University of Hawai`i -
Pre-Registration: July 28
Pre-Conference Excursions: July 29 & 30
Conference Sessions: July 31 – August 2
Post-Conference Excursions: August 3 & 4
Contact us: ISISA9@hawaii.edu
This coming summer, Maui College is hosting the International Small Islands Studies Association's 2006 Conference — Islands of the World IX. Scholars and experts who study issues and problems on small islands will make presentations, lead discussions, and interact with international colleagues. The general theme of the conference is Sustainable Islands — Sustainable Strategies with emphasis on the interconnected topics of po`okela (economy), mâlama `âina (ecology), and ho`ohanohano (social equity and heritage.)
In addition to bringing this international group together and giving them an opportunity to study and discuss these important issues, the Islands of the World IX Conference will showcase Maui’s rich cultural heritage, strong economic factors, and diverse environment. Pre-conference excursions will allow participants to explore the host island of Maui, while post-conference excursions are planned to visit the neighbor islands of Hawai`i, Molokai, O`ahu, and Kaua`i. Concurrent sessions and poster sessions will be held on the campus of Maui College and the plenary sessions will be in the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center next to the college.