Frequently asked questions

Conference

How do I buy tickets?

Buy tickets here.

Will training be offered?

Yes training classes are listed here.

How many tracks?

One. It helps everyone have the same experience talking about the same things. 

Will the be a CFP next year?

Yes.

Why invite only for speakers/trainers?

Being the first year, it greatly simplifies things.

Are refunds available?

No, but tickets are transferable.

Travel

What island are you on?

LocoMoco will be held in Kona on Hawaiʻi Island, also known as “the Big Island.”

What airport do I fly to? 

Many airlines have direct flights to Kona Airport (KOA) and KOA is a 45 minute flight from Honolulu Airport (HNL). Honlolulu is on our neighbor island of Oahu.

What is the hotel address?

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
78-128 Ehukai St., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

How do I book a room?

Book here. As a member of the Locomoco group you receive free parking, discounted resort fees, 10% discount on spa treatments and services and 10% off rounds of golf at the Kona Country Club.

How do I get to the hotel?

Numerous options including paid shuttle, taxi and rental car. We have group rate with Hertz rental cars. Use this code when you reserve with Hertz to get their best deal: CV#002Q8635. Check out this .pdf if you want all the details.

Is there Uber?

We do have Uber. And Lyft.

How else can I get around?

Besides rental cars and taxis, the hotel has a complimentary trolley that runs guests into town every two hours between 9 AM and 7:30 PM. The last drop-off to the resort is at 9:15 PM. Otherwise, public transportation on the island is not reliable.

Driving directions:

From Kona International Airport (KOA)

  • Turn right onto Queen Kaahumanu Highway.
  • Remain on Highway 19 for 12 miles.
  • Turn right at the Kamehameha III Road intersection.
  • Turn left onto Alii Drive.
  • Turn right onto Kaleiopapa Street.
  • The resort will be on the left.

From Downtown Kona (Kailua-Kona)

  • Drive south on Alii Drive.
  • Turn right onto Kaleiopapa Street.
  • The resort will be on the left.

 

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

 

Selling this to your boss

Boss, “But you’re just going to hang out and sip mai tai’s all day.”

  • Training courses come with a free conference pass
  • Training courses/talks are run by world class trainers, speakers, thought leaders
  • Training and conference focus is practical knowledge specifically for defenders

“Flights to Hawaiʻi are more expensive”

  • Flights from the west coast are comparable to flying to e.g. New York
  • Yes but the hotel is cheaper per night than $MAJOR_CITY ($179 per night)

 

 

Selling this to your family

Selling this to your family:

  • It’s in Hawaiʻi
  • It might be possible to piggyback the trip with spring break
  • This is a family friendly event where family are welcome to attend the reception
  • We will have events specifically for children (arts and crafts, educational seminars, etc.) before and during the event
  • Did we mention it’s in Hawaiʻi?

What else can we do there?

Where’s the closest beach?

There are beautiful white sand beaches just a short drive away at Magic Sands, Kua Bay and Hapuna Beach.

Hapuna Beach

Can I see lava?

There is an active lava flow into the ocean at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. Stay tuned for details on small group trips to see the lava.

Can I see waterfalls?

There are many beautiful waterfalls on Hawaiʻi Island. Check out ʻAkaka Falls State Park.

ʻAkaka Fall State Park

Can I go fishing?

Some of the best sport-fishing in the world can be done by charter out of Honokohau Harbor in Kona.

Can I golf?

Sure and Locomoco attendees get a 10% discount on rounds of golf at the Kona Country Club.

Can I play tennis?

The Holua Tennis and Pickleball Center has eleven courts right next to the hotel and welcomes guest players. The court fee is only $10 per player per day.

How close is it to Waikiki?

Thatʻs on Oahu, a 45 minute flight away from Kona.

Is this near the Disney resort?

Disneyʻs Aulani is also on the Island of Oahu.