North American Paleontological Convention

Feb. 15-18, 2014


UPDATE: Due to the government shutdown, abstracts from U.S. federal employees will still be considered after the abstract deadline on a case by case basis. Abstracts must be submitted from a U.S. federal government email account to be given consideration.

February 15 - 18, 2014 | Gainesville, FL

We are pleased to announce that the 10th North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) will be held in Gainesville, Florida, in February 2014. The meeting will be hosted by the Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida) from February 15th through 18th (Saturday through Tuesday). Pre-conference and post-conference field trips are tentatively planned for February 13th - 14th and 19th - 20th, respectively.

The North American Paleontological Convention is a major international paleontological event administered by the Paleontological Society under the auspices of the Association of North American Paleontological Societies. Initiated in 1969, NAPC meets every 4-5 years. The convention includes active participation from all fields of paleontology. Over 500 participants from 26 countries attended the most recent NAPC in Cincinnati (2009).

We extend our warmest invitation to all who are interested in paleontology. Our intention in this meeting is to broaden interest and create new avenues of scientific inquiry within the field of paleontology. Thematically focused symposia will provide a wide range of taxonomically diverse topics designed to demonstrate new research applications and increase communication between the distinct disciplines within the field of paleontology. Special activities and symposia will be available for amateurs and fossil clubs to provide networking opportunities and increase interactions between enthusiastic advocates of paleontology at any level.

Hope to see you in Florida in February 2014!



  Regular Registration
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Late/Onsite Registration Onsite Single Day Pass
Professional $425 $475 $200
Student $350 $400 $125
Avocational/Amateur $350 $400 $125
K-12 Educator $350 $400 $125
Guest $150 $150 $75

 *The organizing committee is currently looking for funding to reimburse students some of the registration costs. Please check back later for more information.

PLEASE NOTE: Abstract submission deadline is October 14th at 5pm EST  


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