Social Calendar

Saturday, July 15

Buddy Up and Dine!
Open to all attending the conference by themselves

Saturday, July 15 – Sunday, July 16 – Tuesday, July 18 at 1800
Monday, July 17 at 1900
Meet up point: Ala Moana hotel lobby

Want to go to dinner and meet some new colleagues? NMET and the Marketing Team invite you to join us for Buddy Up and Dine. We will meet in the lobby of the Ala Moana hotel an hour after the conference ends and decide where to go for dinner. If you have any questions, please stop by the Welcome Center booth near registration or the INCOSE Village in the Exhibition Hall for more details. Or you can email Hope to see you there.
For more information, contact Emma Jane Taylor ( and Honor Allison Lind ( for more information

Corporate Advisory Board Dinner
By invitation only

1900 - 2200
PESCA Waikiki Beach
1777 Ala Moana Blvd., Sky Floor - Honolulu, HI

Dress code: Business Casual

Monday, July 17

Welcome Lunch for First Time Attendees
By invitation only

Room 315 - level 3

Is this your first International Symposium (IS)? If so, grab your lunch and join us to find out how to make the most of the IS from INCOSE veterans. Take advantage of this special opportunity and have some fun as you make new connections across the systems engineering community. Learn from INCOSE leaders and seasoned systems practitioners who will share how to get the most out of this packed event.

Ice Breaker Reception

1730 - 1900
Exhibit Hall, Kalakaua Ballroom AB - level 4

In the land of pineapple and plumeria, be sure to share the aloha spirit at the Ice Breaker Reception. Visit exhibitor booths while enjoying pupus (appetizers) and tropical beverages. The Ice Breaker provides your opportunity to gather information in a relaxed Hawaiian setting. Perfectly timed between Monday Symposium sessions and an evening stroll in Waikiki, the Ice Breaker is the place to be to meet and mingle.

TLI Social Event
Open to Members of the TLI

After Ice Breaker reception
Hale Koa Barefoot Beach Bar

It's time to replace Zoom windows with Island Vibes! As the Ice Breaker Reception winds down, TLI members are invited to gather at the Barefoot Bar where they can pick up a take-out meal, snacks, and of course their favorite beverage as they enjoy an evening of fellowship. No leadership conversations required!
For more information, contact POC: Brandi Opland

Tuesday, July 18

Certification Luncheon

1215 – 1315
Room 315 - level 3

The INCOSE SEP Luncheon is a test-free zone … if you want it to be. INCOSE-Certified ASEPs, CSEPs, and ESEPs are invited to eat lunch and chat with their fellow Systems Engineering Professionals. There will be a few minutes of speaking by the Certification Program leaders, who will introduce an optional activity to be performed during the break time. Past activities have included huge word searches, the game Charty Party (like Cards Against Humanity but with graphs), and advocacy for which animal would make the best systems engineer and why. Come to meet your fellow SEPs and talk about a topic of your choice or one that we offer to you.

DEIX WG Pau Hana

1700 - 1830
Agave & Vine, located on the 2nd level in the Lanai Food Court at 1450 Ala Moana Blvd Suite 2280, Honolulu, HI 96814

Aloha, fellow attendees of INCOSE IS who support the federal government, its agencies, DoD, military, or intelligence community; whether you're a contractor, civilian government employee, industry professional, academic, or part of an FFRDC!
Get ready for an evening of tropical delight at our DEIX WG Pau Hana. Join us for this fun-filled and informal “on-your-own” happy hour, where we'll be celebrating the spirit of DE work in true Hawaiian style. It's the perfect opportunity to connect with other INCOSE IS attendees who share your passion and dedication to the mission. Bring your hoa alohas and +Ones for a joyous time of celebration in Honolulu!
Join us for an evening filled with laughter, networking, and the aloha spirit as we come together for the DEIX WG Pau Hana. This promises to be an unforgettable experience during the conference. Don't miss out on the fun!

EWLSE and DEI Reception

1730 - 1830
Ala Moana Hotel – Plumeria Room

Are you an Empowering Women as Leaders in Systems Engineering (EWLSE) or Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Working Group (WG) member? Are you interested in joining EWLSE or DEI WG? If so, join us for our bi-annual networking event to meet, catch up, and make new friends.
For more information, contact Erick Specking -

Wednesday, July 19

Mentor Lunch
Open to all / any interested in mentoring

1215 - 1315
Room 311

We are in the middle of a pilot of a new Mentoring service, which will help INCOSE members who want mentoring / are willing to mentor to match, and to guide the mentoring relationship. This informal lunch is an opportunity for any involved or interested to come and talk about the mentoring service and what is involved. We will take the chance to recognize any existing mentors, and get feedback from those already involved, promote and explain the service to those who are interested, and share mentoring best practice. One of the great values of INCOSE is it diverse and helpful membership – this service is intended to help people connect and provide / receive support in their development / career as a Systems Engineer.
For more information, contact Richard Beasley,

Royal Hawaiian Luau
Sign up required

1900 - 2130
2259 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI

Join us at a special evening for INCOSE, a private luau at the only remaining Waikiki Beach luau location. The Royal Hawaiian Resort is located on sacred grounds that were once the playground of Hawaiian royalty. In ancient times the Hawaiian people came together to celebrate momentous occasions. These gatherings were called Ahaaina (which translates to “gathering for a meal”). Today, we call it a Luau, a feast of food, song and hula. INCOSE will be treated to a modern yet timeless Ahaaina to honor the land’s majestic history and the Royal Hawaiian’s heritage. Celebrate with us!

Thursday, July 20

Aloha Lunch

1330 - 1500
Kalakaua Ballroom B - level 4

This event is the moment for the final networking, exchange of business cards, arrangements for the next meeting, or just a relaxing respite at the end of the symposium.