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COVID-19 Protocols

As of March 26, 2022, domestic travelers to Hawaii will no longer be required to submit proof of vaccination or a pre-travel test to be exempt from a quarantine period. However, passengers arriving to Hawaii on direct international flights must still adhere to federal US entry requirements, which include showing proof of an up-to-date vaccination document and negative pre-travel COVID-19 test result taken within one day of travel. COVID-19 policies and protocols are subject to change without notice, so please confirm before you travel.

As of May 20, 2022, the CDC moved most of the state to red, the highest COVID19 risk level. As this level, the CDC recommends:

  • Wear a mask indoors in public
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Get tested if you have symptoms. See COVID19 Testing section below for to find a testing location.
  • Additional precautions may be needed for people at high risk for severe illness

To stay up to date on the latest COVID19 guidance from the state and county, visit hawaiicovid19.com and oneoahu.org

The Alohilani Resort’s COVID19 protocols on posted on their website.

Mask Mandate

Although the State of Hawaii discontinued the indoor masking requirement, business can and may continue to require individuals to wear a mask at their facilities. If you are attending the the luau, please bring a mask. The luau venue requires you to wear a mask to go through the self-serve buffet line, but does not require it for other parts of the program and dinner.

With COVID19 transmission at high levels in Hawaii, the CDC recommends masking indoors.

Rules and requirements are subject to change so please stay up to date on the latest COVID19 guidance from the state and county by visiting hawaiicovid19.com and oneoahu.org

COVID19 Testing

V2 Safe Solutions, a COVID-19 concierge travel testing site is conveniently located at the Alohilani Resort’s 2nd floor. Hours are 9am-3pm Monday through Friday and 9am-12pm Saturday and Sunday. V2 solutions is extending their “friends and family” discount to us. Rapid Antigens are available for $50 (regularly $75) and PCRs with results in an average of 30 minutes are $135 (regularly $150).  To get this pricing, appointments are required and can be set up through travel@v2safesolutions.com or by calling 888-808-9909.

Find additional testing locations by visiting https://www.oneoahu.org/covid19-testing

Hotel

*IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR BOOKINGS MADE ON OR BEFORE APRIL 1
Due to a glitch in the Alohilani hotel conference rate code, some guests may have been charged an incorrect rate, or experienced an error message. The glitch  was fixed on April 1 and should not affect reservations made after this this date. If you were not charged the correct discounted conference rate ($199 for commissioners and their staff and $279 for all other attendees) for bookings between May 30-June 14, contact Alohilani Resort at reservations@alohilaniresort.com for an adjustment.

The 2022 WCPSC Annual Education Conference will be held at the award-winning Alohilani Resort Waikiki Beach. This modern oasis is Hawaii’s first carbon-neutral hotel and pays homage to Hawaii’s rich cultural heritage.

After registering for the conference, you will receive a registration confirmation email with a link to access the hotel reservation system or a reservation code dedicated for the 2022 WCPSC AEC.

Conference dates: Book by May 9, 2022 to take advantage of special discounted conference rates. After May 9, the hotel may continue to accept reservations at the conference rate at its discretion. We encourage to continue booking with the code and let us know if you run into issues.

The conference rate may only be used for stays between Sunday, May 30 and Tuesday, June 14.  If you are planning to stay before or after the room block window, we recommend you make a separate booking for those dates. If you do not make a separate booking for dates outside the window, you will be charged at the hotel’s regular rates instead of the conference rate for your entire stay.

Modifying your reservation:  If you need to make a change to your reservation, please email reservations@alohilaniresort.com. Do not call Alohilani because you will be routed to their mainland call center who will not be able to make changes to group rates. Emailing will put you directly in touch with the local reservations team.  If Alohilani is unable to resolve, please contact us at wcpsc@naruc.org for assistance.

Resort Amenities: The discounted conference rate includes generous resort amenities.  The resort fee of $48/night is waived for conference rate attendees but other fees like parking and taxes are not included in the daily rate.

Longboard Club Discount: Guests booking with our conference room block may add Longboard Club access for an additional $85 per day (a nearly 40% savings from a retail rate of $135). Access is for up to 2 adults and 2 children. The Longboard Club includes private access to indoor and outdoor relaxation spaces, breakfast and evening wines. Inquire about this discounted buy-up at hotel check-in.

More information: For more about parking fees, COVID-19 policies, resort amenities and other lodging questions is available on Alohilani Resort’s FAQs.

Transportation

Honolulu is serviced by the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. Transportation between the airport and hotel is not provided. Airport shuttles, taxis, ridesharing services and public transportation are available from the airport.

You will not need to arrange your own transportation to attend conference activities. 

