Hawaii Area 17 is honored to host the 2016 Pacific Regional Forum to be held September 30, 2016 through October 2, 2016 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village on the island of Hawaii. The airport closest to the Hilton Waikoloa Village is the Kona International Airport (KOA) located in Keahole, Hawaii.
Regional Forums originated in 1975 at the suggestion of Dr. Jack Norris, then Chair of the General Service Board of Alcoholics Anonymous. They were to be weekend sharing and informational sessions designed to help the General Service Board, A.A. World Services, Inc., the Grapevine Corporate Board, the Grapevine Staff, and the General Service Office Staff stay in touch with A.A. members, trusted servants and newcomers to service throughout the A.A. service structure.
September 8th Last Day for Hotel Discount!
For the most up-to-date information and registration/hotel links please see the Alcoholics Anonymous Regional and Local Forums page.
We encourage you to register early for the 2016 Pacific Regional Forum. Registration is FREE! Registering early will allow both GSO and Hawaii Area 17 to plan appropriately for this great event.
Please note that we’ve had reports that when booking a room at the Hilton Waikoloa online it appears as if a resort fee is going to be added but that when the final amount is shown it is correctly omitted.
Alternate Housing and Room Share Information
We have had several inquiries about the possibility of alternate housing, camping, and hotel room shares. In order to do our best to insure as many members as possible can attend the 2016 Pacific Regional Forum we will do our best to locate alternatives to the Hilton Waikoloa, but please realize given the size of the West Hawaii community these opportunities will likely be limited. We have also secured a campsite a few miles away from the hotel for those who may wish to camp.
For information on West Hawaii alternate housing and camping availability please contact our alternate housing coordinator at prf-housing(at)area17aa.org.
We will also be accepting contact information from those who may wish to share a hotel room at the Hilton Waikoloa. If you would like to share a room or have already booked a room please contact our room share coordinator at PacRegForumSvcs(at)gmail.com. Please note that we will not be matching requests with roommates. Instead, we will simply be providing those requesting a share with a list of those offering a share, and vice versa, and allowing those members to make their own arrangements. Thank you for your understanding.
We have arranged for airlines discounts from several airlines flying to Hawaii from the mainland. Please check our Airline Discounts page for more information.
The postcard used for our opening graphic was designed by a GSR from Maui No Ka Oi District #5. Way to go Maui! On our resources page you’ll find that full postcard and other fliers and images to inspire you to get the word about the 2016 Pacific Regional Forum!