On conference day, attendees will attend up to 4 workshops that they pre-register for. We serve lunch, host a keynote speaker, and a marketplace where attendees can learn more about local businesses and sponsors, do a little shopping, and enter to win raffle prizes. We round out the day with a fun reception and after party with entertainment, drinks, and hors d’oeuvres!
Joint Spouses’ Conference hosts a wide variety of workshops each year. For 2017, just a few of the workshops we are offering include:
Stand up paddleboarding
A private tour of the USS Missouri
Craft beer pairing
Intro to photography
….and many more!
You will have about 25 different workshops to choose from on registration day. Good luck choosing!
The 2017 conference is Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Neal Blaisdell Expo Center in Honolulu.
Any spouse with a valid military I.D. card of any status or branch of service. This includes all ranks, Gold Star spouses, and active duty, retired, or reserve Servicemember spouses. You will present your military I.D. card to gain access at pre-check in or on the day of the conference.
Online conference registration opens on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 11:30am.
Yes, there is a $75 fee to register for the 2017 conference.
For 2017, we are not able to offer childcare. Although we strongly considered this, our board determined that the liability and legal regulations would not allow us to provide childcare for attendees. We do encourage you to seek out or plan a babysitting co-op for your children on conference day, and we will provide a list of approved home childcare providers throughout the island. Please note that children of any age are not permitted at the conference.