Please find below a list of known meetings from other bodies. Help us to help you! Send announcements of forthcoming meetings to: meetings(at)palass.org
Forams 2014 - International Symposium on Foraminifera
University of Concepcion, Chile, 19 - 24 January 2014
Papers covering a wide range of research topics are invited, including all aspects of foraminiferal biology, biostratigraphy, biogeography, ecology and paleoecology, paleoceanography, molecular evolution, systematics and evolution.
The meeting place for the pre-Symposium field trip is Punta Arenas on 14 January 2014. The mid-Symposium Field Trip to Nahuelbuta National Park will take place on 23 January 2014. More information and the registration form for this field trip is available at www2.udec.cl/forams2014/Program.html. The meeting place for the post-Symposium field trip is Caldera on 25 January 2014. More details/costs for the pre- and post-meeting field trips will be available soon. If you are planning to attend the pre-Symposium field trip to Punta Arenas and/or the post-Symposium field trip to Caldera, please let us know as soon as possible.
A room block has been set aside for FORAMS 2014 participants at Hotel El Araucano in Concepcion. This room block will be available until 15 December 2013. Other lodging options are also available.
For further information and registration details visit the conference website www.udec.cl/forams2014.
British Council Researcher Link workshop: Jurassic palaeoenvironments and life
Marrakech, Morocco, 27 January - 1 February 2014
Dr Paul D. Taylor (NHM, London) and Prof. Ait Addi Abdellah (Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech), assisted by Prof. John Cope (National Museum of Wales) and others, will be running a workshop in Marrakech for early stage researchers interested in the marine Jurassic. The aims of the workshop, which we hope will include a fieldwork component, are to: provide a stratigraphical framework for the Jurassic; survey carbonate Jurassic facies globally, their palaeolatitudinal variations, and how they can be interpreted in terms of depositional environments; and discuss the main fossil groups present and their use in correlation and palaeoenvironmental reconstruction. Participants will be encouraged to bring along posters and there may be an opportunity for brief oral presentations too.
The British Council will provide full funding for travel, accommodation and meals for participants from the UK. If you are interested in participating in this workshop, please email email@example.com.
10th North American Paleontological Convention
Gainsville, Florida, 15 - 18 February 2014
The meeting will be hosted by the Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida) from February 15th through 18th (Saturday through Tuesday). Pre-conference and post-conference field trips are tentatively planned for February 13th-14th and 19th-20th respectively.
The North American Paleontological Convention is a major international paleontological event administered by the Paleontological Society under the auspices of the Association of North American Paleontological Societies. Initiated in 1969, NAPC meets every 4-5 years. The convention includes active participation from all fields of paleontology. Over 500
participants from 26 countries attended the most recent NAPC in Cincinnati (2009).
Check The Paleontological Society website for updates or e-mail Michal Kowalewski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fossil Fishes and Fakes - The Sir Arthur Smith Woodward 150th Anniversary Symposium
Natural History Museum, London, 21 May 2014
Smith Woodward built his scientific reputation on detailed and meticulous studies of fossil fish, many of which helped to form the foundations of current research on numerous fish groups. However, he also contributed to our knowledge of other extinct animals and regional geology, and he endured some notoriety for his involvement in the Piltdown Man hoax. Almost no attempt has been made to assess Smith Woodward's wider impact on palaeontology. This one day symposium aims to rectify this omission, with invited speakers who will present papers on Smith Woodward's life and career, his varied scientific outputs, and his involvement in Piltdown.
To pre-register and receive further information please e-mail the Meeting Coordinator at ASW150@nhm.ac.uk.
The Micropalarontological Society Foram-Nanofossil Spring Meeting
Texe, The Netherlands, 22 - 25 June 2014
The venue will be on the island of Texel, at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). The meeting has been rescheduled for the 22-25th June (previously, 25-28th June). This is due to accommodation issues caused by the annual regatta on the 28th. The actual symposium will be 23rd and 24th June. The fieldtrip will be Wednesday 25th June.
The theme will be "Foraminifera and nannofossils through time; qualification and quantification".
On Sunday 21st June 2014, immediately prior to the 2014 Joint Foram and Nanno Spring meeting at NIOZ, there will be a one-day workshop titled "MORPHOMETRICS 10: Identifying the top 10 questions in morphometrics and Micropalaeontology today".
Please check the The Micropalaeontological Society website for further information.
Commission Internationale de la Microflore du Paléozoïque International (CIMP) 2014
Ghent-Liège, Belgium, 6 - 11 July 2014
This meeting will include general CIMP sessions, chitinozoan workshops and a fieldtrip between Ghent and Liège.
For more information contact email@example.com.
9th European Palaeobotany-Palynology Conference
Padua, Italy, 26 - 31 August 2014
The Italian group of palaeobotanists and palynologists is very glad to be able to invite all of you to Padova in 2014 for the next EPPC.
Padua (Padova in Italian) is a picturesque, historic city in Northern Italy (about 40 km west of Venice), with a dense network of arcaded streets, large communal “piazza” (squares) and many bridges crossing the various branches of the Bacchiglione.
All scientific sessions will be held at the new Department of Geoscience, and the famous Botanical Garden and Museum of Geology and Palaeontology will be involved in this conference. Field-trips are planned in the fascinating landscapes of the Dolomites, Sardinia, Emilia-Romagna, Latium and Tuscany.
For further information contact the conference secretary Evelyn.Kustatscher@naturmuseum.it or look for updates on the conference website: http://www.geoscienze.unipd.it/9th-european-palaeobotany-palynology-conference/.
