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Thursday, October 1
 

2:00pm HST

The Role of the University
HBMF Board Chair David DeLuca and UH Pres. David Lassner launch the Festival. Pres. Lassner will speak about the key role of the University as the engine of Hawaii 2.0.

Speakers
avatar for David Lassner

David Lassner

President, UH
David Lassner is the 15th president of the University of Hawaiʻi. He leads the 10-campus UH system as well as UH Mānoa. Lassner earned an AB in economics and an MS in computer science from the University of Illinois followed by his PhD in communication and information sciences from... Read More →
avatar for David DeLuca

David DeLuca

Director of Publishing and Development, Bess Press
David DeLuca is Director of Publishing and COO of Bess Press Inc, one of Honolulu’s leading educational and general trade book publishers. The company has an online learning platform, a book distribution service, and manages collaborative media projects with other businesses and... Read More →



Thursday October 1, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm HST
Hawaiʻi 2.0
 
Friday, October 2
 

12:00pm HST

How Can UH Lead Hawai‘i Forward?
These four UH leaders have been wrestling with the huge challenges COVID -19 is forcing on the entire UH System.

Colin Moore, Dir. of the UH Public Policy Center gets their thinking and ideas on various solutions.

Moderators
avatar for Colin Moore

Colin Moore

Colin Moore is the Chair of the School of Communications, the Director of the Public Policy Center, and an Associate Professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bruno

Michael Bruno

Michael S. Bruno is the Provost at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Prior to his appointment, he was the Dean of the School of Engineering and Science, and Professor of Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, and Director of the Center for Maritime Security, a... Read More →
avatar for Jerris Hedges

Jerris Hedges

Jerris Hedges has served as the Dean of the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine since 2008 and as interim Director of the UH Cancer Center from 2014 to 2016. Previously, he served the Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) as Chair of Emergency Medicine, Chief of the Medical Staff... Read More →
avatar for Laura Lyons

Laura Lyons

Laura E. Lyons is the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and a tenured professor in English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She is a recipient of the Regents Medal for Excellence in Teaching. Her research areas include cultural studies, Irish and post-colonial... Read More →
avatar for Maenette Benham

Maenette Benham

Maenette Benham began serving as UH West Oʻahu Chancellor on January 1, 2017. A kanaka maoli scholar and teacher, Benham previously served as the inaugural Dean of the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at UH Mānoa (2008-2016) and was faculty at Michigan State University... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm HST
Hawaiʻi 2.0

2:00pm HST

Introduction to Innovation Future Program
Everyone says Innovation is the key to Hawai‘i 2.0. –but what does that mean in practice? Why a UH leader and a Honolulu CEO believe it’s really possible, and why.

Moderators
avatar for Meli James

Meli James

Meli James is a cofounder at Mana Up, an initiative to expand economic opportunity, higher wage jobs and programs enabling Hawaiʻi product entrepreneurs to scale their businesses globally. Additionally, she is president of the Hawaii Venture Capital Association. James is a graduate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patrick K. Sullivan

Patrick K. Sullivan

Chairman, CEO & Founder, Oceanit Laboratories
Patrick K. Sullivan is Chairman, CEO & Founder of Oceanit Laboratories, which produces disruptive innovation in the fields of aerospace, energy, defense, AI, nanotechnology, health, and more. He holds a Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering from UH Manoa and a BS in Engineering from the University... Read More →
avatar for Vassilis Syrmos

Vassilis Syrmos

VP Research & Innovation, UH
Dr. Vassilis L. Syrmos, UH VP for Research and Innovation, coordinates UH’s Systemwide research, and technology transfer. He is a professor in the department of electrical engineering, and has also served as the Associate Dean of the College of Engineering. Dr. Syrmos obtained his... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm HST
Innovation Future

3:30pm HST

Elemental Excelerator & Blue Startups
Mitigating Climate Change is provoking many ingenious ideas. They all need capital to take those ideas into reality. Listen to the energy and variety of these two outstanding accelerators.

Moderators
avatar for Stacy Ferreira

Stacy Ferreira

Stacy Ferreira is the Budget Chief for the State of Hawai’i Senate Ways & Means Committee. She works closely with the Ways & Means Chairman and all State Department Directors in shaping and formulating the state budgets for the executive branch, judiciary, and OHA. She is passionate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Tiffany Huynh

Tiffany Huynh

Elemental Excelerator
Tiffany Huynh is Director of External Affairs at Elemental Excelerator. She works to weave together a network of mission aligned partners who share a vision of a clean, vibrant, equitable Hawai‘i. She’s an active board member for Hoala School, Hoala Foundation for Education... Read More →
avatar for Chenoa Farnsworth

Chenoa Farnsworth

Blue Startups
Chenoa Farnsworth is the managing partner of Blue Startups, a top 20 U.S. Accelerator (Techcrunch), located in Honolulu. To date, Blue Startups has invested in 82 companies which have gone one to raise $120 million in venture capital. She also manages the Hawaii Angels investment... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm HST
Innovation Future

5:00pm HST

Green Growth Hawaii & Investment Ready
Hawai‘i can model solutions to Climate Change. These two investment leaders are dedicated to ensuring the success of Hawaii-focused projects that pay close attention to local values.

Moderators
avatar for Stacy Ferreira

Stacy Ferreira

Stacy Ferreira is the Budget Chief for the State of Hawai’i Senate Ways & Means Committee. She works closely with the Ways & Means Chairman and all State Department Directors in shaping and formulating the state budgets for the executive branch, judiciary, and OHA. She is passionate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Celeste Connors

Celeste Connors

Executive Director, Hawai'i Green Growth Local2030 Hub
Celeste Connors, Executive Director, Hawai'i Green Growth Local2030 Hub, has twenty years of experience working at the intersection of economic, environment, energy, and international development policy. She previously served as the Director for Environment and Climate Change at... Read More →
avatar for Keoni Lee

Keoni Lee

CEO, Hawaiʻi Investment Ready
Keoni Lee is CEO of Hawaiʻi Investment Ready, a nonprofit intermediary expanding and improving the impact ecosystem of philanthropy, investors, and enterprises addressing Hawaiʻi’s social and environmental challenges. His leadership in business and community garnered his selection... Read More →


Friday October 2, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm HST
Innovation Future
 
Saturday, October 3
 

10:30am HST

Climate Change Impact on Hawai‘i
The pandemic has masked the relentless Climate Change threats to Hawai‘i’s sustainability. These experts are focused on the specifics of the threats, and how to plan for them.

Moderators
avatar for Maxine Burkett

Maxine Burkett

Maxine Burkett is a Professor of Law at the UH William S. Richardson School of Law, and a Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. An international expert on the law and policy of climate change, she has presented her work in diverse areas of climate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Danielle M. Bass

Danielle M. Bass

State Sustainability Coordinator, State of Hawaii Office of Planning
Danielle M. M. Bass is the State of Hawaiʻi’s Sustainability Coordinator within the State’s Office of Planning.  She led the revision and updates of the Hawaiʻi 2050 Sustainability Plan and is establishing the new State of Hawaiʻi’s Statewide Sustainability Program... Read More →
avatar for Karl Kim

Karl Kim

Karl Kim is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at UH Manoa, and Director of the graduate program in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance. He studies transportation, cities, and resilience. Educated at Brown University and M.I.T., he has been a Fulbright scholar to... Read More →
avatar for Victoria Keener

Victoria Keener

Dr. Victoria Keener is a Researcher at the East-West Center. She leads the Pacific RISA and was Lead Author of the Hawaii and Pacific Islands chapter of the 4th US-National Climate Assessment. Dr. Keener also serves on the City of Honolulu Climate Commission. She earned a PhD in Agricultural... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am HST
Sustainability

12:00pm HST

Hawai‘i 2.0 Economy
Everyone says Hawai’i’s dependence on tourism has to change. Four Hawai‘i experts explain different points of view.

