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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: 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.

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.

Event Date: Monday, September 6, 2021

#SPPC2021 will be held online as part of the virtual meeting of the SVPCA (Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy). SPPC2021 will be a 'posters only' meeting, with no ‘platform presentation’ talks, but there will be an opportunity for informal Q&A sessions with authors of poster.

Event Date: Monday, September 27, 2021 to Wednesday, September 29, 2021

We are pleased to host the 92nd annual conference of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft (PalGes). The meeting, like the previous ones, is designed as an international meeting to present cutting-edge research from palaeobiology, palaeontology, geobiology and related subjects. The Paläontologische Gesellschaft is one of the oldest and largest palaeontological societies in the world and we "Viennese" are now hosting the annual meeting for the fifth time after 1923, 1954, 1963 and 2011.

Event Date: Sunday, October 3, 2021 to Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Determining the patterns and processes that governed the early evolution of animals is one of the foremost areas of current palaeobiological research. After more than two billion years of exclusively microbial life, the rise of animals to ecological dominance following the Cambrian Explosion fundamentally changed the trajectory of the evolution of the biosphere. The Ediacaran Period encompasses this transition, and records the first evidence of complex macroscopic life, including remains of some of the earliest animals the fossil record gives up.

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.

Event Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 to Wednesday, December 15, 2021

The increasing use of virtual platforms to communicate science encouraged us to create the 1st Palaeontological Virtual Congress in December 2018, followed by the second edition in May 2020. The two firsts editions were a success, so we are glad to present the third edition of the Palaeontological Virtual Congress. Our purpose is to spread, worldwide, the most recent scientific advances in palaeontology in a fast, easy and economical way.

Event Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022 to Wednesday, June 1, 2022

The 2022 meeting has been postponed from September 2020 to May/June 2022 (dates TBC). 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.

Event Date: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 to Friday, May 6, 2022

The Marine Reptile Conference has been rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. It will now be be held in May 2022 - exact dates TBC. 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.

Event Date: Thursday, September 1, 2022

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Please note, dates are not confirmed yet.

Event Date: Monday, November 7, 2022 to Friday, November 11, 2022

We are planning the 6th International Palaeontological Congress which will be held in Thailand from the 7th to the 11th November 2022 plus fieldtrips and we are now inviting symposium suggestions. We aim to assemble an exciting and highly informative programme. These symposia may run for one or more days and subjects may be on all aspects of our science and its connections to biology and earth and planetary science, from the Archean to the Holocene and cover work from all continents. Suggestions for interdisciplinary, ‘cutting-edge’ and new technology symposia are particularly welcome.