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ICMOVPE XII: Social Events & Tours
12TH INT'L CONFERENCE ON METALLIC ORGANIC VAPOR PHASE EPITAXY MENU
Along with the technical program, special social functions are being planned.
Special tours have been arranged for attendees and accompanying persons of the conference. The Maui area offers a number of outstanding entertaining options. Island Incentives, Inc. has been designated the official tour company for ICMOVPE-XII and Exhibition. The following tours are scheduled for your enjoyment. Tours will depart form the Westin Maui Hotel. You may reserve the tour(s) of your choice in advance by completing the enclosed Tour Registration Form. DO NOT MAIL THE TOUR REGISTRATION FORM TO TMS. Please complete the form and mail or fax along with payment by Monday, May 10 to:
Island Partners Hawaii
RAINFOREST AND AQUARIUM TOUR
Monday, May 31, 2004
Today’s adventure takes guests into the magnificent West Maui Mountains for a stop at I’ao Valley and its landmark, the famous I’ao Needle. Here in the older West Maui Mountains, wind and rain have carved out sheer cliffs, carpeted in lush greenery. While most of this exquisite landscape is accessible only by helicopter or hiking, the I’ao Valley is a small corner of Paradise, which can be enjoyed by the casual visitor.
The tour continues on through the mystic Waikapu Valley to Ma’alaea where guests will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful Maui Ocean Center Aquarium. Here they will be welcomed by informed staff and given a brief overview of the facilities. They are then welcomed into the center where they may attend presentations on the sealife indigenous to the islands. Guests also enjoy a tour of the Center’s marine attractions and a hosted lunch at the center’s Seascape Ma’alaea Restaurant.
LAHAINA SHOPPING AND HISTORICAL TOUR
Tuesday, June 1, 2004
Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the boutique style stores of historic old Lahaina Town, which incidentally is more interesting than Michener’s “Hawaii”. Within the span of a few decades, this little town hosted rowdy whalers, zealous missionaries and the royal Hawaiian family. Lahaina has now been restored to become a bustling tourist mecca, full of restaurants, art galleries, jewelry stores, and delightfully offbeat “tourist traps.”
Guests enjoy a brief historical drive-through tour before they stroll through this quaint town, shopping for gifts and souvenirs and soaking up the local color.
CRAFTERS AND ARTISANS OF OLD HAWAII
Wednesday, June 2, 2004
Learn the crafts of olden days Hawaii from master artisans and“ Kupuna” (masters) then practice your new-found skills on a project of your own. Observe the intricacies of weaving beautiful baskets and bowls from the leaves of the lauhala tree. Catch a glimpse of the past as an expert tapa cloth maker creates beautiful“ kapa” in a method now known to only a chosen few artisans. Learn the graceful art of the hula to the accompaniment of live Hawaiian melodies. Observe the experts at work as they practice the arts of poi pounding and Hawaiian quilting. An assortment of fragrant tropical flowers is available for lei making, under the artful supervision of the island’s gifted weavers.
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