Thursday, October 30, 2008

Frenchman Formation Terrestrial Ecosystem Conference 2009

After over a hundred years of local palaeontological discovery and excavation, the Frenchman Formation Terrestrial Ecosystem Conference will be held May 17th to May 20th, 2009 in Eastend, Saskatchewan. Attendees from across North America will present research on the wealth of fossils found in southwest Saskatchewan, including “Scotty” the T. rex. The organizers of this event (the T. rex Discovery Centre, the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, and the University of Alberta) welcome your participation.

We are now accepting abstracts (up to six pages with illustrations) for posters and oral presentations, dealing with all aspects related to the late Maastrichtian palaeontology of the Frenchman Formation. The deadline for abstract submissions is March 1st, 2008. Registration will be $150 after March 1, but early registrants will receive a reduced rate of $100 for students and $125 for non-students. Your registration fee includes the abstract volume, banquet attendance, lunches, social events, and other benefits.

On May 20th there will be an optional workshop incorporating Frenchman Formation specimens, and fieldtrip to local macro- and microvertebrate sites. Cost for both fieldtrip (including lunch) and workshop is $40.

Please note that the conference will be limited to one hundred participants, so register soon. Conference information is available at; click on T. rex Centre, and navigate to Coming Events. Registration fees can be paid by calling 306-295-4009 (FAX 306-295-4702), or by contacting t.rex1 @ Proposed titles and abstracts should be sent to ffte2009 @