Paleonet: Cretaceous & Beyond conference – abstract deadline May 9

Liz Freedman Fowler eafreedman at
Mon Apr 29 18:51:03 GMT 2019

The Badlands Dinosaur Museum, North Dakota Geological Survey, and Dickinson
State University are delighted to invite you to attend our conference,
Cretaceous and Beyond - paleontology of the Western Interior: A symposium
focusing on Cretaceous and Paleogene vertebrate paleontology of the Western
Interior of North America.

Conference Dates:
September 14th - 15th 2019 (presentations)
September 13th & 16-18th 2019 (optional fieldtrips)

Conference website:

Scope of conference:
The main emphasis of the meeting is the evolution, ontogeny, and
paleoecology of vertebrates from the Late Cretaceous and Paleogene
(Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene) of North America. However, presentations on
relevant non-vertebrate fields such as stratigraphy, geochronology,
palynology, paleobotany, and invertebrate paleontology will also be
welcome, keeping in mind the audience of mainly vertebrate paleontologists.
Presentations on other time periods or geographic regions should clearly
explain their relevance for vertebrate researchers in the Cretaceous and
Paleogene of the Western Interior (e.g. intercontinental migration or

Abstract submission & formatting: Abstract deadline has been extended to
May 9th 2019, 11.59pm MT

Abstract format follows the guidelines for the Society of Vertebrate
Paleontology (SVP) meetings. Detailed abstract formatting and submission
instructions can be found on the abstract submission page.

Registration & fees:

Early registration (before June 8th): $40
Late registration (June 8th - Sept 1st): $50
On-site registration: $60
Field trip registration: (optional)
Friday September 13 - "Paleogene Faunas of North Dakota":  $50
Monday September 16 - "Hell Creek and K-Pg Boundary of North Dakota":  $50
Tuesday & Wednesday Sept 17-18 - "Judith River & Hell Creek Formations of
Montana":  $140 (full service) or $25 (self-driving, etc).

Registration will open soon and remain open through the summer.

The Meeting Registration fee includes access to all lectures, poster
sessions, coffee services, and a buffet dinner at the Welcome Reception
held at the Badlands Dinosaur Museum.

A limited number of free volunteer registrations will be available to
students or early career researchers who will assist with the daily
operations of the conference. If you are interested in volunteering, please
contact the organizing committee at eafreedman at BEFORE signing up
on the registration page.

Field trips are optional but subject to additional fees. Meeting
registration is required for all field trip attendees.

The host hotel for the conference is the La Quinta Dickinson. To receive
the special group rate of $79.00 per night, please call the hotel at
701-456-2500 and mention the group name: “Cretaceous and Beyond Symposium”.

For additional details, and to submit your abstract, please visit the
conference website at

To subscribe to symposium email updates please send an email to
eafreedman at

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Dickinson, North Dakota!

Dr. Liz Freedman Fowler
Assistant Professor of Biology
Dickinson State University
Dickinson, North Dakota
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