WELCOME TO

The 3rd Asian Conference on Education for Sustainability

The Mitsui Garden Hotel
Tuesday & Wednesday
May 1-2, 2018

Hiroshima, Japan

ACES 2018 will be held at the Mitsui Garden Hotel
Hiroshima, Japan
Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1-2, 2018

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018

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The 3rd Asian Conference on Education for Sustainability (ACES 2018)»

Welcome to the 3rd Asian Conference on Education for Sustainability, which is being held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1-2, 2018 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan. This is an international, peer-reviewed event that is being held in partnership with the 5th Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice (EQUIS 2018). All registered participants will be able to attend both events,  as well as receiving a certificate of presentation, an invitation to the welcome reception, access to the proceedings.

Early Registration is only 25,000 JPY. All registered participants will be invited to the welcome reception and provided with a free, guided tour of Hiroshima Peace Park. The first 10 registrants will also receive a free ticket for the Miyajima Shrine Island Tour, which includes round-trip transportation, park entrance fee and cake with tea at a Japanese tea house.

About ACES 2018

Thirty years ago, the Brundtland report – formally titled “Our Common Future” – launched the concept of sustainable development as “the process of change in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development, and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations.” At the heart of the concept of sustainable development lie two interrelated challenges: how to address our growth needs, in particular those of the developing countries, given the limitations imposed by the state of technology and social organization on our ability to meet present and future needs.

Despite significant progress made since the publication of the Brundtland report, the twin challenges of sustainable development remain valid to the present day. What type of governance structures, business practices, technological innovations, legal agreements or policy tools can best bridge the needs-limitation gap in order to facilitate and accelerate sustainable development? The rapid economic growth of the developing countries in Asia in the recent decades has added a new dimension to this process, by shifting the leverage of change from the West to the East. Designing infrastructure, products, enterprises and processes with sustainability in mind can have an enormous impact on environmental and social systems.

Partnering with the 5th Asian Symposium on Education, Equity and Social Justice, ACES 2018 offers a platform for scholarly and applied conversations among a wide variety of stakeholders concerned with the continual challenge of advancing the sustainable development and business agenda: people, planet, and growth. Because this is an emerging paradigm, there is much research and exploration that is needed. Academics, researchers, students and representatives from industry, government and non-governmental organizations need to both share their findings and learn from each other, in order to facilitate the transformation in how economic activity is conducted, allowing human societies to be sustained and to thrive.

The ACES 2018 theme is our The Future of Sustainable Development. As the fields of sustainable development and sustainable business cross over into multiple areas and disciplines, authors are welcome to submit from a range of topics, perspectives, and disciplines. The range of research submissions may include conceptual, empirical, experimental, and case studies. We particularly invite papers making empirical and theoretical contributions about the social and economic processes impacting on sustainable development; global environmental governance, business and public policy approaches; technological innovations; climate change adaptation & mitigation; renewable energy development.

We welcome proposals of 250 words in English by Friday, March 2, 2018 on any of the following ACES 2018 streams:

  • Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Cultural Sustainability
  • Economic Development
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Ending Poverty and Hunger
  • Gender Equality
  • Global Governance of Sustainable Development
  • Public Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
  • Public Policy
  • Social Sustainability
  • Sustainable Energy Policies
  • Other Areas (please specify)

 

Program Chairperson

Takayuki Yamada Takayuki Yamada
Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai
Special Adviser, Polio Plus Committee of Japan
Committee Member, Rotary International Youth Exchange of Japan

Mr. Yamada is a Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai, where he also serves as a special adviser of the Polio Plus Committee of Japan. Between 2011 and 2016 he has organized and led several humanitarian and medical aid missions to India and Bhutan to assist with immunization efforts to eradicate polio in South Asia. Most recently, Mr. Yamada was appointed to serve on the strategic planning committee for the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program in Japan.

Co-Chair and Program Director

 Michael Sasaoka Michael Sasaoka-Alvord
Program Director
INTESDA, Japan

Michael oversees special programs, events and business development for INTESDA, which mobilizes ideas and raises awareness for sustainable development and the Global Goals. Michael holds degrees in international business and Japanese from San Diego State University, USA. Combining his interests in business and education he has been involved with education and training in Japan for the past seventeen years at the secondary, tertiary and corporate level. His research interest include globalization, sustainable development and education rights.

Co-Chair and Plenary Speaker

Harry Carley Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech
English Department, School of Humanities
Matsuyama University, Japan

Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech, currently lecturer in the English Department of the School of Humanities, at Matsuyama University, Ehime, Japan has acquired an expanded knowledge of the Japanese educational system while instructing English. His almost 30 years of residing in Japan has afforded him the opportunity to become involved with all aspects of English language teaching. He has taught extensively at the kindergarten, primary, junior and senior high levels for 20 years. His current position at the tertiary level has permitted him to incorporate his prior earlier teaching knowledge with the latest technological advancements. His aim has been to offer lessons that offer opportunities for language expansion as well as at the same time as contributing to expanding learner’s active presentation and computer skills. His key research interest concerns understanding language learning as it is constantly evolving along with the latest enhancements in technical knowledge.

Plenary Speaker

Henry Loupias Henry H. Loupias, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Visual Communication
University of Pasundan, Indonesia

Dr. Henry Loupias is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Visual Communication at the University of Pasundan (UNPAS), located in Badung, Jawa Barat, Indonesia, where it is one the best and most popular universities drawing students from all over Indonesia as well as many international countries. His research interests include media, social policy, criminal law and legal fundamentals. Dr. Loupias is passionately concerned about the impact of globalization on media and human rights.

Program Committee

ACES 2018 is an international, peer-reviewed symposium. As a general rule, all applicants must use a university or institution registered e-mail address to submit an abstract for evaluation. Please contact the secretariat if you need assistance.

Our review process employs a double-blind review system with instructions and a scoring rubric that assesses a range of areas which are not limited to, but include originality, clarity, organization, methodology, spelling, grammar and suitability for ACES 2018. Accepted abstracts and papers will appear in the ACES 2018 Proceedings.

We wish to thank the following people for their willingness and effort to assist with the reading and editorial committee work:

ACES 2018 Review Committee

Henry H. Loupias, Ph.D. Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Visual Communication, University of Pasundan, Indonesia
Alan Brady, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Soci0logy, Kwansei Gakuin University
Susan Miller, Ph.D. Professor, Nippon Sport Science University, Japan
Jo Ann Oravec, Ph.D. Professor, College of Business and Economics, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, USA
Robert Reuschlein, Ed.D Professor, Radio For Peace International; Founder, Real Economy Institute, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech Lecturer, Dept. of English School of Humanities, Matsuyama University, Japan
Christiaan Prinsloo, Ph.D. Faculty of Liberal Education at Seoul National University, South Korea
I-Chia Chou, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Center for Teacher Education,Wenzao Ursuline University of Languages, Taiwan

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