Schedule, Deadlines & Help
We welcome you to join us next spring in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA for the 2nd Honolulu Education Conference. HEC 2024 will be held from March 21-24, 2024 at the Hawaii Convention Center.
The 2nd Honolulu Education Conference (HEC 2024) is an international conference held concurrently with The 2nd International Conference on ICT for Human Development (ICT4HD 2024). Registrants of HEC 2024 are welcome to attend both events.
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 2024 is being organized by the International Education for Sustainable Development Alliance (INTESDA) in affiliation with the Japan-America Society and the School of Public Policy at Chiang Mai University and the University of Nagasaki.
HEC 2024 Schedule
March 21st, 2024
March 22nd, 2024
March 23rd, 2024
March 24th, 2024
|Opening Remarks||Check in||Check in||Check in|
|Plenary Speakers||Morning Sessions||Morning Sessions||Morning Sessions|
|Welcome Brunch||Afternoon Sessions||Afternoon Sessions||Afternoon Sessions|
|Afternoon Sessions||Closing Remarks|
||will be held||Thursday to Sunday, 21-24 March 2024|
|Submissions||are due by||Sunday, December 17th, 2023
|Decisions||will be sent
||usually within two weeks of the submission|
|Registration||will open on
||Thursday, December 21st, 2023|
|Early Rate||is available until||Friday, January 19th, 2024|
|Advanced Rate||is available until||Friday, February 9th, 2024|
|Regular Rate||is available until||Friday, March 8th, 2024|
|Refund Requests*||must be received by||Wednesday, January 31st, 2024|
||are due by||Friday, March 15th, 2024|
|e-Proceedings||will be sent on||Wednesday, May 15th, 2024|
|HEC 2025 Dates||will be||announced shortly|
Following the commencement and plenary, please join us for a special welcome brunch reception at the Hawaii Convention Center on Thursday, March 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The brunch will be open to all registered participants.
In addition, hot and cold beverages with light snacks will be served each morning of the conference.
- Hotel Accommodation
- Illness & Emergencies
- Meals & Receptions
- Presentations & Equipment
- Registration, Receipts & Certificates
- Scholarships & Funding
- Submissions, Review & Proceedings
- Visas & Invitation Letters
Hotel Accommodation [back to top of questions]
- Does the registration fee include hotel accommodation?
No. Registration does not include accommodation; however, there are many hotels within walking distance of the Hawaii Convention Center. Reservations and other travel arrangements should be made by the participant. The organizers cannot and will not make hotel arrangements for participants.
For rates and reservations, please contact your selected hotel directly or use a travel agent or one of the many online hotel booking websites available. Hotel information, including list of of the 10 closest hotels to the Hawaii Convention Center, is available on our Venue page.
Illness & Emergencies [back to top of questions]
- What if I am suddenly unable to attend after registering?
Contact the Secretariat immediately and we may offer you the option of switching to virtual presentation mode.
- If I am unable to present, may my colleague present on my behalf?
Yes. If the colleague has paid the registration fee and is listed on the original submission.
- Does HEC 2024 have a force majeure policy?
Yes. INTESDA cannot and will not be held responsible if the event is postponed or cancelled due to natural disasters (fire, storms, floods), governmental or societal actions (war, invasion, civil unrest, labor strikes), infrastructure failures (transportation, energy) or failure to meet the minimum number of submissions and registrants required for the event to be viable.
Meals & Receptions [back to top of questions]
- Will there be a welcome reception?
Yes. Following the commencement and plenary, please join us for a special welcome brunch reception at the Hawaii Convention Center on Thursday, March 21st from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. The brunch will be open to all registered participants.
- Will daily meals be available?
Hot and cold beverages and light snacks will be available each morning.
Presentations & Equipment [back to top of questions]
- How much time is given for poster presentations?
Oral presenters will have 25 minutes. Poster sessions are 60 minutes (with 15 minutes for set up).
