Travel to Hawai‘i
The IPMEN 2020 conference (One Ocean, Many Connections) will be held in Honolulu on the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu. If you are travelling to Hawai‘i for the conference you should fly into the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) in Honolulu. The conference venue and accommodations are approximately 6 miles (10 km) from the airport. A taxi, Uber or Lyft to either of them should take about 20 minutes and cost around US$16 to US$40. Alternatively there is a shuttle bus service to the Executive Center for $17 (regular stop) and to the Waterfront Lofts for $40 (not regular stop) – details at Roberts Hawaii Express Shuttle.
For international participants, please make sure that your passport is current and apply early for visas if needed to enter the United States. You can make this visa application via the US State Department website.
The first IPMEN 2020 session will be the cultural welcome between 5 pm and 8 pm on Thursday July 9th 2020. As a result, you should aim to fly into Honolulu on July 8th or the morning of July 9th, to allow you time to settle in.
IPMEN 2020 conference accommodation will be available at two venues:
Waterfront Lofts (Hawai’i Pacific University Dormitories)
The Waterfront Lofts are a 10-minute walk from the IPMEN conference venue and a range of rooms are available. Studio rooms hold one or two people at $115 or $90 per bed per night. Lofts have two bedrooms plus a kitchenette and can accommodate up to 7 delegates for as little as $50 per night. The prices quoted here are for 2019 and may increase slightly in 2020. If you plan to extend your stay in Honolulu for the 2020 National Marine Educators Association conference the week following IPMEN, you can book to stay at the Lofts for that week as well.
Rooms are also available at the Aston at Executive Centre Hotel at a special rate for IPMEN 2020 conference delegates. At 1088 Bishop Street, Honolulu this hotel is a five-minute walk from the IPMEN 2020 conference venue and rooms will cost $177 per night (previously quoted at $188) plus tax.
On-line Booking for Accommodation Venues
General information about on-line booking can be found at IPMEN 2020 Accommodations.
Online booking for the Aston at Executive Centre Hotel is now available online:
- Call the toll free reservations: 855 945 4090 (quote promotion code IPMEN).
- Book online at Aston (use the code IPMEN in the promotion code box).
Online booking for the Waterfront Lofts at Hawai’i Pacific University will open soon.
Other Accommodation Options
You could also organize your own accommodation or, if you are going to stay for the NMEA 2020 conference, you can book at that conference venue at the Ala Moana Hotel. This hotel is a 20-minute bus ride and walk from the IPMEN 2020 conference venue. You can book the Ala Moana Hotel via the NMEA 2020 website.