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Progressive Palaeontology 2021 - Online: Overview

Year: 2021
Location: Online
Hosted By: University College London (UCL)
Organised By: Miranta Kouvari (co-chair), Cecily Nicholl (co-chair), Lou Andrews, Sam Bright, Shin Kang, Eryka Kritikos, Alice Leavey, Bethany Pittard, Grace Varnham, Heather White
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Progressive Palaeontology (ProgPal) is a free conference organised by students, for students. This year ProgPal will be held online from 17th–19th June, and will be hosted at University College London (UCL). We are working hard to make ProgPal 2021 an open-to-all, accessible place that encourages science sharing, networking, and skill building for palaeontology students around the world. 

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Twitter: @ProgPal2021 (, using #ProgPal21



Presentations (either 12-minute full talks or 5-minute lightning talks) as well as posters (A0 landscape or portrait) will be available to view during the full duration of the conference. Presentations will be pre-recorded and uploaded to the PalAss YouTube channel, while posters will be available to view through a portal on the PalAss website. All presentations will only be available to conference delegates, via either a permissions list or password protection. Scheduled Q&A sessions will enable delegates to engage with presenters, similar to questions at the end of a talk or during a poster session.


  • Abstract deadline 30th April
  • Decisions on abstracts circulated to delegates by 7th May
  • Registration closes 10th June (one week before the start of the conference)
  • Presentation (full & lightning talks) upload deadline 4th June


Any postgraduate student researching palaeontology (that is, anyone who is yet to complete a PhD by the date of the conference) is eligible to register for and attend ProgPal. Registration is free of charge and will cover access to all components of the conference. Masters students and undergraduate students in their final year who are due to start a postgraduate course later this calendar year are also welcome to attend. All aspects of palaeontology are welcome.


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