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Updates from the Hawai`i Convention Center Editorial Team. We work together to bring you the best information possible on our Center's blog as well as the best "business with aloha" service while you are here in Honolulu, Hawai`i.

Hawai`i Welcomes Back the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

aaoms1The American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) is back in Hawai`i this week for their 96th Annual Meeting, Scientific Sessions & Exhibition.

This year’s conference is held in conjunction with the Japanese Society and the Korean Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.


Hawaiian Airlines Presents Corks & Forks at the Hawai`i Convention Center

hfwfWe can’t wait for the Hawai`i Food and Wine Festival’s “Hawaiian Airlines Presents Corks & Forks” on the Hawai`i Convention Center’s Rooftop Garden tomorrow night, Saturday, September 6.  Enjoy some unique dishes from 20 of the world’s finest chefs, while sipping from some 20 Napa wines, all while atop the Center’s tropical rooftop garden!

Frolic Hawaii stopped by for a visit and captured a sneak preview of our own Chef Gary Matsumoto’s dish: http://www.frolichawaii.com/stories/dishes-of-hawaii-food-and-wine-festival/

Hawai`i Welcomes Back the National Medical Association

nmaMore than 2,000 physicians and healthcare professionals from across the U.S. will convene at the Hawai`i Convention Center for the National Medical Association’s (NMA) annual convention and scientific assembly from August 2-6.  This is the third time the NMA will be holding its conference at the Center.

This year’s conference, which includes seminars and demonstrations addressing critical medical concerns, will cover issues related to men and women’s health, community medicine, evidence-based stress reduction, and more.

Founded in 1895, the NMA is the nation’s oldest and largest medical association representing the interests of more than 35,000 African American physicians and their patients.  The NMA repeatedly advocates for policies that would assure equitable and quality health care for all people.

American Podiatric Medical Association Brings 2,000 to Hawai`i


More than 2,000 physicians and medical specialists will gather at the Hawai`i Convention Center for the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) annual scientific meeting from July 24-27 to share breakthrough research and cutting-edge clinical knowledge in podiatric medicine. The organization last held its conference in Hawai`i in 2008.

The diverse programming at this year’s meeting includes sessions on the impact of marathon running, use of stem cells to treat diabetic wounds, general pediatrics, sports medicine, and more. A debate will also be held to discuss minimalist versus traditional running shoes.

The APMA is the nation’s leading professional organization for podiatrists. For more information, visit www.apma.org.


VEX Robotics Summer Games Comes to Hawai`i

VEX Robotics at the Hawai`i Convention Center.

VEX Robotics at the Hawai`i Convention Center.

The VEX Robotics Summer Games, an international student competition, is at the Hawai`i Convention Center from July 10-12, 2014. The free event is open to the public on Friday and Saturday. Participating this year are more than 100 elementary, middle and high school teams from seven countries including: Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, Lebanon, Mexico and the United States. Participating students have a passion for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and a drive to win the title for their school, state, and country.

The event is organized by Friends of Hawai`i Robotics in conjunction with the Hawai`i State VEX Steering Committee and the REC Foundation. The competition is sponsored and presented by Oceanic Time Warner Cable, the US Navy, and the Northrop Grumman Foundation. Verizon will showcase VGo – a telepresent robot that helps expand the educational experience for students almost anywhere – and other innovative wireless education solutions.

For more information, visit www.friendsofhawaiirobotics.org.

  • Where:  Hawai`i Convention Center
  • Friday, July 11, 8:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday, July 12, 8:00am – 1:00pm
  • Admission is free

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Educators Convene in Hawai`i to Launch First AVID Summer Institute of the Season

avid14AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities, kicks off its Summer Institute program at the Hawai`i Convention Center, June 4-6.

Nearly 1,400 educators are in Honolulu to learn the latest in AVID curriculum and teaching techniques, acquire new skills, and share best practices.

Through this year’s summer institute, AVID will train approximately 27,000 educators from across the country in strategies to improve student engagement, increase graduation rates, and close achievement gaps in underserved student populations. The program also includes teacher and student speakers sharing inspirational stories about how AVID impacted their academic and personal lives.

For more information, visit www.avid.org.

Workplace Psychologists To Meet In Hawai`i This Week

siop-logoThe 29th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), considered the largest gathering of industrial-organizational psychologists in the world and the culminating event of the year for SIOP, will bring together nearly 3,000 delegates at the Hawai`i Convention Center from May 15-17.

The event, which is being held in Hawai`i for the first time, will focus on the latest scientific research on current issues and trends in the workplace. The three-day conference will focus on a wide range of workplace topics such as women in leadership, workplace deviance, bullying, incivility, an aging workforce, talent management strategies, the impact of cultural differences in the workplace, worker turnover, mergers and acquisitions, performance management practices, workplace surveys, employment testing, hiring, social media in the workplace, and work and family issues.

For more information about SIOP, visit www.siop.org.

Welcome Back Kawaii Kon!

Kawaii Kon at the Hawaii Convention Center, April 4-6, 2014.

Kawaii Kon at the Hawaii Convention Center, April 4-6, 2014.

If you notice people wearing very creative and elaborate costumes around the Ala Moana/Waikiki area this weekend, it’s because Kawaii Kon is happening at the Hawai`i Convention Center!  Hawai`i’s premiere anime convention, this annual event gets bigger and better every year, bringing together fans of all things related to Japanese animation.  Stop by and check out three floors of the convention center dedicated to everything anime.

For more information, visit www.kawaii-kon.org.