Registration for SVP 2013 is Open!

June 10, 2013

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SVP 73rd Annual Meeting

Connect with the vertebrate paleontology community to discuss and learn about the latest discoveries, research and technologies happening in the VP field.  Register today and secure your spot for the SVP 73rd Annual Meeting, October 30 - November 2, 2013, in Los Angeles, California.  Discounted early registration rates are available through August 15.

Meeting Highlights

Symposia Sessions:

  • La Brea and Beyond: The Paleontology of Asphalt-Preserved Biotas
  • Ontogeny Changes Everything: Paleobiological Implications of Dinosaure Growth
  • Patterns from the Poles: Biodiversity and Paleocology of High Latitude Fossil Vertebrates
  • The Tempo of Vertebrate Evolution: Geochronologic Advances in Dating the Fossil Record

Field Trips:

  • Paleontology and Geology of Orange County, CA
  • Field Trip to Rancho La Brea
  • Stratigraphy and Vertebrate Paleontology of the Middle Miocene Barstow Formation, San Bernardino County, California
  • DreamWorks Animation Studios, Glendale, CA
  • Arikareean and Hemingfordian Mammalian Vertebrate Paleontology of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California
  • Sharktooth Hill National Natural Park
  • Western Mojave Desert Geology and Vertebrate Paleontology with Special Emphasis on the Dove Spring Formation


  • What Rock is That? (and other common 4th grade questions)
  • Virtual 3D Analysis of Chewing in Mammals - Occlusal Fingerprint Analyser (OFA) Workshop
  • Video Made Easy
  • Photogrammetry: Digital Data Collection in the Lab and Field
  • Paleontology and the Media - Communicating Your Research to the Popular Press
  • Practical Computing of Paleontologists

Special Events:

  • Special Presentation by Dr. Tim D. White from the University of California, Berkeley
  • Welcome Reception
  • Press Event
  • Student Roundtable Forum and Reprint Exchange
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