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Special Events

PORTS '22 features special events that allow for attendees to enjoy Honolulu outside of our technical program. Hawaiian Aloha business attire requested for all events, unless otherwise stated.


Sunday, September 18

6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Coral Hall & Lounge
Ice Breaker Welcome Reception
Included with full registration

Kick off PORTS ’22 with friends, colleagues, young professionals, and distinguished award winners in the Exhibit Hall. Visit and talk with our exhibitors and sponsors as we begin another successful PORTS conference.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to catch up with old friends and colleagues or make new contacts with similar interests to attend.


Monday, September 19

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Rainbow SuiteACOPNE Logo
ACOPNE Induction Ceremony
Included with full registration

Get acquainted with your ACOPNE and COPRI colleagues and toast the newest Diplomates. Hawaiian Aloha business attire requested.

The Academy of Coastal, Ocean, Port & Navigation Engineers (ACOPNE) was launched in 2009 by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to advance the practice in coastal, ocean, port, and navigation engineering by recognizing and certifying professional engineers in the profession. The ACOPNE is ASCE's third elite professional academy, comprised of nearly 250 professional engineers, who have accumulated extensive training, project experience, leadership, and high-level expertise to become eligible for Board Certification as ACOPNE Diplomates.


Tuesday, September 20

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Bishop Museum
Social Gala
Included with full registration

Bishop Museum

Discover Hawai’i’s history and living culture, learn about Polynesian wayfinding, and experience the thrill of an erupting volcano. Join your colleagues for an exciting evening at Honolulu’s Bishop Museum. Enjoy delicious food, Hula dancers, and exclusive access to the Hawaiian Hall exhibit.

Buses will depart from the Hilton Hawaiian Village bus depot between 5:45-6:00 p.m. Buses will arrive at the museum between 6:30-6:45 p.m. Upon arrival you may visit the Hawaiian Hall exhibit in the museum; or grab a drink and network with your friends and colleagues on the Great Lawn. Dinner service will follow during which Hawaiian musicians and dancers will take to the stage and entertain attendees. 



Wednesday, September 21

2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Pearl Harbor Tour
Additional registration required

U.S. Navy staff will host a tour around Pearl Harbor and Ford Island. The tour is for attendees who have preregistered for the technical tour. Tour registrations are currently at capacity and any new registrants will be added to a wait list.

While there is no official dress code for the museums and parks of Pearl Harbor, visitors must be wearing shirts that do not show excessive skin. If you’re wearing a swimsuit, be sure to bring appropriate clothing to wear over your swim wear. Flip flops/sandals are permitted.

Guests are asked to consider their visit as a time of solemn remembrance. Many men and women died serving our country, so respectful dress is highly encouraged.

We also suggest that you wear clothing with pockets, because you will not be permitted to carry your personal items in a bag of any kind. A light jacket may also be helpful in the event of the usual “surprise” Hawaiian rain shower. Some guests have expressed that the theater is fairly chilly as well.

For uniformed military servicemen and women visiting Pearl Harbor, you will be required to wear Class “B” dress, or better, to board the shuttle to the USS Arizona. You are not permitted to wear battle dress uniforms on the USS Arizona, but are free to dress as a civilian on your visit to Pearl Harbor.

Tour Schedule
2:00-2:15 PM – Buses load and depart from the Hilton Hawaiian Village
3:00-3:15 PM – Boat loads and departs
3:15-4:00 PM – Tour (Pre-registration required)
5:00 PM - Buses load and return to the Hilton Hawaiian Village


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