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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.


Thursday, October 25
Great Basin Chapter Meeting
at Ogden-Eccles Dinosaur Park

The October Great Basin Chapter meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 25 at the Ogden-Eccles Dinosaur Park.  The Dinosaur Park is famous for its grounds with life size dinosaur reconstructions. The facility will be open from 6:00pm - 7:00pm for members to tour the grounds, exhibits, and preparation lab. A paleontology talk by Glade Gunther starts at 7:00pm.

Thursday, October 25, starting at 6:00 pm at the Ogden-Eccles Dinosaur Park, 1544 East Park Boulevard, Ogden, UT.


October 29 NEW DATE!
Southwest Chapter Meeting

The Southwest Chapter of UFOP presents Dr. Claudia Marsicano from Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina will presenting the following: The Colonization of Gondwana: new evidence from the Early Permian of Namibia and Brazil. Free and open to the public.

Monday October 29, 7:00 p.m. in room 128 of Dixie State University's Snow Building.

October 31
Gastonia Chapter Meeting

Ken Carpenter, Director and Curator of Paleontology at USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum (Price) will discuss bipedal ornithischians from the Morrison on Haloween.

Wednesday, October 31, 6:00 PM,  Zions Bank conference room, 330 S Main St, Moab, Utah. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, November 8
Great Basin Chapter Meeting

Speaker to be announced.

Friday, September 14, 7:00 PM at the Department of Natural Resources Auditorium — 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. Free and open to the public.

Friday, December 7
Tentative Date UFOP Great Basin Chapter Holiday Party

Details TBA.

June 7-9, 2019
UFOP Annual Meeting in Moab, Utah

Keep your calendar open for the 2019 UFOP Annual Meeting in Moab, Utah. It's never too early to arrange accommodations in that popular location. We'll announce details over the next few months, so please stay tuned.

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