Conference Information Update

Invited Presenters, please see below for more information concerning the conference.


If you have not formally accepted an invitation to the conference please send an email to by Wednesday February 18 saying whether or not you will be able to attend the conference.


If your country region of focus is offering a paper award, the deadline to submit your paper is MONDAY February 23, 2015.

Paper awards are being offered for papers focusing on:

-Southeast Asia

**Please only submit to one category and indicate in your email which category for which you want to be considered**

If you are not submitting for a paper award or there is not a category offered for your paper, your conference paper deadline is MONDAY, March 2, 2015.

When submitting your conference paper, please e-mail to with the subject 2015 SPAS Paper Submission


Those who were selected for an award have been notified. If you have not received a message regarding a travel award please understand that we cannot offer you an award.


If you need an official conference invitation letter for Visa purposes, please contact us and we will send you an updated letter with the necessary information you need to file for your visa.


We are in the processing of placing presenters in panels of 3-4 people per panel. Panels will be organized to best match presenters topic, area and discipline. Each panel session will be 90 minutes and moderated by a faculty member from UH Mānoa.
Each presenter will be given a total of 20 minutes to present (generally 15 minutes for the presentation and an additional 5 minutes for questions).


The East-West Center, adjacent to UH Mānoa, accepts reservations for accommodations during the conference at very affordable rates. They are conveniently located within a very short walking distance (either right next door or a few buildings down) from the conference location. Please check the website and call them for up-to-date availability.

Tip: When searching for lodging through something like Expedia, keep in mind that hotels that are in Waikiki are more expensive than hotels outside of Waikiki.

Ala Moana Hotel, for example, is located closer to Waikiki and is generally less expensive than Waikiki. Either way, UH Moana campus is accessible from both Waikiki and Ala Moana via bus or a relatively inexpensive taxi.


The following meals will be provided to conference attendees:

March 18th (Wed) – Dinner

March 19th (Thur) – Breakfast and Lunch

March 20th (Fri) – Breakfast and Lunch
**Please let us know if you have any special dietary restrictions (we will of course be offering vegetarians options)**
Please feel to write us if you have any further questions regarding the conference. We look forward to seeing you at the conference next month!


Teresa Hodges and Hilson Reidpath



2015 SPAS Graduate Student Conference

SPAS 2015 – Information Update

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