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Registration Information


Click here to register online.

Click here to download a pdf of the registration form.


If you have not yet ordered your SVP merchandise, you may purchase  merchandise onsite at registration desk based on availability. 

 
If you are a Press Registrant, please contact leftwich@faseb.org for more information.


Dear SVP members,


Registration rates for our annual meeting in Berlin are higher than normal, and reflect the required European Union applied 19% VAT (Value Added Tax).  This requirement was implemented subsequent to the society’s decision to hold the 2014 meeting in Berlin.  The society is paying 19% VAT on meeting expenses (i.e. session room rental, audio visual, and food and beverage services).  The registration rates include partial coverage for this, as well as the required 19% VAT on all registrations. The society is subsidizing the remaining expenses.  Despite the higher expense, we look forward to bringing SVP to Berlin and extending the society’s reach internationally.

 
Cathy Forster

President, SVP

EAVP Members

Members of the European Association of Vertebrate Paleontologists (EAVP) may register at the SVP Member Registration Rate by fax or mail only.  Please complete the PDF registration form and mail the form to: SVP Registration Office, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814 or fax the form to +1-301-634-7008.   Once membership has been verified, your registration will be processed. Registration cannot be processed without payment.

VAT Refund

In principle the VAT refund scheme allows businesses to obtain refunds for VAT they have been charged in another country by a business established in that country.

For businesses resident in a non-EU country, the VAT must be reclaimed via a 13th Directive VAT refund claim form and directly submitted to the Germany Federal Finance Office.  Click here for guidelines describing the steps to be followed in order to open the application form.

When completing the 13th Directive VAT refund claim, the corresponding invoices for which VAT to be reclaimed must be entered (see page three).  Beside the signed and completely filled in application form, the applicant needs to provide the German Federal Finance Offiec with the original invoices as well with a certificate of taxable status (form 6166 in the US) which must not be older than one year.  Please note that the deadline for filing such a 13th Directive VAT refund claim expires six months following the calendar year in which the invoices including Germany VAT have been received (i.e. for the year 2014, the filing deadline expires on June 30, 2015). Please be advised that the filing deadilne cannot be extended in this regard.

For attendees who are residnet in the EU, the incurred German VAT must be relaimed via an 8th Directive VAT refund claim.  Such claims wil be filed with the local tax authority in the country of residency.  Hence, European registrants should liaise their local tax office in order to be provided with the information on how to submit an 8th Directive VAT refund claim in their country.  Click here to see a list in which the contact details of the respective foreign tax authorities are indicated.  An 8th Directive VAT refund claim may be filed until September 30th of the year following the calendar year in which the invoices including German VAT have been received.

SVP 2014 Registration Fees

Discounted registration fees are offered until August 15, 2014 (11:59 PM, EST).  Online and fax registrations must be paid by credit card (Master Card, Visa or American Express only).  Registrations sent by mail must be accompanied by credit card information or check for payment.  Checks must be drawn on U.S. bank, in U.S. funds and made payable to Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.  Purchase orders will not be accepted.

A 19% German VAT Tax is required and will be added to your registration total for ALL Annual Meeting registration and event feeds, except the Field Trips.  VAT Tax is already included in the Field Trip fees listed below.

 


Member
Rate (without VAT) VAT Total
Early (On or before August 15)   $462 $87.78 $550
Regular (After August 15 & before November 4) $504 $95.76 $600
On-Site (After November 4)                                             $609                             $115.71 $725

Member from a Developing Country
Rate (without VAT) VAT Total
Early (On or before August 15) $231 $43.89 $275
Regular (After August 15 & before November 4) $273 $51.87 $325
On-Site (After November 4)                                               $357                               $67.83   $425

Nonmember Rate (without VAT) VAT Total
Early (On or before August 15)   $588 $111.72 $700
Regular (After August 15 & before November 4)        $714 $135.66 $850
On-Site (After November 4)                                                                                           $798                              $151.62 $950


 

Student Member Rate (without VAT) VAT Total
Early (On or before August 15) $252 $47.88 $300
Regular (After August 15 & before November 4) $294 $55.86 $350
On-Site (After November 5)  $387 $71.82 $450


 

Student Nonmember* Rate (without VAT) VAT Total
Early (On or before August 15) $336 $63.84 $400
Regular (After August 15 & before November 4) $378 $71.82 $450
On-Site (After November 4) $462 $87.78 $550

 

Junior Member Rate (without VAT) VAT Total
Early (On or before August 15) $252 $47.88 $300
Regular (After August 15 & before November 4) $294 $55.86 $350
On-Site (After November 4) $378 $71.82 $450


One Day Registration Rate (without VAT) VAT Total
Early (On or before August 15) $294 $55.86 $350
Regular (After August 15 & before November 4) $336 $63.84 $400
On-Site (After November 4) $462 $87.78 $550
Student NEW! $168 $31.92 $200


Social Function Only (Guest)** Rate (without VAT) VAT Total
Early (On or before August 15) $168 $31.98 $200
Regular (After August 15 & before November 4) $210 $39.90 $250
On-Site (After November 4) $252 $47.88 $300


Additional tickets for the Awards Ceremony may be purchased at the following rates:
Adults: $50
Children: $25

 

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation must be submitted to the SVP Registration Office in writing prior to August 15, 2014.  Cancellations received by August 15, 2014 will be subject to a $120 non-refundable processing fee.  No refunds will be issued after August 15, 2014.   Please mail requests for refunds to: The SVP Registration Office, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD  20814 or send by email to leftwich@faseb.org.