Parking

Validated daily parking rates for conference attendees are $10 for self-park or $15 for valet. Overnight parking rates are discounted to $40/night (an $8 savings) if you booked your stay with our hotel conference code.

There are two entrance to self-parking. One entrance is located on Liliʻuokalani Avenue, just past the valet foyer, and the other is on Kuhio Avenue.

Airline Discounts

The WCPSC is pleased to partner with United Airlines and Hawaiian Airlines to offer special discounts for conference attendees and their guests.

Save up to 10% off flights on United Airlines for travel between May 31 through June 14, 2022.
Book now at: https://united.com/meetingtravel
Use Promotional Code: ZKDD818192

Save 5% off flights on Hawaiian Airlines.
Book now at: https://www.hawaiianairlines.com/affiliate?affcode=WCONFPSC
Use Affiliate Code: WCONFPSC

Dress Code

The local business attire in Hawaii is “aloha wear,” which is Hawaii’s version of business casual. It is not customary to wear suit and tie in Hawaii due to the temperate tropical climate so please feel free to wear aloha wear or standard business casual attire. Conference rooms will be air-conditioned so you may want to bring a light jacket.

For men, aloha attire means a short sleeve printed aloha shirt (printed Hawaiian shirt) with slacks. For women, the same or dresses, skirts and blouses in tropical prints.  See photo below for an example.

For the Tuesday luau, we encourage you to wear casual aloha wear. This means a more relaxed version of your business aloha wear. Brighter colors and prints, untucked shirts, open-toe sandals, sneakers, jeans, and shorts are all ok. The luau will be outdoors and may require walking in unpaved grassy areas. You may want to wear flat comfortable shoes. Although it’s unlikely to rain in June, the luau is held rain or shine.

Aloha attire example. L to R: Abigail Anthony, Rhode Island PUC; James Griffin, Chair of the Hawaii PUC; Hawaii Governor David Ige; Jennie Potter, Hawaii PUC; Michael Picker, President of the California PUC at the 2019 Hawaii Energy Conference.

Conference Activities

The 2022 WCPSC will host two official activities: a Sunday Welcome Cocktail Reception and a Tuesday Luau program. You are free to check out additional special offers on things to do on Oahu on your free time.

Welcome Cocktail Reception

WCPSC President Potter, her fellow WCPSC leadership and Hawaii Commissioners welcome you to a cocktail hour at Alohilani’s award-winning pool deck with a view of the ocean.

Location: Alohilani Hotel’s Swell Pool Deck
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Pricing includes drinks and Hawaiian pupus

  • Free with attendee registration
  • $49 – Adult guests*
    *Reception is only open to guests 21 year and older.

Note: Registration desk will open one hour prior to the reception

Luau

A luau is a traditional Hawaiian feast. Join us for an exciting evening under the stars as we voyage across ka moana (“the ocean” in Hawaiian) and through Polynesia with dances and chants. Pre-dinner show interactive activities include hula lessons, headband weaving, coconut tree climbing demonstration and more.

Limited to the first 250 attendees so be sure to register for the conference to secure your spot.

VenueKa Moana Luau
Location: Sea Life Park Hawaii, 41-202 Kalanianaole Hwy, Waimanalo Beach, HI 96795
Pricing includes transportation, taxes and gratuities

  •  Free with attendee registration
  • $174 – Adult guests 18+
  • $154 – Youth guests 13-17 years
  • $134 – Child guests 4-12 years
  • $0 – Lap child 0-3 years, free w/ adult guest

Mask Requirement: Please bring your own mask. Masks are required to go through the self-serve buffet line. Masks are recommended but are not required for other portions of the program and dinner.

Schedule:
3:45pm Board buses at Alohilani Hotel
4:00pm Buses depart hotel
4:45pm Arrive at Sea Life Park, check-in and pre-show entertainment
5:30-7:45 Luau Program
8:00pm Buses depart luau
8:45pm Buses arrive at Alohilani Hotel

Guest Registration and Payment

Guest Registration Tips
  • You must use a different registration email for each guest.
  • Do not use Discover credit cards.
How to Make a Guest Payment

If you are using the same payment method to pay for both your conference registration and guest fees, you may add your guests, complete your registration, and pay in a single transaction.

However, if you want to pay for guest activities on a different payment method than your registration, you will need to conduct two transactions. Directions are as follows:

  1. Complete your attendee registration without any guests and pay using your work credit card.
  2. After completing your registration, click the “modify or edit registration” button link on your confirmation page or email. From there, you may add guest registrations.
  3. Complete your modified registration with the added  guests and pay using your personal credit card.

Should you have questions, contact wcpsc@naruc.org