This email was sent on June 5
We are just over six weeks away from the start of the 2nd International History Olympiad in Honolulu, Hawaii, and we hope that you are getting excited to join us for an unforgettable week of fun, sun, and a slew of history competitions against the top history scholars from around the world! On this rare tournament-less weekend for your directors, we figured this would be a good time to check in with a few important updates. As always, please email us with any questions you may have (though between this coming Thursday and Sunday, we’ll be running our Asian Championships and will be somewhat slower than usual to answer emails during that time).
A number of people receiving this email have expressed interest in coming (or expressed interest on behalf of their students) but have not yet formally registered (or, in some cases, submitted payment for the Qualifying Exam if you didn’t qualify from participation in NHBB/IHBB). If you plan on coming to the 2016 International History Olympiad in Hawaii from 17-24 July, then please sign up as soon as possible if you haven’t yet done so, and if you need to submit payment for the Qualifying Exam, you must do this, and then pass the exam before you can officially register! While registration will remain open through the end of June, it makes it much easier for us in terms of reserving rooms and securing staff for the event if you can register as soon as possible if you haven’t yet done so.
The credit card and PayPal payment page is now open. Note that if you wish to pay for the Civilization tournament and/or Polynesian Cultural Center trip in cash (US dollars only) in Hawaii, you can do this – all other payments must be by US dollar denominated check, by wire transfer, or by PayPal.
3. Post Olympiad Hotels
We have posted information regarding the recommended hotels for the Post-Olympiad stay on the website here. Note that it is NOT necessary to stay at any of the hotels listed there in order to be able to participate in the Post-Olympiad events.
4. Event Update – Simulation
5. Event Update – U Pick, We Write
6. Event Update – U Pick, U Write
8. Competition / Housing Venues
That’s all we have for now, but there will be many additional updates to come over the next six weeks. Please be in touch with us if you’d like to suggest topics for the U Pick events, and if you need to clarify registration or payment questions.
Thanks, and hope to see you in Hawaii next month!
David and Nolwenn Madden