Explore the upcoming and past NAFSA Hawaii/Pacific District events below.

Upcoming Events

Fall 2019 District Luncheon

Date: Friday, November 15, 2019 | 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Location: Hawaii Pacific University, Aloha Tower Marketplace
Cost: $40.00

Join NAFSA Region XII HIPAC District for our annual Fall Luncheon!  The luncheon will be held at Hawaii Pacific University's campus at Aloha Tower Marketplace on Friday, November 15, 2019 from 11am - 2pm. Network with NAFSA colleagues and get updates about the District.  We hope to see you there!

Program Details

11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. - Professional Development Session:
Grant recipients for the 2019 NAFSA Region XII Conference will present on highlights and key takeaways from the conference. Learn about how we can apply such takeaways to the HIPAC District.

12:30 p.m.-1:00 p.m. - Keynote Speaker: José Barzola, Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution


Jose Barzola

José Barzola has a passion for creating social change through nonviolence, nurturing relationships that transcend cultural barriers, and focusing on issues of diversity, identity and multiculturalism. He is a highly organized administrator with over 15 years of experience and success in higher education administration, student development within academic and student affairs. José aspires to continue to develop his skills as a peacebuilder and to strengthen his knowledge on the power of nonviolence.

1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. - NAFSA Region XII Hawaii & Pacific District Update:
The NAFSA Region XII HIPAC team will present updates including the Treasurer's report, recent accomplishments, upcoming events, and announce the new team for 2020!

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. - Tour of Hawaii Pacific University Waterfront Plaza:
Hawaii Pacific University's Student Service Center recently relocated to Waterfront Plaza. Take a guided tour of the new facilities and learn how HPU has increased its support to students.


Parking is available at Aloha Tower at a validated rate:

  • 1st Hour - Free
  • Each Additional Hour - $2

*Parking is not included in the luncheon cost.  Parking can be paid at meters by cash or credit card.

Past Events

2019 CIPP Meetings

Date: June 13, 2019
Location: Video conference
Learn more about the Committee on Immigration Policy and Practice (CIPP)

NAFSA HIPAC 2019 Spring Conference

Date: Friday, April 26, 2019
Location: Waikiki Vista, 2241 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96826
Theme: Embracing Diversity and Multiculturalism
Keynote Speaker: Doug Chin, Attorney at Law

Conference Schedule

2018 NAFSA HI/Pac Fall 2018 Luncheon

Date/Time: Friday, November 2 from 11am-2pm
Location: The Willows Restaurant, Anuenue I room
Program: Professional Development topic: Orientation Programming
Guest Speaker: Reem Bassous

2018 NAFSA Region XII Hawai'i-Pacific District Conference

Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Location: Brigham Young University - Hawaii
Theme: "International Education: How Aloha can Bridge the Divide"
Keynote Speaker: Dawn Amano-Ige, First Lady of the State of Hawaiʻi

Conference Schedule

NAFSA HI/Pac Fall 2017 Luncheon

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 10:30am - 2:00pm
Location:Leeward Community College, 96-045 Ala Ike, Room GT 105, Pearl City, HI 96782
Guest Speaker: Ms. Colette Higgins, Dean of Academic Affairs at Windward Community College
"Hawaiians Abroad: A Historical View of Early International Education"

2017 NAFSA Region XII Hawai'i-Pacific District Conference

Date: Friday, April 28, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Hawaii Tokai International College
Theme: "Beyond Borders: Building Alliances for Advocacy and Leadership in International Education"
Keynote Speaker: David Ware, Immigration Attorney

Conference Schedule

Fall 2016 District Luncheon
Thursday November 10, 2016
11:00am – 1:30pm
Natsunoya Tea House
Guest Speaker: Kenny Endou

Spring 2016 NAFSA District Conference
"Global Competency on Campus: Explore, Enact, Evaluate"
Friday, April 22, 2016
University of Hawaii-Manoa
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chet-Yeng Loong, Ph.D., Professor of Music, University of Hawai'i at Manoa

Fall 2015 NAFSA Region XII Conference (with Hawaii/Pacific District Luncheon)
October 26-30, 2015
Hilton Hawaii Village

Spring 2015: Visit to Honolulu Airport CBP/POE
Friday, April 17, 2:30-3:30 PM
There is no cost for this event, except for parking fees if you are driving to the airport.

Fall 2014 District Luncheon
Friday, Nov 14, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tamarind Room, Ohelo Building, Kapiolani Community College
Guest Speaker: Nicholas J. Manring, Diplomat in Residence, East-West Center
Topic: Student Visa and Studying Abroad from a Consular Officer's Perspective
Free visitor parking is available at KCC.

Spring 2014 District Conference
"Pathways to Global Competence"
Friday, May 9, 2014
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Hawaii Imin International Conference Center, East-West Center, 1777 East-West Road, Honolulu

Fall 2013 District Luncheon
Friday, October 11, 2013
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Leeward Community College ~ The Pearl Restaurant

Spring 2013 District Conference
Friday, April 26, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Aloha Tower Marketplace
1 Aloha Tower Dr., Honolulu