Registration Information

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Registration for all Field Trips and Workshops is now closed.


SVP 2013 Registration Fees

Discounted registration fees are offered until August 15, 2013 (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 accompany credit card payment or check.  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.

on or Before
August 15
After August 15 &
Before Oct. 30
After October 30

SVP Member $385 $470 $575
SVP Student Member $220 $270 $370
Junior Member $220 $270 $370
Member from a Developing County $200 $250 $350
Nonmember $530 $670 $775
Student Nonmember*
  ID required
$300 $350 $450
One-Day Registration $260 $310 $420
Social Functions Only**
  For guest of primary registrant only
$160 $200 $240
Field Trips/Workshops  - Additional fees apply (see below); Advance registration required
T-Shirt  $18 (see details below)


Additional Award Banquet tickets for guests and children will be sold on site. The cost for purchasing additional tickets is $75 for an adult and $25 for a child (ages 12 and under)

Cancellation Policy

Notification of cancellation must be submitted to the SVP Registration Office in writing prior to August 15, 2013.  Cancellations received by August 15, 2013 will be subject to a $120 non-refundable processing fee.  No refunds will be issued after August 15, 2013.   Please mail requests for refunds to: The SVP Registration Office, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD  20814 or send by email to

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.


Become a full member of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and register for SVP 2013 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

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.

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, Auction, and Awards Banquet.

One-Day Registration

One-Day Registration is available for Wednesday, October 30, Thursday, October 31, Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2. 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 Banquet. This registration category does not include admittance to technical sessions.

Field Trips/Workshops

Registration for all Field Trips and Workshops is now closed.

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
Date Time Fee
Paleontology and Geology of Orange County, CA Tuesday, October 29 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. $105.00
Field Trip to Rancho La Brea Tuesday, October 29 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. $30.00
FULL  Field Trip to Rancho La Brea Tuesday, October 29 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
FULL Stratigraphy and Vertebrate Paleontology of the Middle Miocene Barstow Formation, San Bernardino County, California Tuesday, October 29 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. $105.00
FULL  DreamWorks Animation Studios; Glendale, CA Tuesday, October 29 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $25.00
Arikareean and Hemingfordian Mammalian Vertebrate Paleontology of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California Sunday, November 3 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $80.00
Sharktooth Hill National Natural Landmark
Sunday, November 3 7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. $55.00
Western Mojave Desert Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology with Special Emphasis on the Dove Spring Formation Sunday, November 3 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. $98.00

Workshop Registration Fees
Title Date Time Fee
FULL Virtual 3D Analysis of Chewing in Mammals – Occlusal Fingerprint Analyser (OFA) Workshop Tuesday, October 29 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Free
Video Made Easy Tuesday, October 29 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. $45.00
Photogrammetry: Digital Data Collection in the Lab and Field Tuesday, October 29 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. $55.00
Practical Computing for Paleontologists Tuesday, October 29 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free
FULL Paleontology and the Media – Communicating Your          Research to the Popular Press 
Wednesday, October 30 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.


SVP Annual Meeting T-Shirts are available for $18.00 (fee includes 9% California State Tax).  T-Shirts purchased in advance of the meeting can be picked up on-site.

Chest (inches) Length (inches) Sleeve Length (inches)
 S 36 28 16 3/4
 M 40 29 18 1/4
 L 44 30 19 3/4
 XL 48 31 21 1/4
 2XL 52 32 22 3/4
 3XL 56 33 24 1/4


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