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We are delighted to welcome you to the 2nd International Symposium on Strengthening Peace through Education (ISPED 2018) to be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 22-23, 2018 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan. This event is partnered with the 3rd International Conference on the Humanities, Social Sciences and Sustainability (ICOHS 2018) and the 4th Pacific Symposium for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals (SNAHP 2018).

We are especially pleased to hold this year’s event in Hiroshima: Japan’s City of Peace. Our inaugural event was held last year in Nagasaki, Japan and was attended by more than 40 participants from 17 countries.

All early registrants will receive a free Hiroshima travel pass. The Visit Hiroshima Tourist Pass for international visitors offers you unlimited rides on designated transportation areas, including expressway buses on seven routes, all Hiroshima Electric Railway (Hiroden) streetcar lines, ferries to Miyajima the Shrine Island and streetcar lines to Hiroshima Peace Park – both Miyajima and Peace Park are UNESCO World Heritage sites.


Saturday, December 22
Sunday, December 23
09:30 to 13:00
Check-in Available
09:00 to 09:30
Check-in Available
11:00 to 12:00
Opening and Featured Session
& Welcome Reception
09:30 to 11:00
Morning Session
12:45 to 17:00
Afternoon Session
11:00 to 11:15
Closing Remarks & Group Photo

Key Dates and Deadlines

ISPED 2018
will be held on
Sat. & Sun, December 22-23, 2018
Final Submissions are due by Friday, December 14, 2018
Presenter Schedule will be posted after Monday, December 3, 2018
Final Registration is due by Friday, December 14, 2018
Full Paper (optional) are due by Friday, December 14, 2018
Virtual Presenters
must send data file by
Friday, December 14, 2018


This symposium was made possible by INTESDA, The International Education for Sustainable Development Alliance, which is a diverse community of educators, academics and nonprofit professionals founded in 2015, in part, to support the Sustainable Development Global Goals set by the United Nations. It is committed to addressing sustainable development issues through capacity building, advocacy, networking and sharing knowledge. Finally, on behalf of our team, we would like to extend our deepest thanks to the people of Hiroshima, Japan for their support and gracious hospitality.


Do you have a general question?

Contact us by sending an E-mail to the following address: secretariat(at)esdfocus.org