CSVP 2015 is in Kelowna

Hello again! In case anyone finds this page while looking for information on the Canadian Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology 2015 meeting, here are the details:

2nd Circular, Canadian Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology

3rd Annual Conference

May 13th-16th, 2015


Venue – Rotary Center for the Arts

421 Cawston Ave., Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 6Z1

The first ever stand-alone meeting of the Canadian Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology will be held in the Okanagan Valley of south-central British Columbia in the City of Kelowna, at Kelowna’s Rotary Center for the Arts.


The region is known for its fruit and wine, and has over 220 wineries in the valley. The mid-May date usually sees early summer weather with average daytime highs of 20 degrees. To learn more about the region, please visit Tourism Kelowna’s website at: http://www.tourismkelowna.com/



Local Organizing Committee

Robert Young, Earth and Environmental Sciences: Robert.Young@ubc.ca 250-807-9523

Michael Deyholos, Biology:  Michael.Deyholos@ubc.ca



Abstract Instructions – *important Changes*

Deadline for registration and abstracts is April 15.

*Please email your complete abstracts to Michael Caldwell (mw.caldwell@ualberta.ca) with the subject heading CSVP 2015 Abstract.

Indicate whether you will give a presentation or a poster.


Titles must be no more than 120 characters with spaces.


The full list of co-authors must be listed with the planned presenter as first author, in the format LAST NAME, First name Initials, Institutional address, email address; LAST NAME, First name Initials, Institutional address, email address.


Abstracts will be limited to no more than 500 words and can be in either English or French. Titles, authors, affiliations should follow that of the abstract format, above.


Abstracts should be compiled in Word (.doc).


Student Awards

Students wishing to be considered for the Robert Lynn Carroll Prize of the CSVP must indicate such with their abstract submission and follow the guidelines provided on the CSVP website (note: you must also be a student member of CSVP to compete)(http://csvp.ca/).




Technical sessions will take place in the Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Center for the Arts, Kelowna. Contributed talks will be scheduled for all day Thursday and Friday from 8:30 – 15:30 in the Mary Irwin Theatre. Posters will be presented from 15:30-17:30 in the Aquila Greenroom. All oral presentations will be in a 15 minute format including time for questions. A detailed schedule will be sent to all registrants in the first half of May.



Deadline to register is April 15. You must be registered to submit a presentation or poster abstract.


To register, please:

  1. indicate whether you will present a talk or a poster.
  2. indicate if you plan on attending the icebreaker. State the number of banquet tickets ($60, see below) that you wish to purchase.
  3. indicate your interest in participating in the half-day or full-day, Saturday field trip.


Those wishing to attend the conference without presenting a poster or talk please email both Robert.Young@ubc.ca & vertpale@ualberta.ca indicating items iii) – iv).


Conference Registration Fee (includes program with abstracts, refreshment breaks):

Professional/Postdoctoral: $115.00

CSVP Student Member: free (to register as a CSVP Student Member – http://csvp.ca/ )

CSVP Non-Voting Members: $115.00

Public/Non-Members: $230.00

-The registration fee does not include the cost of banquet $60.00; guests may purchase a banquet ticket for $60 .00 (estimate – the dollar value for catering is dependent on numbers of attendees and guests and may go up or down from the estimated of $60.00).

-On site payments will only be accepted at the Registration Table located in the Delta Grand and Sun-Rype Lobby on 4:00 Wednesday May 13, and Thursday the 14th April via cash or cheque (made payable to the Canadian Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology).  People wishing to pay in advance may mail a cheque (payable to Canadian Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology) to the treasurer: Alison Murray, Dept. Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB, T6G 2E9


Note: there are no late registration fees, but we would greatly appreciate a notice before the conference if you are attending (please email Robert.Young@ubc.ca & vertpale@ualberta.ca ).