Utah Friends of Paleontology supports The Utahraptor Project,
a project to scientifically prepare a treasure trove
of Utahraptor fossils contained in a huge block of petrified quicksand. Learn more about the Utahraptor Project here, and please help raise funds for the project at:


Thursday, November 9, 2017
Great Basin Chapter Meeting

The Utah Friends of Paleontology, Great Basin Chapter's October meeting will feature speaker: Courtney Wagner, University of Utah Department of Geology & Geophysics Magnetotactic Bacteria: Journey from the Modern
into the Past

Thursday, November 9, 7:00 pm at the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium — 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, December 7,
University of Utah College of Science
Frontiers of Science Lecture

Dr. Robert Hazen, Carnegie Institution’s Geophysical Laboratory & Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Science at George Mason University: The Story of Earth: How Life and Rocks Co-evolved.

6:00 PM at the Aline Wilmot Skaggs Building, Room 220, University of Utah. Lecture is free and open to the public. For details visit this web page.


Saturday, December 16
Great Basin Chapter Holiday Party

Details TBA.


February 16 – 18, 2018
WAVP 52nd Annual Meeting

The WAVP 2018 Meeting will bring together paleontologists from across the US to socialize, and present and discuss their research from the past year. Previous meetings have included paleontologists from California, Oregon, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, South Dakota, North Dakota, Colorado, and Texas. Anyone interested in paleontology is welcome to attend.


This year’s meeting in St. George, Utah will offer mild February temperatures and a striking geologic setting.

Website with event schedule and information.

May 20-23 2018
Salt Lake City, Utah

The Utah Geological Association is proud to host the AAPG 2018 Annual Convention & Exhibition (ACE) at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Perhaps the most geologically interesting state in America, Utah will be the perfect host for this year’s ACE. Salt Lake City’s proximity to a number of pre and post show field trips will be a significant draw of geoscientists from around the world. With easy access to some of the most extraordinary rocks in the world, Salt Lake City is the ideal location to combine fundamental geology with emerging innovation and technologies.

Click for more information.


October 17 – 20, 2018
SVP 78th Annual Meeting

Each year, vertebrate paleontologists, preparators, writers, artists and enthusiasts convene to share the latest research, attend workshops and field trips, and meet new fossil fans as well as old friends. It’s the world’s foremost forum on vertebrate paleontology: the Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. It’s usually referred to simply as “SVP”.

The 78th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico October 17-20, 2018.

Annual meeting information page.

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