Hosted by the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa 

Welcome Video from Hawaii

October 14-17, 2024 

With a one-day virtual option on October 30th 

CPED Convening Theme 

2024 Convening Schedule


Turning point, time for change, to learn from the past, to change the present, and improve the future 

With a greeting of Aloha (reciprocal love, affection, kindness, grace, salutation, compassion, fondness for), our Hawaiian colleagues graciously invite member faculty, administrators, EdD students, and graduates to join them on the beautiful island of Oʻahu for the 2024 CPED convening.  

At this unique convening, we will be welcomed as allies and introduced to the vast changes that have been experienced by the native peoples of Hawai’i. This invitation comes with a request to join in a reciprocal relationship of Aloha between the people of Hawai’i and those from the continent and elsewhere. We are asked to read and learn about the past and present of Hawai’i before we travel. We are encouraged to bring a desire to listen and learn about how historical and institutional racism, colonization, and imperialism have disenfranchised Hawaiians from their native lives and lands. We are requested to lean into this uncomfortableness and when appropriate, stand strong with our colleagues. The hope is that through this convening we all learn what it means to be a social justice advocate and push to change the future with learning from the past. 

A deeper understanding of the convening theme can be viewed in this short presentation. 

To give back to our colleagues and the native lands of Hawai’i, we are asked to offer our own gifts of Huliau by embracing the past to make change in the present and by including ways in which we can all live sharing deep aloha. We do so by presenting Workshops and Learning Exchanges that seek to transform the present ways: 

  1. We teach; 

  1. We design policies that govern learning; 

  1. We develop and support structures that promote equity while addressing current and historic inequalities;  

  1. We design learning that can support all types of people to successfully earn a doctorate that transforms into social justice spaces.  


May 26, 2024: Learning Exchange & Workshop Proposals Due 

June 2024: Double-blinded Peer Review of Exchange Proposals 

July 2024: Notifications of acceptance     

September 2024: Early Bird Registration and hotel  

Note: Exchanges take place each day of the in-person convening (Monday, Oct 14th through Thursday, Oct 17th 4pm). All in-person exchange presenters are expected to register for the in-person convening. We cannot give preference for a day. By submitting an in-person exchange proposal, you agree to be available each day of the convening. 

Registering for the Convening

Early Bird Registration by September 14 (Hotel & Convening)

Faculty - $375

Students - $150

Regular Registration after September 14 (Convening; contact hotel for room reservations after this date)

Faculty $400

Students - $150   

Hotel Information

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Road

Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Hotel Registration Link

In-person Convening Registration can be found HERE. 

Virtual registration can be found HERE.  



As a membership organization, we look to our member faculty to ensure continued quality programming. A great way to support your understanding of CPED and EdD (re)design is to review convening exchanges proposals.    

We are particularly interested in ensuring that the exchanges have an active learning/experiential/engagement component in them, and focus on advancing social justice, particularly as it applies to social justice education. We hope that reviewers can assist us with this process.  If you are interested in getting involved, please fill in this FORM 


Questions? Please contact Monica Wilkerson, Coordinator of Operations and Development, at [email protected] or 412-648-7428.