Global Vision Summits


What is a Global Vision Summit?

  • Once a year PAAC holds an inter-school summit, bringing together public, private, charter, and home school students to gain insight on and discuss key international issues. Summit themes are often introduced through simulations and role-play activities, giving youth the chance to step into the shoes of world leaders to better understand the complexities of global issues. Past summit themes have included refugees, the South China Sea, microfinance, human trafficking, pandemics, and homelessness. Students are also provided meaningful opportunities to explore careers by listening to presentations and roundtables with professionals from international and local organizations.  


For Academic Year 2023-2024, read more below:

December 2, 2023 - Global Vision Summit: Nuclear Diplomacy 

Hear what PAAC students at Hawaiʻi Technology Academy are saying about GVS!


Mini Global Vision Summits

  • PAAC offers periodic virtual summits on various global issues and their impact in Hawai'i. Mini-GVS can feature interactive simulations, guest speakers, and other activities. Clubs and schools can contact us directly to arrange a Mini-GVS for your school community. Roya Dennis, 


Virtual Simulations

PAAC can facilitate interactive simulations for your school, class, or PAAC club. We are currently offering four simulations on topics such as climate change, food security, and global inequality. Maximum 35 students per simulation. Learn more here.




Read about the Spring 2023 Global Vision Summit: Voices of the Pacific at COP27 & Academic WorldQuest

Read about the Fall 2022 Global Vision Summit: The Plight of Refugees

Read about the Spring 2021 Global Vision Summit- Water is Life: Ka Wai Ola

Read about the Fall 2019 Global Vision Summit on Media Literacy.

Read about the Spring 2019 Global Vision Summit on Nuclear Diplomacy. 

Read about the Fall 2018 Global Vision Summit on the People of COFA.

Read about the 2018 Spring Global Vision Summit on Climate Change.


Mahalo to our Summit Sponsors & Partners:

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City & County of Honolulu Grants in Aid