IGARSS 2010 - 2010 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium - July 25 - 30, 2010 - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

Social Program

Welcome Reception - ALOHA and Welcome to IGARSS 30th Anniversary

Sunday, 25 July 2010, 18:00 - 21:00, Hilton Hawaiian Village Great Lawn

The IGARSS Opening Reception takes place just steps away from the spectacular waters of Waikiki Beach. Meet friends and colleagues on the Hilton Hawaiian Village's Great Lawn, adjacent to the Duke Kahanamoku Lagoon, filled with lush vegetation and offering a scenic view of Diamond Head, Hawaii's most recognized landmark, known for its historic hiking trail, stunning coastal views and military history.

Strolling Luau at the Sheraton Waikiki

Tuesday, July 27, 2010, 19:00 - 22:00, Sheraton Waikiki, Helumoa Playground (Short Walk)

IGARSS 2010 invites you to participate in a colorful and heritage-rich evening at the Sheraton Waikiki for a special strolling luau. Your evening begins with a special lei greeting and an invitation to enjoy special Hawaiian and Polynesian culinary specialties, while you take in the gorgeous vista of Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head. From two entertainment stages, you'll enjoy song and dance of Hawaiian culture along with other Pacific Rim cultures that have influenced the people of Hawaii.

This special evening event, hosted by GRSS, is provided to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of IGARSS.

Technical Committee and Chapter Chairs Luncheon

Wednesday, 28 July 2010, 12:05 - 13:35, Rainbow Suite, Rainbow Tower

This event provides a venue for discussion of GRSS Technical Committee and Chapter activities accompanied by a fine meal. Members of GRSS Technical Committees and GRSS Chapter Chairs are especially invited, but all IGARSS delegates (and guests) are welcome to participate. This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the technical committees and activities of our chapters. Tickets are limited, so please register early!

Soccer Game

Wednesday, 28 July, Kuroda Field, 18:00, Fort De Russey Park (Short Walk)

The 2010 international IGARSS soccer tournament will be held on Wednesday, July 28th. This event is a casual soccer tournament where IGARSS participants compete for the coveted title of “IGARSS soccer champions”. Because of the high interest in the game, play will be divided up into three concurrent games run tournament style. The winner will be decided based on FIFA world cup rules.

All skill levels are welcome to participate, or just watch and cheer on!

The event will be held at Kuroda Field, Fort De Russey Park. This is located diagonally adjacent to the Hilton Hawaiian Village conference venue. To get there, walk outside of the Hilton and turn right at Kalia Road. The field is approximately 500 feet down Kalia road at the intersection of Maluhia and Kalia.

Bring your soccer gear to the conference and get ready to play!

Note: Cleats are not allowed on the Kuroda Field.

Awards Evening at The Bishop Museum

Thursday, 29 July 2010, Departure from Hilton Hawaiian Village at 18:00

This year's IGARSS awards evening will take place at The Bishop Museum, located near downtown Honolulu.

Buses will transport guests from the Hilton Hawaiian Village to the museum, where you'll enjoy a full evening of dining, entertainment and true Hawaiian hospitality on the Great Lawn of the Bishop Museum.

Your evening includes roundtrip transportation, full buffet dinner and beverages, plus admission to four of the museum's spectacular galleries, including the newly reopened Hawaiian Hall.

The three floors of Hawaiian Hall will take you on a journey through the different realms of Hawaii - the first floor, Kai Akea, representing Hawaiian gods, legends and beliefs; the second floor, Wao Kanaka, represents the realm where people live and work, focusing on the importance of the land and nature in daily life; and the third floor, Wao Lani, is the realm inhabited by the gods - here, visitors will learn about the ali'i and key moments in Hawaiian history.

Guests will enjoy the interactive nature of the Richard T. Mamiya Science Adventure Center, a 16,500 square-foot facility providing exhibits with a strong emphasis on better understanding Hawaii's environment.

Please note that visitors to the Bishop Museum are permitted to photograph and videotape their exhibits. Flash photography is permitted. In certain exhibit areas, however, videography and photography may be limited due to copyright and/or cultural sensitivities. Please comply with posted rules.

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