Field trip – meetup location change

Hello field trip participants!

This morning we just realized that there is construction occurring for the next few weeks along Saskatchewan Drive, which unfortunately seems to be blocking the entrance to the BioSci loading dock area. So, the meeting location for the field trip on Sunday is being moved to the parking lot on the north side of the Earth and Atmospheric Sciences building (accessible also from Saskatchewan Drive, but away from the construction). A map showing the meeting location is attached, and this should actually be a slightly more visible meeting location than the loading dock, so hopefully nobody will get lost!

new fieldtrip meetup

For those of you who will be parking your own vehicles for the morning and carpooling with someone else: parking in this lot is VERY expensive. Better parking options can be found at the nearby Windsor Car Park, or at metered parking along Saskatchewan Drive.


Where to find us on Friday!

The Canadian Paleontology Conference lectures are being held in a really cool new building on campus, the Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science. It’s a great building, but a little bit complicated to find your way in.

The UofA has a great interactive campus map that can be accessed here:

Here’s what the building looks like from outside in the main quad:Butterdome, Universiade Pavilion

Here’s the floor plan for the ground level, which has a Starbucks. You’ll need to head down the stairs!

CCIS ground level

On the lowest level, we’ll be in the big lecture theatre L2-200. We’ll try to have some ‘greeters’ around to help you find your way! See you all soon!

CCIS lecture room lower level

Information for Presenters

We are really looking forward to seeing everyone in just a few weeks! As you prepare your talks and posters, here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Talks must be no more than 15 minutes – we have a very full schedule, and we definitely want to have time for coffee, lunch, and viewing posters! In order to have time for questions at the end of your presentation, you might want to aim for your talk to take 12-13 minutes.

2. The presentation room is equipped with a computer with Powerpoint, and a data projector. If you want to bring your own laptop or tablet, please make sure you have the necessary power cables and adapters.

3. For those presenting a poster, the poster boards are 4×5 feet and use tacks. The posters will be available for viewing on both days of the conference and can be set up as early as 8:30 am on Friday, August 30. Posters should be taken down before the barbecue on Saturday, August 31.

Speaker Schedule now available

Hello everyone! You can now find out who will be talking about what here in Edmonton at the end of August – visit our Speaker Schedule page to see the lineup of presentations. The schedule may change slightly if we have any cancellations, but this should pretty much be what to expect later in August!

There have been a few changes to some of the social events going on during the conferences – all three evening socials will now be held at the Faculty Club on campus.

As always, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at if you have any questions.

Field Trip Update!

UPDATED: Registration for the field trip closed on August 15. The field trip is totally packed! Unless you have registered for the field trip already, please don’t plan on showing up at the university on September 1 – there won’t be any spaces for additional participants. 

We’ve just added a new page with details about the Canadian Paleontology Conference field trip. We’ll be visiting the Danek Edmontosaurus Bonebed on Sunday, September 1.

We are booking a 15-passenger van and spots will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis – please email to let us know if you need transportation to the bonebed. We will also help arrange carpooling down to the site, so if you will have a vehicle while in Edmonton and would be willing to share a ride, please let us know.

Registration for the field trip closes on Thursday, August 15, so if you haven’t done so already, please email to let us know if you will be joining the field trip. More information is available on the Field Trip page.