Honolulu, with its central location in the mid-Pacific, competitive air fares and convenient access from both East and West, provides the ideal venue for NOMS 2000. As the capital of Hawaii on the Island of Oahu, Honolulu has served as the 'meeting place' of Pacific Islanders - and the world - for many centuries. In addition to the many cultural, recreational and shopping attractions on the Island of Oahu, it is both easy and relatively inexpensive to fly by commercial jet to nearby islands such as the Big Island of Hawaii (with Volcanoes National Park), Maui (with its famous beaches and Haleakala Crater National Park), and Kauai (which hosts the "wettest place on Earth" as well as lush foliage and beautiful beaches). You'll want to bring friends and family with you, stay after NOMS, and have the experience of a lifetime!

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NOMS 2000 will be held at the Hilton Hawaiian Village: Waikiki's only true resort and located in its widest stretch of beach. The Village is the perfect paradise with lush tropical plants, wildlife and priceless art treasures. The Hilton Hawaiian Village, located at the western end of Waikiki, provides guests a wide selection of rooms, restaurants, and shopping as well as world-class conference facilities. It has its own beach and lagoon. NOMS 2000 will be held in its Tapa Tower, with some social events outdoors at the Lagoon Green. The Hilton Hawaiian Village offers a wide spectrum of activities from swimming to shopping to simply relaxing!

Waikiki Beach fronting the Hilton Hawaiian Village
The Hilton Hawaiian Village is situated on the largest stretch of white sand beach in Waikiki. It's a great place for swimming, sailing and other ocean activities.

Gazebo near the Village Green
The gazebo garden area of the Hilton Hawaiian Village is a popular spot for weddings and photo taking. This peaceful setting is a quiet retreat with a waterfall that cascades into a pond filled with fish, ducks, and graceful swans.

Penguin Pool
The Penguin Pool is a popular spot to relax and watch our playful Penguins.

Super Pool
The 10,000 square foot two-tiered Super Pool has views of Waikiki Beach and an adjoining children's pool. Every Friday night, the Super Pool becomes the stage for Hawaiian entertainment and a fabulous fireworks show!

Gardens between the Main Lobby and Super Pool
This beautiful walkway is situated between the Main Lobby and the Super Pool. It is surrounded by a garden of flora and fauna. The ponds are home to Carp, turtles, ducks, swans and other exotic birds.

Rainbow Bazaar
With over 90 specialty shops, services, ultra chic stores and international restaurants in the Rainbow Bazaar. There's so much to see and do; you may never want to leave this shoppers paradise.

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Early Hilton Reservations Discounts
Take advantage of great early reservation special rates at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the official hotel of NOMS 2000

  • Garden View, normally $340, are only $139
  • Partial Ocean View, normally $360, are only $164
  • Ocean View, normally $390, are only $198

You must reserve by March 10 to ensure these special rates. For more information: see our Hotel Page.

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Honolulu International (8 miles/20 minutes)
H-1 Freeway is adjacent to the International airport, take H-1 East look for Waikiki directional signs, stay in right lane and exit Nimitz Hwy, Nimitz will turn into Ala Moanathen take right onto Kalia road to the Hilton Hawaiian Village.

Transportation Options:

  • Alternate (20 minutes/Charlies Taxi Co.)
  • Bus (30 minutes/$1.00)
  • Courtesy Bus (30 minutes/$9.00)
  • Limo (20 minutes/$120.00 Charlies Taxi Co.)
  • Taxi (20 minutes/$30.00)

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(Courtesy of Hilton Hawaiian Village)

Register and reserve your room at the Hilton before 15 February and you will be eligible to win one of ten prizes:

  • Free admission to NOMS 2000 (all events and all tutorials)
    PLUS Five Free Nights at the Hilton Hawaii Village Resort during NOMS 2000
  • One complimentary registration to IM 2001
  • Dinner for two (2) at Bali By the Sea
  • Dinner for two (2) at Golden Dragon
  • Dinner for two (2) at Village Steak and Seafood

Sorry, these prizes are not tranferrable. You must stay at the Hilton to qualify.

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Stay at the Hilton Hawaiian Village for seven nights and you will receive your choice of one of the following tours at no charge: (Limited to the first 100 who book seven days)

  • Star coastal cruise for one (1)
  • Trans Island Discount Tour for one (1)
  • E-Noa Tour for one (1)
  • Atlantis Submarines for one (1)
  • Pacific Splash Barefoot Fun Cruise for one (1)

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Special discounted airfares for NOMS 2000 have been negotiated with Continental and United Airlines is offering a 10% discount off the lowest available super-saver fares, and a 13% discount off coach fares. United Airlines is offering a 5% discount off the lowest available super-saver fares and a 10% discount off coach fares. If booked 60 days in advance, both airline carriers are offering an advanced booking incentive that increases the discount by an additional 5%. Where super-saver fares or Saturday night stays are not applicable, Continental and United are also offering zone fares. Discounted airfares are also available on other airline carriers. Please call IEEE Travel Services for availability. Some restrictions apply and airfares are guaranteed to be the lowest available at the time of ticketing.

Travel arrangements using the designated air carriers, or the carriers of your choice can be made through IEEE Travel Services by calling (800) TRY-IEEE, (800-879-4333) within the US and Canada. Outside of the US and Canada, call (732) 562-5387 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST. Monday through Friday. Or, you may visit our new on-line travel service web site at www.ieee.org/travelonline. This secure site offers simple an convenient service through which you can search, reserve, and ticket your travel anytime, anywhere.

You may also fax requirements to the IEEE Travel Service at (732) 562-8815. When faxing, please be sure to include your travel dates, departure and return times, and phone and fax numbers. A Travel Counselor will contact you promptly.

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Enjoy Your Time in Hawaii with the Following Tours

Star coastal cruise
Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor, past Arizona Memorial and USS Missouri. $36.95, includes breakfast or lunch buffet, but not transportation from the Hilton.

Trans Island Discount Tours
Pearl Harbor and city tour including museum, movie, and tour of the Arizona. $14.99 plus transport to/from Hilton.

E-Noa Tours
Arizona, Missouri and city tour $38.90 plus transport to/from Hilton.

Atlantis Submarines
wrecks, coral, etc offshore $59, departing from Hilton.

Pacific Splash Barefoot Fun Cruise
Motor yacht to snorkel site; also water noodles, water trampoline, water slide $68 adult, $34.50 child; four hours; includes BBQ buffet lunch. (includes tax and tip, and departure or transfer from the Hilton.)

Neighbor Island trips
Air-room-car packages are available starting at $134.50.

Reservations for all of the above tours can be made at the Hilton activities desk.







Any questions or problems, please contact noms2000@comsoc.org