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Progressive Palaeontology 2023 - Liverpool, UK: Overview

Year: 2023
Location: Liverpool, UK
Hosted By: University of Liverpool
Organised By: Samuel Cross (co-chair), Matthew Dempsey (co-chair), Amber Wood-Bailey (co-chair)
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Progressive Palaeontology (ProgPal) is an annual, free-to-register conference organised by students for students. The conference provides a welcoming, supportive space for ECRs to present their research and network with their peers. We are thrilled to be hosting ProgPal this year at the University of Liverpool from the 1st – 3rd June, and, while remaining true to the tried-and-tested elements of the conference, we will be introducing new initiatives to broaden its scope and appeal. Furthermore, in line with previous conferences, we remain committed to ensuring ProgPal is an inclusive, accessible environment for all!

Registration has been extended to the 5th of May (05/05)!

Event overview

Pre-Conference Event: 
An Evening with Palaeontologists
18:00, 31st May 
Victoria Gallery & Museum

This event is free for ProgPal attendees – check your emails for further information on free entry!

Day 1: Workshops and Icebreaker
1st June
12:30 onwards
Stanley Theatre, Liverpool Guild of Students

Day 2: Presentations and Conference Meal
2nd June
9:00 onwards
Stanley Theatre, Liverpool Guild of Students
Registration to attend the conference dinner at the privately booked Duke Street Food & Drink Market function room is free, but attendees will be expected to order and pay for their own food and drink at the venue on the day.

Day 3: Llandudno Field Day
3rd June
8:30 departure from Life Sciences Building
Expected 20:00 return
Please refer to the schedule and relevant sub-pages for further details.

Key addresses:
Victoria Gallery & Museum, Ashton St, Liverpool L69 3DR
Liverpool Guild of Students, 160 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TR
Duke Street Food & Drink Market, 46 Duke St, Liverpool L1 5AS
University of Liverpool Life Sciences Building, Crown St, Liverpool L69 7ZB


Registration & abstract submission open: 14/03/23
Abstract submission closes: 07/04/23
Speakers & Posters announced: 21/04/23
Registration closes: 05/05/23


ProgPal is open to current postgraduate students (master’s and doctoral level) studying any area of palaeontology, who have yet to complete a doctoral degree by the conference start date. Registration is free of charge, though there will be additional costs for delegates wishing to attend the conference dinner.

Code of Conduct

The Palaeontological Association Code of Conduct relates to the behaviour of all participants and attendees at annual events, including Progressive Palaeontology. Please see our Code of Conduct for Palaeontological Association Meetings

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