Annual Meeting 2017 Registration Click here to register for the SVP 2017 meeting, field trips, and workshops.

Click here to register using the PDF interactive registration form.

All non-Canadian attendees, including family members, guests, and exhibitors, should carry a copy of the Canadian Border Services Agency letter that recognizes the 77th SVP Annual Meeting in order to facilitate crossing the border into Canada. Click here to download a copy of the letter. 

Press registration badges are granted only after acceptable press credentials have been presented and registration has been processed. SVP reserves the right to refuse press registration to an applicant for any reason. Photographers must have a press registration. To apply for press registration, please email Josie Leftwich at

SVP 2017 Registration Fees
Discounted registration fees are offered until June 12, 2017 (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 a U.S. bank, in U.S. funds, and made payable to Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.  Purchase orders will not be accepted.
Category Early (On or before June 12) Regular (After June 12 & before August 16) On-Site (After August 23)
Member $385 $470 $575
Member from a Developing Country $200 $250 $350
Nonmember $530 $670 $775
Student Member $220 $270 $370
Student Nonmember $300 $350 $450
Junior Member $220 $270 $370
One Day Member Registration $160 $190 $230
One Day Nonmember Registration   $215 $270 $310
Spouse/Guest Registration $160 $200 $240
One Day Student Registration  Member $110
Nonmember $150

Additional tickets for the Awards Banquet may be purchased at the following rates:
Adults: $75
Children: $30

Cancellation Policy
Notification of cancellation must be submitted to the SVP Registration Office in writing prior to June 12, 2017.  Cancellations received by June 12, 2017 will be subject to a $120 non-refundable processing fee.  No refunds will be issued after June 12, 2017.   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:
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 2017 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, and Auction.

One-Day Registration
One-Day Registration is available for Wednesday, August 23, Thursday, August 24, Friday, August 25, and Saturday, August 26. 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 and coffee breaks. 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 (US$)
Campanian-Maastrichtian Dinosaurs and Environments at Dinosaur Provincial Park and Drumheller Begins Monday, August 21, at 8:00 AM. Ends Tuesday, August 22, at 9:00 PM $290.00
Korite Ammolite Mine and Production Facility Tour:  An Active Cretaceous Bearpaw Formation Mine-Site in Southern Alberta​ Monday, August 28, from 7:30 AM -- 7:00 PM $50.00
Visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, Drumheller​ Tuesday, August 22, from 8:00 AM -- 7:00 PM $60.00 for ages 18+; $45 for 7-17; $35 for 0-6
Cambrian Vertebrates: The Walcott Quarry and the Burgess Shale​ Monday, August 21, from 5:00 AM -- 8:00 PM $160.00
Late Cretaceous and Paleocene Mammal Localities From Near Red Deer, Alberta Monday, August 28, from 7:30 AM -- 6:00 PM $100.00
The Late Cretaceous of Southeastern Alberta and Southwestern Saskatchewan –Milk River Formation and Belly River Group of Alberta through to the Cypress Hills Formation. Begins Sunday, August 27, at 6:45 AM. Ends Tuesday, August 29, at 7:00 PM $445.00; single supplement $107
Urban Paleontology: Paleocene Mammal Localities of Calgary and Area Sunday, August 27, from 7:30 AM -- 6:00 PM $85.00

Workshop Registration Fees:
Title Date Time Fee
Solutions for Supporting a Diverse SVP Membership Tuesday, August 22 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Free  
Paleontology Education: Staying on the Cutting Edge in Research, Pedagogy and Outreach Tuesday, August 22 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM      Free
Morphological evolution in deep time: calculating disparity and rates from discrete phenotypic data Tuesday, August 22 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM $40.00
Photography and Photoshop 101 Tuesday, August 22 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM $70.00
Thinking About Fossils: The Philosophy of Paleontology Tuesday, August 22 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Free


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