The 3rd IAFOR International Conference on Arts & Humanities in Hawaii

Join us in Honolulu (and online) for IICAH2023

January 05-08, 2023 | The Hawai'i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Aloha and welcome to the beautiful island of Oahu, home to The IAFOR International Conference on Arts & Humanities in Hawaii (IICAH) and The IAFOR International Conference on Education in Hawaii (IICE).

Held in partnership with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, this international conference encourages academics and scholars to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum stimulating respectful dialogue, by bringing together university scholars working throughout Hawai'i, the United States, Asia, and beyond to share ideas and research. This event will afford an exceptional opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, networking, and facilitating partnerships across national and disciplinary borders.

Since its founding in 2009, IAFOR has brought people and ideas together in a variety of events and platforms to promote and celebrate interdisciplinary study, and underline its importance. Over the past year we have engaged in many cross-sectoral projects, including those with universities (the University of Barcelona, Hofstra University, UCL, University of Belgrade and Moscow State University), think tanks (the East-West Center), as well as collaborative projects with the United Nations in New York, and the Government of Japan through the Prime Minister’s office, and right here in Honolulu with the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa for this conference!

With the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, we have engaged in a number of interdisciplinary initiatives we believe will have an important impact on domestic and international public policy conversations. It is through conferences like these that we expand our network and partners, and we have no doubt that IICAH2023 and IICE2023 will offer a remarkable opportunity for the sharing of research and best practice, for the meeting of people and ideas. We expect the resultant professional and personal collaborations to endure for many years, and we look forward to seeing you in Honolulu!

The IAFOR International Conference on Arts & Humanities in Hawaii (IICAH2023) will be held alongside The IAFOR International Conference on Education in Hawaii (IICE2023), and many of the sessions will concentrate on areas at the intersection of education, arts and humanities. 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 IICAH2023 Organising Committee

Grant Black, Chuo University, Japan
Robin Dyrensborg, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, United States
Joseph Haldane, IAFOR
Donald E. Hall, University of Rochester, United States
Daniel Hoffman, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, United States
James W. McNally, University of Michigan, United States & NACDA Program on Aging
Deane Neubauer, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, United States
Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan
Tialei Scanlan, Brigham Young University – Hawaii, United States
Gary E. Swanson, University of Northern Colorado, United States (fmr.)

Key Information
  • Location & Venue: The Hawai’i Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States (and online)
  • Dates: Thursday, January 05, 2023 ​to Sunday, January 08, 2023
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: August 19, 2022*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: October 19, 2022
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: November 18, 2022

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.

Our Response to the Ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Pandemic

Present, Publish, Participate On-site or Online

Continued excellence in service, wherever you are

Our commitment to you; academics, scholars and educators around the world, is to continue to run conferences where and how possible, but in the full knowledge that in these unprecedented and changing times, we must engage as much as is possible online, allowing those who choose not to travel, or who cannot travel, opportunities to present, publish and participate online.


Given the uncertainties surrounding travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic, and related and evolving government responses, we understand that potential delegates’ plans may be subject to change beyond their control, and indeed many people may not be able to travel to our conferences. We will be as flexible as we can our side to allow delegates to switch registration types between “on-site” and “online” depending on their circumstances, up until one month before the conference, so that you can be assured that whatever your situation, you can still present, publish and participate.


Founded in 2009, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is a politically independent non-partisan and non-profit interdisciplinary think tank, conference organiser and publisher. Based in Japan, its main administrative office is in Nagoya, and its research center is in The Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), a graduate school of Osaka University. IAFOR runs research programs and events in Asia, Europe and North America in partnership with universities and think tanks, and has also worked on a number of multi-sector cooperative programs and events, including collaborations with the United Nations and the Government of Japan.