Honolulu Rail Transit Mobile Tour - $50
Transportation and lunch are included. 
Departs at 8:45 am from the Convention Center, returns at 3:00 pm.  
Convention Center parking rate is $10

The Honolulu Rail Transit project is a 20-mile elevated rail line with 21 stations.  The project will connect West O’ahu with downtown Honolulu and Ala Moana Center via Honolulu International Airport.  It will take 42 minutes to travel the entire route.  The system features modern electric steel-wheel trains that will be fully automated (driverless).   Development around the rail stations is expected to be a major source of housing, commercial development and employment for Honolulu. The entire system will be fully operational by late 2019.

The mobile tour will include a guided bus tour of the 20-mile rail alignment, and siting of the 21 stations along the route of the Honolulu Rail Transit project.  The tour is expected to include a stop at Kapolei Hale, including a hands-on look at a vehicle model, windshield view of the pre-cast yard in Kalaeloa, columns and guideway work, a stop at the Rail Operations Center in Waipahu, and a tour along the entire rail alignment from East Kapolei to Ala Moana Center.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Live Demonstration - $50
Transportation and lunch are included. 
Departs at 9:00 am from the Convention Center, returns at 1:00 pm. 
Convention Center parking rate is $10

See a live demonstration of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle technology (aka drones), including aerial photo acquisition and a question/answer session.  Participants are encouraged to dress casually, as this event will be outside, and it is recommended that participants bring sunscreen and a bottle of water.

King Street Protected Bike Lanes Tour - $10

Payment due at time of registration in form of check made out to Hawai‘i Bicycling League

Registration on line with RegOnline.  You may need to log back into their registration to add to their record.

Bikes and helmets will be provided. 

Departs Wednesday, 10/14, 15 capacity, 3:30 pm, return at 4:30 pm.

The King Street Protected Bike Lanes is a pilot project by the City and County of Honolulu. The City wants to encourage more bicycling which is a healthy and clean mode of transportation. Providing safe bikeways will encourage more bicyclists to ride on the road and make sidewalks safer for pedestrians. Protected bike lanes, also known as cycle tracks, are bike lanes that are physically separated from traffic. Protected bike lanes are positioned between the sidewalk and a physical barrier, such as a curb, vertical delineator, or on-street parking. Protected bike lanes can be on the left or right side of the road and can be one-way or two-way. This mobile tour will ride along the King Street Protected Bike Lanes while stopping to review opportunities and constraints in the design of this and other protected bike lane projects. Bikes and helmets will be provided 

Inouye Regional Center (IRC) Guided Tour 
Transportation and lunch are included.
Departs at 8:30 am from the Convention Center, returns at 12:30pm.
Convention Center parking rate is $10


 This world-class facility consolidates NOAA programs and operations on the island of O’ahu into a single facility on federally-owned property at Ford Island. NOAA in Hawai’i manages an extensive portfolio of programs addressing fisheries, ocean, coastal, climate, and atmospheric issues in the Pacific. These programs are diverse and geographically wide-ranging, affecting not just Hawai’i, but also the larger Pacific region.

The IRC Main Facility includes the re-purposing of the historic hangars Building 175 and Building 176 and a new structure – Building A – that links the hangars into a unified composition. The hangars were originally used to repair WWII fighter aircraft. The exteriors of the hangars have been restored and repaired to meet the functional requirements of NOAA as well as the requirements of historic preservation partners to maintain the visual integrity of the exterior.

 Participants will learn about the construction of this building, including the native and cultural components in the site design. They will learn about sustainable design for LEED certification and more about Hawaii’s first Passive Cooling Unit (PCU) system.  Participants will also learn about some of the work within the different NOAA offices, including a tour of the new 24/7 Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.  

 Note:  A special pass is required to access Ford Island.  Participants will be contacted by NOAA prior to the event for required information, including birthdate and the last four numbers of your social security number or, for non-US citizens, birthdate and your visa or green card number.

Kaka‘ako Tour - $50
Transportation and lunch are included. 
Departs at 8:45 am from the Convention Center, returns at 2:00pm. 
Convention Center parking rate is $10

 Kakaʻako is a mixed-use community development district located between downtown Honolulu and Waikiki, on the southern shore of the island of Oʻahu.  The area is rapidly transforming, with an unprecedented number of new development projects underway that envision comprehensive and complete neighborhoods for individuals and families to live, work, and play. Collectively, redevelopment projects in Kaka'ako are incrementally realizing growth plans for improving the area and increasing density in an important part of Honolulu's urban core. This mobile workshop will present a general overview of the redevelopment taking place – with opportunity to tour a wide-variety of projects at all stages of the planning and development cycle.  Workshop attendees will be guided to experience some of the recent and upcoming projects from different and unusual perspectives, and hear from a diverse collection of both individuals involved in implementing plans as well as community members living through everyday changes.


Esri Hands On Learning Lab                                                  October 12-14, 2015


You want to learn about ArcGIS Pro but haven’t had the time. You want to do more with spatial analysis but there are so many options. You want to use CAD data in GIS but don’t know where to start? Now is your chance to get hands-on training on these and many other topics, here in Honolulu from October 12-14. And it’s FREE!

In conjunction with the HCPO/HIGICC Statewide Planning and GIS Conference – Island Futures, Esri is pleased to announce that it’s training room will be open for you to come learn about your choice of desktop, server and online topics selected from 22 lessons available in the Esri Hands On Learning Lab.

The lessons are self-paced, each taking about 45 minutes to complete, and each consisting of a video lecture and a hands-on software exercise.

These lessons are free but space is limited and you do need to reserve a seat. Please contact Connie Clinton at 808-947-0993 x1-5635 (email:cclinton@esri.com) and let her know which of the six time slots you’d like to reserve a seat for. You can work on any of the 22 lessons during your time slot.

Mon Oct 12: 8:30 to noon or 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Tues Oct 13: 8:30 to noon or 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Wed Oct 14: 8:30 to noon or 1:00 to 4:30 pm






Pre-Conference Activities / Networking Events