Pacific Alternatives:
Cultural Heritage and Political Innovation in Oceania
24-27 March 2009

Logistical Information

ACCOMMODATIONS The East-West Center (EWC) has various housing options for those wanting to stay close to the Imin Conference Center. See their website under Visitor Housing. When requesting a room, please identify yourself as a participant in the "Pacific Alternatives" conference. The East-West Center (including the Imin Conference Center) is directly across the street from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The rooms at EWC are not air-conditioned.

If the EWC housing is full, there are also hotels in the Waikiki and Ala Moana sections of Honolulu, with bus connections to the university (map; the Imin Conference Center is located in Jefferson Hall) and the East-West Center. The standard bus fare is $2 per trip, with one transfer included free of charge (Click here for more information).

PARKING AT THE EAST-WEST CENTER Parking directly adjacent to the Imin Conference Center can be reserved before 25 March through the registration form for $5 a day. Permits will be mailed to registrants. Participants who do not reserve parking ahead of time can purchase regular University of Hawai‘i visitor parking lot entry for $5 a day at the entry gates.

DINING There are various dining options on the University of Hawai‘i campus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There are also small restaurants and coffee shops within walking distance of the UH Campus and the East-West Center.

TRANSPORTATION FROM THE AIRPORT The Honolulu International Airport is approximately 10 miles from the East-West Center. Taxi fare between the airport and the UHM campus/EWC is approximately $30.

WEATHER IN HONOLULU The temperature in Honolulu normally ranges from an average daytime high of 82 degrees F to an average nighttime low of 67 degrees F. The days are normally sunny, but an umbrella is advised. A light jacket or sweater is advised for cooler days and the cool temperatures in the conference room.