2018 Hawaii Executive Conference


The Board of Directors of the Hawaiian Educational Council (HEC) and the Board of Directors of the aio Foundation are pleased to announce that, after a hiatus in 2017, the Hawaii Executive Conference will resume under the new leadership of the aio Foundation.

With this transition from HEC to the aio Foundation, the Hawaii Executive Conference will continue its vital mission as the 50th State’s premier forum for envisioning the future and exploring innovative pathways going forward. In a series of meetings and symposiums, the Conference brings together invitation-only leaders and decision makers from throughout the Islands and around the world, developing new initiatives for Hawai‘i’s culture and commerce, with the shared goal of a better future for the 50th State.

A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the aio Foundation was established in 1997 to create and advance opportunities for Hawai‘i’s youth in education and athletics, as well as to bring together like-minded companies and community organizations committed to educational opportunities and the future well-being of Hawai‘i’s young people. The Foundation, for example, is now developing permanent housing for many of Oahu’s homeless families with children.

We hope that you share our enthusiasm for this new era of leadership for the Hawaii Executive Conference, providing the opportunity for top-level discussions and in-depth experiences that lead to collective action.

The next Hawaii Executive Conference will be held October 2–5, 2018 at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai on the Big Island of Hawai‘i. We will continue to update you with details about this unique and significant event.

Mahalo nui loa,

Hawaiian Educational Council Board of Directors
Bob Lenz
Wendell Lee
Ann Botticelli
Robert Witt

Hawaii Executive Conference Executive Steering Committee
Duane Kurisu
Kamana‘o Crabbe
Bob Harrison
Peter Ho
Corbett Kalama
Colbert Matsumoto