Online registration now closed, walk-in registration will be available at the event



New Members: Non-members will be allowed to join UFOP either at the Registration Social (Friday June 7, 6-8 PM at Moab Museum) or at the Conference registration table (Saturday June 8, SpringHill Conference Room beginning at 8 AM). New members will be allowed to register for the Annual Meeting, sign up for a field trip and buy the conference tee shirt but will not be able to attend the banquet the evening of June 8. You can join UFOP anything at


Non-Member Walk-ins: Since one of our UFOP missions is to educate the public, we will allow non-members to attend the talks on June 8th, SpringHill conference room, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, for a $25 contribution to UFOP. Non-members will be able to purchase conference tee shirts but will not be eligible to participate in the banquet or field trips.


We've closed shirt orders online to get the preorders to the printer. We will run extra tee shirts in popular sizes, but shirts at the event will be first-come, first-served.



Friday, June 7, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Social

Social at Moab Museum, onsite registration available (register online to secure banquet seats).


Saturday, June 8, Meeting and Speakers

8:00 AM Board Meeting at SpringHill Suites conference room with a general UFOP Membership meeting immediately following the Board Meeting (members please attend for voting).

9:30 AM Conference at SpringHill Suites Conference room. Seven presentations, each 45-minutes long.

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Lunch break (on your own)

4:30 PM End of presentations

6:00 PM UFOP Banquet at SpringHill Suites Conference Room ($18 option at registration)Keynote presentation following dinner.

Speakers for the conference:

Benjamin Burger, USU-Vernal 
The Geology of Utah's Permian-Triassic Boundary,
When Life Nearly Died 252 MYA

Brian Davis, Univ of Louisville
Jurassic Mammal Diversity from the Cisco
Mammal Quarry

John Foster, Paleo Solutions
The Bright Angel Formation and the Trilobites of the Middle Cambrian in Grand Canyon

Scott Madsen, Precision Fossilworks
(latest developments from the Utahraptor Project)

Joshua Mathews, Burpee Museum
(discoveries at Hanksville-Burpee Quarry)

Catherine Sartin, Fort Hays State University —
Molar Morphology of Cretaceous Mammals

Jeanette Shackleford, Utah BLM
(expansion of Girl Scouts Paleo Patch program)

Our keynote speaker at the UFOP Banquet is ReBecca Hunt-Foster, Monument Paleontologist at Dinosaur National Monument and former District Paleontologist for the  BLM Canyon Country District. ReBecca will present — Monumental Discoveries at Dinosaur National Monument


Sunday Field Trips

We will offer two field trips:

Don DeBlieux, paleontologist with the Utah Geological Survey will lead one trip to the Yellow Cat, Doelling's Bowl and Dalton Wells Quarries north of Arches National Park. These are Early Cretaceous sites that have yielded many discoveries, including Utahraptor, featured in the event graphic.

Joshua Mathews, Director of Paleontology at the Burpee Museum of Natural History will lead another field trip to the Hanksville-Burpee Quarry in the Morrison Formation near Hanksville, UT. This active quarry is currently the largest bonebed in Utah.

You can reserve an optional box lunch for field trips via online registration.


Utah Friends of Paleontology
2019 Annual Meeting

Moab, Utah
June 7-9, 2019

Utah Friends of Paleontology Gastonia Chapter is proud to host the 2019 Annual Meeting of Utah Friends of Paleontology.

The meeting will be held in the conference room of SpringHill Suites on June 8.

The banquet and keynote presentation will be at the same venue — limited to 120 attendees — beginning at 6:00 PM Saturday.

Sunday features two field trip options to important quarry sites in the area.


We look forward to seeing you at the Marriott SpringHill venue in Moab, Utah.


Doelling's Bowl, theropod tooth, Dalton Wells

Hanksville-Burpee Quarry, images from UGS


Our 2019 shirt design celebrates Utahraptor, the giant feathered sickle-clawed predator discovered only at sites near Moab. Short or long sleeve indigo blue shirts will be available in limited numbers for purchase at the event.

UFOP Annual Meeting Legacy Information

These page links contain information about previous
UFOP Annual Meetings.

2018 Annual Meeting, Green River, Utah

2017 Annual Meeting

2016 Annual Meeting

2015 Annual Meeting

2014 Annual Meeting