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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.



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 available. Shirts ordered through the UFOP storefront are only available for pickup at the Annual Meeting.

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.

Click Here to Register for the Event

Please check this page for updates and book your accommodations in Moab right away!


The Marriott SpringHill venue and the Marriott Fairfield Inn are available at a special discount rate for Utah Friends of Paleontology participants.

Hotels offering your special group rate:

Fairfield Inn & Suites Moab for $199/night

SpringHill Suites Moab for $219/night

Complimentary hot breakfast buffet only for overnight guests. Non Overnight guests are welcome to purchase at Front Desk for $11.95+ tax per person

Click here to book your stay at the discount rate.


Doelling's Bowl, theropod tooth, Dalton Wells

Hanksville-Burpee Quarry, images from UGS

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