Program & Agenda

Public Session

How Public-Private Partnerships Work to Protect Coral Reefs

Date: Monday, 20 June 2016   Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Location: Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Room

This satellite evening session is being held in conjunction with the International Coral Reef Symposium to highlight how public-private partnerships work to protect coral reefs. The event will feature speakers that showcase successful coral reef research and conservation initiatives in Hawaii. It will provide a forum for community members to learn more through governmental and non-governmental outreach booths, and an opportunity to network with one another.

Contributors are: International Society for Reef Studies, NOAA ONMS, Ocean Agency, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts.

Kupuna (elders) and highly respected members of the Hawaiian community share their perspectives on Hawaii’s natural resources and implications for future generations

Date: Tuesday, 21 June 2016   Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Location: Kalakaua Ballroom A/B/C

The guest speakers encourage young adults (high school to early career professionals) to join them in discussions. The session will explore cultural activities within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, the conservation message surrounding the Hōkūleʻa voyaging canoe’s worldwide voyage, and candid discussions about the intergenerational responsibility to mālama (care for) the Earth.

Celebrating Coral Reefs with Cultural Performances and Artwork Displays

Date: Wednesday, 22 June 2016   Time: 19:00 - 20:30
Location: Kalakaua Ballroom A/B/C

The public is invited to join ICRS in a myriad of fun and exciting activities celebrating coral reefs with cultural performances and artwork displays.