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-Steering Committee

-Important Dates

Technical Activities
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-Plenary Presentations

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Travel and Activities

-Hotel and Directions

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-Social Programs

IEEE Sponsors
-IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society

-IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society

-IEEE Communications Society

-University of Hawai'i

-Hawaii Center for Advanced Communications (HCAC)

See the separate registration page for participating in the social activities.

Afternoon Snorkel Trip on Friendly Charters

1:00 - 4:00 pm SNUBA available for an additional charge. Friendly Charters has a water slide, 2 fresh water showers, and a spacious protected cabin area. Deli lunch is included. Tour offered: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please advise guests to bring their own towels. Towels are not provided on cruise. Check in Ma'alaea Harbor Slip #76. Bring Towel, Sunscreen, Sunglasses & Light Cover Up.


Surfing Lessons



If you're on Maui, this is one of the "must do" activities. Learning to surf in the warm waters of Maui is an excellent way to get yourself out there, have fun and get active. Everyone has a great time with this and it's a particularly great time to have the camera ready (if you have someone on shore watching.

Lessons are 2 hours long. Private Instruction, Group & Family rates are available. Special instruction for children. Lessons include all equipment. Lessons are two (2) hours long and consist mostly of water time. We will start you with a beach dry run / instruction to facilitate and maximize your efforts once in the water. Two hours of time is perfect to have fun, ride waves, get the feel of surfing and give you a reminder to exercise more in your regular life. Long story short - Fun activity that will get you moving, get you wet, and put you in great spirits.

Family friendly and easy to join in with - we invite you to Maui Beach Boys Surf Instruction. Mondays thru Saturdays 8am,10am and 12 noon. Water safety & CPR trained. Lessons at beach off Kalama Park in Kihei.

Kayak & Snorkel Tour



A 3 hour snorkel and kayak adventure for everyone! Enjoy Maui's scenic coastline from the sea. The tour features beautiful gardens of live coral and coves that house exotic tropical fish and endangered Green Sea Turtles. The excursion is led by an Eco-guide who adds insight into Maui's hidden world beneath the sea. Snorkel gear, life jackets, drinks and snacks are included. Single or double kayaks are available. Bring sunscreen, hat, waterproof camera.

Check in at 8:00 AM. Tour leaves at 8:15 AM and returns to the hotel beach at 11:15 AM. 48 hour cancellation policy.

Helicopter Tours - West Maui Deluxe



Explore the lush West Maui Mountains and discover incredible wonders.

Weather permitting, highlights include:

The "Wall of Tears" with over 17 waterfalls flowing at once. Maui's tallest waterfall, Honokohau Falls, over 1,100 feet tall. Includes views of Launiupoko and Ukumehame valleys. Take in Old Lahaina Town and the resorts of Ka'anapali and Kapalua.




"THE SHOW- 'Ulalena is a wind unique to Maui, as said in the Kumulipo, an ancient Hawaiian creation chant, as well as a red-yellow colored rain revealed by the twilight. Like a soft wind in the mist of light "'Ulalena invites each spectator to a place of wonder. "It is often said that life is a journey, an individual voyage which does not necessarily involve change of place. One is changed by events and the passage of time." (Eugenio Barba, The Paper Canoe, A Guide to Theatre Anthropology.)

'Ulalena explores relationships between people, nature and mythology. The use of metaphors integrates Hawaiian chants and dances, original music and choreography, lighting and projections to support the talents of unique performers.

'Ulalena is a journey where the moment to moment excitement of self-discovery is the destination."

"'Ulalena is a must-see attraction when on Maui. In fact, you can only see 'Ulalena on Maui! You'll be swept away on the same journey as the Hawaiian people - from the creation of the islands to the early island explorers. You'll visit volcanoes, vast oceans and primeval rainforests while meeting the Gods who rule each. A family-friendly & award-winning show, 'Ulalena blends traditional theatre with acrobatic feats of strength and beauty. Together, the rich costumes, lighting and stage effects transform the Maui Theatre into an intimate oasis. Expect to be mesmerized by 'Ulalena from beginning to end. "

Horseback Riding



Makena Stables has a ride that is suitable for most levels of riders. Two hours of riding time with a 1/2 hour refreshment break of fresh fruits, a variety of snacks and bottled water. Riders are matched by size and ability to an appropriate horse. Lessons provided for individual riders as needed by the owner/trainer.

This ride climbs to Kalua O Lapa, the vent formed by the last eruption on Maui. A truly spectacular ride with panoramic views of the southern slope of Haleakala, the lava fields, La Perourse Bay and the islands of Hawaii, Kahoolawe, Molokini, Lanai and Molokai.

University of Hawai'i Institute for Astronomy (IFA) Telescope Tour



Guests will tour the beautiful Mt. Haleakala summit (~10,000ft). Tour offered Wednesday Nov. 14 and Friday Nov. 16.

Schedule (tentative):

-Visitors arrive at summit

-Visitors break into two groups. Group A tours AEOS, Group B tours University facilities

-Group A tours UH facilities, Group B tours AEOS

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