2017 Joint Spring Meeting, Kona, HI

Luauislandbreeze_550x280In 2017, WAAESD will again meet jointly with the Western Experiment Station Directors (WEDA) and the Western Region Program Leaders Committee (WRPLC). The meeting will be hosted by the University of Hawaii at the Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel in Kona HI, March 27-29, 2017.

Please note that WAAESD will conduct an off-site meeting on Wednesday, starting at 10am, that will include an interesting excursion to see coffee and high quality lettuce cultivation in Hawaii, and a visit to the Mealani Experiment Station which houses research projects in cattle genetics, pasture improvement, development of new specialty crops such as tea and blueberries, and tree improvement.

With deep apologies for the inconvenience, the University of Hawaii is not able to accept credit cards for the meeting registration fee ($470 for WAAESD member and $160 for guests, if sent before February 18, 2017), and must ask that payment be made by check (personal checks are fine, receipts will be provided).

Courtyard King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel (www.konabeachhotel.com)
75-5660 Palani Road
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740

Telephone: (808) 329-2911 or toll free at (800) 367-2111

Reservations must be received on or before February 24, 2017, and subject to all applicable taxes. The group rates are for four (4) nights from March 26 to 30, and extend three (3) days pre and post conference subject to availability. Special group rate for parking of guest vehicles is at $10.00 per day, plus 4.166% tax. Group code: WAAR; Group name: WAAESD Meeting

Group rates: $139.00 standard room
$159.00 partial ocean view (subject to availability)
$195.00 ocean front (subject to availability)

Meeting Schedule