To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the naming of the first dinosaur, the Natural History Museum, London will host an international conference showcasing the state-of-the-art in dinosaur palaeobiology. The event will include two days of talks, with eight invited keynote speakers whose work sits at the cutting-edge of the discipline and who also represent the breadth and depth of work done internationally and at a variety of career stages. The remainder of the talks will be chosen through application via abstract submission. The conference will also include an evening talk for the general public, and a conference dinner in the marine reptile gallery of the museum. The aim of the meeting is to attract a diverse and international audience of vertebrate palaeontologists from around the world and from all career stages to network and share their work. A conference volume is planned.