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AGA's 2018 President, Rosemary Gillespie, is hosting a meeting to explore processes at the early stages of adaptive diversification --

·      The role of allopatry vs sympatry in fostering initial divergence
·      Interplay between isolation and mixing in divergence and adaptation
·      The role of plasticity in facilitating adaptation
·      The role and extent of hybridization and admixture
·      Repeated evolution of similar forms
·      Conditions that facilitate adaptive radiation


Registration cost is $200 until May 1st, and includes all talks, the opening pupu reception and closing luau, lunches and coffee breaks.  And, ALL REGISTRANTS receive a 3-YEAR AGA membership.  

•           After you have registered, we encourage all those that are interested to submit abstracts for posters.  Abstract submission will end when 50 abstracts have been accepted.


Guests are welcomed to stay with you at Hawaii Preparatory Academy, and/or come to the opening reception and ending luau.  Guests should register as if they are participants.  For guests attending the two evening events, register at the $50 guest rate, which includes both - there is no option for attending only one event.  For guests who are staying at HPA, but not attending events, register at the $0 guest rate.  Both the meeting participant and guest should click the $180 double occupancy rate if staying at HPA (which includes meals not otherwise included), and enter the name of the person they are sharing with. 

Guests must register with a different email, as that is how each registration is linked to a person.

If you plan to bring kids, please email Anjanette at for further info.

ACCOMMODATIONS at Hawai'i Preparatory Academy




DRAFT PROGRAM - All events at Hawai'i Preparatory Academy

Sunday, July 22, 2018

5:00-8:00pm                      Registration Opens                        

6:00-8:00pm                      Opening Pupu Reception


Monday, July 23, 2018

8:30 – 8:45am                   Introduction to the Symposium

8:45 – 9:45am                   Key Lecture, Professor

9:45 – 10:15am                 Coffee Break

10:15 – noon                     4 Invited Talks (30 min each)

Noon – 1:00pm                 Lunch (included)

1:00 - 3:00pm                   4 Invited Talks (30 min each)

3:00 – 3:30pm                  Coffee Break

3:30 – 5:30pm                  4 Invited Talks (30 mins each)


Tuesday, July 24, 2018                

8:30 – 10:00am                 3 Invited Talks (30 min each)

10:00 – 10:30am                Coffee Break

10:30 – noon                     3 Invited Talks (30 min each)

Noon – 1:00pm                 Lunch (included)

1:00 - 3:00pm                   4 Invited Talks (30 min each)

3:00 – 3:30pm                  Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:30pm                  4 Student Talks (15 mins each)

6:00 – 10:00pm                LUAU with entertainment


Wednesday, July 25, 2018

9.00am – 6:00pm            Optional Field Trip to Volcanoes National Park




About the Symposium

Hawaii Symposium

   - Hawaii Program Information

   - Hawaii Speakers

   - Hawaii Venue and Accommodations

   - Hawaii Travel Information

Previous Symposia programs

   - AGA 2017 Symposium

   - AGA 2016 symposium

   - AGA 2015 symposium

   - AGA 2014 symposium

Registration is Now Open for:

AGA:Hawaii, Origins of Adaptive Radiation

Registration fee $200

You can pay using: Mastercard, Visa, American Express, JCB, Discover, and Diners Club. Or check the box below the credit card fields to pay by invoice.

Abstract Submissions

AGA:Hawaii Speakers & Poster Presenters -

You must register for the symposium before you submit your abstract. 

Abstract Submissions

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