Annual Meeting 2017 Session Information The cornerstone of the SVP meeting, oral and poster presentations will be given throughout the week in the following categories:
 
  • Podium Symposia
  • Poster Symposia
  • Regular Sessions
  • Romer Prize Session
  • Edwin H. and Margaret M. Colbert Prize Poster Session
  • Education & Outreach Committee Poster Session (E&O Poster Session)
  • Preparators' Session
Regular Sessions
Abstracts will be considered for oral and poster presentation in the regular sessions. During the submission process, authors will be asked to assign their abstract to a taxonomic category, a topic category, and a temporal category if appropriate, which will be used for assigning reviewers and scheduling if accepted for presentation. Authors are asked to choose the most specific of these three categories during submission of their abstract. For details on topic categories, please click here.

The Alfred Sherwood Romer Session (and Prize)
Selection of participation in the Romer Prize Session at the SVP Annual Meeting is based on the scientific value and quality of an abstract summarizing an original research project. The Romer Prize is for recent graduates summarizing thesis research and is awarded on the basis of the scientific value and quality the oral presentation of that research during the Romer Prize Session at the SVP Annual Meeting.
 
Questions?
David L. Fox
University of Minnesota
dlfox@umn.edu

Edwin H. and Margaret M. Colbert Prize Poster Session
Selected and presented on site at the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology's Annual Meeting, the Edwin H. and Margaret M. Colbert Prize recognizes an outstanding poster presentation by an SVP student member. The award was named in honor of the Colberts' contributions to vertebrate paleontology. Colbert Prize posters are on display for the entire meeting, offering a great opportunity for new work to be seen.

Questions?
Dr. Marc E. H. Jones
University of Adelaide
marc.jones@adelaide.edu.au


Education & Outreach Committee Poster Session (E&O Poster Session)
Here is an opportunity for SVP members to learn from each other’s educational outreach successes during a poster session held in conjunction with the Educators’ Workshop.  E&O posters will be displayed throughout the Annual SVP Meeting in the registration area.
 
Participants will primarily consist of current SVP members engaged in both educational outreach and scientific scholarship.  However, we also welcome and anticipate the participation of both current and new members who are primarily involved in educational endeavors including museum educators, teachers and exhibit developers.
 

Topics discussed will span exhibit development, informal and formal broader impact activities and novel techniques used to bring “hot off the press” science to the public.  With similar goals of communicating the broader impacts of our research to the broader public, this poster session will facilitate the development of innovative educational outreach ideas and help prevent us from perpetually reinventing the wheel when it comes to educational outreach activities.

Education & Outreach Committee Poster Session Co-Chairs:
Larisa Desantis

Vanderbilt University
larisa.desantis@gmail.com
 
Kerin Claeson
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
kerincl@pcom.edu

Preparators’ Session
A forum for presentations on current issues in paleontological preparation, ranging from field and lab techniques to specimen curation and exhibition design.
 
Preparators’ Session Co-Chairs:
Steve J. Jabo
Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History
jabos@si.edu
 
Matthew E. Smith
Matthew_E_Smith@nps.gov

Regarding trade names in preparation and conservation abstracts
Use of trade names necessary to accurately identify products, materials, or equipment is permitted. Trade names shall not be used for the purpose of advertising products or services. Abstracts judged to be commercial promotions will be rejected.