The Symposium on Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation #SPPC2023 will take place at the Minerva Building, Lincoln, UK, in conjunction with the Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy (SVPCA) and the Geological Curators Group. 

Where possible, we collate and present here material from our workshops and seminars so that they can also be of use to members who may not have been able to attend. 

This section contains archived materials from each of the events

SPPC - the Symposium on Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation - has been running since 1992, acting as a forum where workers in these fields can meet to share ideas and new research on the topic. 

In recent years, the remit of the conference has been expanded such that it now covers any topic related to the preparation or conservation of geological material, including all work undertaken to prepare palaeontological or geological material for research, teaching, storage, display, etc.

This website contains a comprehensive archive of past talks, and when appropriate, information on how to apply to present at, or attend, the next conference.

We organise or co-organise a number of events every year. Upcoming events are always listed at and from there you will be able to book tickets. If you want to see events that we have run previously, you can head over to the Past Events section of our resources area. 

By keeping as much of the organisation in-house as possible, we are able to keep our prices affordable, and tickets often sell out quickly. At the event, you'll be able to network with colleagues from other institutions, as well as receive expert tuition. If you have an idea for an event, or would like to help us host one, then please contact our Programme Secretary by e-mail on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

This section contains links to our events policy, as well as other information.