115th Annual Conference - Honolulu, Hawaii
Friday, November 10 - Sunday, November 12, 2017

115th Annual Conference

Friday, November 10, 2017 to Sunday, November 12, 2017

At Chaminade University of Honolulu
and the
Ala Moana Hotel
Honolulu, Hawaii

Chaminade University of Honolulu

University of Hawai'i, West O'ahu
University of Hawai'i, Manoa

Chaminade University of Honolulu

The 2017 PAMLA Conference was held over the November 10-12 weekend, at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu, with complimentary bus transportation to and from our official PAMLA Conference hotel, the Ala Moana Resort.

Additional information about the 2017 conference has been archived.  You may download a copy of the program below.

News and Announcements

We hope you are joining us for the 2017 PAMLA Conference at Chaminade University of Honolulu, starting Friday morning, November 10, and continuing on until Sunday afternoon, November 12.

The entire conference--all of our conference rooms--will be located at Chaminade University, so you shouldn’t get lost.

Chaminade University's entrance is located at: 3140 Waialae Ave, Honolulu, HI 96816. Registration will be held in the Ching Conference Center in Eiben Hall.

Free Parking

There will be plenty of free parking on the Chaminade campus. Just be sure not to park in any Dean's, President's, or other reserved spots including any St. Louis spots.

Conference Schedule

Do plan out where you need to be by looking at the schedule and our Chaminade University map, and by heading toward where you need to be (especially for your own session) a bit early.

The online...

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18 Unsolicited Pieces of Advice for Novice (And Not-So-Novice)

PAMLA Conference Attendees/Presenters 

  1. Go to other folks’ sessions, and ask a real, thoughtful question (don’t make a speech disguised as a question). Doing so will be good for you, and good for the presenter and the entire session. Good listeners and thoughtful and polite questioners help to make a conference a success.
  2. Go to as many other sessions as you can. Don’t just give your paper and leave. The karma you generate as a result of attending other sessions will mean more people will attend your session in turn. If everyone followed this rule, no one would have to complain about the size of their own session’s audience.
  3. Read through (out loud) and time your presentation a few times before you present, both to make sure you will not go over your allotted time and to be sure your paper reads well and is clear. (If you...
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2017 PAMLA Conference Special Events

At this year’s PAMLA, we are holding a number of special conference events sure to be truly memorable. Please join us at these events, and invite your friends and colleagues to do so as well. They are free, and all are welcome.

One of this year’s not-to-miss special events is the Creative Artist Spotlight event, in the Ching Conference Center of Eiben Hall, on Friday evening, November 10, from 4:40-5:40 pm. Come for our Creative Artist Spotlight, and stay for our annual PAMLA Reception immediately following. This year’s Creative Artist Spotlight will feature Dr. Vilsoni Hereniko, Professor of Creative Media at the University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa. His presentation, Let the Mountain Speak (2017): A Screening and Discussion,” will feature a screening of Hereniko’s Let the Mountain Speak (2017), a short film in honor of Mauna Kea, Hawai...

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2017 PAMLA Conference Special Address Luncheons

We will be having a number of very special events at the upcoming PAMLA conference at Chaminade University of Honolulu, including two terrific luncheons and addresses, and a Forum that is sure to be fascinating. The two luncheons do involve an extra fee ($22 for each), but the addresses are sure to be fascinating, and the buffets delicious. If you wish to join us for one or both of the lunches, go here to make reservations: http://pamla.org/2017/registration-info

On Friday, November 10, we would love you to join us for the 2017 PAMLA Presidential Address and Luncheon. The luncheon does involve an extra fee, but is entirely worth it. This year, our Presidential Address will be delivered by 2017 PAMLA President Andrea Gogröf, of Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. Professor Gogröf’s...

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If you are planning on joining us for the 2017 PAMLA Conference in Hawaii, here is some important information to keep in mind:

  • The conference site is Chaminade University of Honolulu.
  • There will be complimentary bus service between Chaminade University and the official PAMLA hotel, the Ala Moana, throughout the conference weekend.
  • The conference will begin Friday morning, November 10 and conclude on Sunday, November 12 at 12:30 pm.
  • Please plan on attending the full conference. If you attend other people's sessions, then they will attend yours. We will have the conference schedule up by the end of August, but please do plan on joining us for the full conference--Friday morning through Sunday around noon.
  • If you haven't yet joined PAMLA for the 2017 year, or paid the conference fee, please take care of that right away: http://pamla.org/2017/registration-info (if you aren't certain if...
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