Substitutions are allowed at any time but must be requested in writing and be of the same membership status.


SVP Members – Regular, Emeritus, Member from a Developing Country (MDC), Junior, Student and Spousal/Second:

SVP Members may register at a special member rate.
Student, Junior and MDC members all may register as a special rate.

Nonmembers

Become a full member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and register for SVP 2014 at the discounted member registration rate. Membership in the Society is open to all persons who share the stated purposes of the Society and who sign the SVP code of ethics statement. All members have electronic access to the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. For more information about SVP membership, visit the SVP website at http://vertpaleo.org/.

Nonmembers and Student Nonmembers registration includes admittance to all educational sessions, exhibits, poster viewing, and social activities.

Student Nonmembers may register at a special student nonmember rate.


Student Nonmembers*

Student Nonmembers must e-mail or fax a copy of their current valid student ID within five (5) business days of registration to the SVP Registration Office in order to secure the appropriate registration rate. If a copy of the current valid student ID is not received within five (5) business days, the applicant’s credit card will be charged for the full registration rate.

Email:  leftwich@faseb.org
Phone: +1-301-634-7010
Fax: +1-301-634-7008

Junior Members

Junior Members may attend SVP annual meetings at the Junior Member rate only if a parent or guardian (if the student is not emancipated) accompanies them. The parent/guardian must be a registered attendee at the meeting (at the guest attendee rate if not a member). In order to pick up their registration materials, the Junior Member and guardian/parent must be together at the meeting registration desk (at the meeting venue) and show a valid photo ID. The parent or guardian MUST accompany the Junior Member to all SVP social functions, and sit at the same table with the Junior Member while at the event. Social events include, but are not limited to: The Welcome Reception, Student Roundtable Forum and Reprint Exchange, guest speaker events, and Auction.

One-Day Registration

One-Day Registration is available for Wednesday, November 5, Thuesday, November 6, Friday, November 7, and Saturday, November 8. It includes admission to all educational sessions, exhibits, and social events scheduled for the day purchased. You may register at this rate for one day only.

Social Functions Only (Guest)**

For guests of primary registrants only. The Social Functions only badge includes admittance to all social functions, coffee breaks, and the Awards Ceremony. This registration category does not include admittance to technical sessions.


Field Trips and Workshops

Advance registration for Field Trips and Workshops is required using the online registration system ONLY.  Registration will be processed on a first come, first served basis until maximum capacity is reached.

Field Trip Registration Fees
Title
Date Time Fee
Famous Vertebrate Fossillagerstätten in Southern and Central Germany
Thursday, October 30 - Tuesday, November 4 Field Trip will depart from the Frankfurt Airport at 12:00 noon on October 30, and arrive at 6:00pm on November 4 at the Estrel Berlin (headquarters hotel) $810.00
Tetrapods and Fishes from the Pennsylvanian and Permian of Saxonia and Thuringia
Sunday, November 2 - Tuesday, November 4 Sunday, November 2 - Tuesday, November 4 $450.00
Messel and Geiseltal: Highlights from the Cenozoic Monday, November 3 - Tuesday, November 4 (with overnight stays on November 2 and November 3) Field Trip will depart at 8:30am on November 3 and arrive in the early evening on November 4 $335.00

Field Trip to Rüdersdorf and Niederlehme
Sunday, November 9 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $30.00

Workshop Registration Fees
Title Date Time Fee
Phylogeny, Evolution, and Biochronology of the Arvicolidae Monday, November 3
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $20.00
Paleopathology - Establishing Criteria for Recognizing Bone Pathologies Tuesday, November 4
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. $30.00
Inferring Diet and Dental Function from Dental Microwear Textures
Tuesday, November 4
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free
Tip-Dating: Estimating Dated Phylogenies Using Fossils as Terminal Taxa
Tuesday, November 4
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free


Merchandise

The following items are available for pre-order during the online registration process or
via the pdf registration form:

 

Item Description Sizes Rate (without VAT) VAT Total
T-Shirt  Round neck, Unisex, Color: Airforce Blue S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL $14.58 $3.42 $18.00
Women's Hoody
Color: Pansy (Violet) XS, S, M, L, XL $46.98 $11.02 $58.00
Men's Hoody
Color: Royal Blue S, M, L, XL $46.98 $11.02 $58.00
2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL $54.27 $12.73 $67.00
German Wheat Beer Glass
SVP 2014 Archaeopteryx lithographica print on glass 0.5L $8.91 $2.09 $11.00

 

*All clothing items will show the SVP 2014 Archaeopteryx lithographica theme printed on the front. 
 


                                  



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