Planning the COH is an inclusive, voluntary and collaborative venture. The COH planners not only represent American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities, but they also come from a variety of professional venues. All conference planners are experts in their fields and bring to the table a wealth of education and experience which directly translates into an effective conference agenda. Each participant has an equal voice in the planning process. The success of this method is measured by the number of return planners.