TOURS & EVENTS
Optional Conference Ticketed Events
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(Details are subject to change)
5K Fun Run/Walk
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Must register in advance
Student Welcome Luncheon
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 12:00 PM-2:00 PM - Advance Registration Required
Meet with other Graduate and Undergraduate students from around the world at this informative and fun event!
Student Hawaiian Beach Day
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in the afternoon
This is a no-cost event for students to get together on the beach. The Anaeho'omalu Beach/Bay is a mere 15 minute nature walk away along the ocean edge. Get together with other students for a beach blast. Beach toys, kayaks, paddle boards, hydro-bikes, snorkel gear, boogie boards are available for rent.
Full Day Volcano Tour
Tentatively scheduled for Sunday, September 17, 2017
Just as it was for Mark Twain, over a century ago, this is truly the experience of a lifetime! Spend the day at Volcanoes National Park. This adventure tour will allow you to hike the Iliahi or Devastation Trails, and experience the Jagger Museum, Thurston Lava Tube, and Halemaumau Crater! The scenic drive from the hotel will make stops at the Nani Mau Gardens, Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory and the Akatsuka Orchid Gardens.
Hamakua Valleys & Waterfalls Tour
Tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, September 20, 2017
This tour showcases the amazing Hamakua Heritage Coastal region with its diverse scenery; from 400ft waterfalls to bridges crossing deep cleft valleys, each with entirely different vegetation patterns in wild variety. Highlights of this tour include the Akaka Falls and Waipio Valley Lookout.
Kona Historical Tour
Tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Make a trip back in time to Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park – an ancient Hawaiian village of refuge for kapu (law) breakers. Tour highlights include stops at the Painted Church, Kailua and the Royal Kona coffee factory.
Kona Joe’s Coffee & Vanilla Farm Tour
Tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 21, 2017
Joe Alban is your average Joe. He traveled to Hawaii, fell in love with his wife, met a wild dolphin, and planted a coffee garden. Now he makes the richest, most progressive Kona Coffee on the islands. Visit the world’s trellised coffee plantation and learn the legendary story of how Joe became Kona Joe. Then travel to Hawaiian Vanilla Farm for a tour and a vanilla-infused lunch at the first and only commercial vanilla operation in the US.
Closing Dinner and Luau Night
Friday, September 22, 2017