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2017 International Conference on Multidisciplinary Filipino Studies

University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo, Hilo, Hawai╩╗i, USA
October 27-29, 2017

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The 2017 First International Conference on Multidisciplinary Filipino Studies
will be held at the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo, from October 27-29, 2017

Aloha and Mabuhay!

Welcome to the First International Conference on Multidisciplinary Filipino Studies! This conference will be held on the beautiful paradise island of Hawai╩╗i in the United States of America. The island of Hawai╩╗i, also called the Big Island, is home to the Hilo campus of the University of Hawai╩╗i, which is the venue of this conference. It is on this still growing island where you can find the majestic Maunakea, the worldÔÇÖs tallest mountain measured from its underwater base.

This international multidisciplinary conference will be hosted by the Filipino Studies Program of the University of Hawai╩╗i at Hilo. It aims to provide the excellent venue for the exchange and sharing of ideas, researches, studies, experiences, and other academic pursuits, endeavors and interests related to the Filipinos and the Philippines. With the Filipinos and the Philippines in focus, to be represented in this conference are the fields of agricultural sciences, allied health sciences, anthropology, art studies, cultural studies, diaspora and migration studies, education, ESL, film studies, gender studies, language, indigenous studies, linguistics, literature, media and communication, museology, performing arts, popular culture, politics and governance, psychology, religion, sociology, Southeast Asian studies, sustainability studies, tourism studies, urban studies, womenÔÇÖs studies, World Englishes, and other areas of studies and disciplines. This three-day conference is open to academics, K-16 teachers, students, media practitioners, policy makers, postdocs, professionals, researchers, and other practicing scholars.


On the day of the conference, each registering participant and presenter will have a copy of the souvenir conference book reflecting the program, the abstracts, and other necessary information pertaining to the conference and its venue.

Papers will be included in the publication of the Filipino Studies Program at University of Hawaii. There are three possible publications in this international conference: e-proceedings, a journal, and a book. For the journal, the Editorial Board reserves the right to include the selected papers. The edited book will have the chosen papers arranged according to the themes. Please submit your full papers by June 1, 2017.

Best Paper Awards

Three papers will be selected for the Best Paper Awards. To be considered, please submit your full papers by June 1, 2017 via this email address:


  • Registration, 250 USD: May 1, 2017 ÔÇô October 27, 2017

Register for the Conference

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Visa Information

Participants holding the Philippine passport are required to apply for the appropriate US Visa to enter the United States of America. Other participants may or may not be required to obtain the US visa depending on the passports they are holding. Visit the U.S. Visas site for further information.


Hawai╩╗i is known for its excellent tourism industry. Here in the Big Island, various hotels are found in the quaint city of Hilo. The famous Banyan Drive by the scenic Hilo Bay is where you can find the following hotels: Hilo Hawaiian Hotel, Seaside Hotel, Grand Naniloa Hotel, Pagoda Hilo Bay Hotel, Reeds Bay Resort Hotel, among others. Hostels are also found in the city proper. Various online booking agencies and other tour agencies are at your disposal for your accommodation needs.

For more information, please email us.