16 – 20 April 2018, in Honolulu, Hawaï : 7th International Conference on Environmental Future, Humans and Island Environments.

Organized by the Foundation for Environmental Conservation (FEC), East-West Center, the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, University of Hawai’i Sea Grant College Program, and the Hawai’i Institute of Marine Biology the 7th International Conference on Environmental Future (7ICEF) seeks to advance the global and multi-disciplinary conversation around environmental futures with a specific focus in 2018 on ‘Humans and Island Environments’. The conference will be held from the 16 – 20 April 2018 in Honolulu, Hawai’i, at the East-West Center’s Hawai’i Imin International Conference Center.

The 7ICEF aims to provide a forum for discussion and debate on the current and future issues surrounding island environments, bringing together islanders, researchers, managers, and NGOs from a broad array of disciplines and fields. The underlying questions are:

1- How have islands aided our understanding of human-environment interactions?
2- What are the latest directions in island biological and cultural conservation?
3- Where should island conservation efforts be focused? and,
4- What conservation lessons do islands have for the rest of the world?

In advance of the conference, a review article for each of 18 conference themes will be published in the journal Environmental Conservation. As papers are published they will be listed here. These papers will be presented at the conference together with other related talks, and there will be dedicated time in each themed session for discussions, and question and answers. The final day of the conference will involve workshop sessions and a webcast panel discussion bringing together some of the unifying themes and messages.
Information about the conference at http://manoa.hawaii.edu/7ICEF/