October 2020 Update
As the IPMEN 2020 conference has now been cancelled as a face-to-face meeting the following travel and accommodation advice is no longer relevant but we have decided to leave it here, just as a point of reference, for the time being.
Travel to Hawai‘i
The IPMEN 2021 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.
IPMEN 2021 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 2020 and may increase slightly in 2021. If you plan to extend your stay in Honolulu for the 2021 National Marine Educators Association conference the week following IPMEN, you can book to stay at the Lofts for that week as well.
At 1088 Bishop Street, Honolulu the Aston at Executive Centre Hotel is a five-minute walk from the IPMEN 2020 conference venue. Rooms should also be available at this hotel at a special rate for IPMEN 2021 conference delegates so stay tuned for details of this offer.