Conference News

We will continue to post information on this page to assist conference attendees in confirming travel and participation planning. Additionally, updates to the conference schedule, new events, and other activities will be posted here as the schedule continues to take shape.


Proposal Decisions

Posted: September 28, 2021

Despite the uncertainties we all continue to face at this time, we were pleased to see the enthusiasm of the AAS community in participating in the upcoming 2022 Annual Conference. The AAS received a record number of proposals; a total of 1,179 proposals were submitted.

The Program Committee has now completed the review process of all submitted proposals and decisions will be emailed to the listed organizer(s) on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.

The 2022 conference will consist of both sessions taking place in-person in Honolulu and online.


Safe Access O’ahu

Posted: September 28, 2021

As of September 22, the City and County of Honolulu is currently under an emergency order requiring all employees and customers to have proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within the previous 48 hours in order to enter the certain establishments.

This order is currently expected to remain in place through November 20, 2021.

We will continue to keep AAS Attendees updated on this executive order. However, should the state of Hawaii continue to require proof of vaccination or negative Covid-19 test for entry, over the conference dates, the Safe Access O’ahu program should serve as one additional protocol that will help ease attendees’ concerns about their health and safety while in Honolulu.

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Safe Travels Hawai’i Program

Posted: September 27, 2021

Travelers entering the state from the U.S. and its Territories who have been fully vaccinated in the United States (including its Territories) may bypass quarantine without a pre-travel test. The vaccination record document must be uploaded to Safe Travels and printed out prior to departure and the traveler must have a hard copy in hand when arriving in Hawaiʻi.

Travelers wishing to use the pre-travel test to bypass quarantine must have a negative result from a test taken from a Trusted Testing and Travel Partner no more than 72 hours BEFORE beginning the final leg of their trip. Anyone without a negative test result or U.S. vaccination PRIOR to departure must quarantine upon arrival.

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State of Hawai’i travel protocol update

Posted: July 10, 2021

Below is the latest update from the State of Hawaii Covid-19 Portal. Hawai’i is now allowing fully vaccinated travelers from the U.S. States and territories to bypass quarantine and negative Covid testing requirements. Please read the information below.

Hawai‘i’s 10-day mandatory self-quarantine remains in place for all trans-Pacific passengers, but we are excited that new exceptions are now available as a direct result of Hawaii’s robust vaccination rate. Travelers entering the state from the U.S. and its Territories who have been fully vaccinated in the United States (including its Territories) may bypass quarantine without a pre-travel test. The vaccination record document must be uploaded to Safe Travels or printed out prior to departure and hard copy in hand when arriving in Hawai‘i. The State of Hawai‘i will also accept vaccine records that are digitally validated by Digital Health Pass Partners.

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Conference Format Announcement & Call for Proposals

Posted: June 29, 2021

We are pleased to announce the AAS 2022 Annual Conference will take place in person in Honolulu, Hawai’i with an added online/virtual component, March 24-27, 2021. The Call for Proposals is now open with a submission deadline of August 10, 2021. For more information and to view the full announcement, click here.