Public invited to annual PACT conference in Volcano

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Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Contact: Alyson Kakugawa-Leong, (808) 974-7642

For Immediate Release

The University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo invites the public to the annual conference of the Pacific Association Public invited to annual PACT conference in Volcanofor the Continental Tradition (PACT), to be held September 27 – 29 at the Kilauea Military Camp at Volcanoes National Park.

The theme of the conference is “The Elemental.” Twenty-five participants from around the world will make presentations on the natural environment, the relationship between art and knowledge, and the possibility of a meaningful relationship between humans and nature. There will also be an art exhibit at the Ni'aulani Gallery at Volcano Art Center with works by local artists on the theme of the conference. An RSVP is required for attendees of the art show, which will be held on September 28 at 7 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the UH Hilo Philosophy Department. For more information, contact Chris Lauer, assistant professor of philosophy, at

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