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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: Friday, January 1, 2021

The conference is postponed from October 2020 and revised dates and deadlines will be announced later this year. However, participants are encouraged to submit abstracts without waiting for further announcements. The themes of the conference will include evolution and biogeography, genetics, ecology, extinction, conservation, archaeozoology and others, with both oral and poster sessions. Field-trips include a visit to Asian elephants in Bandipur National Park and a chance to explore the famous Neogene–Quaternary vertebrate fossil site of the Siwaliks.

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Event Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021 to Saturday, May 8, 2021

The congress is postponed from September 2020 and will celebrate 200 years of modern palaeobotany. 1820 saw the first use of binomial nomenclature for fossil plants by the Czech ‘Father of Palaeobotany’ Caspar Maria Sternberg, who published Flora der Vorwelt in this year. Palynology and palaeobotany have a long tradition in the Czech Republic with several eminent pioneers. The scientific programme will cover all aspects of palaeo- and actuopalynology and palaeobotany. Several congress field-trips will be on offer around parts of Bohemia and Moravia.

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Event Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 to Thursday, May 6, 2021

The Marine Reptile Conference has been rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new dates are intended to be 4th-6th May 2021. The conference is open to all, and we invite professionals, amateurs and enthusiasts in the field of marine reptiles to attend. The primary focus will be on the fossil record, covering both marine reptiles and other organisms which formed part of their ecosystems, however a session will also take place on modern marine reptiles.

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Event Date: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 to Thursday, June 24, 2021

This meeting has been postponed from June 2020. The meeting will feature several sessions with a palaeobiological theme, including ‘Sedimentary environments as the theatres of life and evolution’ (session T05-SS05). Researchers from a broad range of fields including ichnology, palaeoecology, sedimentary geology, geochemistry and geomorphology, in both marine and non-marine settings, have been encouraged to contribute.

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Event Date: Monday, July 5, 2021 to Friday, July 9, 2021

This conference has been postponed from July 2020. The scientific programme will be devoted to the latest developments in studies of living and fossil dinoflagellates. Dinoflagellates are one of the most important groups of planktonic and benthic marine microalgae and, as such, are of interest to both biologists and geologists. In keeping with the tradition of this conference series, the programme of the meeting (held only every three to five years) will consist of oral presentations and posters, supplemented by a small number of invited and keynote talks.

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Event Date: Sunday, August 1, 2021

The 18th conference of the EAVP has been postponed from July 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The conference will be hosted by the Ente Geopaleontologico di Pietraroja and the operational office of the Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le province di Caserta e Benevento in southern Italy, a land of history, art and culture.

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Event Date: Monday, August 16, 2021 to Saturday, August 21, 2021

The IGC was postponed from March 2020 due to COVID-19. The IGC is a nonprofit scientific and educational organization whose meetings are held in collaboration with, and under sponsorship of, the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS). IUGS holds its General Assemblies in conjunction with Sessions of the IGC. The main purpose of the Congress is to encourage the advancement of fundamental and applied research in the Earth sciences worldwide.

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Event Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021

The 2020 meeting has been postponed from September 2020. The 9th edition of TAPHOS and the International Council for Archaeozoology will bring together palaeontologists and archaeologists and also calls on other researchers to participate, such as forensic scholars, molecular biologists, histologists, anthropologists. A special tribute will be paid to Sixto Fernández-López, founder of the TAPHOS meetings, and to Peter Andrews for his innovative work on small mammal taphonomic methodology and palaeoenvironmental interpretations.

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Event Date: Sunday, September 5, 2021 to Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Postponed from September 2020, this three-and-a-half-day meeting is planned with oral and poster presentations and a workshop. Besides giving a platform to scientists and work that crosses the gap between modern and ancient worlds, the aim is to cover all major organism groups, ecological levels and process focuses. Keynote speakers, roundtable discussion and goals will remain the same.

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Event Date: Monday, November 22, 2021 to Friday, November 26, 2021

This meeting is postponed from September 2020. The 12th congress of the Argentine Paleontological Association (APA) will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the Association, featuring recent advances in the field of palaeontology in Argentina. This meeting aims to promote a favourable environment to exchange knowledge and coordinate joint actions between palaeontologists, museum workers, biologists, related Earth scientists, teachers, students and institutions linked to the areas of education, protection and tourism, strengthening links between palaeontologists and the broader community.

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