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The Hawai‘i Native Seed Conference brings together conservationists, horticulturalists, researchers, and others working with seeds of native Hawaiian plants, in order to share knowledge with each other and receive training from visiting experts. The conference will take place from May 15-18, 2018, at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. The conference will include a meeting of the Hawai‘i Seed Bank Partnership, 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.


For questions, contact the Conference Committee Chair:

Dustin Wolkis, National Tropical Botanical Garden (

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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