Written by MARK RIFKIN
Published: 29 November -0001
With the conference starting in just over 10 day, the Local Host Committee wanted to update attendees about a few things.
1. There is parking available on campus but we strongly encourage folks to utilize the shuttle service provided by NAISA Council. The NAISA shuttle begins at 7:30am at Ala Moana Hotel and runs continuously to UH Mānoa Campus Sinclair Circle. We will have volunteers directing you to Campus Center, the hub for the conference. If you must drive the lower campus parking structure costs $5.00 per day. You can pay for hourly parking in green stalls. More information about where to park and prices are available at this link: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/visitor.php
If you have a handicap hang-tag and plan to drive, you are allowed to park anywhere on campus. I recommend parking in or around Varney Circle. Attached is a campus map for your reference.
3. We are striving to be a low waste conference. Whenever possible we will be using biodegradable plates, cups, and utensils. We are also arranging to have food waste composted at the UH ag labs and recycling whenever possible. We are asking you to bring a water bottle/thermos that can be refilled throughout the day. We will have water stations available at each building.
4. Finally, because the weather can be a little unpredictable in Mānoa we recommend bringing sunscreen, an umbrella and/or a hat. The local host committee stressed bringing an umbrella because Mānoa is notorious for its sun, rains and rainbows.