Moderators
avatar for Denise Konan

Denise Konan

Dr. Denise Eby Konan is Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa (UHM). Konan has long been active in local economic research. She is a Research Fellow at the University of Hawai'i Economic Research Organization (UHERO... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patrick K. Sullivan

Patrick K. Sullivan

Chairman, CEO & Founder, Oceanit Laboratories
Patrick K. Sullivan is Chairman, CEO & Founder of Oceanit Laboratories, which produces disruptive innovation in the fields of aerospace, energy, defense, AI, nanotechnology, health, and more. He holds a Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering from UH Manoa and a BS in Engineering from the University... Read More →
avatar for Keoni Lee

Keoni Lee

CEO, Hawaiʻi Investment Ready
Keoni Lee is CEO of Hawaiʻi Investment Ready, a nonprofit intermediary expanding and improving the impact ecosystem of philanthropy, investors, and enterprises addressing Hawaiʻi’s social and environmental challenges. His leadership in business and community garnered his selection... Read More →
avatar for Frank Haas

Frank Haas

President, Marketing Management, Inc.
Frank Haas is President of Marketing Management, a consultancy focused on travel and tourism. He is the former Dean of Kapi‘olani Community College’s Hospitality programs and has held executive positions in higher education, tourism and hospitality, food service, and high tech... Read More →
avatar for Sumner LaCroix

Sumner LaCroix

Sumner La Croix is Professor Emeritus in the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa Department of Economics and a research fellow with the University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization. His research focuses on the economic history of Hawai‘i and Australia, and institutional change... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm HST
Sustainability

1:30pm HST

Mitigating Climate Change
Climate Change is already here. Four leading thinkers discuss what it actually means for Hawai‘i, and what is being done about it.

Moderators
avatar for Aki Marceau

Aki Marceau

Aki Marceau is Director of Electrification of Transportation at Hawaiian Electric. She leads Hawaiian Electric’s initiative to advance fossil-fuel free transportation solutions across the company’s five-island service territory. Prior to joining Hawaiian Electric, Marceau served... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Makena Coffman

Makena Coffman

Makena Coffman is the Director for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Institute for Sustainability and Resilience. She is a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and Research Fellow with the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization, and Chair of the City & County... Read More →
avatar for Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts

Michael Roberts is an Economics Professor at the University of Hawaii who conducts research on agriculture, energy, water, and climate change. Before joining the faculty at UH, he was a research economist for USDA and on the faculty of NC State. He received a PhD from UC Berkeley... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Miyashiro

Melissa Miyashiro

Melissa Miyashiro is the Managing Director at Blue Planet Foundation. As part of the senior leadership team, Melissa heads the organization’s clean energy and climate policy efforts, strategic impact, and partnership development. She received a law degree and certificate in Environmental... Read More →


Saturday October 3, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm HST
Sustainability
 
Sunday, October 4
 

12:00pm HST

Hawaii Literary Arts Council Awards
Major annual literary awards for Hawai’I writers and contributors.


Speakers
avatar for Joe Balaz

Joe Balaz

Joe Balaz, winner of the Cades Award for an established author, was born and raised in Wahiawa and is of Hawaiian, Slovakian, and Irish ancestry. He has written multiple books of poetry in Standard English and Pidgin. He has editedHo‘omānoa: An Anthology of Contemporary Hawaiian... Read More →
avatar for Scott Kikkawa

Scott Kikkawa

Scott Kikkawa is a fourth generation Japanese American and native of Hawaii. He is a federal law enforcement officer who writes detective noir fiction set in postwar Honolulu. His debut novel, Kona Winds, was released by Bamboo Ridge Press in November 2019. His follow up novel, Red... Read More →
avatar for Juliet S. Kono Lee

Juliet S. Kono Lee

Juliet S. Kono Lee, born and raised in Hilo, Hawaiʻi, has written about the Japanese American experience across the generations. Using narrative and poetic styles, she seeks to give voice to those who would have otherwise faded into oblivion. She especially wanted to give voice... Read More →
avatar for Don Wallace

Don Wallace

Don Wallace is the author of The French House, Hot Water, and One Great Game; writes for The New York Times, Harper’s, The Wall Street Journal and Honolulu Magazine; wrote the documentary Those Who Came Before: The Musical Journey of Eddie Kamae; and more. Awarded 2020 Loretta A... Read More →


Sunday October 4, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm HST
Hawai‘i's Authors

1:30pm HST

COVID-19, Testing and Tracing in Hawai‘i
Lieut. Gov. Josh Green leads a discussion of testing and tracing models and choices for Hawai‘i.

Moderators
avatar for Dr. Lee Ellen Buenconsejo

Dr. Lee Ellen Buenconsejo

Dr. Lee Ellen Buenconsejo-Lum is a graduate of the UH John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM). She is a Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health and serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at JABSOM. She is the JABSOM Liaison to the Hawaii Emergency Management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Karl Kim

Karl Kim

Karl Kim is Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at UH Manoa, and Director of the graduate program in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance. He studies transportation, cities, and resilience. Educated at Brown University and M.I.T., he has been a Fulbright scholar to... Read More →
avatar for Hilton Raethel

Hilton Raethel

Hilton Raethel has more than 28 years of experience in the health care industry, including 12 years in Southern California and 16 years in Hawaii. His areas of experience include business development, expected reimbursement, decision support, payor and provider contracting, medical... Read More →
avatar for Josh Green, MD

Josh Green, MD

Josh Green is a local doctor, husband, and father of two who has spent his life caring for Hawai‘i families. After completing his medical training, Josh joined the National Health Corps and started his life’s work as a family physician and ER doctor in rural hospitals and clinics... Read More →


Sunday October 4, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm HST
Wellness & Resilience

3:00pm HST

Homelessness & Houselessness
The pandemic has brought homelessness and affordable housing into high relief.

Moderators
avatar for Laura Thielen

Laura Thielen

Laura Thielen has worked with folks who experience homelessness since she was 15. She has been an outreach worker, housing navigator and program manager throughout Oahu for more than 20 years. Laura is currently the Executive Director at Partners In Care which is a resource program... Read More →

Speakers
KC

Kimo Carvalho

Kimo Carvalho is the Director of Community Relations for IHS, The Institute for Human Services – Hawaii’s oldest, largest and most comprehensive homeless service provider. In his capacity, Kimo is the spokesperson for the agency. Additionally, his team operates IHS’ communications... Read More →
avatar for Philip Garboden

Philip Garboden

Philip Garboden is the endowed HCRC Professor in Affordable Housing Economics, Policy, and Planning at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, serving in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) and the UH Economic Research Organization (UHERO).
avatar for Connie Mitchell

Connie Mitchell

Connie Mitchell has been Executive Director at HIS, The Institute for Human Services, for 14 years. She earned both her BS and MS in Nursing from the University of Hawaii. Woven into her efforts to end homelessness is a passion for social and environmental justice and advocacy for... Read More →
avatar for Josh Green, MD

Josh Green, MD

Josh Green is a local doctor, husband, and father of two who has spent his life caring for Hawai‘i families. After completing his medical training, Josh joined the National Health Corps and started his life’s work as a family physician and ER doctor in rural hospitals and clinics... Read More →


Sunday October 4, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm HST
Wellness & Resilience
 
Monday, October 5
 

12:00pm HST

How Can We Rebuild the Economy?
Moderators
avatar for Robert Perkinson

Robert Perkinson

Robert Perkinson is an associate professor of American Studies at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and coordinator of the Better Tomorrow Speaker Series. He is a specialist in race relations, criminal justice, and social movements.

Speakers
avatar for Sumner LaCroix

Sumner LaCroix

Sumner La Croix is Professor Emeritus in the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa Department of Economics and a research fellow with the University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization. His research focuses on the economic history of Hawai‘i and Australia, and institutional change... Read More →
avatar for Laura Thielen

Laura Thielen

Laura Thielen has worked with folks who experience homelessness since she was 15. She has been an outreach worker, housing navigator and program manager throughout Oahu for more than 20 years. Laura is currently the Executive Director at Partners In Care which is a resource program... Read More →
avatar for Beth Giesing

Beth Giesing

Beth Giesting is the director of the Hawai‘i Budget & Policy Center, which researches tax, budget, and other policy strategies related to expanding economic opportunity. Her interest in this area came from working for decades in health policy, since poor health is so strongly correlated... Read More →
avatar for Ikaika Hussey

Ikaika Hussey

Ikaika Hussey is a Local 5 political organizer. He’s leading a ten-year project to decarbonize long-haul aviation through direct atmospheric capture of carbon dioxide. He serves on the boards of a credit union, an independent school, and an arts center. He’s the president of the... Read More →


Monday October 5, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm HST
Hawaiʻi 2.0
 
Tuesday, October 6
 

12:00pm HST

Planning for Hawaii 2.0
Moderators
avatar for Sumner LaCroix

Sumner LaCroix

Sumner La Croix is Professor Emeritus in the University of Hawai‘i-Mānoa Department of Economics and a research fellow with the University of Hawai‘i Economic Research Organization. His research focuses on the economic history of Hawai‘i and Australia, and institutional change... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cathi Ho Schar

Cathi Ho Schar

Cathi Ho Schar, AIA, is an assistant professor at the UHM School of Architecture and the inaugural director of the University of Hawaiʻi Community Design Center (UHCDC), where she focuses on public-sector, public-interest teaching and practice. Cathi has 17 years of professional... Read More →
avatar for Luciano Minerbi

Luciano Minerbi

Luciano Minerbi, professor emeritus of urban and regional planning at the University of Hawaii specializes in land use, environment, cultural assessment, community development and sustainability in Hawai’i and Oceania. His consulting serves community organizations, neighborhood... Read More →
avatar for Mary Alice Evans

Mary Alice Evans

Mary Alice Evans is the director for the Hawaii State Office of Planning. She serves as a co-chair of the Transit-Oriented Development Council, and the State Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission, and as chair of the Greenhouse Gas Sequestration Task Force. She is a... Read More →
avatar for Philip Garboden

Philip Garboden

Philip Garboden is the endowed HCRC Professor in Affordable Housing Economics, Policy, and Planning at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, serving in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) and the UH Economic Research Organization (UHERO).