- What equipment is provided for oral presentations?
Each room is equipped with a computer, projector, screen and podium.
- What is the format for Oral (Virtual) Presentations?
Click here to download the instructions: USING ZOOM TO RECORD YOUR PRESENTATION
- What equipment is provided for poster presentations?
Boards mounted on stands will be provided with tape. Posters should be A0 47 x 33 inches (118cm x 84cm).
Registration, Receipts and Certificates [back to top of questions]
- Does my registration payment include fees for co-authors also attending?
Co-authors presenting and expecting a certificate must register.
- What does the registration fee include?
All events, official program, name badge, welcome reception and access to the proceedings.
- Does the registration fee include fees for travel expenses, hotel expenses, or sightseeing?
No. Such expenses are the responsibility of the participant.
- What is the refund policy?
Requests must be submitted before midnight on Wednesday, 31st January 2024.
- How can I receive a receipt for my registration payment?
Registrants will be confirmed via email and receive a hard copy receipt onsite.
- Will presenters and audience receive official certification of having attended and/or presented?
Yes. The official receipt that you receive at the event will also certify that you presented and attended.
- May family members and friends attend for free? No. Due to security and health protocols, only registrants may attend. Family an friends are welcome to register as audience.
Scholarships & Funding [back to top of questions]
- Do you offer scholarships, funding or waivers to participants?
Limited funding (excluding airfare and accommodation) might be available. Please contact the Secretariat for details.
Submissions, Reviews & Proceedings [back to top of questions]
- Why must I provide my email address at my university to submit a proposal? The university registered email address is required for verification and security purposes.
- How are abstract submissions reviewed?
This is an international, double-blind, peer-reviewed event. For ISSN and review committee details see the event homepage.
- When will I be notified if my proposal has been rejected or accepted? We try to send decisions within two to three weeks of receiving the submission; however, depending on the volume of submissions, the review period may be shorter or longer.
- Is it required to submit a full paper?
No. If you would like to submit a paper, please review the Submission Guidelines.
- May I edit my proposal after submission?
Yes. Edits will be permitted up to 1 month prior to the event.
- When will the proceedings be available?
Shortly after the event in electronic format. We will send you a link.
Visas & Invitation Letters [back to top of questions]
- What visa support is provided by the organizers?
There are two types of invitation letters: a PDF acceptance letter with an invitation to present, which the organizers provide free-of-charge to all accepted proposals; the second type is a formal invitation letter for travel, which will be provided for free on a case-by-case basis to confirmed registrants only. Formal hard copy invitation letters mailed by express mail service are subject to a fee of $100.
- What if my visa application is rejected?
All US Embassy decisions are final. No assistance can be offered for rejected applicants.
- What are the policies for travel to the U.S.?
The following information is provided in order to make international travel as convenient as possible for non-U.S. attendees. Ordinarily, foreign nationals entering the United States must have valid visas unless they qualify for travel under the Visa Waiver Program. Citizens of the following countries; Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium Brunei, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom may be eligible to travel to the United States visa free under the Visa Waiver Program if they are traveling for business, pleasure or are in transit and they meet all of the following requirements. Citizens of the following countries; the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovakia, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan*, may be eligible to travel to the United States visa free under the Visa Waiver Program if they are traveling for business, pleasure or are in transit, they are in possession of an electronic passport (e-passport) and they meet all of the following requirements. International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) are subject to enhanced security requirements and are required register under the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) before boarding an air or sea carrier; those entering by land from Canada or Mexico are not required to register. You can apply for an ESTA on the official ESTA website. If you are a foreign national from a country not covered by the Visa Waiver Program, you will require a Business B-1 visa to participate in our conferences. You can apply for a visa by completing an Online Non-immigrant Visa Application (DS-160) on the U.S. Department of State website. The visa application costs $US160. Further details about applying for a visa are here.
For all other questions and inquiries, please send an email to
HEC2024.secretariat (at) intesda.org