June 19-23, 2018 malacologists, students, citizen-scientists, conservationists, and resource managers, and mollusc enthusiasts from across the United States and international locales met in Honolulu, Hawaii for the 84th Annual American Malacological Society (AMS) and the 51st Annual Western Society of Malacologists (WSM) meetings. 

The current presidents of these two historied malacological societies joined forces to co-host the AMS-WSM meeting, which will take place against the backdrop of beautiful beaches, lush forests, and a rich natural history setting. Steeped in the deep cultural tradition of the Hawaiian people, we gathered on the island of Oahu to “talk story” about all things malacological, framed within the theme for this year’s meeting “Building Capacity and Developing Solutions for the Future”. 

The venue for this year's meeting was the beautiful Hilton Waikiki Beach Hotel, bookended with the reception at the Waikiki Aquarium, and closing banquet at the Bishop Museum

2018 Meeting Contact: ams.wsm2018@gmail.com

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