Who are the
Emerging Leaders are first and foremost AFCEANs – we strive to bring government, industry and academia together to collaborate, share technical expertise and address community needs. Anyone 40 and under that has interests in STEM, Cyber, or gaining a better perspective of the Armed Forces in the Pacific Rim is welcome to join their fellow Emerging Leaders. We welcome all military and young professionals in both industry and government, as well as students and their instructors in academia.
Connect and Engage
Connect with military, government and industry groups while networking one-on-one with other young professionals and senior leaders. Hawaii Emerging Leaders host monthly events from Tech-on-Tap to student mentoring to networking socials – ALL FREE TO ELs!
Make a Difference
Find a way to meaningfully give back to the community by becoming an AFCEA member; we offer opportunities for members to help the Hawaii community through Cyber, STEM, and Robotics mentoring, supporting the AFCEA Hawaii Educational Programs and volunteering at community events.
Learn and Innovate
Attend thought-provoking and skill-building events. Join us for tech site visits and tech talks, monthly luncheons with local leaders, and our annual 3 day conference, TechNet Indo-Pacific (TIP) featuring premier keynote speakers and current-issue panel discussions.
Be Awarded and Rewarded
Receive international recognition through AFCEA’s Awards and Scholarship programs. Hawaii AFCEANs have traveled to San Diego and Baltimore to receive awards including:
Meritorious Service, Leadership, Medal of Merit, Women’s Appreciation, and Emerging Leader of the Year!
Gain visibility and enhance your resume through leadership opportunities at the Chapter, Regional, and International levels. AFCEA has a full complement of leadership roles designed to develop the next generation of leaders and communicators.
Plug In Globally
Join the Hawaii chapter and have a global network available to you. AFCEA has more than 120 Chapters world-wide and supports and participates in technical conferences in Hawaii, California, Georgia, Washington, DC, Maryland, Japan, Korea and various sites in Europe.
Make new friends, enjoy free food and drinks! Join us on an awesome adventure!
AFCEA Hawaii Education Program Scholarships
The AFCEA Hawaii Educational Programs work together with the AFCEA Hawaii membership and the community at large, both private, public and academia, to increase the investment in education in Hawaii.
AFCEA International Scholarships
Our programs focus on information technology, cybersecurity, telecommunications and electronics supporting the defense, homeland security and intelligence communities. The foundation, in conjunction with AFCEA chapters worldwide, provides more than $2 million in scholarships a year
Hawaii Community Foundation
The Hawaii Community Foundation is honored to provide a wealth of financial support to qualified students and nonprofit organizations throughout Hawaii.
Cyber Patriot is the national youth cyber education program. There are 3 main programs within Cyber Patriot: The National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, AFA Cybercamps and the Elementary School Cyber Education Initiative.
The GenCyber Hawai'i Program provides summer cybersecurity camp experiences for students and teachers at the K-12 level.
Friends of Hawai'i Robotics
Recognizing the importance of promoting robotics at an early age, and sustaining students' interest in STEM education. Friends of Hawai'i Robotics supports Hawaii's nine robotics programs in elementary, middle and high schools statewide.
High Technology Development Corporation (HTDC)
A state agency established by the Hawaii state legislature in 1983 to facilitate the development and growth of Hawaii's commercial high technology industry.
Comprehensive job board for tech jobs in Hawaii
Lists events and resources for all things tech in Hawaii
AFCEA Hawaii supported these Emerging Leaders in 2020 by allowing them to re-design the afceahawaii.org website as a part of their Hawaii Pacific University Capstone Project.
Its purpose was to:
Relaunch website with modern framework
Centralize content to one location
Engagement with the community
Learn team collaboration
We were happy to support our local students and engage them in the AFCEA community. Mahalo nui loa Wendy, Kevin, Benie, Ramesh, and Lionel. Please see their recap video for more information.