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2007 SPN Pacific Rim Policy Conference

Start:  Wednesday, May 23, 2007
End:  Thursday, May 24, 2007

Presentations are now available for the two days of workshops and brainstorming with free market think tank leaders from the Pacific Rim. American think tanks and their Pacific Rim counterparts will exchange best practices and strategies on property rights, tax policy and other pressing issues facing this region. Plan ahead to be a part of this can't miss event in beautiful Waikiki, Hawaii.


PDF 2007 Pacific Rim Agenda  (or click here to view online)

 The Call of the Entrepreneur

Grassroot Institute of Hawaii will host the Hawaii premiere of The Call of the Entrepreneur on May 23rd and 24th, 3:15 pm at the Sheraton-Waikiki Hotel.

This inspiring documentary tells the story of three entrepreneurs located in Michigan, New York and Hong Kong. The importance of personal ownership, the rule of law and the creativity inspired by personal freedom to choose are interwoven with the stories. Throughout the film, the essence of human dignity, honesty, integrity, responsibility and accountability are mixed into a mosaic of the human soul.

Produced by the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty this production is a must see for those who wish to enjoy and preserve prosperity.

Co-sponsors of this event are State Policy Network and Acton Institute, in conjunction with the Pacific Rim Policy Conference.

Attendance is free with pre-registration, but seating is limited. Walk-ins are permitted for a fee of $10. Refreshments will be served.


For more information contact (808) 591-9193 or please e-mail

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel - 2255 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96815-2579


Hotel Information

Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

2255 Kalakaua Avenue

Honolulu, HI 96815-2579

(808) 922-4422

  • Contact the Groups and Conventions Department at (808) 921-4611 and ask for the State Policy Network room block.
  • $185 - $215 per night (depending on the view). Rate available three days before and after the conference for extended stays.

Airport - Hotel Transportation

Ilima Waikiki Tours & Transportation: As a preferred vendor of Sheraton in Waikiki, this service uses mid-to-large size vans of up to 20-25 passengers.  It makes stops at all 4 Sheraton Hotels in Waikiki but may include other stops as well.

  • Estimated Travel time from airport: 35-55 minutes depending upon traffic conditions, passenger count and stops. 
  • COST: $10.00 per person* Reservations: email or call toll free 1-800-713-0146 (U.S. only).

Taxi: There are taxi dispatch personnel meeting all arriving flights.  Taxis range in size from sedans to vans. 

  • Estimated Travel time from airport: 25-45 minutes
  • COST: $25.00 and up; additional fees may apply for extra passengers, luggage and waiting time.

Limousine: One of the preferred vendors providing quality Limousine and Luxury Sedan transfers is Elite Limousine.  Visit their site here to choose your preferred transfer option and make a direct reservation.

All of the above information is based upon the latest confirmation provided by transfer companies and the Honolulu International Airport. 

*All prices and travel times are estimates and subject to change

Conference Co-Sponsors





Registration Information

One representative per SPN Member group may attend at no charge.  Each additional non-profit attendee is $150. For-profit registrants are $250 each.


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State Policy Network is made up of free market think tanks - at least one in every state - fighting to limit government and advance market-friendly public policy at the state and local levels. SPN and our members make the Founders' vision for the American Republic a reality as the nation's only 50-state distribution network for market-oriented public policy ideas. Our programs advance and defend American liberty and free enterprise by assisting new start-up organizations, growing existing state think tanks, recruiting talent to the think tank industry, developing strategic partnerships, and promoting the free-market state movement. Read More

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