Tuesday October 6, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm HST
Sustainability
 
Wednesday, October 7
 

12:00pm HST

Academy for Creative Media & Intellectual Anarchy
Moderators
avatar for Burt Lum

Burt Lum

Burt Lum is the State of Hawaii’s Strategy Officer for the Hawaii Broadband Initiative dedicated to ensuring that Hawaii establishes robust, resilient, ubiquitous connectivity to the global broadband network. He was previously the Executive Director of Hawaii Open Data, a non-profit... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patrick K. Sullivan

Patrick K. Sullivan

Chairman, CEO & Founder, Oceanit Laboratories
Patrick K. Sullivan is Chairman, CEO & Founder of Oceanit Laboratories, which produces disruptive innovation in the fields of aerospace, energy, defense, AI, nanotechnology, health, and more. He holds a Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering from UH Manoa and a BS in Engineering from the University... Read More →
avatar for Chris Lee

Chris Lee

Founder and Director, Academy for Creative Media
Chris Lee is the founder and Director of the Academy for Creative Media System at UH, a system-wide program at all ten campuses. Chris graduated from Iolani High School. and Yale University. As President of Production at TriStar Pictures and Columbia Pictures, he was the first Asian... Read More →


Wednesday October 7, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm HST
Innovation Future
 
Friday, October 9
 

1:00pm HST

JABSOM Covid-19 Vaccine and ASSURE 19
Moderators
avatar for Burt Lum

Burt Lum

Burt Lum is the State of Hawaii’s Strategy Officer for the Hawaii Broadband Initiative dedicated to ensuring that Hawaii establishes robust, resilient, ubiquitous connectivity to the global broadband network. He was previously the Executive Director of Hawaii Open Data, a non-profit... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patrick K. Sullivan

Patrick K. Sullivan

Chairman, CEO & Founder, Oceanit Laboratories
Patrick K. Sullivan is Chairman, CEO & Founder of Oceanit Laboratories, which produces disruptive innovation in the fields of aerospace, energy, defense, AI, nanotechnology, health, and more. He holds a Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering from UH Manoa and a BS in Engineering from the University... Read More →
avatar for Axel Lehrer

Axel Lehrer

Associate Professor, Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, JABSOM
Dr. Axel Lehrer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology, and Pharmacology at the University of Hawaii. As a trained Biochemist, his main research interest for the past 18 years, has been the development of vaccines against emerging and... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm HST
Innovation Future
 
Saturday, October 10
 

11:00am HST

Nalukai Startup Camp & Ocean Era Big Island Offshore Cage Fishery
Moderators
avatar for Brian Dote

Brian Dote

Brian Dote is a patent-holding, former developer at Apple that developed core iOS patents and technologies. Brian runs Tapiki and is the Founding Mobile Engineer at Ecobot. Brian was the SVP and Director of Mobile and Digital Commerce at Bank of Hawaii and the first Chief Innovation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Clarke

David Clarke

David Clarke is the executive director of Nalukai Academy. Nalukai produces youth leadership programs focused on technological, social, and cultural entrepreneurship for Hawai’i high school students. David is a graduate of Punahou School, U.S.C., and Columbia University and has... Read More →
avatar for Neil A. Sims

Neil A. Sims

CEO, Ocean Era , LLC
Neil A. Sims is Founder and CEO of Ocean Era, Inc., pioneering the technologies for high-value marine finfish and herbivorous reef fish, and offshore culture of tropical macroalgae. Neil founded commercial offshore farms for Kampachi in both Hawaii and Mexico. He also led the Velella... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm HST
Innovation Future

1:00pm HST

Managing Coastal Retreat
Moderators
avatar for Kem Lowry

Kem Lowry

Kem Lowry is Emeritus Professor and former chair of the UH Manoa Department of the Urban and Regional Planning. In addition to his teaching and research he has worked with several government agencies, non-profit organizations, donor organizations and foundations in Hawai‘i and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Gonser

Matthew Gonser

Matthew Gonser serves as the Coastal & Water Program Manager for the City and County of Honolulu Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resiliency. He joined the Resilience Office in October 2017 after nearly six years as the Community Planning and Design Extension Agent with... Read More →
avatar for Sam Lemmo

Sam Lemmo

Sam Lemmo is the Administrator, Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL), Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). He established and administers the Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands (OCCL) within DLNR. He completed the Hawaii Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm HST
Sustainability

2:30pm HST

Playing with Reality
Moderators
avatar for Don Wallace

Don Wallace

Don Wallace is the author of The French House, Hot Water, and One Great Game; writes for The New York Times, Harper’s, The Wall Street Journal and Honolulu Magazine; wrote the documentary Those Who Came Before: The Musical Journey of Eddie Kamae; and more. Awarded 2020 Loretta A... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kawai Strong Washburn

Kawai Strong Washburn

Kawai Strong Washburn was born and raised on the Hāmākua coast of the Big Island of Hawai‘i. His work has appeared in The Best American Nonrequired Reading, McSweeney’s, and Electric Literature’s “Recommended Reading,” among other outlets. He was a 2015 Tin House Summer... Read More →
avatar for Lee Siegel

Lee Siegel

Lee Siegel, Emeritus Professor of Religion at the University of Hawaii, has published eight novels, four non-fiction books, and a translation of Sanskrit love poetry. Siegel’s writing has earned him a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, two Residency awards at... Read More →
avatar for Thuy Da Lam

Thuy Da Lam

Thuy Da Lam was born in central Vietnam, grew up in Philadelphia, and now lives in Honolulu. Her debut novel, Fire Summer, is a revision of her dissertation, part of which appeared in Lost Lake Folk Opera in commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm HST
Hawai‘i's Authors
 
Sunday, October 11
 

11:00am HST

Lockdown Stress, Anxiety, Depression
Moderators
avatar for Gary Augustin

Gary Augustin

Gary Augustin moved to Hawaii in 1997 to be the Clinical Director of Samaritan Counseling Center Hawaii. He is an ordained Presbyterian/United Church of Christ minister with a PhD in Pastoral Counseling/Psychology of Religion. Gary is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sid Hermosura

Sid Hermosura

Sid Hermosura, PsyD is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Behavioral Health at Waimanalo Health Center. He is also a clinical supervisor and training faculty for I Ola Lahui and serves on advisory boards for other community organizations. These roles allow him the... Read More →
avatar for Sonia Patel, MD

Sonia Patel, MD

Sonia Patel is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist trained at Stanford University and JABSOM. She is also an author. Her debut YA novel, Rani Patel in Full Effect, was a finalist for the Morris Award. Her YA novels Jaya and Rasa: A Love Story and Bloody Seoul both received the In th... Read More →
avatar for Thao Le

Thao Le

Thao N. Le is currently professor in the Human Development & Family Studies program at the University of Hawaii Manoa. Her focus areas include mindfulness-based intervention and training for stress reduction and resiliency. Her first children’s book, Mindfulness with Aloha Response... Read More →


Sunday October 11, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm HST
Wellness & Resilience

12:30pm HST

Conserving Resources for Hawaii 2.0
Moderators
avatar for Makena Coffman

Makena Coffman

Makena Coffman is the Director for the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Institute for Sustainability and Resilience. She is a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and Research Fellow with the University of Hawaiʻi Economic Research Organization, and Chair of the City & County... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Chang

