PEC Announcements

Pacific Entomology Conference ON!

We are excited to announce that the Pacific Entomology Conference, now featuring the Hawaii Botanical Forum, has been rescheduled for December 5-7, 2017! 

The Hawaiian Entomological Society and the Hawaii Botanical Forum are partnering to leverage common resources and cross-disciplinary content to make this conference a great success. Participants will be able to submit presentations and/or attend talks for either discipline!

PEC 2017 Canceled

Due to insufficient funding, which has resulted from low early registration numbers and minimal sponsor support, the Hawaiian Entomological Society will not be able to hold the Pacific Entomology Conference September 5-7, 2017. We are very sorry to share this news and hope that we will be able to reschedule for a future date in 2018 or 2019. 

For those who have registered, we will be issuing full refunds by June 20, 2017. 

Registration for PEC is now open!

Registration is now open for the Pacific Entomology Conference 2017. Please go to the HES store! Click here!

To submit a paper please click here!

Timeline for PEC 2017

Below are the rough dates and times the PEC planning committee will be working on. Please be patient if there are delays. We are all volunteers!

April 1: Early Registration Opens

                 Submitted Paper request opens

April 15: Draft agenda available on website

June 1:  Symposia speaker schedule set and confirmed

June 14: Early Registration ends

June 15: Regular Registration begins

July 28: Registration closes


August 14: Final Draft of Program available on Website

September 5: See you at the Hilton Waikiki

We’re working on the PEC 2017!

Please note! We have postponed the PEC! Details to come! 

Message from President Will Haines for PEC 2015

Aloha Conference Participants,

The Pacific Entomology Conference is right around the corner! Here's a summary of important information about the conference. 

Venue: The conference will be held on the third floor of the Hilton Waikiki Beach, located at 2500 Kuhio Ave. (

Parking: Valet parking is free for conference attendees, with validation (make sure to get your tickets validated at the conference registration desk). Free parking is limited to one entry per day (i.e. if you leave and come back, you will have to pay for your second visit). 

Public transportation: Several bus routes stop at the corner of Kuhio Ave. and Liliuokalani Ave., which is right next to the hotel. From the University of Hawaii campus, the #13 bus is the most direct route. Bus fare is $2.50 each way.

Symposia and submitted papers will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm, with two concurrent sessions each day. Symposium organizers and session moderators will be responsible for uploading presentations, so if you are presenting, please coordinate with your moderator.

Friday will be a half day, with sessions only in the morning. The Biosecurity Forum is by invitation only (contact Darcy Oishi). There are also a couple of last-minute sessions on Friday morning that are open to all registrants (one on biocontrol and one on citizen science in entomology). Details will be provided in the online program.

Posters will be on display all day Wednesday and Thursday. Please plan on setting up your poster Wednesday morning, and taking it down Thursday evening. Although there is no formal poster session, poster presenters will stand by their posters during the morning breaks on Wednesday and Thursday. There will also be tables and chairs available in the poster room for small meetings. 

Lunches will be provided on Wednesday and Thursday, in the Ballroom. The HES awards will be presented on Wednesday during lunch. On Friday, the conference will adjourn at noon, without a lunch.

There will be an evening reception on Thursday evening at the hotel, from 5:30-7:30 in the Gazebo Garden near the main hotel lobby. Pupus and some drinks (alcoholic and otherwise) will be provided, so please plan on joining us for this!

For those interested in collecting and surveying, there will be a field trip to Kulana'ahane Valley on the Saturday following the conference. If interested, please RSVP here:

It's going to be a great conference, thanks to the efforts of the conference committee, especially Darcy Oishi and Helen Spafford. We look forward to seeing you next week! 


Will Haines


William P. Haines
President and Conference Chair, Hawaiian Entomological Society