Summer Symposium

Welcome! Please join us on the weekend of August 1st and 2nd, 2015 for the 9th Annual Summer Symposium at the Paleontological Research Institution!

Saturday, August 1st will feature posters and presentations by professionals, students, and amateurs whose research covers paleontology, earth science, biology, environmental science or science education.. Breakfast, lunch, and the evening barbecue are included with registration.

This year’s keynote address will be given by Dr. Mark Uhen from George Mason University. Dr. Uhen’s research primarily focuses on the origin and evolution of marine mammals and the relationship of fossil organisms to climate change. Read more about Dr. Uhen’s work here.

Sunday, August 2nd Dr. Carlton Brett from the University of Cincinnati will lead a field trip from PRI focused on the Finger Lakes’ Devonian geological history. The field trip will run all day (9am to 5pm). Field trip registration will include lunch, but guests are encouraged to bring their own snacks and water. Please be sure to bring hats, sunscreen, sunglasses, etc. and wear closed toe shoes.

Proceed to the registration page to sign up for one or both of these exciting days. If you are doing research, please also sign up to share it with us in a talk or a poster presentation! Both talk and poster session slots are limited, so sign up today!

We look forward to seeing you this summer at PRI!

Special Offer!

All registrants will receive a 10% discount at the Museum Store on August 1st!

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