Kevin Chang

Kevin Chang is the Co-Director – with Miwa Tamanaha- of Kuaʻāina Ulu ʻAuamo (KUA) a non-profit organization with a mission to increase the capacity of community-based resource management (CBRM) initiatives with a vision of ʻāina momona (abundant resources). KUA advances its... Read More →
avatar for John N. (“Jack”) Kittinger

John N. (“Jack”) Kittinger

Dr. John N. ("Jack") Kittinger is the Senior Director of the Global Fisheries and Aquaculture Program in Conservation International's Center for Oceans and a Professor of Practice in Arizona State University’s Global Futures Laboratory and School of Sustainability. Under his leadership... Read More →
avatar for Sam ʻOhu Gon III

Sam ʻOhu Gon III

Sam ʻOhu Gon III has worked for over 40 years in conservation biology, and is the Senior Scientist and Cultural Advisor for The Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi. He is also a kumu in the hālau established by John Keolamakaʻāinana Lake, teaching oli (Hawaiian chant). Sam blends the... Read More →


Sunday October 11, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm HST
Sustainability

2:00pm HST

Resilience: Three Women of Hawaii
Moderators
avatar for Constance Hale

Constance Hale

Constance Hale is a San Francisco–based journalist. Her award-winning features on hula, slack-key guitar, the sovereignty movement, the Hawaiian language, Big Island cowboys, and Spam musubi have appeared in the Atlantic, National Geographic Adventure, Afar, Smithsonian, the Los... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Susanna Moore

Susanna Moore

Susanna Moore has written eight novels and three books of non-fiction, including her most recent book, a memoir entitled Miss Aluminum. She lives in New York City and teaches at Princeton University.
avatar for Toby Neal

Toby Neal

Toby Neal, Award-winning, USA Today bestselling social worker turned author grew up on the island of Kaua‘i. A mental Health therapist, Neal's mysteries and thrillers explore the crimes and issues of Hawai‘i from the bottom of the ocean to the top of its volcanoes.
avatar for Victoria H. Durand

Victoria H. Durand

Vicky Heldreich Durand graduated from Punahou High School and spent her formative years in Hawaii as a young surfer. In 1957 she won the Makaha International Surfing Championships. Vicky received her BS at California State University Long Beach and a MS from Oregon State Universi... Read More →


Sunday October 11, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm HST
Hawai‘i's Authors

3:30pm HST

Novelists as Historians
Moderators
avatar for Stuart Coleman

Stuart Coleman

Stuart Coleman is writer, speaker and environmental advocate. He is the award-winning author of more than 60 published articles, scores of poems and 3 books, including the bestseller Eddie Would Go. He is also the Executive Director and Co-founder of the environmental non-profit WAI... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Madinger

John Madinger

John Madinger is a retired federal law enforcement officer and author of textbooks - and most recently, his second novel, Pipe Dreams, about Hawaii's notorious Massie murder case and a history of the 19th Century opium trade. He has a Master’s Degree in history from the University... Read More →
avatar for Mike Malaghan

Mike Malaghan

Mike Malaghan was born in Wisconsin, he paid his way through the University of Florida by selling books door-to-door. Mike finished his 41-year business career as president of a Walt Disney licensee in Japan and Taiwan. McGraw Hill published “Making Millions in Direct Sales... Read More →
avatar for Sara Ackerman

Sara Ackerman

Sara Ackerman is the USA Today bestselling author of The Lieutenant's Nurse, Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers, and Red Sky Over Hawaii. Born and raised in Hawai‘i, she studied journalism and earned graduate degrees in psychology and Chinese medicine. She currently divides her... Read More →


Sunday October 11, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm HST
Hawai‘i's Authors
 
Monday, October 12
 

12:00pm HST

What Kind of Tourism Do We Want?
Moderators
avatar for Colin Moore

Colin Moore

Colin Moore is the Chair of the School of Communications, the Director of the Public Policy Center, and an Associate Professor at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Chun

Jennifer Chun

Jennifer Chun leads HTA’s Tourism Research Division, which provides strategic analytical information about Hawai‘i tourism and conducts special research that supports the state’s marketing and product development efforts, planning by industry partners, and policy making. The... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Naho‘opi‘i

Daniel Naho‘opi‘i

Daniel Nāho‘opi‘i brings over 25 years of extensive experience in marketing research and evaluation to his responsibilities as Executive Vice President of SMS Research. For the past decade Daniel was Director of Tourism Research at the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority.
avatar for Peter Shaindlin

Peter Shaindlin

Peter Shaindlin, recognized as a leading visionary in the global luxury hospitality industry, leads Halekulani Corporation in Hawaii in his capacity as Chief Operating Officer. An alumnus of the University of Oxford, he is recognized across luxury industries for both his pioneering... Read More →
avatar for Ramsay Taum

Ramsay Taum

Ramsay Taum is founder and President of the Life Enhancement Institute of the Pacific and Cultural Sustainability Planner at PBR Hawai‘i & Associates. Mentored and trained by respected Hawaiian elders, he is a practitioner of several Native Hawaiian practices, including ho‘oponopono... Read More →


Monday October 12, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm HST
Hawaiʻi 2.0
 
Tuesday, October 13
 

12:00pm HST

Pre-K-12 Education For Hawaii 2.0
Moderators
avatar for Patricia Halagao

Patricia Halagao

Patricia Espiritu Halagao is Professor and Chair of Curriculum Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa. As a scholar and former elementary teacher, Patricia is committed to equity and social justice in education. She received UH Medal for Excellence in Teaching and served on... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alisa Bender

Alisa Bender

Alisa Bender is DOE Interim Assistant Superintendent for the Office of Curriculum and Instructional Design (OCID). Prior to her appointment, Bender served as principal of Hickam Elementary, which was recognized in 2019 as a National Blue Ribbon School. She has received numerous accolades... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Schatz

Stephen Schatz

Stephen Schatz is Executive Director, Hawai‘i P-20, responsible for overseeing all Hawai‘i P-20 programs and supporting the Hawai‘i P-20 Council, which include the Hawai‘i P-3 Initiative and college access initiatives such as GEAR UP, College Application and Exploration Season... Read More →
avatar for Wai‘ale‘ale Sarsona

Wai‘ale‘ale Sarsona

Dr. Waiʻaleʻale Sarsona is Vice President of the Hiʻialo Group at the Kamehameha Schools. She leads the organization’s early learning strategies including its 29 preschools, public education strategies and the advancement of Hawaiian Culture-Based Education. She serves as a board... Read More →


Tuesday October 13, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm HST
Sustainability
 
Friday, October 16
 

12:00pm HST

Outward and Inward: Four Hawa’i Poets
Moderators
avatar for Eric Paul Shaffer

Eric Paul Shaffer

Eric Paul Shaffer is author of Even Further West; A Million-Dollar Bill; and Lāhaina Noon. He received the 2002 Elliot Cades Award for Literature, the 2009 James M. Vaughan Award for Poetry, and two Ka Palapala Po‘okela Book Awards. Shaffer teaches composition, literature, and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Margo Berdeshevsky

Margo Berdeshevsky

Margo Berdeshevsky, longtime Maui resident, now writes in Paris. She is the author of Before The Drought (Glass Lyre Press/ National Poetry Series finalist), Between Soul & Stone and But a Passage in Wilderness (Sheep Meadow Press), Beautiful Soon Enough (Fiction Collective 2). Her... Read More →
avatar for Peter Shaindlin

Peter Shaindlin

Poet
Peter Shaindlin moves unpredictably between creative writing, music, pho­tog­raphy, and the teaching of aesthetics. His primary poetic influences include Octavio Paz, Geoffrey Hill, Kenneth Rexroth, and Federico Garcia Lorca. An alumnus of the University of Oxford, he resides in... Read More →
avatar for Cathy Song

Cathy Song

Cathy Song is the author of five books of poetry, including Picture Bride, which won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. A Hawai'i Award for Literature recipient, she recently published All the Love in the World (Bamboo... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Stanton

Joseph Stanton

Joseph Stanton’s poems have appeared previously in Poetry, New Letters, Harvard Review, Antioch Review, and many other magazines. He has published six books of poems: Moving Pictures, Things Seen, Imaginary Museum, A Field Guide to the Wildlife of Suburban Oahu, Cardinal Points... Read More →


Friday October 16, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm HST
Hawai‘i's Authors
 
