2017 Conference

Aloha mai kākou

On behalf of the Society for Hawaiian Archaeology, I am pleased to announce the SHA’s annual conference will be held on O‘ahu from Friday, September 29th, 2017 to October 1st, 2017. The University of Hawai‘i – West O‘ahu campus in Kapolei will be our home base on Saturday, Sept. 30th, and Sunday, Oct. 1st. Field trips, or huaka‘i, will be held on Friday, Sept. 29th at various locations across O‘ahu. More details and registration for the huakaʻi will be disseminated as details are finalized.

There will be a Friday evening/night Opening reception (venue and time TBA). We are also planning a Poster Session, and more details will be announced as plans and scheduling are finalized.

Our annual Cultural Stewardship award will also be presented to an outstanding nominated Oahu stewardship group. A call for O‘ahu nominations is forthcoming on our SHA-listserv.

A call for submissions is currently open until August 18th. Abstracts are required from each presenter or for each panel, and should be no longer than 200 words. Please submit abstracts through our conference submission portal by following this link. Individuals submitting abstracts must be current 2017 SHA members in good standing. If your abstract is returned to you, it can be resubmitted once membership dues are current for 2017, and before August 18th.

Volunteers are welcomed to assist with registration and all other conference duties, and are compensated with either partial or full registration payment depending on the amount of volunteer time given. We encourage students and/or new members to volunteer to off-set the cost of conference participation, and is an opportunity to meet other SHA members. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer.

Additional information, details, and updates will be sent via our SHA-listserv, and posted on the SHA website at. Direct questions and concerns to me at: sha2017conference@hawaiianarchaeology.org.


I look forward to seeing everyone at the SHA conference this fall!

Regina K. Hilo