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SVP 69th Annual Meeting

September 23 -26, 2009
University of Bristol
Bristol, UK
and the 57th Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA)

Register online or download the registration form to mail or fax. Field trip registration can be found at the end of the online meeting registration process.

Want to add a field trip, workshop, guest or boxed lunch (once you have registered)?
Return to online registration (you wont be charged again for registration).

View the list of ID numbers for ALL abstracts accepted for oral and poster presentation in ALL session categories.

For full meeting details, download the Second Circular IMPORTANT! Save the circular to your computer. This will make future viewings quick and easy.

 

Letter from SVP President, Blaire Van Valkenburgh

Dear Colleagues,

Given the economic downturn, SVP, like so many other organizations, has had to give special attention to its economic condition and what it can do to ensure the societys future.  As a consequence, all our expenses, including those associated with the Annual Meeting, came under scrutiny.  This years meeting presented special challenges that required us to adapt the meeting to fit the venue. For example, we replaced the awards banquet with an awards ceremony because there was not a room large enough for a banquet for all of us. To minimize costs, the complimentary food that will be provided each day will be limited to coffee and cookies.  There will not be food at the auction or awards ceremony but there will be cash bars, and we have scheduled time between afternoon and evening events to allow time for dinner.  A list of nearby pubs and restaurants will provide you with plenty of excellent choices, and wouldnt you rather eat with the locals?

In addition to improving your knowledge of British food and beer, you also will have access to the internet, a chance to hear Sir David Attenborough, and a chance to listen or view over 800 presentations from scientists from around the world.  Not surprisingly, the representation of paleontologists from outside North America is better than ever this year and should make for a very productive and exciting meeting.


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Blaire Van Valkenburgh
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, President

View the previous letter from SVPs President.


Welcome from the 2009 Host Committee

Members and Friends of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology,

The Palaeobiology and Biodiversity Research Group at the University of Bristol is excited to host the 69th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. This will be a momentous meeting for the Society, the first time it has met in the ‘Old World.  The vertebrate paleontologists of the United Kingdom, and of Europe, welcome the Society, and offer a rich array of experiences.

Bristol is located in south-west England, 100 miles, and less than 2 hours by train, from London.  Bristol is a long-established industrial city, with beautiful buildings dating from the past five centuries.  Enjoy the Neolithic, Roman, Medieval, and later history of the region – including Bath, which is only 15 minutes away by train.  In Bristol, you can see wonders of the industrial revolution, including Isambard Kingdom Brunels SS Great Britain (1843), the worlds oldest iron ship, and the Clifton Suspension Bridge, one of the worlds first (1864).

Read the complete Welcome from the 2009 Host Committee.

View a list of the Host Committee Members
View a list of Welcoming Committee Members


Important Deadlines

Institutional Membership: A Program for Institutions of Developing Nations Call for Applications Wednesday, February 18 through
Monday, June 1
All other abstract deadlines (symposia, regular, preparators and Colbert Wednesday, February 18 through
Monday, April 20
Awards submission deadline Monday, April 20
Early meeting registration rates end Wednesday, July 1

Field trip and workshop registration CLOSES
NOTE: there will be no registration for field trips or workshops after July 31.

Deadline Extended - online field trip and workshop registration now open until Friday, July 31, NOON Central Time US
SVP Evolution and Science Education Workshop for Educators registration CLOSES Friday, July 31
Regular meeting registration rates ends Wednesday, August 26
All meeting registration will be done on site in Bristol. Late registration rates apply. After Wednesday, August 26


About the Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA)
The SVPCA has been held in the UK, France or Ireland every year since 1953. Originally conceived as a meeting for like-minded vertebrate anatomists and paleontologists, this meeting has grown to encompass a wide European following over the years. Regularly attended by more than 100 researchers, and always with a high student turnout, the 2009 meeting of the SVPCA is a wonderful chance to meet hundreds of our colleagues from North America and to show them the best of what Europe has to offer. It is also a great opportunity for younger colleagues to meet leading figures in vertebrate paleontology and discuss opportunities for graduate or postdoctoral study.


Charles Darwin – his 200th birthday and the 150 year anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species.

Charles Darwin has been chosen by many as the most influential thinker of all time.  While this is debated, there is no doubt that his book On the Origin of Species published in 1859, has profoundly affected not only the way natural scientists view the world, but also many fundamental debates in theology, philosophy, and sociology.  2009 is the bicentenary of Darwins birth, and the 150th anniversary of publication of the book that shook the world.  SVP delegates will have a chance to engage with some of the astonishing array of Darwin-related events taking place in 2009.

 

About the 2009 Annual Meeting Logo

SVP 2009 Annual Meeting logo

This years logo is designed by paleontologist Laura Säilä. The logo depicts a reconstruction of Thecodontosaurus, a medium-sized Late Triassic prosauropod dinosaur, which is also called the "Bristol Dinosaur."
Read more about this years logo.

 

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