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An important philosophy of this conference is to keep costs as low as possible, thus enabling participation from, and interaction among, the broadest possible range of attendees.  Hence, the organizers are taking a "no frills" approach--maximizing opportunities for scientific presentations and exchanges, while minimizing the overhead costs associated with expensive venues.   We hope that this will enable you to attend and give you an opportunity to explore Hawaii's outer islands.  

Registration (US$):
  • Early bird regular     $250
  • Early bird student    $150
    Early bird registration is from 28 February to 15 April
  • Standard regular      $350
  • Standard student     $250
    Standard registration is from 16 April - 30 June
  • In person regular      $450
  • In person student     $350
    In person registration is from 1 July onward
  • Optional Bishop Museum Trip and Conference Dinner (see below)    $70

To register, click here (note, until March 15, registration is restricted to presenters with accepted abstracts):

About the Bishop Museum Trip and Conference Dinner

On Thursday, July 10, an optional field trip and dinner will be held at the Bernice P. Bishop Museum.  This will provide an excellent opportunity to spend a day talking with colleagues while visiting one of Hawaii’s premier cultural and scientific institutions. 

Bishop Museum Website:

Following morning oral sessions and lunch at the University of Hawaii, at 1:00 we will depart UH on buses for a 15-minute ride to Bishop Museum.  The rest of the day’s program will include:
  • The recently-renovated Hawaiian Hall and Pacific Hall, which showcase the history of Hawaii and other Pacific Islands
  • A 45-minute, behind-the-scenes tour of at least one of the following collections (your choice):
    • Cultural (Polynesian material culture)
    • Archaeology
    • Terrestrial vertebrates (birds)
    • Entomology
    • Land snails
    • Botany (herbarium)
  • A planetarium show on traditional Polynesian voyaging
  • The conference dinner
The day will conclude at 9:00 with bus transportation returning to UH and the New Otani Hotel.

Cost for the Bishop Museum trip is $70, which includes transportation, access to the museum, collections, and planetarium, plus the conference dinner.  Space is limited, so please register early.  Space is especially limited on the behind-the-scenes tours (5 groups of 10 people for each collection), so places on the tours will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis (you may rank your preferences when registering).  Space for the planetarium shows is also limited, and places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Bishop Museum trip should be booked on the registration page at the time registration is completed.  A limited number of additional tickets for the trip and dinner may be available at the registration desk on July 7, if the event is not sold out in advance.