WDSI 2018
Western Decision Sciences Institute

“All the raves you’ve heard are true. Kaua’i is a lush island with just the right mix of amenities and untamed beauty.”
The New York Times

Airport Transportation

Lihue Airport (LIH) offers direct flights to several United States mainland destinations: Vancouver, Honolulu and Kahului. Airlines that service LIH include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Hawaiian Airlines, Island Air, United Airlines, US Airways and WestJet. 

There is a complimentary Marriott Resort shuttle that runs throughout the day to service all hotel guests that are arriving and departing.  Please be informed to utilize the black courtesy phone that is located near the Information Desk near the baggage terminal. Select the Kauai Marriott button and it connects directly to the hotel operator or Bell Desk.  Just state their name and that they need transportation from the airport to the hotel, which airline that you have arrived on and someone will be there to pick them up shortly. The hotel is only 5-minutes away.

Those who are using other hotels and lodging facilities, including our overflow hotel, Koloa Landing Resort, can utilize the following airport transportation during the conference https://www.speedishuttle.com/group-reservations?id=WDSI2018  SpeediShuttle provides shared ride airport transportation in Mercedes shuttles at a per person at a rate of $23.33 one way, $44.33 round trip (10% discount on return when booked together) to Koloa Landing in Poipu. Guests with prearranged arrival reservations are met by their driver in the baggage claim area, then walked to their waiting shuttle. Vehicle amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, 6’1” headroom, three point seat restraints, adjustable headrests and roomy comfortable seats.


Conference Hotel

The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at the Kaua'i Marriott Resort on the beautiful island of Kauai in Hawaii. The conference organizing committee had negotiated a very competitive room rate for our participants to join us at this charming resort. Unfortunately, we run out of all rooms at the conference rate. Any cancellations made from our Room Block during the next few months, until cutoff date of March 1, 2018, will be returned to our Room Block and will be made available at conference rates.  (These openings will be posted on this page as they become available.)

Overflow Hotel

Koloa Landing Resort

We are pleased to inform you that we were able to make arrangements to offer a few additional rooms at a nearby Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, at special conference rates. This is a Marriott Autograph Collection hotel. A limited number of Deluxe King Resort Studios are available from Monday, April 2, 2018 through Saturday, April 7, 2018, at special conference rate of $259 (plus tax) per night (hotel’s rack rate during this period is $499 per night). We were also able to obtained a discounted resort fee of $16 per night.

Koloa Landing is 14 miles (approximately 30-minute drive) from Kaua'i Marriott Resort. Please also be informed that there is no charge for self-parking at the conference hotel, Kaua'i Marriott Resort, for WDSI 2018 attendees.

WDSI Kauai Overflow

Start date: 3/30/18
End date: 4/11/18
Last day to book: 2/28/18
The special group rate:

Koloa Landing Resort at Poipu, Autograph Collection  for 259.00 USD  per night
Book your group rate for WDSI Kauai Overflow