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The East-West Center invites graduate students from around the world to submit papers for the 16th Annual International Graduate Student Conference (EWC-IGSC) on the Asia Pacific Region, taking place in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA from February 16-18, 2017. The Conference will provide an opportunity to share interdisciplinary perspectives formally, through presenting research papers and attending other panel presentations, and informally in the warm and encouraging environment of the East-West Center in Hawaii. Participation in the 2016 conference had broad representation of 116 graduate students from 24 nationalities, and 39 universities throughout the world.
ALL presenters --- whether paying by credit card or check --- must register online at https://www.eastwestcommunity.org/igsc2017. The non-refundable registration fee of US$65 is due by December 20, 2016. If the Presenter is accepted to present more than one abstract, he/she is only required to register once.
- Online payment via credit card: https://www.eastwestcommunity.org/igsc2017
- Check or money order payment via mail: Make the check or money order out to "East-West Center" and postmark to the following address:
International Graduate Student Conference
c/o Education Program, Burns Hall
1601 East-West Road
Honolulu, HI 96848-1601, USA
Conference Venue and Accommodation
The conference will be held at the Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, at 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848, which adjoins the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus and the East-West Center residence halls. Refer to the Conference Center website for more information.
A limited number of rooms at the East-West Center residence halls has been reserved for registered conference participants on a space available basis. Special rates will be made available for conference participants but will be applicable only from February 16-18, 2017. (However, once you check out, the special rates will not be applicable if you check in again during the specified period). Make sure that you mention the International Graduate Student Conference when you reserve a room.
The rates per night for the conference participants are as follows:
Hale Manoa & Hale Kuahine
- Single room dorm - $18/night
- Double dorm room - $27/night
- Studio room - $38/night
- Corner Studio room - $50/night
- 1 bedroom w/kitchen room - $60/night
Rent is due upon check in.
The single and double rooms (in Hale Manoa and Hale Kuahine) are dormitory style with shared bathroom/toilet facilities while the studio (in Lincoln Hall) has its own bathroom/toilet facility. Sheets/blankets/pillows are provided in the dormitories, and all of those plus towels are also provided in Lincoln Hall. None of them has air conditioning. Shared kitchen facilities and coin-operated laundry machines are available in Hale Manoa and Hale Kuahine.
Please refer to the EWC Housing website for details (including pictures of the rooms) and reservation procedure.
Participants are requested to get in touch with EWC Housing authorities directly for their accommodation reservation as well as questions thereto by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please wait until you are notified about the results of abstract selection committee before making a reservation.
U.S. Visa Information
Non-US participants who need a B-1 visa to enter the United States are encouraged to start looking for information related to obtaining a US visa in your country. The following websites may be useful for you:
- for embassy location, policies, and procedures for visa applications/issuance
Visa Appointments & Waiting Times
- for wait times for required visa appointments/issuance by consular post
Visa Waiver Program
- for countries participating in a visa waiver program with the United States
For additional information, as well as photos, please refer to the web pages for past conferences, available in the right-hand menu.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
For FAQs regarding the conference, including visitor information, conference logistics, and transportation options from the airport to the EWC, please click here.
The International Graduate Student Conference
c/o EWC Education Program
1601 East-West Road, Burns Hall 2089
Honolulu, Hawaii 96848
Ph. (808) 944-7549
Fax (808) 944-7070