The Alberta Palaeontological Society's annual symposium is being held this weekend (March 14-15) at Mount Royal College in Calgary. Registration is free. Here's a list of Saturday's speakers:
9AM - introduction by APS president Don Quinsey
9:15 - Prothero, Occidental College, Los Angeles
"Stasis in late Pleistocene birds and mammals from Rancho La Brea during last glacial- interglacial cycle"
10:00 - Don Brinkman, Royal Tyrrell Museum, Drumheller
"The non-marine fish of the Late Cretaceous and early Paleocene of Western North
America - evidence from microvertebrate sites"
10:30 - Coffee break
10:45 - * Danielle Fraser, University of Calgary
"Studying latitudinal variation in the reponse of ungulates to late Miocene climate
11:15 - Keiichi Aotsuka, Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, Morden
"The first occurrence of the Baptornithidae in the Pierre Shale Formation (Pembina
Member) of Manitoba"
11:45-1:45 - Lunch break and poster viewing
1:45 - Darren Tanke, Royal Tyrrell Museum
"The use of helicopters in paleontological field work in Alberta, Canada"
2:15 - Murray Gingras, University of Alberta
"Pleistocene walrus predation; trace fossil evidence in Willapa Bay, Washington"
2:45 - * Jason Anderson, University of Calgary
"The impact of the 'frogamander' on ideas of modern amphibian evolution"
3:45 - Coffee break
4:00 - Joseph Hatcher, Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, Morden
"Paleotaxa of the Pierre Shale Formation, Southern Manitoba"
5:00 - Finish
There is also a workshop being held on Sunday from 9-12 AM on the "Comparative osteology of the fossil marine taxa of Southern Manitoba" by Joseph Hatcher of the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden. Registration for the workshop is manditory and costs $15.
* I've heard that these two may be switched around, but don't have confirmation of that fact.
There will also be poster presentations and fossils on display.
Hope to see everyone there!