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ASAO 2023 Annual Meeting

Photo by Mimi George, copyright Vaka Taumako Project, 2018.
A Taumako crew sailing a TePuke from Taumako to Lata in 2018.
Tinakula Volcano is west of them as they approach Lata, Ndeni Island, Temotu Province, Solomon Islands

ASAO 2023 Annual Meeting - Kona, Hawai`i

Wednesday, February 1 through Saturday, February 4, 2023

The ASAO 2023 Annual Meeting will be held at the beautiful Courtyard King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i. Located in the heart of downtown Kona, this hotel provides many opportunities for exploring the community and enjoying some local food. This meeting promises to be the ASAO ‘Ohana reunion we all need!


ASAO Member*




Early bird (open–Dec 14)





Regular (Dec 15–Jan 31)





On-site (Jan 31–Feb 4)






* If you are an ASAO Member, you will need to log in to this website to take advantage of the Members rate. Please check your mailbox for the Welcome Email from ASAO or contact the Membership Coordinator if you need help.

 **The virtual rate is for access to attend sessions offered virtually via Zoom. We intend to offer the plenaries and distinguished lecturer virtually, pending hotel set-up.

ASAO is an international scholarly society dedicated to the anthropology of the Pacific which welcomes anyone interested in the lives of Pacific people, including scholars working in Native/Indigenous Studies, Pacific Studies, Cultural Studies, and other disciplines. Our meetings are small, intimate, informal, and cooperative.

View the call for participation and preliminary session list

For information on how to book a room at the King Kamehameha hotel at a discounted rate, please visit our venue page.

You can also join the Facebook Event for this meeting. 

Please consider support for the Pacific Islands Scholars Award after you register.


Wednesday, February 1, 2023 to Saturday, February 4, 2023
Courtyard King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel
Courtyard King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel
75-5660 Palani Road
Kailua-Kona, HI   96740

+1 808-329-2911
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Barbara Andersen
Membership Coordinator
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee