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tatehood Commission to host commemorative conference
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To culminate the year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood, the 50th Anniversary of Statehood Commission will host a commemorative conference on Admission Day at the Hawaii Convention Center.
The Aug. 21 conference, titled “New Horizons for the Next 50 Years,” will bring together Hawaii residents representing different industries and interests, to reflect on the accomplishments Hawaii has achieved since becoming a state, while exploring the vision for Hawaii’s next 50 years.
“This conference will present our residents with a unique opportunity to reflect on how far we have come as a state and to explore the potential for Hawaii’s future in the next 50 years,” said Kippen de Alba Chu, chairman of the 50th Anniversary of Statehood Commission. “It will be a time to share our diverse points of views and ideas about moving Hawai`i forward, in an environment of respect.”
Local, national and international representatives will gather to discuss topics about Hawaii’s past, present and future, including what Hawaii means to the world and the emerging role of our state in the global community in the next 50 years.
Major topics and themes that will be discussed throughout the conference include: the 21st Century Economy, Education for the Next Generation, Energy for Tomorrow, Technology in Our Daily Lives, and Native Hawaiians: Cultural Navigation in a Sea of Change.
The opening plenary session will feature keynote remarks by Bryan Clay, Olympic Decathlon gold medalist; Andy Karsner, former deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Energy; and John Zogby, political pollster, Zogby International. Governor Linda Lingle will also provide welcoming remarks.
Scheduled workshops include: The Future of Tourism in Hawaii: Structural and Strategic Changes; Military partnerships – Part of Our Ohana; Knowledge Management – Leading Hawaii’s Future; Media in Hawaii – The Next 50 Years; Economic Understanding for Today and Transformation for Tomorrow; Education for our Future (STEM education, robotics, tech in the classroom); What Does Innovation Mean?; Labor Movement: Role of Unions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Historic Overview: Historical Perspectives of Statehood; and Energy for Tomorrow.
In addition to the workshops, exhibit pavilions will provide conference delegates with opportunities to further their understanding of the various topic areas by interacting with industry professionals.
Central to the New Horizons pavilions, which feature emerging and existing industries in Hawaii, will be a job fair for Hawaii residents faced with the realities of the current economic challenges.
Employment search firms, local employers, as well as representatives from HireNet Hawaii, an online employment resource for job seekers and employers, Career Kokua and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Workforce Development Division will be among the nearly 50 organizations offering information to potential employees.
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To culminate the year-long commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Hawaii’s statehood, the 50th Anniversary of Statehood Commission will host a commemorative conference on Admission Day at the Hawaii Convention Center.

The Aug. 21 conference, titled “New Horizons for the Next 50 Years,” will bring together Hawaii residents representing different industries and interests, to reflect on the accomplishments Hawaii has achieved since becoming a state, while exploring the vision for Hawaii’s next 50 years.

“This conference will present our residents with a unique opportunity to reflect on how far we have come as a state and to explore the potential for Hawaii’s future in the next 50 years,” said Kippen de Alba Chu, chairman of the 50th Anniversary of Statehood Commission. “It will be a time to share our diverse points of views and ideas about moving Hawai`i forward, in an environment of respect.”

Local, national and international representatives will gather to discuss topics about Hawaii’s past, present and future, including what Hawaii means to the world and the emerging role of our state in the global community in the next 50 years.

Major topics and themes that will be discussed throughout the conference include: the 21st Century Economy, Education for the Next Generation, Energy for Tomorrow, Technology in Our Daily Lives, and Native Hawaiians: Cultural Navigation in a Sea of Change.

The opening plenary session will feature keynote remarks by Bryan Clay, Olympic Decathlon gold medalist; Andy Karsner, former deputy secretary, U.S. Department of Energy; and John Zogby, political pollster, Zogby International. Governor Linda Lingle will also provide welcoming remarks.

Scheduled workshops include: The Future of Tourism in Hawaii: Structural and Strategic Changes; Military partnerships – Part of Our Ohana; Knowledge Management – Leading Hawaii’s Future; Media in Hawaii – The Next 50 Years; Economic Understanding for Today and Transformation for Tomorrow; Education for our Future (STEM education, robotics, tech in the classroom); What Does Innovation Mean?; Labor Movement: Role of Unions Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow; Historic Overview: Historical Perspectives of Statehood; and Energy for Tomorrow.

In addition to the workshops, exhibit pavilions will provide conference delegates with opportunities to further their understanding of the various topic areas by interacting with industry professionals.

Central to the New Horizons pavilions, which feature emerging and existing industries in Hawaii, will be a job fair for Hawaii residents faced with the realities of the current economic challenges.

Employment search firms, local employers, as well as representatives from HireNet Hawaii, an online employment resource for job seekers and employers, Career Kokua and the State of Hawai‘i Department of Labor and Industrial Relations Workforce Development Division will be among the nearly 50 organizations offering information to potential employees.

— Find out more:

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