There's no place on earth like Hawaii. The fresh, floral air energizes you. The warm, tranquil waters refresh you. The breathtaking, natural beauty renews you. For more information see

The Hilton Hawaiian Village is located about 20 minutes from Honolulu International Airport (HNL).
Ground transportation is available via taxis, bus and shuttle.
Typical Minimum Charge:
Super Shuttle: $9.00 USD Taxi: $30.00 USD
For pre-arranged transportation, please contact:
Oahu Airport Shuttle  808-681-8181
Airport Island Shuttles  800-624-9554
Cloud 9 Limousine  800-524-7999 

Average Temperature in December: High 82F 28 C/ Low 68F 20 C
Time Zone: Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time (HST)
Tipping: Customary for taxi drivers, hotel bell staff, housekeeping, restaurant wait staff.

Traveling to Hawaii is as close as an American can get to visiting another country while staying within the United States.  Oahu - where Honolulu and Waikiki are - is the third largest Hawaiian island and has 75% of the state's population.  Honolulu is the perfect place to experience the state's indigenous culture, the hundred years of immigration that resulted in today's blended society and the tradition of aloha.  The museums and historic and cultural sites will ground you, at least a bit, in Hawaii history.  The widest range of restaurants as well as the best nightlife scene in the Islands is here, too.

What can I do on Oahu?
ىTake a surfing lesson on Waikiki Beach
ىWatch world-class surfers charge the big waves on the North Shore
ىPay your respects at the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor
ىMarvel at the American Florentine architecture of Iolani Palace
Dress up and experience downtown nightlife and art galleries

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Awards Luncheon
Tuesday 1 December
12:15 -14:00
Coral Ballroom 3
Celebrate with your colleagues at this biannual event honoring the achievements of the IEEE and IEEE Communications Society members. This event is included with the full conference registration.

Welcome Reception
Tuesday 1 December
19:00 -21:30
Coral Ballroom
Interact with exhibitors amidst the Exhibits! Join us as we kick off the IEEE GLOBECOM 2009 Expo. This event is included with the conference registration fee. Accompanying guests are welcome to attend.

Conference Luau
Wednesday 2 December
19:00 -21:30
Lagoon Green
Join the IEEE GLOBECOM 2009 Committee for a relaxing evening of fine dining and entertainment. This event is included with the full conference registration.

Coffee breaks will be held in the Exhibit Hall / Coral Ballroom 5 on Wednesday, 2 December and Thursday, 3 December at 9:45 - 10:15 and 16:00 - 16:30.ى Don't miss the opportunity to network and win special prizes.ى You must be present to win.

Companions are invited to begin their daily activities in the Companion Hospitality room with coffee and a pastry.ى Suite #430 in the Tapa Tower has been assigned as the Guest Hospitality Suite.ى Meet your friends prior to one of the daily tours or to make your plans for the day.

Internet stations are located in the Coral Lounge and Exhibit Hall and will be open during registration hours.ى IEEE GLOBECOM 2009 will offer free wireless access.ى Additionally, guest rooms at the hotel have data ports and are equipped with high-speed internet access for an additional charge from the hotel.

An area of the Coral Lounge is set aside for the Speaker Ready Room.ى The area is available for authors to rehearse Monday - Friday from 7:00 - 17:00 for any presenters who wish to rehearse and prepare for their presentations.

Student Travel Grant Recipients can pick up their certificates at the Registration Desk during registration hours.

The full-service 24-hour Xerox Business Services Center at the Hilton Hawaiian Village is located on the Ground Floor of Diamond Head Tower.
The Post Office is open Monday - Saturday from 8:00 - 16:00 and closed daily from 12:00 - 13:00.


Please be sure to take the time to fill out the forms.ى We value your feedback.ى You will receive an email after the conference for the overall evaluation of the event.

This is part of the American way of life, based on the principle that you should pay for any special service.

Here are some examples:ى bartenders:ى 10%-15%; bellhops:ى at least $3.50 per bag or $5-$8 for a lot of baggage; taxi drivers:ى 15% of the fare; airport attendants:ى $3.50 per bag or $5-$8 for a lot of baggage; valet parking attendants:ى $2.