Abstracts and Program
Working abstracts and program are now available for the coming 11th East-West Philosophers’ Conference: “Place”. The conference will take place Wednesday May 24-Tuesday May 31, 2016 at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii.
1.Is there a registration fee?
No, the conference is free for all invited participants and guests, and it is open to the public.
2. How do I register for the conference?
There is no pre-registration for the conference. Please visit the conference information table, located in the garden-level room where breakfast and lunch will be served each day of the conference, to pick up your conference materials.
3.May I attend the conference if I am not a presenter in the conference?
Yes, the conference is open to the public. However, the conference materials and meals are for presenters only.
4. Are meals provided?
Breakfast and lunch are provided for all presenters on each of the conference days at no charge. Pupus, light fare, and beverages are provided at the opening reception and the evening reception at Waikiki Aquarium for presenters and their guests. Dinner is provided at the closing reception for presenters and their guests. Participants are responsible for their evening meals on the remaining days.
5. May I attend the conference receptions if I am not a presenter in the conference?
Only conference presenters and their spouses and families may attend the receptions, which will be held on May 24, 27, and 31.
6. What accommodations are available for conference presenters?
Anyone presenting in the conference may request housing from the East West Center (http://www.eastwestcenter.
There are many reasonably-priced hotels in Waikiki, which is a short bus or taxi ride from the University of Hawaii campus.
To help you in your preparations for attending the Conference, we are including here a list of accommodation suggestions. The conference will take place on the campus of the East West Center at the Imin Conference Center, located adjacent to the University of Hawaiˋi Mānoa Campus. While staying on campus is convenient, the accommodations are limited and do not include air conditioning. The climate in Hawaiˋi in late May is generally quite pleasant, but some people will prefer the relative quiet and climate control afforded by accommodations off campus.
The East-West Center has a limited number of rooms available in the graduate student dormitories Hale Manoa and Hale Kuahine. These are conveniently located a 2 minute walk from the Conference center, but offer very simple accommodations with shared cooking facilities and shared bathrooms. Hale Kuahine is female only. Reservations can be requested from January 15, 2016 at http://www.eastwestcenter.org/about-ewc/housing/conference-housing
Other options are as follows:
(a) Waikiki is the tourist epicenter in Honolulu and is readily accessible to the University by bus or car (roughly 15-20 minutes in most cases). If you plan on renting a car, do take into account the parking costs at the hotel and on campus. In Waikiki:
(c) The Manoa Valley Inn is a unique, historic bed and breakfast near the western edge of the campus, a pleasant 5 minute walk to the Conference Center.
(d) University Hostel is very near the University and reasonably clean. (There are also many hostels in the Waikiki area, but be sure to read the reviews before you book.)