The Learner Conference is pleased to announce the Pre-Conference Registration.
Due to the size of this great conference, we are pleased to announce that there will be a pre-conference registration on Tuesday, 18 July from 18:00-20:00 (6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alana - Waikiki Beach lobby. This is a large conference and, if possible, we invite you to come to this pre-conference registration to pick up materials and avoid potentially long check-in lines on the first morning of the conference.
The Learner Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Tour.
Who was Diamond Head Charlie? Why did Kamehameha's warriors attack Oahu? Where were the ancient heiaus human sacrificial altars and burial caves? How did the crater receive its famous name? Enjoy an educational and fun guided hike to the 763 foot summit of the most famous crater on Earth. Incredible 360 degree views of Waikiki and the turquoise blue Pacific Ocean await you.
This exciting tour of the world famous Diamond Head Crater begins with a short introductory talk by a trained nature guide. You will learn about the fascinating volcanic creation, Hawaiian history, European discovery, early cattle ranching, and modern day military use of the "Gibraltar of the Pacific" while being escorted on a 45 minute walk that ascends to the 763' summit. Along the way the group will stop at several points to rest and photograph the crater. Walking up stairways, going into a dark 200 foot tunnel, and climbing a spiral staircase imparts a sense of adventure. From the summit you'll be thrilled by the incredible 360 degrees panoramic views of Waikiki Beach, the emerald green mountains, and the sparkling aquamarine water of the Pacific ocean below.
The excursion lasts approximately 3 hours and is a truly memorable experience.
|Length of Tour||3 hours|
|Tour Date||18 July 2017|
|Trail Length||1.4 miles round-trip|
|Actual Walking Time||1.5 hours|
|Departure Time||Delegates have a choice to begin the tour at either 8:00 AM or 8:30 AM. Conference delegates are to meet the Conference Staff in the lobby at 7:20 AM or 7:50 AM, respectively, for check-in and pick up by the tour company.|
|Pick-up Location||The tour company uses centralized pick up locations in Waikiki. An email with the exact location of the tour will be sent closer to the tour date.
|Included in Cost||Admission to park and trail fees for every location visited on tour, transportation to and from Waikiki, use of backpacks and walking staffs are provided to all guests, and a trained nature guide|
|Additional Items to Bring/Wear by Delegates||-Bring plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated
-The tour company recommends wearing comfortable clothing and covered toed walking shoes (tennis shoes or hiking boots are best)
*Please note that for your safety and comfort, the tour company will not allow sandals, slippers, flip-flops, high heels, or platforms on this hike
-Please bring a rain jacket or rainponcho
-Sun block or sun screen is recommended
|Age Limit||Delegates are welcome to register family and friends on this excursion, please note that children under the age of 5 years old are prohibited.|
|Difficulty||This is a moderate hike with many stairways and a well-maintained dirt trail.|
Booking: Booking of the conference tour can be completed upon registration. If you've already registered or have any questions about the conference dinner, please contact us to add this tour to your registration.
The Learner Conference is pleased to announce the Conference Dinner
The Starlight Luau is a unique feast of music, color, food, and dance at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort. The Luau features extravagant Lei greetings, Hula kahiko performers, acrobatic fire dancers, and authentic Hawaiian dining in a memorable setting beneath the starlit, mid-Pacific skies. Book your spot to enjoy an experience you'll never forget!
Date: Thursday, 20 July 2017
|17:00 (5:00 PM)||Doors Open|
|17:30 (5:30 PM)||Welcome Activities (lei greeting, photo opportunity, cocktail reception, live music, interactive activities and games)|
|18:00 (6:00 PM)||Conch Shell Blowing Challenge|
|18:10 (6:10 PM)||Introduction to food and group hula lesson|
|18:15 (6:15 PM)||Dinner|
|18:45 (6:45 PM)||Fashion Show|
|19:00 (7:00 PM)||Waikiki Starlight Show|