A message from Judith Fox-Goldstein

“The Conference Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, known as the ‘Hub of Pacific Rim Conferencing’, also serves as a laboratory for testing and implementing innovative programs that integrate the needs and ideas of the academic, professional, high technology and human resource community.”

Our History and Purpose

The vision and support of both academic and entrepreneurial projects provided by Chancellor Kenneth Perrin and the University has allowed for the successful implementation of conferences at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and throughout the state, since 1990.

In 1996, the Center received international recognition for outstanding achievement in the field of “Event Management and Coordination.” Recognized by the International Association of Collegiate Conferences, the Center’s accomplishments were overwhelmingly supported by an international membership in excess of 1000 event organizers.

In addition to serving the University faculty community, who are interested in bringing professional research oriented conferences to the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, our Conference Center also encourages and welcomes local business, professional, and cultural societies to think about the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and its potential for coordinating local and mainland events and conferences. Our Conference Center is committed to its community and one of its objectives is to support the development of innovative programs which are designed to enhance the academic and community interests of the University and additionally to strengthen business, community, and civic linkages with University.

From a broader perspective, and consistent with the momentum of the University to internationalize our campus, our EDventure programs were designed to encourage cultural, environmental, and educational exploration, and to bring conferences to a higher level and share the “Real Hawai‘i” with the world. Indeed, the Big Island of Hawai‘i provides the living classroom where the world’s most varied topography awaits curious conference delegates.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Conference Center encourages scientists, researchers, teachers, artists and students, and all other professionals from all around the world to network and partner in cooperation with the professional event planners and organizers at the Conference Center.