Travel & Accommodations

Child Care During the ICRS

We did not reach the minimum numbers required for onsite childcare at the convention center. Therefore, you will need to make other arrangements if you were planning on bringing your children with you to the meeting. You may still contact Kathy Hew at Kama‘aina Kids directly to discuss individual arrangements for childcare in your hotel room. Information on babysitting services is included on the following PDF: Babysitting Info.

For more information, please contact Kathy Hew.

Phone: 808-262-3626
Fax: 808-261-0268

Note: Neither the organizers of the13th International Coral Reef Symposium, the ISRS, nor the conference management organization are responsible for childcare arrangements. All arrangements are the responsibility of Kama`aina Kids (an outside provider of these services) and the parents or guardians. Arrangements must be made directly based on the information below.

Child Care Sharing

If you would be willing to share child care responsibilities with other families during the meeting, please indicate your interest on the registration form once it is open. You will receive a list of those who have indicated such interest, and you may contact them directly. All arrangements are strictly between you and the parent(s) whom you contact. You would need to provide any portable cribs for sleeping, food for meals, toys and games, etc.

The meeting and its organizers are not responsible for any arrangements other than facilitating contact with others interested in sharing child care during the meeting. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lynda West, 2016 ICRS Project Manager, at

Family Room

There will be a family room in Room 321 B at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. This is a room where you may go to relax with your children if you bring them to the convention center. Please keep in mind that this is not a room for childcare and no service is offered in this room. You may not leave children unattended. Cribs and high chairs will be available.

Nursing Mother’s Room

Mothers who need privacy should go to the First Aid room on the 3rd Floor between Room 318 and Room 319. They will be happy to accommodate you with a private room.