Registration fees include access to all conference sessions, opening-night reception at the Waikiki Aquarium, and pau hana closing banquet at the Bishop Museum
For family, those accompanying registered conference participants, and single day registrants that wish to attend social events and excursions the reception costs is $20/person, the banquet is $50/person, and the field trips will be the same for all participants. The banquet and reception will be free for all children under the age of 12.
Early bird registration has been extended until 25 April 2018.
Registration Costs (USD)
*Members of both AMS and WSM receive member rates
**Non-member registration includes 1 year membership to AMS (excludes 1-day registrants)
There is a pre-reception trip to the Honolulu Zoo scheduled prior to the opening reception, June 19, 2018. Additionally, there are three, post-meeting field trips scheduled for June 23, 2018. All trips have limited availability and are first-come, first serve. All field trip fees are non-refundable unless trips are canceled by the organizing committee. Click on the link below for more information and to register.
NOTE: Only those registered for at least 1 full day of the conference are eligible for the field trips
There is also a 1-day Taxonomic Workshop for invasive land snails that will be held on June 19. Seating is limited to 20 participants.
The workshop is now full. If you would like your name added to a wait/standby list please email us at
The conference will include both oral presentations and posters. We invite abstracts for any topic related to the focal themes of the conference (see Programs), as well as emerging topics such as microbiome-host interactions, infectious diseases, paleoecology, climate change, and novel ecosystem services.
Preference for oral presentations will be given to abstracts likely to be of interest to a broad range of conference participants. Contributions that aim at advancing knowledge in areas (e.g. biogeographic regions, systematics of organisms) that have so far attracted little attention are particularly welcome. Abstract submission opens on 15 March 2018 and the deadline is 15 May 2018.
2018 Meeting Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org