After our recent successful Consortium meeting in Harvard, I though I would post some information about the history of these meetings. Robert Srygley organized the First International Heliconius Congress, as a symposium under the auspices of the Association of Tropical Biology. The ATB meetings in 2000 were held together with the SSB/SSE/ASN Meetings at Bloomington, Indiana. Thanks to Jim Mallet for digging out the schedule:
June 27, Tuesday Morning
ATB symposium (Organizer R.B. Srygley, University of Oxford)
Coevolution and Speciation in Passion-Vine Butterflies
Opening remarks: Bob Srygley
1. Systematics and co-evolution. Andy Brower, Oregon State University.
2. Mimicry and speciation. Jim Mallet, University College London.
3. Co-evolution of mimetic behavior. Bob Srygley, University of Oxford.
4. Wing-pattern evolution. Owen McMillan, University of Puerto Rico.
5. Evolution of Host-Plant Specialization. Helene Engler, University of Texas.
6. The three butterfly problem: divergent selection and Muellerian
mimicry Durrell Kapan, University of Texas.
Closing remarks: Bob Srygley
The next meeting was a two-day event in Panama held on 3-4th August 2002, organised by myself and Robert Srygley. Here are a couple of the group photos and the programme (thanks to Larry Gilbert for the photos).
Field trip to Pipeline Road – Robert Reed, Larry Gilbert and Chris Jiggins
The father figures – Keith Brown and Larry Gilbert
The next meeting was in 2004 in Puerto Rico, organised by Owen McMillan. I dont have a schedule of the talks, but here is a schedule of events and a receipt, just so you can see the conference logo.