Saturday, October 17
 

11:00am HST

Disparities in Hawai‘i Health
Moderators
avatar for Maya Soetoro-Ng

Maya Soetoro-Ng

Maya Soetoro-Ng is a consultant on the Obama Foundation’s international team and is a faculty specialist at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. She also sits on many voluntary boards and is the co-founder of the nonprofit organizations Ceeds of Peace, the Institute for Climate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kealoha Fox

Kealoha Fox

Kealoha Fox is a Native Hawaiian scientist, practitioner, and advocate based in Hawai‘i. She is the Native Hawaiian Liaison and manages public policy at AlohaCare, a community founded health plan serving all islands. Kealoha is an Obama Leader: Asia-Pacific and policy co-chair of... Read More →
avatar for Mary Frances Oneha

Mary Frances Oneha

Mary Frances Oneha is the Chief Executive Officer of Waimanalo Health Center and a community based researcher. Dr. Oneha’s, commitment has been to improve the health of Native Hawaiians. Her collaborative efforts with other community-minded researchers and efforts to integrate Native... Read More →
avatar for Neal Palafox

Neal Palafox

Neal A. Palafox, M.D., M.P.H. is currently Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, and Professor of Cancer Prevention and Control at the University of Hawai’i Cancer Center. Over the last 30 years, he has focused on reducing health... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm HST
Wellness & Resilience

12:30pm HST

UH System Engine for Hawai‘i 2.0
Moderators
avatar for Peter Arnade

Peter Arnade

Peter Arnade is Dean of the College of Arts, Languages and Letters at the UH Mānoa and Professor of History. His published work has centered on pre-modern Europe, social, political and cultural history. His current scholarly interest is comparative, global history, especially Europe... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bruno

Michael Bruno

Michael S. Bruno is the Provost at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Prior to his appointment, he was the Dean of the School of Engineering and Science, and Professor of Ocean Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology, and Director of the Center for Maritime Security, a... Read More →
avatar for Craig Howes

Craig Howes

Craig Howes is the Director of the Center for Biographical Research and a Professor of English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. A co-editor of The Value of Hawaiʻi III--Hulihia, The Turning, he has worked on radio series, television documentaries, and living history productions... Read More →
avatar for Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘opua

Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘opua

Noelani Goodyear-Kaʻōpua is a professor and chair of the Political Science department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where she teaches Hawaiian and Indigenous politics. Her books include The Seeds We Planted, A Nation Rising, Nā Wāhine Koa, and The Value of Hawaiʻi... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm HST
Sustainability

2:00pm HST

LAVA Visualization & Quantitative Imaging
Moderators
avatar for Stacy Ferreira

Stacy Ferreira

Stacy Ferreira is the Budget Chief for the State of Hawai’i Senate Ways & Means Committee. She works closely with the Ways & Means Chairman and all State Department Directors in shaping and formulating the state budgets for the executive branch, judiciary, and OHA. She is passionate... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Shepherd

John Shepherd

UH Cancer Center
Dr. John Shepherd is an expert in developing medical imaging methods for predicting the future risk of cancer with advanced statistical methods and AI techniques. He is nationally and internationally known for his work in dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scans for bone density... Read More →
avatar for Jason Leigh

Jason Leigh

Dir., LAVA
Dr. Jason Leigh is a pioneer in virtual reality and data visualization. He is the director of the Laboratory for Advanced Visualization & Applications, and the Hawaiʻi Data Science Institute, at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, and director emeritus of the Electronic Visualization... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm HST
Innovation Future

3:30pm HST

The Ocean Microbiome & HNEI Ocean Energy, Ocean Cooling
Moderators
avatar for Ian Kitajima

Ian Kitajima

Ian Kitajima is the "Technology Sherpa" for Oceanit – a "Mind to Market" lab of 160 scientists, engineers, technologists, designers, and dreamers conducting advance research for government and private clients. If you watch James Bond movies, Oceanit is like Q's lab of scientists... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard E. Rocheleau

Richard E. Rocheleau

Dir., HNEI
Richard Rocheleau, Director, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, has his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware and over 40 years of experience in renewable energy. In addition to its research portfolio, the Institute works closely with other state organizations... Read More →
avatar for Edward DeLong

Edward DeLong

C-More
Edward DeLong is an ocean explorer whose scientific interests focus on science and technology development in microbial genomics, systems biology, ecology, and evolution. DeLong is Fellow in the National Academy of Science USA, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American... Read More →


Saturday October 17, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm HST
Innovation Future
 
Sunday, October 18
 

11:00am HST

HeatX & Microfabricated Devices
Moderators
avatar for Brian Dote

Brian Dote

Brian Dote is a patent-holding, former developer at Apple that developed core iOS patents and technologies. Brian runs Tapiki and is the Founding Mobile Engineer at Ecobot. Brian was the SVP and Director of Mobile and Digital Commerce at Bank of Hawaii and the first Chief Innovation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Ohta

Aaron Ohta

Aaron T. Ohta is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has authored or co-authored over 150 publications in the areas of microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), microfluidics, and liquid metals for reconfigurable circuits.
avatar for Dr. Vinod Veedu

Dr. Vinod Veedu

Director of Strategic Initiatives, Oceanit
Dr. Vinod Veedu is the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Oceanit and he is responsible for identifying the strategic direction for the company. He was included in the 2007 the Guinness Book of World records for the creation of the smallest nanobrush. Dr. Veedu was selected as one... Read More →


Sunday October 18, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm HST
Innovation Future

12:30pm HST

Functional Foods & Anti-inflammatory Dietary Supplements
Moderators
avatar for James “Jay” Andrews

James “Jay” Andrews

Director of Marketing, Oceanit
James “Jay” Andrews oversees all marketing, communications, digital, PR, and branding for Oceanit. He has over 11 years of experience in Marketing in the US, UK, and Germany and joined Oceanit from PR firm, Edelman in 2017. Jay graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Watumull

David Watumull

CEO, Cardax
David Watumull is co-founder, President, and CEO of Cardax, Inc., a Hawaii based public biopharmaceutical company. As co-inventor of the Cardax technology, he is listed on 14 U.S. and global patents and has raised more than $20 million for Cardax since it spun out from Hawaii Biotech... Read More →
avatar for Qing X Li

Qing X Li

Professor, Department of Molecular Bioscience
Dr. Qing X. Li is a professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences and Bioengineering, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, UH Manoa. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California at Davis in 1990 and then post-doctoral training in UH-Berkeley prior... Read More →


Sunday October 18, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm HST
Innovation Future

2:00pm HST

Passions and Causes: Two Outsize Lives
Moderators
avatar for Don Wallace

Don Wallace

Don Wallace is the author of The French House, Hot Water, and One Great Game; writes for The New York Times, Harper’s, The Wall Street Journal and Honolulu Magazine; wrote the documentary Those Who Came Before: The Musical Journey of Eddie Kamae; and more. Awarded 2020 Loretta A... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Julien Gorbach

Julien Gorbach

Julien Gorbach, a Boston native, is an assistant professor in the School of Communications at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His book The Notorious Ben Hecht: Iconoclastic Writer and Militant Zionist was published by Purdue University Press in March 2019, and earned the National... Read More →
avatar for Mari Yoshihara

Mari Yoshihara

Mari Yoshihara is Professor and Chair of American Studies at UH Mānoa and the author of Embracing the East: White Women and American Orientalism (Oxford, 2003), Musicians from a Different Shore: Asians and Asian Americans in Classical Music (Temple, 2007), and a number of books... Read More →


Sunday October 18, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm HST
Hawai‘i's Authors
 
Monday, October 19
 

10:30am HST

Jeff Gere – Tales of Inspiration
The Fall International Storyteller Series is presented in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival. Click here for the full Fall International Storyteller Series schedule.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Gere

Jeff Gere

Jeff Gere, who organized these storytellers, was the Drama Specialist for the City & County of Honolulu (Parks Dept.) He created & produced the Talk Story Festival (28 years) & spin-off TV & radio series. Since retiring in 2014, Jeff has toured Hawai‘i, the USA & internationally... Read More →


Monday October 19, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am HST
International Storyteller Series
 
Tuesday, October 20
 

10:30am HST

Yasu Ishida - Dreamer’s Circus
The Fall International Storyteller Series is presented in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival. Click here for the full Fall International Storyteller Series schedule.

