The 20th East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference


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Zoom Virtual Conference

When: Feb 11 2021 - 4:30pm until Feb 13 2021 (All day)
Where: Virtual Conference

We invite the public to join the 20th the International Graduate Student Conference taking place February 11-13th, 2021, in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, USA. Our conference is free for audience participants, but registration is required. Please click EWC IGSC 2021 Guest Registration to register on our website in Whova. You will receive a link to the virtual conference platform (Whova) after your registration is processed. For guidance on using Whova, please see Guidelines for Audience Participants.

The East-West Center (EWC) is inviting graduate students and young professionals from around the world to submit abstracts relating to the Asia Pacific region. The conference will provide an opportunity to share interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary perspectives formally, through presenting and attending panel presentations, and informally, through networking with scholars and community members across disciplines in the warm and collaborative environment of the EWC.

A long-standing goal of the EWC has been to promote collaborative and mutually-beneficial partnerships between communities and scholars. Much of our research is rooted in the collective knowledge, insight, and years of effort contributed by communities, organizations, and experts across the Asia-Pacific region. Even so, academic findings can often end up limited to scholars and experts, which leads to a greater knowledge gap between researchers and working professionals. Therefore innovative types of communication and partnership are needed to promote research understanding and community interaction. 

Due to unfortunate global circumstances, our conference activities will be hosted online this year, utilizing the conference platform Whova, which incorporates real-time program sessions, Zoom group meetings, links to (pre-)recorded video presentations, and various virtual activities for dynamic interactions among registrants.

Theme: Lei of Knowledge-Communicating Knowledge Across Communities and Disciplines


Keynote Address, February 11, 4:30-6pm HST 

"A Sharing of Gifts: Ko koā uka, ko koā kai."

Film Screening and Talk Story, February 12, 7-8pm HST

"This is the Way We Rise"

Closing Panel, February 13, 3:30-5pm HST

"Different Paths, Similar Trajectories: Grounding Language Revitalization in Community"


For more program details and registration information please visit

Primary Contact Info:
Name: The International Graduate Student Conference
Phone: 8089447458