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:


May 10
Great Basin Chapter Meeting


For our May 10th Great Basin Chapter Meeting, our speaker will be Jeremy Klingler, University of Utah Department of Biology, who will present An aberrant bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) with multiple abnormalities. Jeremy has been studying the anatomy of extant avian dinosaurs and its implications for extinct taxa.

Thursday, May 10, 7:00 pm at Department of Natural Resources Auditorium, 1594 W. North Temple, Salt Lake City. Free and open to the public.

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.

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June 27
Gastonia Chapter Meeting

Brian Davis, University of Louisville, will give us an update on his team's work at the Cisco Mammal Quarry.

Wednesday, June 27, 6:00 PM,  Zions Bank conference room, 330 S Main St, Moab, Utah. Free and open to the public.

July 25
Gastonia Chapter Meeting

Ben Burger, associate professor of geology at Utah State University’s Uintah Basin Regional Campus will present
When Life Nearly Died: the Permian-Triassic Boundary of Utah.

Wednesday, July 25, 6:00 PM,  Zions Bank conference room, 330 S Main St, Moab, Utah. Free and open to the public.


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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