9th International Congress “Cephalopods – Present and Past” (ISCPP 9) and the 5th International Coleoid Symposium
University of Zurich, Switzerland, 4 - 14 September 2014
This series of cephalopod meetings was launched in the seventies in York. Thereafter, they were held every three or four years in various cities including Tübingen, Granada, Vienna, Fayetteville, Sapporo and Dijon. It is the only occasion in which cephalopod workers meet from around the world. There are normally three to four days of scientific presentations. The interesting and important aspect of this meeting is that both biologists and palaeontologists meet, although there traditionally have been slightly more palaeontologists. This might change at the 2014 meeting, however, since it will host the International Coleoid Symposium for the first time.
Traditionally, two fieldtrips are offered associated with the meeting. For this meeting, trips are planned to the Fossillagerstätten of southern Germany and fossil localities yielding cephalopod fossils in Switzerland, each of which will last a couple of days. Details of these fieldtrips will be announced in due course.
For further information visit the conference website: http://www.pim.uzh.ch/symposia/ISCPP9/index.php.
6th International Symposium on Lithographic Limestone and Plattenkalk
Museo del Desierto, Saltillo, Mexico, 15 - 19 September 2014
The Museo del Desierto invites you to the 6th International Symposium on Lithographic Limestones and Plattenkalk. This multidisciplinary meeting is planned to address aspects of the study of lithographic limestones and plattenkalk deposits across all disciplines, from palaeontology (taxonomy, palaeoecology, taphonomy), to geology (stratigraphy, sedimentology, palaeoenvironments), and also mineralogy and petrology of Plattenkalk deposits and related Fossil-Lagerstätten. The meeting is organized in collaboration with the Institute of Earth Sciences of the University of Heidelberg, Germany. We plan fieldtrips to the famous plattenkalk deposits of Vallecillo, Cuatro Cienegas and possibly Muzquiz.
Please visit the conference website: http://isllpsaltillo.uni-hd.de/ for updates.
Are there limits to evolution?
St. John's College, Cambridge, 25 - 26 September 2014
What will evolutionary biology look like in 50 years? More of the same or will there be new paradigms, new syntheses? What lies on the horizon?
The impact of evolution is undeniable, but it can be viewed through different lenses. For the scientist it is the investigative discipline, mapping out the history of life, uncovering its intricacies and revealing its mechanisms. For others it might be the grand narrative, and across society it brings different meanings—sometimes to the point of polarization.
This conference is an opportunity to focus on the important research objectives, discuss the best ways to achieve them, and use these to set a considered agenda for the continued study of evolution. This event is part of a larger programme on evolution funded by the Templeton World Charity Foundation. Key note speakers include Margaret McFall-Ngai (University of Wisconsin), Eors Szathmary (The Parmenides Foundation, Munich), Geerat J. Vermeij (University of California at Davis) and Gunter Wagner (Yale University).
Accommodation will be available in College, and the Conference package will include all meals, a wine reception, and a Conference Dinner in John’s medieval Dining Hall. Further information is available by contacting Dr Victoria Ling (firstname.lastname@example.org). Registration is now open, please visit the Department of Earth Sciences website.
4th International Palaeontological Congress (IPC 2014) to include the 47th AASP-TPS (AASP - The Palynological Society) Annual Meeting
Centro Científico Tecnológico, Mendoza, Argentina, 28 September - 3 October 2014
Local organizers are planning a comprehensive congress with an intellectually motivating scientific program. The congress will create opportunities for participants to present and share experiences, explore new directions and debate topics among specialists from across the globe. The meeting will include the 47th AASP-TPS Annual Meeting.
A varied array of meeting styles with a combination of keynote lectures, special symposia on leading issues, interactive workshops, technical sessions, and short courses promises to hold sessions of interest to all paleontologists.
Delegates will have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of conference excursions to rich and well-known Argentinean paleontological sites involving a combination of scientific and touristic attractions. The schedule of field trips covers superbly exposed sedimentary successions, representing a great diversity of marine and continental palaeoenvironments, and encompasses nearly the whole stratigraphic record.
Organisers for the 47th AASP-TPS Annual Meeting are now calling for Symposium topics. If you have any great ideas for palynology-related symposia, please feel free to contact Thomas Demchuk at email@example.com.
Please see the conference website for further conference details. Abstract deadline March 2014.
Systematics Association Biennial Meeting
University of Oxford, UK, 26 - 28 August 2015
This three day meeting will take place in The University Museum of Natural History and the Department of Zoology, with accommodation available in historic Christ Church College. Sessions will include: Systematics & Ecology, Systematics & Evolution, Systematics & Taxonomy and Systematics & Fossils.
Please check the Systematics Association website for updates www.systass.org.
Flugsaurier 2015, The International Meeting of Pterosaurology
University of Portsmouth, UK, either late August or early September 2015
In 2015, Flugsaurier, the International Meeting of Pterosaurology, will be held in the United Kingdom for the very first time. Flugsaurier 2015 will be held at the University of Portsmouth with the dates coordinated to fit in with the Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy.
Anyone who would like to be included on the mailing list so that they receive the first circular should contact Dr Dave Martill (firstname.lastname@example.org).
14th International Palynological Congress and the 10th International Organization of Palaeobotanists Congress (IPC XIV/ IOPC X 2016)
Salvador, Brazil, late September - early October 2016
Local organizers are planning the congress to occur after the Olympics in Brazil. Further details to come.