Come join an adventure of Dreamer’s Carnival, a virtual storytelling show! It is filled with stories, magic, Kamishibai (Japanese picture board storytelling), and origami! Take a sneak peek at https://youtu.be/a2A2yvLCqeY

Speakers
avatar for Yasu Ishida

Yasu Ishida

Yasu Ishida, combining traditional Japanese theatre, music, origami, magic, and storytelling, will guide you to the enchanting land of Japan. Yasu has a MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences (from UH) and has been performing all around the county, including the Disney Summer Stage Kids... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am HST
International Storyteller Series

12:00pm HST

Arts & Culture for Hawai‘i 2.0
Moderators
avatar for Aaron Sala

Aaron Sala

Aaron J. Salā is an award-winning musician and recording artist and an ethnomusicologist from the University of Hawaiʻi. In 2014, through formal ʻūniki ʻailolo, he graduated to the rank of hoʻopaʻa (chanter). In 2016, he was named a Native Arts and Cultures National Artist... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson is the Artistic Director of Honolulu Theatre for Youth where he is honored to work alongside a team of professional theatre artists and educators creating original work for Hawaii’s students, teachers and families. His work has been supported by the National Endowment... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Johnson

Jonathan Johnson draws on his thirty-two years of arts administration experience as he guides the SFCA in supporting the artistic expressions of Hawai`i’s diverse cultures and communities, enhancing public engagement in culture and the arts, strengthening arts education for all... Read More →
avatar for Terri Skillman

Terri Skillman

Dr. Teri Skillman, CEO, Hawaiʻi Arts AllianceTeri earned her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology from the UH Mānoa Music Dept. Trained as a musician and a dancer, she has worked as an arts administrator, curator, and educator for thirty years. With the Arts Alliance, she is working on community... Read More →
avatar for Vilsoni Hereniko

Vilsoni Hereniko

Vilsoni Hereniko is a professor at the Academy for Creative Media at the UHManoa, as well as a playwright, screenwriter, stage, and film director. His plays and films have played all over Oceania (including Hawai'i), as well as England, Scotland, Norway, Belgium, Copenhagen, and... Read More →


Tuesday October 20, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm HST
Sustainability
 
Wednesday, October 21
 

10:30am HST

Giorgiana Elena Popan - Stories from the Heart of Romania
The Fall International Storyteller Series is presented in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival. Click here for the full Fall International Storyteller Series schedule.

Speakers
avatar for Giorgiana Popin

Giorgiana Popin

Giorgiana Popin is a professional actress, storyteller and trainer who interprets her own and traditional Romanian stories abroad. She has a television show for children.  She founded The Romanian Storytelling Association, and created an annual International Storytelling Festival... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am HST
International Storyteller Series

12:00pm HST

Lasting Effects from COVID-19
Moderators
avatar for Ira Zunin, MD

Ira Zunin, MD

Dr. Ira Zunin earned his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine, completed a residency in Preventive Medicine and then a Master’s Degree in Public Health. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Complementary and Alternative... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Tam

Elizabeth Tam

Dr. Elizabeth Tam is Professor and Chair of Medicine at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine. She specializes in internal medicine and pulmonary diseases, and has conducted NIH- and CDC-funded research on the effects of vog, tobacco smoke, and other environmental... Read More →
avatar for Brian Wu

Brian Wu

Dr. Brian Wu is a pediatric pulmonologist and QUEST medical director at HMSA. During this pandemic, he has been part of various COVID-related taskforces and workgroups in our State.
avatar for Anthony Guerrrero

Anthony Guerrrero

Anthony P. Guerrero, M.D. is Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Hawai‘i John A. Burns School of Medicine, where he completed medical school and residency training in general pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child and adolescent... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm HST
Wellness & Resilience
 
Friday, October 23
 

11:00am HST

Mermaids
Speakers
avatar for Ryan Oishi

Ryan Oishi

Ryan Oishi teaches at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and is a founding member of Fat Ulu Productions. He has been fortunate to have his work appear in Tinfish Press, Bamboo Ridge, and the Value of Hawaiʻi 2. He loves watching people and ideas grow.
avatar for Cristina Bacchilega

Cristina Bacchilega

Cristina Bacchilega, a UHM teacher for many years, coedited and authored books include The Penguin Book of Mermaids, Fairy Tales Transformed? 21st-Century Adaptations and the Politics of Wonder, Legendary Hawai‘i and the Politics of Place: Tradition, Translation, and Tourism, and... Read More →
avatar for Marie Alohalani  Brown

Marie Alohalani Brown

Marie Alohalani Brown is an Associate Professor in the Religion Department, specialist in Hawaiian religion, at UH Mānoa. Her first book, Facing the Spears of Change: The Life and Legacy of John Papa ʻĪʻī (UH Press, 2016) won the Ka Palapala Po`okela Award in 2017 for best book... Read More →


Friday October 23, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm HST
Hawai‘i's Authors
 
Saturday, October 24
 

11:00am HST

Telemedicine: Benefits & Limitations
Moderators
avatar for Ira Zunin, MD

Ira Zunin, MD

Dr. Ira Zunin earned his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine, completed a residency in Preventive Medicine and then a Master’s Degree in Public Health. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Complementary and Alternative... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Allana Wade Coffee

Allana Wade Coffee

Allana Wade Coffee, Ph.D., LLC, is a licensed psychologist with a Ph.D in Educational Psychology earned in 2004 and an additional 4 year respecialization certificate in clinical psychology earned in 2012. Since 1995 Allana Coffee has worked in public and private education, community... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Men-Jean Lee

Dr. Men-Jean Lee

Dr. Men-Jean Lee completed her OBGYN residency at Northwestern University and a fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at the University of Rochester. She is the Kosasa Endowed Professor and Chief of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at JABSOM and the Medical Director of the Fetal Diagnostic... Read More →
avatar for Kelley Withy

Kelley Withy

Kelley Withy, MD, PhD, is Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and the Director of the Hawaii/Pacific Basin Area Health Education Center (AHEC). Her research focuses on health workforce assessment and health... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Nakasone

Wendy Nakasone

Wendy Nakasone, is VP, Consumer Health Solutions, Hawai’i Medical Service Association (HMSA). Sheis responsible for driving HMSA’s consumer and health platform technology solutions, including telehealth. She has held a variety of leadership positions at HMSA and completed her... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm HST
Wellness & Resilience

1:00pm HST

Cyber-physical Systems & The Dawn of Artifical Intelligence
Moderators
avatar for Burt Lum

Burt Lum

Burt Lum is the State of Hawaii’s Strategy Officer for the Hawaii Broadband Initiative dedicated to ensuring that Hawaii establishes robust, resilient, ubiquitous connectivity to the global broadband network. He was previously the Executive Director of Hawaii Open Data, a non-profit... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Watumull

Jeffrey Watumull

Chief Philosophy Officer, Oceanit
Dr. Jeffrey Watumull is Chief Philosophy Officer and Director of AI at Oceanit, where they endeavor to create human-style AI and discover whether its principles obtain in extralinguistic domains (e.g., physics, biology). He is also cofounder of the Cambridge Institute for Exo-Language... Read More →
avatar for Darren Carlsen

Darren Carlsen

Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering
Dr. Darren Carlson is an Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at UH Manoa. He is the founder and director of the Ambient Computing lab, which focuses on advanced research in the areas of Cyber-Physical Systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), Intelligent Edge Computing and... Read More →


Saturday October 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm HST
Innovation Future
 
Monday, October 26
 

10:30am HST

James McCarthy - The Wyld Wonderful Wyld
The Fall International Storyteller Series is presented in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival. Click here for the full Fall International Storyteller Series schedule.

Speakers
avatar for James McCarthy

James McCarthy

James McCarthy’s credits include a principal movie role alongside Keifer Sutherland and Robert Carlyle, seven recordings, performances ranging from classical drama to original comedy and stage appearances with Grammy award-winning artists. He has performed for thousands of school-age... Read More →


Monday October 26, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am HST
International Storyteller Series
 
Tuesday, October 27
 

10:30am HST

Margaret Read MacDonald - Frogs, Devils, and One-Eyed Fish
The Fall International Storyteller Series is presented in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival. Click here for the full Fall International Storyteller Series schedule.

