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Information on future meetings (excluding the Annual Meetingand Progressive Palaeontology) related to palaeontology.To add a Future Meeting please use our online form: Add Future Meeting

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Event Date: Sunday, June 16, 2024 to Friday, June 21, 2024

More than 60 thematic sessions will bring together international researchers, practitioners and policy makers of a variety of disciplines. During this edition of the forum there will be a special session on palaeontology: BEF_1.5 ‘Insights from the past for a better future’. Species are going extinct at an accelerated rate and despite some success stories, current conservation efforts have not been sufficient to halt extinctions, with more species threatened every year.

Event Date: Monday, June 17, 2024 to Friday, June 21, 2024

The 12th NAPC will bring together professionals, graduate and undergraduate students, amateur palaeontologists and interested members of the public from all over the world. The meeting covers all branches of palaeontology, including vertebrate, invertebrate, palaeobotany, micropalaeontology, palaeo-related organic and inorganic geochemistry, palaeoecology, palaeoclimatology and astrobiology. The meeting provides a forum for exchanging research findings, defining future directions and fostering relaxed interactions within the palaeontological community at large.

Event Date: Monday, June 17, 2024 to Thursday, June 20, 2024

The Symposium on Toarcian Palaeobiology is an opportunity to platform the diversity of global Toarcian palaeontological research by spotlighting underrepresented fields such as the marine benthos, the terrestrial realm, and the ecological impacts of the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event, alongside popular fields including ammonites and marine reptiles, as well as curatoration and prepartion of Toarcian material.

Event Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2024 to Saturday, June 29, 2024

The goal of the Turtle Evolution Symposium is to present, promote, communicate and discuss the latest advances and original results on the evolutionary history of turtles, from their origin and early evolution until the present. This is an international meeting that brings together turtle researchers and students from around the world working on specific topics such as anatomy, evolution, nomenclature, taxonomy, phylogenetic relationships, the fossil record of extinct turtles, conservation and more.

Event Date: Tuesday, July 2, 2024 to Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Following the success of a pump-priming event in 2022 (Ecological uniformitarianism 1), this online meeting will reunite a diverse community of earth and life scientists to discuss the stability of ecological niches. Earth scientists have long taken the (pseudo-)uniformitarian view that niches are stable and hence that the environments of fossil organisms can be interpreted from the ecology of modern counterparts. Niche change is, however, demonstrated by many invasive speakers.

Event Date: Monday, September 2, 2024 to Friday, September 6, 2024

The 13th International Symposium on Fossil algae of the IFAA (International Fossil Algae Association) will be held in Le Castella (Calabria, southern Italy). The scientific topics will cover any aspects of calcareous algae and microbialites, including evolution, present-day and past biogeography, stratigraphic significance, paleoecology, and sedimentogenic role.

Event Date: Sunday, September 8, 2024 to Wednesday, September 11, 2024

In the summer of 1849, Professor André Hubert Dumont of Liège (Belgium) first used the phrase ‘système maestrichtien’, while doing geological mapping in the Belgium/Netherlands border area near Maastricht. In the three decades that followed a wealth of stratigraphical and palaeontological data were published. In fact, the same may be said about recent progress in these fields. New information on the type Maastrichtian, including a chemostratigraphical analysis, clearly shows that interest in this latest Cretaceous time slice is still very much alive and kicking.

Event Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2024 to Saturday, September 14, 2024

The 70th Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA) and the 29th meeting of the Symposium of Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation (SPPC) will take place from the 11th to 14th of September 2024 at the University of Southampton.

Event Date: Thursday, September 12, 2024 to Sunday, September 15, 2024

Early in May 2004, some 25 scholars of mosasaurid reptiles assembled for the first edition of what was then referred to as the ‘Mosasaur Meeting’ at the Natural History Museum of Maastricht. An aptly chosen venue – after all, the first fossils of ‘Meuse lizards’ were unearthed here in the latter half of the eighteenth century. The 2004 meeting was the first in a series of triennial workshops, in Europe and North America, for which it was later decided to include also talks on non-mosasaurid marine amniotes of Mesozoic age.

Event Date: Sunday, September 15, 2024 to Friday, September 20, 2024

Euromal is the most important meeting for the European malacological community, taking place once every three years. The motto of the 10th Euromal is “The slow side of life on a rapidly changing planet”. The aim of the conference, among other things, is to highlight the importance of molluscs in our efforts to understand and address anthropogenic impacts on the environment.

Event Date: Monday, September 16, 2024 to Saturday, September 21, 2024

Joint Meeting of the Polish Paleobiologists and Paläontologische Gesellschaft - PalGes 2024 - is being held in Warsaw, the Capital and largest city of Poland. The University of Warsaw will mainly organise the meeting, and co-organise with Paläontologische Gesellschaft (PalGes) and the Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IP PAS), the Palaeontological Section of the Polish Geological Society (PS-PGS), and the Polish Geological Institute – National Research Institute (PGI-NRI).

Event Date: Monday, June 9, 2025 to Friday, June 13, 2025

We are very pleased to invite you all to Geomuseum Faxe in Denmark for the 9th Symposium on Fossil Decapod Crustaceans. This conference is co-organized by the Geomuseum Faxe and the University of Alabama (Department of Museum Research and Collections & Alabama Museum of Natural History). Although the conference is focused on decapod crustaceans, research on other crustaceans is also welcome. The conference consists of an icebreaker followed by 2 conference days full of talks and posters and 2 field trip days.