The 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress is coming to Honolulu! This year's conference is entitled, "Planet at a Crossroads" and focuses on the challenges to the world community as we move forward after the historic 2015 climate change agreement. Hawaii is the perfect location for such a critical conservation event. As a key component of the Pacific Rim community, the stunning Hawaiian Islands strive to stay on the cutting-edge of climate change and environmental protection.
Join thousands of important global leaders, dedicated citizens, and celebrated protectors of the environment like Dr. Jane Goodall. The incredible lineup of speakers includes Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO and Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior for the United States. Several presidents will also be on hand including leaders from The Marshall Islands, French Polynesia, and Republic of Palau. In between talks and sessions, you can explore the Exhibition Hall to discover what IUCN members are working on and meet representatives from organizations like the World Wildlife Foundation, Sierra Club, and The Nature Conservancy.
The World Conservation Congress conference takes place from September 1 to 10 at the Hawaii Convention Center and Neal S. Blaisdell Center. Both venues are easily accessible to our Waikiki Beach hotel, so you can enjoy a full day at the conference and relax in your comfortable room just steps from the beautiful white sands of Hawaii.