Proposals from those who would like to facilitate a panel discussion are welcomed. The proposals may address any of the topics falling within the scope of the conference themes.

Panel Discussions provide an opportunity for public discussion amongst a selected group of panelists. Central to the success of a panel discussion is the choice of a good topic as the focus for discussion and panel lists who bring differing perspectives and are confident in making clear arguments in a live situation. Panels should comprise of three to five scholars who present their arguments; a discussant offers critical comment on the arguments made and the discussion is opened up to the participating audience.    

The proposal must include:


Panel Chair(s) (if necessary)

Speakers Name, Affiliation and Email


Objective and motivation


The HCWHE will set aside space for those who wish to pursue discussion of a particular topic or issue. Interested individuals should submit a proposal not more than 400 words, on or before MARCH 1, 2015. In addition, the proposal should indicate the duration of the panel discussion (preferred duration is 45 minutes).

All accepted Panel Discussion proposal will be published in the Conference Proceedings. If you are interested in organizing Panel Discussion for the HWHE, please email your proposal to HWHE@pacificwomenscollege.org Submissions should be in MS Word format.


We understand that some presenters will not be able to make the trip to Hawai to present their research paper mainly due to financial restrictions on travel. Therefore, with the use of Skype, authors of accepted papers have the same publication opportunities as regular presenters. Research works submitted without the participant attending the conference in person, but presented via video conferencing are refereed and published (if accepted) in the conference proceedings.  Conference fees are the same for both virutal or face-to-face presentation. 

You can submit a research paper, case study, work in progress and report for virtual presentation under the open call for papers via email to hwhe@pacificwomenscollege.org  Please reference HWHE virtual presentation in your submission.


The HCWHE invites speakers to share their knowledge on issues or subject matters of the research work. To be a session speaker, you need to email: 

1. Presentation Title

2. Scope (300 words)

3. Objective and Motivation (200 words)

4. Name, Affiliation and Email

If you are interested in giving a talk without submitting a paper, please email your proposal to HWHE@pacificwomenscollege.org  on or before MARCH 1, 2015. The proposal will be reviewed by the Steering Committees. After acceptance, you will receive a feedback on any modification required. All accepted proposals will be published in the proceedings.

Session Chairs are asked to:

·        Introduce the participants.

·        Start and end the sessions on time.

·        Lead discussions. It is up to the Session Chair to decide if questions and answers will   come after each paper or if questions and answers will come after all of the papers of the session are presented.

All participants of each of the sessions should feel free to consider themselves as discussants


The panel discussion members and session speakers are responsible for meeting the costs of their registration, travel and accommodation.

All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in a special HWHE conference journal.

Additional Information for Authors

Dress for the Meeting - Business, Casual, or Aloha attire.

Format of Presentations:

Paper sessions will consist of two presentations in a 60 minute session.  The session will be divided equally between the presenters.


Workshop presenters will be given the full 60 minute session.


Panel sessions will last 60 minutes and it is the presenters’ choice how that time is split between panelists.


Poster sessions will last 60 minutes and consist of a large group of presenters.  Poster sessions allow attendees to speak with the presenters on a one-to-one basis.  If you are scheduled for a poster session, the following supplies will be provided to present your research on:



   Tri-fold display board (48 x 36 inches)


   Push pins


   Round table


Equipment that will be provided by the conference and setup in all presentation rooms: (excluding poster sessions):

         LCD Data Projector (with screen)

         DVD Combination Player (also plays audio CD’s)

Please note that Internet access is the presentation rooms.

Limited equipment available on a sign-out basis:

·                  Slide Projectors (These must be reserved in advance).

·                  Overhead Transparency Projector (These must be reserved in advance & presenter must provide own transparencies)