Frequently Asked Questions
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Answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:
When is the 2009 Stars of Oceania Luncheon?
Thursday, April 9th, 2009 from noon to 2:00 pm.
When is the 2009 Pasifika Energy Summit?
Thursday, April 9th, 2009. Event registration begins at 8:00am and closing remarks are delivered at 5:00pm. For a complete agenda, click here.
Where is the 2009 Stars of Oceania Luncheon & Pasifika Energy Summit located?
At the Sheraton Waikiki, 2255 Kalakaua Ave, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815.
How much does it cost to attend?
The Pasifika Energy Summit price is $120 per person, which includes Continental breakfast, a coffee break and the Stars of Oceania Luncheon. The Stars of Oceania Luncheon can be purchased alone for $60 per person. Student registration is $75 per person.
How do I register?
Follow the link to our Registration Form. Completed registration forms can be sent via email, snail mail or fax as per the instructions on the form.
Can I sponsor the event?
Yes, we are accepting contributions from individuals and organizations that would like to sponsor a portion of the event. Sponsorships available include: A table of ten at the Stars of Oceania Luncheon; Continental breakfast sponsorship prior to the Pasifika Energy Summit; Coffee break sponsorship during the Pasifika Energy Summit; and an Exhibit booth sponsorship. For additional details and pricing information, please view our Sponsorship Form.
What is the focus of the Pasifika Energy Summit?
The Pasifika Energy Summit will focus on energy needs and consumption throughout the Pacific region. Distinguished speakers including His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, Head of State of the Independent State of Samoa; Dr. David Korten, International best-selling author and lecturer; and Dr. Stephen Schneider, Nobel Prize winner and Stanford professor. The event will offer participants the chance to share their thoughts on the current status in the Pacific regarding global warming, traditional economics, excessive consumption, environmental degradation, near collapse of the earth eco-systems, alternative, renewable and sustainable energy, applications of modern technology, and the importance of traditional wisdom and guidance. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with alternative energy companies to discuss solutions that are focused on the reduction of dependency on non-renewable energy for island economies.
What’s happening during the Stars of Oceania Luncheon?
During the two hour luncheon, the Head of State of the Independent State of Samoa, His Highness Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi, will deliver the keynote address. In addition, we will introduce our “Stars of Oceania”, the traditional leaders from the Pacific who are also elected public officials or community leaders. We will also recognize three students from the Pacific Islands that received scholarships through the Stars of Oceania Scholarship Fund and our fundraising efforts at the 2006 Stars of Oceania event.
What will the proceeds be used for?
All proceeds from the 2009 Stars of Oceania Luncheon and the Pasifika Energy Summit will be awarded as scholarships to Pacific Island students attending the University of Hawaii and for graduate research development in the Pacific with an academic or developmental focus on Pacific Island studies, the physical sciences, marine sciences, agricultural sciences, environmental sciences, energy sciences, information technology, business and engineering.
How can I donate to the Stars of Oceania Scholarship Fund?
Donations of any denomination can be made by completing our Donation Form. Credit cards and checks will be accepted prior to the event and cash donations will be accepted on April 9th, during the event. Please see our Donation Form for complete details and instructions.
Who are the keynote speakers?
Our keynote speaker for the Stars of Oceania Luncheon is His Highness Tui Atua tupua Tamasese Efi, Head of State of the Independent State of Samoa. At the Pasifika Energy Summit our afternoon keynote speaker is Dr. David Korten, International best-selling author and lecturer, and our morning session keynote speaker is Dr. Stephen Schneider, Nobel Prize winner and Stanford professor. For brief speaker biographies, view our Event Flyer. For a detailed event agenda, view our Conference Agenda.
What forms of payment do you accept?
Event registration, sponsorship and donations can all be made by credit card (VISA or Mastercard) or check. Please view the appropriate form for complete payment instructions.
What is included if I rent an exhibit booth?
Exhibit booth rental costs $150 for the entire day. This includes one six foot undressed table and one chair in the foyer just outside the conference room. Also included is one registration for the Pasifika Energy Summit, one seat at the luncheon and your company name in our printed program. To sign up for an exhibit booth and to view complete details, view our Sponsorship Form.
What is the deadline to register?
All registrations and sponsorships must be completed and paid for by April 8, 2009.
I have other questions or a special request. Who can I contact?
For additional questions please contact Renata Matcheva at email@example.com, or at (808) 956-7275