Thursday, May 10, 2007

Horned Dinosaur Symposium

The 2007 Horned Dinosaur Symposium will be held at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta, Canada this Sept. 21-23. If you’re interested in attending and/or presenting a paper or poster I’d urge you to sign up quickly as space is limited.

The goal of the Horned Dinosaur Symposium is to bring together 200 palaeontologists, geologists, and palaeontological enthusiasts to share the results of recent research on ceratopsians. Approximately 75 contributors will offer a variety of oral and poster presentations.

Keynote speakers, Peter Dodson, Catherine Forster, David Eberth will speak on ceratopsian evolution, biology and ecology, and preservation. A published abstract volume, and book presenting the results of the symposium will follow. The symposium is being convened by Donald Brinkman, Brenda Chinnery-Allgeier, Michael Ryan, David Eberth and Philip Currie, and the organizing committee also includes Dennis Braman, François Therrien, Don Henderson, and staff from the Tyrrell Museum.

The Horned Dinosaur Symposium coincides with the opening of a new ceratopsian dinosaur exhibit at the Royal Tyrrell Museum that will feature many new kinds of horned dinosaurs from Alberta. This Symposium will be one of Canada's palaeontological highlights for 2007.

Other significant events associated with the Symposium include:

• Ice-breaker at the Royal Tyrrell Museum held the evening of Friday, September 21.
• Viewing of new specimens, including Dinosaur Provincial Park's newest ceratopsian
• Barbeque at the Royal Tyrrell Museum on Saturday, September 22.
• Post-symposium field trip to Dinosaur Provincial Park, Monday, September 24, 2007 (there is a separate fee for this field trip).

For more information and to registar click HERE