• The 9th Annual Conference will be held May 5-7, 2014 in Tukwila, Washington (near Seattle)








East African Area Studies Group

The mission of the East African Area Studies Group is to support law enforcement in understanding the East African community, share information regarding crime trends and gangs, and enhance collaboration between government entities regarding Horn of Africa issues.

Future Host Cities

A location for the 9th Annual East African Area Studies Group International Conference in 2014 has been chosen! In 2014 you will be attending this conference in the Emerald city – Seattle, Washington. If your agency is interested in hosting the East African Area Studies Group International Conference in 2015 or another future year, please fill out our Host City Application to be considered as a candidate. All applications for the 2015 conference must be received by February 28, 2014. Click here to Download Application.



We have arranged a special rate for conference participants at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport/Southcenter Hilton Hotel. To secure this special rate of $137/night, please call Toll-Free Reservations Assistance at 800-222-8733, provide your Group Code EAA at the DoubleTree Suites located at Southcenter Parkway, or you may  reserve a room online.

This special rate of $137/night is only available until April 21, 2014. We encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible.

The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport/Southcenter Hilton Hotel offers complimentary Sea-Tac Airport Shuttle Service 24 hours a day.  Guests should call the hotel upon arrival at the waiting areas at Island # 1 or Island # 3 only. This is located one floor above baggage claim, cross over the sky bridge, go down one floor to floor # 3. Then call them from the island.  Return shuttles scheduled with front desk. 

Important note:  Be sure to get on the smaller shuttle van for the DoubleTree at Southcenter, and not the large buses for the DoubleTree at the airport.  The vans for the correct hotel are 10 passenger vans with the Letter “A” posted on the window. 



Join your colleagues at the conclusion of Day One, Tuesday, May 6, to tour areas of East African neighborhoods. The Tukwila Police department will transport you from the host hotel, departing at 5:00 pm. This is a FREE tour!  Space is limited, sign up today.  Following the tour, further networking is available at ACME Bowling for food and drinks.   

For those of you arriving early or staying after the conference, visit the Museum of Flight, the largest private air and space museum in the world. Tours open daily 10a-5pm.  Private tour, admission and transportation from hotel included $35 – sign up now.


Air Travel

We have teamed up with Delta Airlines to provide you with discounted rates for flights to and from the Conference.

Flights booked for May 2-10, 2014 will receive 10% Off Full/Non-Restricted Fares and 5% Off Discounted/restricted fares (see full rules). To book your flight and take advantage of this special offer, call 1-800-328-1111 or go to www.Delta.com. When booking, be sure to use the discount/meeting code “NMGZS.


Attendance is restricted to international, federal, state, and local law enforcement; corrections; military; probation; prosecutors; and intelligence personnel. Government agency identification along with personal government-issued identification will be required at event check-in.

  • $225.00 (registered by 4/4/2014)
  • $275.00 (registered by 4/30/2014)
  • $300.00 (registered on site)
Download the Registration Packet



As a sponsor of the East African Area Studies Group International Conference, your organization will gain exposure to those fighting the East African crime problem - Investigators, Analysts, Police Officers, Administrators, Prosecutors, Judges, and Legislators at the international, federal, state, and local levels. Don’t miss this opportunity to get in front of this targeted audience - visit the Sponsor Page for more information and contact us today!




General Inquiry Form

General Contact Info

  • Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Phone: 763-548-1313
  • Email: registrations@eventshows.com