A better combination is hard to come by. The Hawaii Gifted Association is making this dream conference come true. Billed as “Hawaii Gifted Association Conference 2010; building advocacy” it is a one and one-half day conference at the JW Marriott Ihilani Resort and Spa on the island of Oahu just west of Honolulu.
With check in at 3:00 PM on Thursday, the conference begins Friday January 8, 2010 at 9:00 AM and continues through 11:00 AM Saturday. “With plenty of time to enjoy the island and the resort’s many amenities, the conference addresses advocacy issues along with professional development opportunities for educators and professionals” according for Conference Director Christine Ohtani-Chang, who is also a Board Member of the Hawaii Gifted Association and a speaker at last years California Association for the Gifted Conference.
Ohtani-Chang also said “there will be breakout sessions that include topics on building advocacy, parenting, rural concerns, green, marketing, math, creativity and social skills“.
Some of the speakers include:
Attorney and U. S. Congressman Ed Case. Congressman Case also served eight years in the Hawaii State House of Representatives and was also House Majority Leader.
As the Facilities Planning Coordinator at Art Center College of Design, Rollin Homer, AIA, combines the ideas, demands and requirements of the College’s diverse academic programs into comprehensive plans for future expansion and growth.
Professor David Rockwood, is Associate Dean of the University of Hawaii’s Manoa School of Architecture.
For those wishing to extend their visit, arrangements have been made at special rates at the Marriott Waikiki in Honolulu for Saturday night through Monday, January 11.