SVP Annual Meeting

Alligatoroid skull,  Naturkundemuseum Karlsruhe, photo credit: C. A. Brochu

SVP Annual Meeting

SVP 2021 Annual Meeting

SVP will again host a virtual conference in the fall as close to our original dates as possible (early November). We will keep you posted once the virtual meeting dates are finalized.

The submission deadline for the Jon C. Graff International Paleontology Award and the Romer Prize was April 23rd. The deadline for all other abstracts was May 6th. Notification of abstract programming will be sent to first authors (presenting authors) in June.

Will there be Workshops Again and How Do I Apply?

The SVP Executive Committee is calling for virtual workshop proposals for SVP’s 81st Annual Meeting. Because we are in the beginning stages of planning this virtual meeting, we do not have a set date for the workshops yet. We anticipate that they will be held on or around Monday, November 1st.

Please note that SVP is unable to host workshops on the SVP Virtual Meeting platform. Therefore, in order for your workshop proposal to be considered for the Annual Meeting, you must be able to provide another platform to host your session (ex. Your institution’s Zoom account).

The submission deadline for workshop proposals was April 30th.

Virtual Field Trips

We are also now accepting proposals for virtual Field Trips. Again, we do not set dates for any of the meeting events. However, we anticipate that both the Field Trips and the Workshops will be held around the week of Monday, November 1st.

If you decide to draft a virtual Field Trip proposal, please consider how you will make it available to attendees (ex. Your institution’s Zoom account, a prerecording, etc), and whether or not participants will need to be charged to cover the costs to attend. Field Trip proposals are due on Monday, May 10th. Click here to submit your Field Trip proposal.

How do I Register to Attend?

Details about attendee registration and pricing will be forthcoming as soon as they are available.

If you have additional questions in the meantime, please contact

Highlights of SVP’s 2020 Annual Meeting

Despite the global pandemic of 2020, SVP’s first ever virtual Annual Meeting provided an opportunity for members to present and discuss the latest vertebrate paleontological research as well as to network in a virtual format. We had 985 attendees, 302 poster presentations, and 295 oral presentations.

SVP’s 2020 Annual Meeting Virtual Lobby

SVP 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting Lobby


2020 Award Winners

You may view the listing of 2020 award winners here. Click here to view the 2020 Awards Ceremony.

2020 Abstract Volume

Click here for the 2020 Annual Meeting Program & Abstract Volume.

To buy an abstract book from, please click here.