Pre-Conference Registration at the DoubleTree

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.

Pre-Conference Tour: Diamond Head Walking Tour

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 will pick up the group in front of the conference hotel, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alana - Waikiki Beach.
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.

Waikiki Starlight Luau

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
Cost: US$115.00

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