Dinner orders are now closed.
We will have limited t-shirt sizes available to buy at the event.
Utah Friends of Paleontology
Symposium and Annual Meeting
St George, Utah
April 28 through April 30, 2017
Utah Friends of Paleontology Southwest Chapter and the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site are proud to host the 2017 Annual Meeting of Utah Friends of Paleontology.
The meeting will feature paleontology talks, a poster session, a keynote speaker, barbecue dinner, and field trip.
Paleontologist Bill Parker at Petrified Forest National Park
Photo by David Velk
Friday, April 28, 2017
6:00 – 9:00 PM Registration & Reception at
St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm
Saturday, April 29, 2017 (see schedule details below)
Dunford Auditorium, Browning Learning Resource Center, Dixie State University
Speakers and posters
Keynote: Dr. Bill Parker,
Petrified Forest National Park
Speakers and posters
Awards, election, & board of trustees
Speakers and posters
BBQ Dinner at Highland Park,
1250 N Highland Pkwy.,
Washington, UT (Dinner orders are now closed, but bring your own —
all are welcome!)
Sunday, April 30, 2017
Field Trip meets 7:15 AM at St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm - trilobite hunting near Panaca, NV
Keynote Speaker – William Parker
Triassic Park: Paleontological Investigations
Into the Upper Triassic Chinle Formation
Utah Friends of Paleontology and the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm are proud to announce this year's UFOP Annual Meeting Keynote Speaker - Bill Parker Vertebrate Paleontologist, Chief of Science and Resource Management at National Park Service. Bill comes to us from Petrified Forest National Park, a Triassic national treasure.
Bill has been a professional paleontologist for the U.S. Federal Government since 1999 and joined the National Park Service in 2001. In 2002, Bill initiated the current paleontology research program at the Petrified Forest National Park, which has published nearly 50 papers on Triassic geology and paleontology.
Bill's specialty is Triassic archosauriforms, in particular a clade of animals called aetosaurs. Bill is a research associate at the Museum of Northern Arizona and an adjunct faculty member at Northland Pioneer College. Bill presently serves as the Chief of Science and Resource Management at Petrified Forest National Park where he oversees programs in Geology, Paleontology, Ecology, and Archaeology.
Saturday Schedule Detail
15 min. break
Robert J. Gay
Bill Parker, Keynote
1 hr. 30 min. lunch
James I. Kirkland
Andrew R. C. Milner
Executive Board Meeting
BBQ Dinner at
Trilobites and Other Cambrian Biota of the Great Basin
Digital Paleontology; Visualizations and Restorations
New and Large Dinosaur Tracksites from the Kayenta Formation of the
Tracking True Thunder: Reconstructing the Enigmatic Eubrontes Printmaker at the Poison Spider Dinosaur Trackway
The Paleontology of Bears Ears National Monument: An Overview
The Utahraptor Project: A Progress Report
Triassic Park: Paleontological Investigations Into the Upper Triassic
Chinle Formation (1906-Present)
UFOP Certification Program, Classroom Modules
Utah preserves North America’s Oldest Cretaceous Dinosaurs Because of
Ancient Salt Deposits
Form and Function of Vertebrate Claws with Application to the Deinonychosauria
Evaluating the enigmatic Early Cretaceous Ornithomimosaur Record in
Awards, election & board of trustees
Mid-Cretaceous Dinosaur Track Assemblage From the High Moulouya Region
Sloth Tracks: A Few Footnotes
The Late Pleistocene Champlain Sea of Eastern North America
All are welcome to attend the dinner in the park. Dinner orders are closed but you are welcome to bring your own food.
Field trip is free
Bring your lunch and drinks.
Anomoepus design 100% cotton T-shirt $20.00
Online orders are closed, shirts in limited sizes can be purchased at the event.
V-neck women's or crew neck unisex
Please note: these shirts are for pickup at the Annual Meeting in St George, we cannot ship shirts! If needed, we will arrange to get your shirts to your next chapter meeting.
Ramada Inn 1440 E. St. George Blvd. (435) 628-2828 $89+tax
Days Inn 150 N. 1000 East (435) 673-6123
Hampton Inn 53 N. River Road (435) 652-1200
Comfort Inn 138 E. Riverside (435) 628-8544
Willow Wind RV Park
80 South 1150 West
Hurricane UT 84737
Temple View RV Resort
975 South Main Street
St. George, UT 84770
Zion River Resort
551 E State Route 9
Virgin, UT, 84779
(888) 822-8594, (435) 635-8594
Public Campgrounds and Dispersed Camping
For public campgrounds and dispersed camping opportunities visit publiclands.org
Interagency Visitor Center (435) 688-3200