The 13th East-West Center International Graduate Student Conference
The East-West Center invites graduate students from around the world to submit papers for the 13th annual International Graduate Student Conference (EWC-IGSC) on the Asia Pacific region, taking place in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA from February 13-15, 2014. 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 2013 conference had broad representation of 82 graduate students from 24 different countries and territories, and 42 universities throughout the world.
The results of the abstract selection committee will be announced via e-mail in mid-October 2013. Please check the conference website regularly. If by October 22, 2013 you have not heard from us, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please download the form-fillable registration form, fill in the requested information, rename and save the completed file as your "LastName_FirstName" and email it to email@example.com by January 9, 2014. Also send a printout of this form with your registration fee ($US65 per person, non-refundable, check or money order only) to International Graduate Student Conference, c/o Education Program, Burns Hall, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848-1601, USA by January 9, 2014 (postmark).
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 12 to February 17, 2014. (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 - $58/night
- 1 bedroom w/kitchen room - $68/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.
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
- 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
However, please do not make any appointment with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate before you are notified about the results of the abstract selection committee.
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 13th International Graduate Student Conference
c/o EWC Education Program
1601 East-West Road, Burns Hall 2083
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96848
Ph. (808) 944-7549
Fax. (808) 944-7070