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Welina Mai (Welcome)!

Mahalo to those who participated in the inaugural 2022 UH Online Unconference: Aʻo Aku, Aʻo Mai! Despite the atypical event format, the positive feedback confirmed that the event should continue. Therefore, we will be hosting an unconference in 2023.

Calendar Icon  Save the date for the 2023 UH Online Unconference on April 14th, 2023!

In the meantime, check out the valuable takeaways from the archived 2022 Unconference page.  In addition to helpful links and resources shared, visual summaries for every session were created using a creative note-taking strategy called “sketchnoting.”

unconference word cloud of participant comments
See what 2022 participants had to say in this word cloud!

What's an Unconference?

You may be wondering, “What's an unconference?” In short, an unconference can be described as a participant-driven learning experience where the attendees decide on the agenda, session, and discussion topics. 

While an unconference is meant to be more unstructured and free-flowing, we’re taking a “hybrid” approach where each high-level session topic has been pre-determined and each session will begin with a short “sharing” portion by the moderators before jumping into the participant-driven conversations. 


A’o Aku, A’o Mai is sometimes interpreted as a cyclical way of learning that is unending. Visually, the unconference logo contains graphics of both mauka and makai, which represents the connected relationship between teaching and learning.


Contact uhoic@hawaii.edu if you have any questions.