Annual Meeting Special Events
Welcome Reception
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Location: Natural History Museum of Utah
Transportation will be provided from the Grand America Hotel to the Natural History Museum of Utah
Student and Postdoc Roundtable and Reprint Exchange
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM
Location: Grand America Hotel
Are you and student or post-doc with questions about being a Paleontologist? Do you need networking or career advice? Come to the Student and Postdoc Roundtable and Reprint exchange! During the informal roundtable students can network and receive advice from experts and leaders in the field of Paleontology. Table topics include getting into grad school and career advice for teaching at a university or medical school, and the government. There will also be tables on collections management, scientific photography, scientific illustration, and much more!

The Student and Postdoc Reprint Exchange is a chance for you to build your library, free of charge.  Recent reprints on all areas of vertebrate paleontology will be available through the generous donations of SVP members.
Mail in or bring your reprints for this event!
Mail reprints to the following address for RECEIPT by Friday, October 14, 2016.
Trent Duncan
Bureau of Land Management 
West Desert District
2370 S. Decker Lake Blvd.
West Valley City, UT 84119
or bring them with you to the meeting and drop them off at the SVP Office at the Grand America Hotel.
Organizational Meeting for Register of Professional Paleontologists
Date: Thursday, October 27, 2016
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Location: Grand America Hotel
Annual Benefit Auction and Social
Date: Friday, October 28, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Grand America Hotel

There will be hundreds of one-of-a-kind items for the bidding; no one should go away disappointed.  Remember to pack light and leave room in your bags.  Start today by gathering items to donate for the auction.  These may include fossil replicas, books, reprints, artwork, toys, t-shirts – use your imagination.  Fossils will not be accepted.  Donate your own treasures – download the Auction Donation Form from the SVP website.  Auction proceeds will go to the Legacy League of Funds.  A cash bar will be provided. 

A minimum bid of $5.00 is required, with bids increasing by $1.00 increments.

For more information on the Auction, contact Auction Co-Chairs Brent H. Breithaupt at or Scott Williams at  

Auction Donation Form will be available for download soon.