The 2nd International Conference on ICT for Human Development – Held in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA from Thursday through Sunday, March 21-24, 2024»

Welcome to ICT4HD 2024

We welcome you to join us next spring in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA  for The 2nd International Conference on ICT for Human Development, which will be held Thursday through Sunday, March 21-24, 2024 at the Hawaii Convention Center.

This four-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 guidelines page.

The  2nd International Conference on ICT for Human Development (ICT4HD 2024) is an international conference held concurrently with The 2nd Honolulu Education Conference (HEC 2024). These sister events will have an intersection of discussions across education, human development and  ICT. Participants are encouraged and welcome to attend both events.

ICT4HD 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.

About ICT4HD 2024

As the global community now enters the Post-COVID-19 Era, a broader acceptance of teleworking and remote learning has driven advances in information and communication technologies. The digitization of information coupled with sophisticated cable and satellite systems has helped ICT advance the pace of globalization, shattering our notions of isolated societies by enabling unprecedented communication worldwide.  Moreover, the integration of societies has created an increased global interdependence or at least an interconnectedness whereby a nation’s actions have global effects, whether they are political, economical, cultural, etc.

In the wake of this deadly pandemic, every community large and small throughout the world has been challenged to retool and rethink how it works, conducts business and educates its youth. Globalization and the proliferation of information and communication technologies as a result of the pandemic have given many communities a mixed bag of blessings. In particular, these so-called benefits are often sustained under the veil of desirable progress,  but come at the price of inequality, conflict, poverty, and climate change. Such ill-effects, are often overshadowed and exacerbated. 

ICT4HD 2024 will address these issues and participants will have the opportunity to engage in  workshops focused on practical solutions and best practices.  So, join us in the enchanting surroundings of Hawaii to contribute to the discourse on the future of ICT for Human Development in the post-COVID world.

Call for Proposals

With the theme of ‘Education Transformation,’  ICT4HD 2024 welcomes thought leaders, academics, researchers, engineers and education technology specialists to submit abstracts of 250 words in English on topics related to ICT and human development of research done, or proposed research.

Deadline for proposals of 250 words in English: Sunday, December 17th, 2023

ICT4HD 2024 Streams

  • AI in Education
  • Blended Learning
  • Climate Change and ICT
  • Cybersecurity in Education
  • Education Technology
  • Game-based Learning
  • ICT for Smart Cities and Schools
  • International Law and Cyberspace
  • Metaverse Learning
  • Mobile Learning
  • Remote Teaching and Learning
  • Sustainable Development and ICT
  • Other Areas of ICT (please specify)

ICT4HD 2024 Submission Form

Plan Your Attendance

See the ICT4HD 2024 Schedule

ICT4HD 2024 Peer Review Committee

Jo Ann Oravec, College of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA

Jo Ann Oravec is a full professor in the College of Business and Economics at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater in the Department of Information Technology and Supply Chain Management; she is also affiliated with the Robert F. and Jean E. Holtz Center for Science, Technology, & Society Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison. She received her MBA, MS, MA, and PhD degrees at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She taught computer information systems and public policy at Baruch College of the City University of New York; she also taught in the School of Business and the Computer Sciences Department at UW-Madison as well as at Ball State University. She chaired the Privacy Council of the State of Wisconsin, the nation’s first state-level council dealing with information technology and privacy issues. She has written books including “Virtual Individuals, Virtual Groups: Human Dimensions of Groupware and Computer Networking,” Cambridge University Press, and the forthcoming “Good Robot, Bad Robot: Dark and Creepy Sides of Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, and AI,” Palgrave Macmillan Springer, along with more than eighty academic articles on education, futurism, ethics, artificial intelligence, disability, mental health, animal rights, technological design, privacy, computing technology, management, and public policy issues. She has worked for public television and developed software along with her academic ventures and has held visiting fellow positions at both Cambridge and Oxford.

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.

Robert Reuschlein, BSEE, MBA, CPA, EdD, Real Economy Institute, USA

Dr. Robert Reuschlein is a faculty member at the Real Economy Institute. He has expertise in economic engineering and holds multiple degrees, including an Ed.D., MBA, CPA, and BSEE. Dr. Reuschlein has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize multiple times. He has also authored several publications on topics such as Peace Economics, Military Keynesianism, and the Political Economy of War. Robert has taught academic courses on the subjects Peace Economics and Weather, Wealth, and Wars. His latest book is Weather, Wealth, and Wars (2021). Most recently, in 2023, he developed a war game based on the Ukraine War.

Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech, English Department, School of Humanities, Matsuyama University, Japan

Harry Carley is a lecturer in the English Department of the School of Humanities, at Matsuyama University in Ehime, Japan. He has acquired an expanded knowledge of the Japanese educational system while instructing English. His almost 30 years of residing in Japan has afforded him the opportunity to become involved with all aspects of English language teaching. He has taught extensively at the kindergarten, primary, junior and senior high levels for 20 years. His current position at the tertiary level has permitted him to incorporate his prior earlier teaching knowledge with the latest technological advancements. His aim has been to offer lessons that offer opportunities for language expansion as well as at the same time as contributing to expanding learner’s active presentation and computer skills. His key research interest concerns understanding language learning as it is constantly evolving along with the latest enhancements in technical knowledge.


  • Jo Ann Oravec, Ph.D., College of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA
  • William P. Kittredge, Ph.D., School of Public Policy, Chiang Mai University, Thailand
  • Robert Reuschlein, Ed.D., Real Economy Institute, USA
  • Marina Dabic, Ph.D., Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Sumita Rai, Ph.D., Dean of Industry Connect and Professor, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India
  • Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech, Humanities Department, Matsuyama University, Japan
  • Donald Cook, MPH, MEd, University of Nagasaki, Sasebo, Japan
  • Ivan Ledesma, M.A. Development, Humanitarian and Senior Lecturer, University of the Philippines, The Philippines
  • Kanato Kashima, Ph.D., Japan University of Economics, Fukuoka Campus, Japan
  • Zulfiya Imyarova, Ph.D., International Educational Program, Narxoz University, Kazakhstan
  • Beverly A. Sarza, Ph.D., De La Salle University Manila, Manila, Philippines
  • Jin Su Jeong, Ph.D., School of Engineering and Design, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  • Thirayu Meererksom, Ph.D., Faculty of Management, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand
  • Ana Salomé García Muñiz, Ph.D., Department of Applied Economics, University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Tu Nguyen, Ph.D.,  Ho Chi Minh City International University, Vietnam

Organizing 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.