2018 SAEA Conference

2018 Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference and the Hoʻōla ʻĀina O Māʻilikūkahi Youth Food Sovereignty Congress will be held on the island of Oʻahu from July 27-29, 2018.


The conference is hosted by:


• University of Hawai‘i – West Oahu Sustainable Community Food Systems Program

• Sustainable Agriculture Education Association

University of Hawai‘i System Office of Sustainability and

• Key community partners 




1. 2018 Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference


The 2018 conference will be organized around the themes of indigenous knowledge, decolonization and socio-ecological resiliency in agroecology and sustainable food systems education. Demonstrating its commitment to becoming the world’s foremost indigenous-serving university, the conference will offer many unique opportunities to explore how the University of Hawai‘i, and other indigenous serving institutions in North America, are working to integrate traditional ecological knowledge, practice and culture into post-secondary food systems education. Through presentations, workshops, field trips and hands-on activities, participants will share their theory, practices and vision for integrating these topics into university level and adult education programming about food, agriculture, sustainability and justice.



Contact: Paul J Donnelly (pauljd@hawaii.edu).




2. Hoʻōla ʻĀina O Māʻilikūkahi (“Hands Turned to the Soil”) - Youth Food Sovereignty Congress


The word hoʻōla in Hawaiian means to restore, to give life. The name of the conference reflects an understanding that the ‘$ina (land) must be healthy in order to feed us, and that ‘$ina, kanaka and kai$ulu (land, people and community) must work in concert to provide and maintain sustenance for all living things. The youth sovereignty congress will be integrated into the Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference and seeks to provide a platform from which community-oriented, intergenerational and cultural approaches to building a sustainable food system are honored, cultivated and launched.



Contact: Kukui Maunakea-Forth: info@maoorganicfarms.org




More information for both events can be found at https://www.hawaii.edu/sustainability/saea-2018/.



Event Properties

Event Date 7/27/2018
Event End Date 7/29/2018
Cut off date 7/13/2018 11:55 pm ET
Individual Price Student discounts and scholarships available