Speakers
avatar for Margaret Read MacDonald

Margaret Read MacDonald

Margaret Read MacDonald was born and raised in Southern Indiana. She will share personal tales. MacDonald is author of over 66 books drawing on her experience as a children’s librarian and traveling storyteller and her PhD in folklore studies. Her books include Peace Tales, Teaching... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am HST
International Storyteller Series

12:00pm HST

Climate Change Impacts on Health in Hawai‘i
Moderators
avatar for Ira Zunin, MD

Ira Zunin, MD

Dr. Ira Zunin earned his medical degree from UCLA School of Medicine, completed a residency in Preventive Medicine and then a Master’s Degree in Public Health. He is Assistant Clinical Professor at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, Department of Complementary and Alternative... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Darragh O’Carroll, MD

Darragh O’Carroll, MD

Darragh O’Carroll is a board-certified emergency physician, medical officer for the Polynesian Voyaging Society, Medical Operations officer for Disaster Response Agency Team Rubicon, and consultant for the Netflix docuseries "Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak”
avatar for Elizabeth Kiefer

Elizabeth Kiefer

Dr. Elizabeth Kiefer completed a residency in internal medicine at The Mount Sinai in NYC, followed by a fellowship in epidemiology at Columbia. She is an Assistant Clinical Professor at JABSOM and works in HIV/AIDS care. Dr. Kiefer recently completed a program on climate and health... Read More →


Tuesday October 27, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm HST
Wellness & Resilience
 
Wednesday, October 28
 

10:30am HST

Karin Amano - Japanese Folktales
The Fall International Storyteller Series is presented in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival. Click here for the full Fall International Storyteller Series schedule.

Speakers
avatar for Karin Amano

Karin Amano

Karin Amano was born and raised in Japan, trained in Japanese traditional dance, singing and acting since an early age. She studied educational theater at NYU, and was a full-time storyteller/comedic actor at Walt Disney World for 11 years. She still performs annually at Epcot’s... Read More →


Wednesday October 28, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am HST
International Storyteller Series
 
Thursday, October 29
 

12:00pm HST

Triple Threats: San Francisco, Hollywood, North Korea
Moderators
avatar for Don Wallace

Don Wallace

Don Wallace is the author of The French House, Hot Water, and One Great Game; writes for The New York Times, Harper’s, The Wall Street Journal and Honolulu Magazine; wrote the documentary Those Who Came Before: The Musical Journey of Eddie Kamae; and more. Awarded 2020 Loretta A... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Shepherd

Gregory Shepherd

Gregory Shepherd spent his early years in New Jersey, London, England, New York City's Lower East Side, and Honolulu. He lived in Japan for four years studying Zen Buddhism at a temple in Kamakura. Sea of Fire is the culmination of travel to South Korea, as well as voluminous research... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Moore

Jonathan Moore

Jonathan Moore is an Edgar Award nominated author of six novels. Before graduating from law school in New Orleans, he owned a bar in Taiwan, guided whitewater raft trips on the Rio Grande, and worked as an investigator for a criminal defense attorney in Washington, D.C. He lives in... Read More →
avatar for Penny Pence Smith

Penny Pence Smith

Penny Pence Smith, author of The Last Legwoman: A Novel of Hollywood, Murder…and Gossip! was legwoman to a famous gossip columnist, then New York Times Special Features correspondent/LA Bureau Manager, Hollywood Reporter correspondent, marketing strategist and HPU professor. She... Read More →


Thursday October 29, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm HST
Hawai‘i's Authors
 
Friday, October 30
 

11:00am HST

The Diaries of Queen Lilu’okalani 1885-1900
Moderators
avatar for Kiele Gonzalez

Kiele Gonzalez

Kiele Gonzalez of the ʻĀpuakea rain of Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu, is co-author of Hānau ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names and has copyedited Palapala: A Journal for Hawaiian Language and Literature. She has a BA from UH–Mānoa in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and journalism, and an MA from UH–Hilo... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Susan Shaner

Susan Shaner

Susan Shaner is the former Administrator of the State of Hawai‘i’s Archives. She led the effort, beginning in 2008, to establish a digital archive to preserve electronic records, both scanned and born digital, according to state and national standards. Born and raised in Kaneohe... Read More →
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Jason Achiu

Jason Achiu was born and raised in Honolulu and is a graduate of the University of Hawaiʻi. He is on-staff at the Hawaiʻi State Archives as a translator, working primarily with Hawaiian language government records. He was formerly a Hawaiian-language instructor at the University... Read More →


Friday October 30, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm HST
Hawai‘i's Authors
 
Saturday, October 31
 

1:00pm HST

The Mo‘olelo of Hawai‘i of Davida Malo
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Kiele Gonzalez

Kiele Gonzalez of the ʻĀpuakea rain of Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu, is co-author of Hānau ka Ua: Hawaiian Rain Names and has copyedited Palapala: A Journal for Hawaiian Language and Literature. She has a BA from UH–Mānoa in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi and journalism, and an MA from UH–Hilo... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Charles Langlas

Charles Langlas

Dr. Charles (Kale) Langlas was formerly an associate professor at Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani College of Hawaiian Language, now retired. Originally he trained as an anthropologist and has done ethnographic research in New Guinea, at Kalapana on Hawaiʻi Island and at Kalaupapa... Read More →
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Jeffrey Lyon

Jeffrey (Kapali) Lyon is the chair of the department of religion at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa and the editor of the Palapala journal. Following the publication of the two-volume Moʻolelo Hawaiʻi of Davida Malo, he and Charles Langlas have been working on a new edition... Read More →
avatar for Noelani Arista

Noelani Arista

Noelani Arista is an Associate Professor of Hawaiian and U.S. History at UH Mānoa. Her book,The Kingdom and the Republic: Sovereign Hawaiʻi and the Early United States was awarded the Best Book Award of 2020 by the Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA). Her... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm HST
Hawai‘i's Authors

3:00pm HST

Bamboo Ridge #118
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Misty Sanico

Misty Sanico is a writer, editor, and book designer from Honolulu. Her work has appeared in Bamboo Ridge Journal of Hawaiʻi Literature and Art, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, and various magazines and online publications. She is currently co-authoring a book with her mother about... Read More →
avatar for Jean Toyama

Jean Toyama

Jean Yamasaki Toyama is professor emerita of French and former Associate Dean of the College of Languages, Linguistics and Literature at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Her latest books include a volume of poetry, Prepositions, a book of short stories, The Piano Tuner’s Wife... Read More →

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avatar for Sue Cowing

Sue Cowing

Sue Cowing lives and writes poetry and fiction in Honolulu. Her poems have appeared in Bamboo Ridge, Sister Stew, and other journals and anthologies and in her two collections: My Dog Has Flies: Poetry for Hawaii’s Kids and The Octopus of Imagination.
avatar for Jennifer Hasegawa

Jennifer Hasegawa

Jennifer Hasegawa, a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet, was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaiʻi and lives in San Francisco. The manuscript for her first book of poetry, La Chica’s Field Guide to Banzai Living, won the Joseph Henry Jackson Literary Award. Her work has appeared in The Adroit... Read More →
avatar for Scott Kikkawa

Scott Kikkawa

Scott Kikkawa is a fourth generation Japanese American and native of Hawaii. He is a federal law enforcement officer who writes detective noir fiction set in postwar Honolulu. His debut novel, Kona Winds, was released by Bamboo Ridge Press in November 2019. His follow up novel, Red... Read More →
avatar for Kapena M. Landgraf

Kapena M. Landgraf

Kapena Landgraf grew up in the Hawai‘i island towns of Pepe‘ekeo and Pāpa‘ikou, later moving to Wainaku, Panaʻewa, and finally settling in Kaūmana where his parents live to this day. He moved to Honolulu in 2006 to pursue creative writing at UH Mānoa, and lectured there... Read More →
avatar for Tamara Moan

Tamara Moan

Tamara Moan earned her BFA in graphic design from the University of Washington, and her MA in literature and creative writing from the University of Hawai‛i. She currently lives and works in Kailua, Hawai‛i, surrounded by an extended Hawaiian family and the vast Pacific. Tamara’s... Read More →
avatar for Delaina Thomas

Delaina Thomas

Delaina Thomas writes about her childhood in Palolo and Manoa. She has an MFA from UC Irvine. Her work has appeared in Bamboo Ridge Journal, The Common, The Hudson Review, The Missouri Review, and others.


Saturday October 31, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm HST
Hawai‘i's Authors

7:00pm HST

Halloween Storyteller Special
The Fall International Storyteller Series is presented in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival. Click here for the full Fall International Storyteller Series schedule.

