Call for Proposals 2023

28th Annual

April 18-20, 2023
Tuesday – Thursday, HST

What Lies Ahead?
~ Quality, Engagement, and Student Voices in Online Learning ~

Submission deadline:
Wednesday, December 28, 2022, 11:59 PM, HST

Submission form:

Hashtag: #tcchawaii23


Educators quickly responded to challenges related to the ongoing pandemic. What have we learned? What do students say? Have their voices been heard? What trends and issues emerged, especially for quality online and blended learning? How sustainable are these emerging practices? What happens as we continue going forward?

TCC Hawaii invites faculty, support professionals, librarians, counselors, student affairs professionals, graduate students, administrators, and consultants interested in learning technologies and evolving practices to submit proposals for online presentations.


The TCC 2023 Online Conference invites proposals for presentations and papers related to current and innovative technology tools that facilitate learning in today’s educational environments.

Conference coordinators are interested in the ongoing transformation of online instruction in response to Covid-19, what we have learned, and what post-pandemic innovations will ensure quality and transform learning in the years ahead.

The coordinators are also interested in continuing to build a sense of community among colleagues. We encourage other engaging formats such as panel presentations, interactive workshops, technology tool demos, convening special interest groups, or otherwise encouraging in-depth discussions about relevant topics.


Proposals related to learning design and technologies may cover a wide range of subjects including, but not limited to:

– Post-pandemic emergent and successful practices, trends, or issues
– Building and sustaining communities of learners
– Innovative technologies for learning such as the metaverse, AI, and mixed realities.

– Augmented, virtual and mixed reality 
– Building a sense of belonging in online learning
– Climate change & sustainability
– Career revitalization & workforce development
– Digital literacy, security & safety
– Distance learning communities of practice (COP)
– Ethics and social issues in online learning
– Gamification and game-based learning
– Gender, equity, and open access

– Innovative learning spaces
– Intercultural communication and competencies
– Learner collaboration, creativity, and advocacy
– Learner voices, diversity, and inclusion
– Learning analytics for faculty, staff, and students
– Learning in virtual worlds
– Learning resources in libraries and learning centers
– Learning technology access for seniors and persons with disabilities

– Mobile learning, tools, and classroom applications
– Online learning assessment
– Online student services, advising, and learning support
– Open practices (OEP) & open resources (OER)
– Professional development for faculty and staff
– Second language learning & oral communication
– Social media tools and applications
– Wearables, robotics, drones, blockchain, metaverse, etc.


This conference accepts proposals in two primary formats: papers and general (concurrent) sessions. To encourage networking and community building, we will accept proposals for other engaging formats such as roundtable discussions, panel discussions, interactive workshops, mini-symposium, technology tool demos, and special interest groups.

For submission details:

To submit a proposal:

Papers are SUBMITTED IN FULL and subjected to a double-blind peer review. Papers that do not meet submission requirements will be returned to the primary author. Accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and considered for publication in the International Journal for Educational Media and Technology.

General sessions may be conducted in various ways including a forum, discussion, roundtable, panel, or pre-conference activity. These proposals will be peer-reviewed prior to acceptance.

Proposals that involve student presenters are highly encouraged. Conference fees for student presenters are waived.

Acceptances will be conveyed to the primary author or presenter by email. 


The submission deadline for ALL proposals is Wednesday, December 28, 2022, 11:59 PM HST. Papers are submitted in FULL and will be accepted through Wednesday, January 4, 2023. Proposals received by December 12 will receive an early review and determinations made by January 13.


Presenters are expected to:
– Participate in a pre-conference orientation session, tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, 2023 HST.
– Use a headset or earbuds with a microphone during the presentation.
– Maintain timely communications with the conference staff.
– Present an informal, interactive online session related to your proposal.
– Upload a photo, a brief professional bio, and related presentation materials.
– Respond to questions and comments from participants during the entire conference.


All presenters are required to register online and pay the online conference fee ($99 USD; $129 USD after March 31) or register as a group member. Contact us for group rates (one fee for all participants from a single campus or system). A 20% discount is available for presenters that previously presented at two or more prior TCC conferences. Presenters who are full-time students receive complimentary access.


Participate in this event entirely ONLINE. We deliver all sessions online in real time. A broadband connection is necessary. All sessions will be live and interactive. Sessions will be live, interactive, and recorded for later viewing.

For your info, recordings from our previous TCC 2022 are viewable (no sign-in needed):


The conference team has openings for two (2) volunteer interns. Selected individuals will join the conference team, learn how an online conference is produced, and work together with team members. The anticipated commitment is 4-8 hours per week beginning January 2023. For more information, contact Bert Kimura <>.


See our sponsorship options.


For additional information, contact Bert Kimura <> or Curtis Ho <>.

ABOUT TCCHAWAII.ORG, a USA non-profit, tax-exempt corporation (IRS 501c(3)), conducts events for educators and graduate students worldwide relating to current and future practices and research in learning technologies and design. Contact us for tax-deductible contributions (USA only). 

TCC Hawaii, LearningTimes, & the Learning Design and Technology (LTEC) Department, College of Education, UH-Manoa, collaborate to produce this event. Numerous volunteer faculty and staff worldwide provide additional support.


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