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The 14th Annual East-West Center
International Graduate Student Conference on the Asia Pacific Region

Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
February 12 - 14, 2015


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Abstract Selection

The results of the abstract selection committee will be announced via e-mail by October 24, 2014. Please check the conference website regularly. If by October 31, 2014 you have not heard from us, please email us at:


Please download the registration form, fill in the requested information, rename and save the completed file as your "LastName_FirstName" and email it to by December 5, 2014. Also send a printout of this form with your registration fee ($US65 per person, non-refundable, check or money order only made out to "East-West Center") to the following address by December 5, 2014 (postmark).

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 11 to February 16, 2015. (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

Lincoln Hall
- 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: Please wait until you are notified about the results of abstract selection committee before making a reservation.

US Visa

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:

US Embassy
- for embassy location, policies, and procedures for visa applications/issuance

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

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.

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Contact Information

The 14th International Graduate Student Conference
c/o EWC Education Program
1601 East-West Road, Burns Hall 2089
Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96848
Ph. (808) 944-7549
Fax. (808) 944-7070

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