The Pacific Circle Consortium (PCC) was established in 1977 as an initiative in international co-operation between educational research and development institutions in the Pacific Region initially drawn from Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and the U.S. (Mainland and Hawaii) were represented at the first meeting. Membership has since been extended to other countries from within this region and from Asia. The focus has also changed from one of collaboratively produced curriculum materials to broader issues of policy development and educational research. From hosting yearly workshops and meetings the organization has moved to a single yearly conference at which joint projects are discussed and reported upon and a range of papers and symposia are presented. The Consortium is now independent from the OECD.
PCC celebrates its diversity of membership and culture by having its annual conference in a different member country each year. Recently, conferences have been held in Australia (2005), Mexico (2006), the US (Hawaii, 2007), Samoa (2008), Taiwan (Taipei, 2009), the US (Oregon, 2010), and New Zealand (Auckland, 2011). This year, the annual conference was in South Korea (Seoul, 2012). In 2013, the annual conference will return to Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
Pacific Circle Consortium
c/o University of Hawaii
1776 University Avenue, CM 130
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 USA