At the Convention

See You in Honolulu!

We're excited to see you in Hawaii! Check back here for information about events, activities, restaurants and more that you'll find when you're at the Convention! The convention takes place from Wednesday, March 25th - Saturday, March 28th, 2020.

Our Panel Schedule

In Honolulu, ISA will run five blocks of sessions each day. These are the A, B, C, D, and E blocks. Session codes for each day then start with the letter of that day, followed by the block letter, and then the room code. So, "TA43" is the 43rd session in the A block (8:00 am) on Thursday.

  • "A" slots: 8:00 am - 9:45 am
  • "B" slots: 10:00 am - 11:45 am
  • "C" slots: 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
  • "D" slots: 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm
  • "E" slots: 4:15 pm - 6:00 pm

Hours and Details

Day Registration Desk Exhibit Hall Travel Grant Check-In
Tuesday, 24th 11:00am - 6:00pm (Closed) (Closed)
Wednesday, 25th 7:30am - 6:00pm 1:00pm - 6:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, 26th 7:30am - 6:00pm 9:00am - 6:00pm 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, 27th 7:30am - 6:00pm 9:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, 28th 8:00am - 4:00pm 9:00am - Noon (Closed)

Checking in on Site

If you have registered online, we will have your badge printed and ready to pick up in the pre-registration area - East Lounge, on the Ballroom "B" Level of the Hilton San Francisco. Our staff will also be there to help with any questions you have about your membership, registration, letters of participation, and more.

Exhibit Hall

Entrance to the exhibit hall requires your badge. The hall is located in the Grand Ballroom, on the Grand Ballroom "GB" Level, Hilton San Francisco. You can see the floorplan here.

Travel Grant Check-In

If you have been awarded a travel grant from ISA, you'll need to check in at the desk in the on-site registration area. Note that this service will only be available on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday at the hours listed above.

Hotel and Travel

Need help finding a room or getting a visa? Learn more about our convention hotels and other travel details in our hotels and travel area.

Hotels & Travel

Honolulu, Hawaii

Learn more about traveling to, and all things the exciting things to do, in Honolulu

Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau


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Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 7 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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