2019 Schedule

Day 1 (Friday, March 22, 2019, evening only)

  • 5:00pm Registration Open
  • 6:00pm Welcome
  • 6:15pm Dinner (special Blue Zone menu by WCC Food Services)
  • 7:15pm Summit Orientation
  • 7:45pm Discussion Group Activity
  • 8:30pm Wrap

Day 2 (Saturday, March 23, 2019)

  • 7:30am Registration/Check-in (Continental Breakfast available)
  • 8:30am Opening Protocols/Welcome
  • 8:50am Presentation by Norman Kaneshiro: “A Sense of History”
  • 9:45am Break
  • 10:00am Presentation by Shigeko Nakasone: “Surviving the Battle of Okinawa”
  • 11:00am Small Group Discussion 1
  • 12:15pm Lunch (provided)
  • 1:15pm Presentation by Eric Wada: “Traditional Foods and Observances”
  • 2:00pm Presentation by Keith Nakaganeku: “Music and Memory”
  • 2:45pm Small Group Discussion 2
  • 4:00pm Large Group Sharing
  • 4:30pm Summarization and Reflections
  • 5:00pm OPTIONAL: Hawaiian Plate Dinner (pre-ordered)
  • 6:30pm “Talk-Story” with Okinawa Prefectural Governor “Denny” Tamaki (free and open to general public)
  • 8:00pm Wrap

Day 3 (Sunday, March 24, 2019)

  • 8:00am Registration/Check-in (Continental Breakfast available)
  • 8:45am Recap of Previous Day
  • 9:15am Presentation by Kyle Kajihiro: The Story of Pu’uloa (Pearl Harbor)
  • 9:45am Presentation: The Situation in Henoko and Ishigaki
  • 10:15am Small Group Discussion 1
  • 11:30am Large Group Sharing
  • 12:30pm Lunch (provided)
  • 2:00pm Keynote Speech by Okinawa Prefectural Governor Yasuhiro “Denny” Tamaki
  • 3:00pm “Voices from the Homeland” Concert of Songs and Dances from Yaima (Yaeyama)
  • 4:30pm Closing Circle
  • 5:00pm Wrap