This fifth conference of Haiku Pacific Rim, a meeting of haiku poets from countries around the Pacific will be held in California, USA, in the autumn of 2012. Under the leadership of Jerry Ball, the founder of the conferences, an organizing committee has been formed. The committee consists of active members of the Yuki Teikei Haiku Society and the Haiku Poets of Northern California.
The Conference will meet begin on Wednesday September 5 with travel from San Francisco to the Asilomar State Beach and Conference Center for four days of activity and conferences, ending on Sunday September 9. On the way to Asilomar the conferees will visit Point Lobos State Park, a notable meeting of land, sea, air, and their denizens. At the close of the Conference transportation will be available for return to San Francisco. On the return, the conferees may visit Carmel-by-the-Sea, a charming ocean-side village with a literary heritage.