7:00   Jeff Gere: Sensative
7:15    Kathy Collins: Botan Doro (The Peony Pavillion)
7:30   Dann Seki: White Lady, Miles and the Hinotama, Gimme Back MyHead
7:45   Alton Chung: Drowning at Waimea Falls Pond

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Gere

Jeff Gere

Jeff Gere, who organized these storytellers, was the Drama Specialist for the City & County of Honolulu (Parks Dept.) He created & produced the Talk Story Festival (28 years) & spin-off TV & radio series. Since retiring in 2014, Jeff has toured Hawai‘i, the USA & internationally... Read More →
avatar for Kathy Collins

Kathy Collins

Kathy Collins has performed as a storyteller, stage and film actress, radio and TV personality, stand-up comic, emcee, and dancer since she was 13.. She is also a newspaper columnist (Maui News) and freelance writer. With her pidgin-speaking alter ego, “Tita,” she has talked... Read More →
avatar for Dann Seki

Dann Seki

Dann Seki is a stage and screen actor as well as a storyteller. He is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. As an actor, he has appeared in numerous local commercials, television shows filmed in Hawai‘i and on stage at local... Read More →
avatar for Alton Takiyama-Chung

Alton Takiyama-Chung

Alton Takiyama-Chung, a local boy, grew up with the stories, superstitions, and the magic of the Hawaiian Islands. He tells stories of the Plantation Days, the Japanese-American experience of WWII, Asian folktales, Hawaiian legends, and of course, ghost stories. He has been a featured... Read More →


Saturday October 31, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm HST
International Storyteller Series
 
Sunday, November 1
 

11:00am HST

Value of Hawaiʻi 3—Hulihia the Turning
Discussions of a post-COVID Hawaiʻi need to begin with the recognition of the exploitation and injustice that has defined America’s presense in Hawaiʻi.

Download the book for free as a pdf or ebook at  http://hdl.handle.net/10125/70171.


Moderators
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Jonathan Osorio

Jonathan Kay Kamakawiwoʻole Osorio is Professor of Hawaiian Studies and the Dean of the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. His published works include a history of the Hawaiian Kingdom and contemporary Hawaiian political issues... Read More →

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avatar for Loke Aloua

Loke Aloua

Loke Aloua is a kama‘āina from the Kona District on Hawai‘i Island. Her lineage binds her to Hawai‘i and Maui. She is a kia‘i loko for Kaloko Loko I‘a.
avatar for Charles Lawrence

Charles Lawrence

Charles Lawrence is Professor Emeritus of Law, William S. Richardson School of Law.
avatar for Kuʻulani Muise

Kuʻulani Muise

Kuʻulani Muise is a mother, a writer, and an illustrator. Mauna a Wākea is her mauna, Mahakea her wai, and Kahua her ʻāina where she resides with her husband, Jake, and their three children—Palikū, Leiʻohu, and Laniua.
avatar for Mahealani Perez Wendt

Mahealani Perez Wendt

Mahealani Perez Wendt was Executive Director of the Native Hawaiian Legal Corporation for thirty-two years, receiving many awards and recognitions for her community advocacy work. She is also a poet widely published in Hawaiʻi and abroad. Originally from Kauaʻi, she and her husband... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm HST
Hawai‘i's Authors

12:30pm HST

Value of Hawaiʻi 3—Hulihia the Turning
Thoughts about problems and solutions old and new—warriors, ahupuaʻa, and home in Waiʻanae.

Download the book for free as a pdf or ebook at  http://hdl.handle.net/10125/70171.

Moderators
avatar for Craig Howes

Craig Howes

Craig Howes is the Director of the Center for Biographical Research and a Professor of English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. A co-editor of The Value of Hawaiʻi III--Hulihia, The Turning, he has worked on radio series, television documentaries, and living history productions... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Neil J. Kahoʻokele Hannahs

Neil J. Kahoʻokele Hannahs

Neil J. Kahoʻokele Hannahs is founder and CEO of Hoʻokele Strategies LLC, former director of the Land Assets Division of Kamehameha Schools, and co-founder and director of the First Nations Futures and Hawaiʻi Investment Ready programs. He has served on the State of Hawaiʻi Commission... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Kajihiro

Kyle Kajihiro

Kyle Kajihiro is a peace and social justice activist and lecturer in Geography and Environment and Ethnic Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
avatar for Ty P. Kāwika Tengan

Ty P. Kāwika Tengan

Ty P. Kāwika Tengan is an associate professor of ethnic studies and anthropology at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.
avatar for Tatiana Kalaniʻōpua Young

Tatiana Kalaniʻōpua Young

Tatiana Kalaniʻōpua Young is a Kanaka ‘Ōiwi Maoli, māhū+ scholar-activist, and a former community organizer with the United Territories of Pacific Islanders Alliance (UTOPIA). She completed her PhD in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington. Kalaniʻōpua... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2020 12:30pm - 1:30pm HST
Hawai‘i's Authors

2:00pm HST

Value of Hawaiʻi 3—Hulihia the Turning
How music, art, poetry, and other cultural and creative production can guide us toward the postpandemic future we want.

Download the book for free as a pdf or ebook at  http://hdl.handle.net/10125/70171.

Moderators
avatar for Aiko Yamashiro

Aiko Yamashiro

Aiko Yamashiro was raised in Kāneʻohe, Oʻahu, and is lucky to live near enough to see her mother Aileen, brother Daniel, sister Amy, niyok, kalo, haʻuʻoi, and the Koʻolau mountains almost every day. She is also lucky during this lockdown to sometimes get to visit Okinawa, Guåhan... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Akiemi Glenn

Akiemi Glenn

Akiemi Glenn is a Honolulu-based nonprofit leader, curator, and researcher. She is the founder and executive director of the Pōpolo Project, an organization that engages concepts of culture, race, and belonging. Under Akiemi’s leadership, the Pōpolo Project challenges how we understand... Read More →
avatar for Kainani Kahaunaele

Kainani Kahaunaele

Kainani Kahaunaele is a mele enthusiast, singer-songwriter, and kumu ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi at Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. She has produced two award-winning solo albums focusing on haku mele. Her third is due for release in the winter of 2020.
avatar for Norman Kaneshiro

Norman Kaneshiro

Norman Kaneshiro, born, raised, and living in Honolulu, is the grandson of Okinawan immigrants on both sides of his family. He is co-founder and co-director of Ukwanshin Kabudan Ryukyu Performing Arts Troupe, a volunteer Okinawan music instructor, and a lecturer at the University... Read More →
avatar for Kapiliʻula Naehu-Ramos

Kapiliʻula Naehu-Ramos

Kapiliʻula Naehu-Ramos is a Maui-born and Molokai-raised artist of Filipina, Borincua, Portuguese, Chinese, and Hawaiian descent. She is a Molokai High School graduate currently attending Princeton University and plans on majoring in Visual Arts with a certificate in creative writing... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm HST
Hawai‘i's Authors
 
Monday, November 2
 

10:30am HST

Antonio Rocha - Say What?!!
The Fall International Storyteller Series is presented in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival. Click here for the full Fall International Storyteller Series schedule.

Speakers
avatar for Antonio Rocha

Antonio Rocha

Antonio Rocha, a native of Brazil, began his career in the performing arts in 1985. In 1988 he came to the USA to deepen his mime skills with Tony Montanaro. Antonio has performed his unique fusion of mime and spoken word from Singapore to South Africa and many places in between... Read More →


Monday November 2, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am HST
International Storyteller Series
 
Tuesday, November 3
 

10:30am HST

Lyn Ford - From Africa to Appalachia: Affrilachian Tales
The Fall International Storyteller Series is presented in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival. Click here for the full Fall International Storyteller Series schedule.

Speakers
avatar for Lyn Ford

Lyn Ford

Lyn Ford is a fourth-generation Affrilachian storyteller, author and keynote speaker. She is recognized as one of the leading African-American voices in America. Her work has taken her across the United States and beyond its borders to Australia and Ireland. Lyn is a mentor to young... Read More →


Tuesday November 3, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am HST
International Storyteller Series
 
Wednesday, November 4
 

10:30am HST

Jeeva Raghunath - Indian Supernatural Spirits
The Fall International Storyteller Series is presented in conjunction with the Hawai‘i Book and Music Festival. Click here for the full Fall International Storyteller Series schedule.

Speakers
avatar for Jeeva Raghunath

Jeeva Raghunath

Jeeva Raghunath has been a professional storyteller since 1997 and is a pioneer of India’s storytelling revival. She has a liquid face and a million voices. She has performed in 27 countries, and has produced her own International Storytelling Festival for 6 years. She’s done... Read More →


Wednesday November 4, 2020 10:30am - 11:30am HST
International Storyteller Series