The Gump Station regularly hosts classes and conferences. The Research Building is the primary venue for meetings; the library is climate controlled and can hold 20-30 people, round-table style, or 50+, lecture-style.
For coffee breaks, there is a common area with kitchen outside the library that opens up onto a very spacious deck overlooking the waterfront labs to Cook's Bay. Meals are usually taken in the fare pote'e (traditional thatched roof structure) located on the waterfront across from the Research Building.
Housing can be either at the Gump Station and/or in nearby hotels. Thus a range of options is available, including inexpensive dormitory rooms, small family pensions, and luxurious overwater bungalows (e.g., the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort is ~2km from the Gump Station.)
Catering, receptions, cocktails, simultaneous translation, traditional tahitian feasts and dance shows, tours, and other special events are available on request. Increasingly these benefit from the facilities being developed at the Atitia Center (notably the traditional meeting house, tahitian feast, and open-air amphitheater).
Field trips and excursions can be organized on request. Conferences need to be carefully coordinated not to overlap with peak periods of research or teaching.
For conferences and workshops, the Station charges a flat rate per participant that includes: use of LCD projectors, climate-controlled meeting space, adjacent coffee lounge with spacious terrace, local transport and coordination of activities in Moorea.
Conference organizers should contact us with details of their proposed event and preferred dates. Please contact us about your interest in organizing a conference.
Details on the application process are in the formalities section of the user-guide.
Moorea offers a spectacular setting for conferences, workshops or retreats and the Gump Station is becoming an increasingly popular venue for such events. Participants experience an unparalleled blend of academia and tradition at the Gump Station and Atitia Center.
During the summer research season (June-September) the Gump Station holds a regular, seminar series in the Station library.