The Vancouver Paleontological Society presents the Eighth British Columbia Paleontological Symposium being held May 15-18, 2009 in Vancouver, BC. This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Gregory Wilson of the University of California, Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology (although I believe they mean the University of Washington, Department of Biology since that's where Greg is now). The symposium will include talks by professionals as well as avocational paleontologists, field trips, workshops, retail booths and a paleo art show.
While the symposium highlights fossil mammals, they invite talks, posters and displays showcasing all aspects of paleontology.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 10, 2009.
Registrations for the full symposium is $100 for professional paleontologists and non-BCPA attendees, $80 for BCPS members and $60 for students.
For more information, please see their website at www.bcfossils.ca.
As an aside - unfortunately, this symposium overlaps the Frenchman Formation Conference which is being held in Eastend, Saskatchewan from May 17-20. See below for more details on that conference.