Black background with a spark of light. In gold letters: SPARK! A day of reflection and renewal
Saturday, FEBRUARY 22, 2020 9am - 5pm
@UH Manoa Campus CenteR



noun: spark; plural noun: sparks
(1) a small fiery particle thrown off from a fire, alight.
(2) a trace of a specified quality or intense feeling.
Synonyms: flash, flicker, flare, glint, twinkle, glimmer


  • Feeling too busy, bogged down, or blue from too much “to do”?
  • Longing to get that pep in your step back?
  • Needing to find your spark and rekindle your passions? 
  • Wanting to connect with awesome people and resources that support your inner SPARK?
  • Ready to renew your commitment to making your social and emotional health and well-being priorities again?

More than just a conference, SPARK! is an experience that you do not want to miss… and may even not even realize you need. Get fired up attending interactive strengths- based sessions led by changemakers passionate about supporting you to be your very best self. Invest in this reset day for yourself and leave feeling SPARKED!


Here's just a glimmer of the amazingness of SPARK! 2019 sessions:

Personalize your SPARK! Plan

Discover your Values in Action Character Strengths and create a personalized Self Care matrix based on your individual strengths. This matrix can serve as your guidepost to keep you centered when times get rough and motivated when times are good!

Spark awesome connections

Learn the only way to respond to Good News in order to build your relationships and also how your current responses may be actually damaging your connection with others.

Blaze a trail

One of our popular activities that uses the New York Times’ 36 Questions to spark meaningful interactions, this partner walk and talk session creates understanding and lasting connections between new friends.

(Re)ignite your love of nature through bookmaking

Our signature activity will lead you on a mindful stroll where you will find items to create a magical creature. The best part is creating a personalized photo book about your whole experience!

Radiate your vision

Get clear on what you DO want (instead of what you DON’T want) and fashion your own vision board using imagery and words. What you focus on expands, so put on your crown and cape and go for it!

Fill your Bowl of Light

Gain the life- changing skills of Hakalau and Hoʻoponopono from Uncle Kanoa Switzer. Learn how to get into the optimal state of Flow for learning and living at your best!

Dr. Manulani Aluli Meyer, 2019 Highlighted Keynote Speaker

Photo of Dr. Meyer wearing a black tshirt

Iʻini - the Spark Within: Hawaiiʻs Role in World-wide Awakening​

What does Hawaii really mean to us? Why and how are we different to other countries, continents and nations? Come to explore what involution means to our collective transformation and how to encourage it within a physical, mental and spiritual process shaped by three Hawaiian principles:

  • Hoʻopono – Speaking truth
  • Aloha mai, aloha aku – Love comes from loving; simultaneity
  • Auamo Kuleana – Trust in difference and in the skill-set you have that draws forth your excellence

Manu is Moanaʻs twin! She is dedicated to the brilliance of what Hawaii has to offer the world and believes that aloha will save the planet. She is the Konohiki of Kūlana o Kapolei – a Hawaiian Place of Learning @ UH West Oahu in Kapolei. She has spent her life outdoors and knows that when we heal the land or water, we heal ourselves. Manuʻs work is in indigenous epistemology, or the philosophy of knowledge, and its role in world-wide awakening. She is now dedicated to planting food and bringing nourishing ideas into institutions, events, and dinner conversations. She is published on many different topics and loves how ideas ignite transformation.
Ulu ka leʻaleʻa. Let joy rise!

PLAYlist for 2019 🙂

  • 8:30a- 9:00 AM Registration
  • 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM General Sesison- Keynote w/ Dr. Manu Meyer
  • 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM Breakout Session 1
  • 11:50 AM - 12:40 PM Lunch (included in registration fee)
  • 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Breakout session 2
  • 2:00 PM - 3:45 PM Breakout session 3
  • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Regroup, Door Prizes, Closing

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