Get outside and enjoy some Hawaiian sun with fellow UIST attendees. We will meet at the conference hotel's registration desk at 13:00. We will then depart and walk over to the Kapiolani Regional Park. At the park, we'll walk the 3 km circumference. After we walk the border of the park, people can self-organize into additional activities. For example, the park is a great place to hang out and chat. Also, the nearby Waikiki Aquarium (General Admission: $12; Open 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) is a nice place to visit.
Bring your analog fabrication skills for the first ever UIST Sandcastle Contest! During the Tuesday afternoon break (15:40 to 17:00), join fellow attendees for some fun in the sand. Following the close of the afternoon sessions, we will be handing out a few tools for sandcastle building as well as a sign to put next to your creation. At approximately 17:00, the Beach Chair will come by and take photos. We’ll post these photos on the web and give UIST attendees a way to vote for their favorites.
Form teams of one to fifty. No rules – just fun. Feel free to import specialized equipment from your lab for working with sand ;-)
See you on the beach!
Please browse the flickr feed from the Sandcastle contest. Claim a sandcastle as yours by adding a comment with your team members’ names. Vote for the sandcastles you like by favoriting a photo!
What trip to Hawaii would be complete without checking out wonderful sea creatures up close? Here are our brief tips for snorkeling nearby the conference venue:
Approximately one mile from the conference hotel is one of Hawaii's popular snorkel rental shops: Snorkel Bob's
Snorkel Bob's Oahu 700 Kapahulu Avenue Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 735-7944
Just down the beach from the conference hotel is the Waikiki Marine Life Conservation District.
Many consider Hanauma Bay some of the best snorkeling in all of Hawaii. Hanauma Bay is a short bus ride or drive from Waikiki. There are also many companies operating complete excursion packages to Hanauma bay.