Location & Venue


About Hawaii

Hawaii has served as a rich crossroads of peoples and cultures, and beyond its indigenous Pacific island roots has strong European and Asian historical influences.

Our conference venue, near Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, is situated on Oahu, a tropical island abundantly rich in flora and fauna, dramatic in landscape, and surrounded by turquoise seas.

Oahu is known locally as “The Gathering Place”, and we look forward to seeing academics from across the world gather together to exchange the latest in research, network, and enjoy a conference in beautiful surroundings.

Hawaii Convention Center

About the Conference Venue

Located within walking distance of Waikiki, the Hawai'i Convention Center is quite simply unique. Open to the outdoors, with terraces, lanais, courtyards, waterfalls and fishponds, this remarkable facility combines the latest in cutting-edge technology with authentic Hawaiian ambience. The cultural diversity and legendary spirit of "aloha" encourages attendees to see the world in a new light – it’s no surprise that people accomplish more in this environment. Best of all, the warmth of Hawaii and its people continue to inspire, long after meetings have ended.

The Hawai'i Convention Center is centrally located in the heart of Honolulu, at the gateway to Waikiki, on the corner of Kalakaua Avenue and Kapiolani Boulevard. Conveniently, it is just 8 miles (12 km) from Honolulu International Airport, within 1.5 miles of 28,000 hotel rooms in all price categories, and adjacent to an array of shopping, dining, and entertainment venues.


Hawai’i Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Ave
Hawaii 96815

Access Information

By Bus

Public transportation to the Hawai'i Convention Center from the airport and all parts of Oahu is available on TheBus. For information on routes, times and fares, call (808) 848-5555 or visit the website.

IICAH Official Hotel

Ala Moana Hotel, Honolulu

The Ala Moana Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Honolulu, next to the Ala Moana Center, the world’s largest outdoor shopping mall. A block from Ala Moana Beach Park and a six-minute walk from IAFOR’s conference venue, the Hawai'i Convention Center. This relaxed high-rise hotel is 1.3 miles from Waikiki Beach. Guests of Ala Moana Hotel have access to complimentary Wi-Fi, a 24/7 business center, fitness centre, swimming pool, and more.

Delegates can book accommodation at the Ala Moana Hotel at a discounted rate available exclusively to those attending The 5th IAFOR International Conference on Arts & Humanities in Hawaii.

Availability is limited so we recommend booking early. Discounted rates are only available until rooms allocated for IICAH delegates are sold out.

The Ala Moana Hotel discount code is available below.

To receive the discounted rates, please make your reservations using the link below.

Getting to Hawaii

All major domestic carriers and many international carriers serve the islands, making Hawaii accessible from just about anywhere. There are also hundreds of inter-island flights per week. Once you arrive in Hawaii, you’ll find plenty of ground transportation options, including rental cars, shuttles, taxis and more.

The Hawaiian islands are easily accessible, with hundreds of weekly flights from mainland gateway cities and destinations around the globe. Airfares are some of the lowest cost per mile in the world. Seven major airlines serve Honolulu International Airport (HNL) from the US mainland alone. Getting from the airport to Waikiki by taxi typically takes less than half an hour and other options include trolley cars, limousine, motorcoach, minibus, and van service. There are also six major rental car companies and several smaller ones right at the airport or close by.