The Virtue of Harmony a Conference

The Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing at the University of Oklahoma will be hosting the 2020 The Virtue of Harmony conference in beautiful Honolulu, Hawai'i at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa as part of The Self, Virtue and Public Life grant funded by the Templeton Religion Trust. The conference will be held in conjunction with the 12th East-West Philosophers' Conference.

The purpose of this conference is to allow the contributors to the volume, Harmony, to be edited by Drs. Li Chenyang and Dascha During, to present their research thus far and provide feedback and suggestions to one another before the finished papers are submitted. Dr. Nancy Snow is the editor of the series, "The Virtues," which is under contract with Oxford University Press, to which this volume will be submitted.

Please direct questions to: flourish@ou.edu


The Virtue of Harmony a Conference May 23-24, 2020


12th East-West Philosophers' Conference May 22-29, 2020 (if you will be attending the East-West Conference, please register here.)

Venue

University of Hawai'i at Manoa

East-West Center
1601 East West Road, Honolulu, Hawai'i 96848
Phone: (808) 944-7111
Website: https://www.eastwestcenter.org

The conference will be held in conjunction with the 12th East-West Philosophers Conference in beautiful Honolulu, Hawai'i at the University of Hawai'i at Monao.

Room Reservations

Conference participants will be provided four options for lodging.

Option 1: Participants of the Harmony Conference are provided a not to exceed lodging allowance of $970.00. A block of rooms at a discounted rate of $275 + taxes and fees has been arranged at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki for three nights. Room check-in is at 3:00 PM; check-out is 11:00 AM. If option 1 is chosen, your accommodations will be booked by Institute personnel.

Option 2: For participants who will be attending both the Harmony and East-West Conferences a block of rooms has been reserved, at no cost, in the East-West Center's Lincoln Hall. Participants who choose this option must stay for the entire duration of the East-West Philosopher's Conference. For lodging at East-West Center's Lincoln Hall, please contact Mechelle Gibson at mgibson@ou.edu when booking your reservation.

Option 3: Participants who will be attending both the Harmony and East-West Conferences are provided a not to exceed lodging allowance of $970.00. This option is provided as a reimbursable expense only. Participant is responsible for arranging reservations.

Option 4: No lodging is required.

The choice of option can be made on the registration page.

Travel

Conference participants will be provided three options for travel. Conference participants should arrange to fly into Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The Self, Virtue and Public Life (SVPL) Project will provide travel expense reimbursements for conference participants not to exceed $1000.00 per domestic traveler and $1,500 per international traveler.

Option 1: For participants who will be attending only the Harmony conference should arrive on Friday, May 22, 2020 and depart on Monday, May 25, 2020.

Option 2: For participants who will be attending both the Harmony and East-West conferences please plan to arrive on Thursday, May 21, 2020 and depart on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

Option 3: No travel is required.

Note: All fees relating to ground transportation, baggage, airfare, and parking are travel expenses, and thus will count against your total reimbursement allotment. Please plan accordingly.

Local Transportation

Here are some local transportation companies that visitors frequently rely on: Charley's Taxi (808-233-3333) and The Cab (808-422-2222). Uber and Lyft also service all of O'ahu.

Meals

Meals will be provided for all registered participants through the duration of the Harmony conference. Provided meals include: Friday, (May 22) reception and dinner, Saturday, (May 23) breakfast, lunch, reception and dinner, Sunday, (May 24) breakfast lunch, reception and dinner, and Monday, (May 25) breakfast. Further details will be provided on site. Dietary needs and restrictions can be indicated on the conference registration form.

For information regarding meals at the East-West Conference, please go here.

Travel Reimbursements

  • Travel Reimbursement Policies (PDF)
  • Travel Reimbursement Request Form (XLSX)
  • This is an abbreviated explanation of the travel reimbursement policies. Complete travel reimbursement policies can be found in the "Travel Reimbursement Policies (PDF)" above.

    The Self, Virtue and Public Life (SVPL) Project will provide travel expense reimbursements for conference presenters and other pre-approved individuals not to exceed $1,000.00 per domestic traveler or $1,500 per international traveler. This amount is intended to assist with round trip travel expenditures from the traveler’s location of residence to the conference location and lodging. Expenditures will be covered on a reimbursement basis only, and can include items such as coach airfare (first-class airfares cannot be reimbursed), ground transportation, parking, baggage fees, and lodging. Itemized receipts are required for all reimbursement requests. Per diem rate reimbursements for meals during travel to and from the conference will be calculated at the GSA per diem rate of $60 per day. Please note, reimbursement of per diem expenses are based on the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code and the rates issued by the Government Services Administration.

    At the conference, participants will be provided a pre-addressed envelope containing a Travel Reimbursement Request form, an Expense Summary Report, and other necessary paperwork. Forms can also be downloaded from the conference website and completed electronically prior to printing and signing. These forms must be completed, signed and mailed, along with all receipts and required documentation, to the following address no later than June 30, 2020.

    The Self, Virtue, and Public Life Project
    620 Parrington Oval, Room 207
    Norman, OK 73019

    Presentation Schedule

    Presenters will have approx. 45 minutes to present their paper, which will be followed by approx. 30 minutes of Q&A and discussion. A presentation schedule will be provided closer to the event, and a conference program will be provided on site.

    Presenters are required to submit their paper title and abstract by May 1 through this online form.



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