. He also serves as Associate Editor of Economic Development Quarterly, an international journal of record.

His opinions and articles have enjoyed extensive popular press coverage. Interviews have appeared on Bloomberg TV, Fox News, ABC, and NBC. He has also been interviewed on National Public Radio (US) and several regional radio stations. His opinions have been featured in articles in Bloomberg News, the New York Times, and USA Today. He has authored articles and opinion editorials in several prominent newspapers and journals, including The Economist and the Financial Times.

Since earning his PhD in Public Administration through the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, USA, he has held full-time faculty positions at numerous institutions, including the University of Georgia, University of Baltimore and Carnegie-Mellon University. He has also served in adjunct positions at George Washington University, George Mason University and Johns Hopkins.

Currently, Bill is a Professor of Public Policy at Chiang Mai University School of Public Policy in Thailand. A native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA, Bill enjoys scuba diving, sea kayaking, and whitewater rafting.

Lianne Urada, PhD, School of Social Work, San Diego State University, USA

Lianne Urada, PhD, MSW, LCSW is an Assistant Professor at SDSU in the School of Social Work, with a focus on Community Development within the Macro Social Work track. She received her BA (Psychology), MSW, and PhD in Social Welfare at UCLA, and served as a Social Welfare Field Faculty member at UCLA for over four years. For the past five years, she was an Assistant Professor at UC San Diego in the Division of Global Public Health, School of Medicine and a National Institute on Drug Abuse T32 Postdoctoral Fellow. As an affiliated core faculty of the Center on Gender Equity, and Health and a Fordham University Research Ethics Training Institute Alumni Fellow, she has over 25 publications on women and men involved in the sex trade and sex trafficking in the Philippines, Russia, and Latin America.

She is currently a Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on several federally and privately funded grants. She is currently a recipient of a 5-year National Institutes on Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse) K01 grant and received an NIH Fogarty International – University of California Global Health Institute GloCal award, both examining community mobilization and its potential to reduce HIV/STI risk and violence among substance-using females in the sex trade in Tijuana, Mexico. Recently, she served as a Technical Review Committee member for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), reviewing studies on the prevalence of violence against women in the Pacific. She is also a Co-investigator for a nationwide U.S.-based Kaiser-funded community-based HIV Test and Treat Initiative and on a National Institute on Mental Health R01 Men Count study of HIV case management interventions with Black men in Washington DC. She is also involved in a study of national sexual violence prevention through sports culture via the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault, and in a critical review of the effectiveness of batterer intervention programs. She holds a California License in Clinical Social Work with over 7 years of experience working in direct practice with women, men, and communities impacted by HIV/AIDS in Los Angeles County. She is currently on the Board of Directors for Christie’s Place (transforming the lives of women affected by HIV/AIDS in San Diego).


  • William P. Kittredge, PhD, School of Public Policy, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Lianne Urada, PhD, School of Social Work, San Diego State University, USA
  • Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech, English Department, Matsuyama University, Japan
  • James Harry Morris, Ph.D., School of Humanities, Waseda University, Japan
  • Kanato Kashima, Ph.D., Japan University of Economics, Fukuoka Campus, Japan
  • Donald Cook, MPH, MEd, University of Nagasaki, Sasebo, Japan
  • Ana Salomé García Muñiz, Ph.D., Dept of Applied Economics, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Zulfiya Imyarova, Ph.D., International Educational Program, Narxoz University, Kazakhstan
  • Beverly A. Sarza, Ph.D., De La Salle University Manila, Manila, Philippines
  • Robert Reuschlein, Ed.D., Radio for Peace International; Founder, Real Economy Institute, USA
  • Cassie Sade Turnipseed, PhD, Social Sciences Dept., Mississippi Valley State University, USA

Program Committee

INTESDA, The International Education for Sustainable Development Alliance, is a diverse community of educators, academics and nonprofit professionals founded in 2015, in part, to support the Sustainable Development Global Goals set by the United Nations. We are committed to addressing sustainable development issues through capacity building, advocacy, networking and sharing knowledge.