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The Hawai‘i Native Seed Conference brings together conservationists, horticulturalists, researchers, and others working with seeds of native Hawaiian plants to share knowledge with each other and visiting experts. The conference will take place from May 15-18, 2018, at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The conference will begin with a meeting of the Hawai‘i Seed Bank Partnership on May 15. The following days will feature invited speakers from Hawaiʻi, and sessions led by staff from the Kew Millennium Seed Bank Partnership. Details on the program and speakers will be available soon.

Abstracts: Accepted February 5 - March 11 Link to: Abstract Submission

Registration: Link to Registration

February 1 - March 30: Early registration ($90/45)

April 1-30: Late registration ($125)


For questions, contact the Conference Committee Chair:

Dustin Wolkis, National Tropical Botanical Garden (

Hawai‘i Native Seed Conference 2018 Committee members:
Tim Chambers, Oʻahu Army Natural Resources Program

Marian Chau, Lyon Arboretum Seed Conservation laboratory

Don Drake, UH Mānoa Botany

Matt Keir, Laukahi Hawai‘i Plant Conservation Network

Lauren Weisenberger, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Dustin Wolkis, National Tropical Botanical Garden

Alvin Yoshinaga, retired from Lyon Arboretum Seed Conservation Laboratory