Not your average Zoom evening, no no, this event will require observational skills, a fast (ish) finger, some lateral thinking, and a dash of geek-based-pop-culture knowledge. You don't have to be a geologist to do well in some challenges, although others will feel rock hard if you don't have one on your team.
Team numbers are limited so be sure to book you place in good time.
The SPPC is intended as a forum in which professionals, amateurs and researchers alike, interested in all aspects of preparation, conservation, model-making and related subjects, can participate. The SPPC offers a unique opportunity to meet friends and colleagues and to discuss recent developments, ongoing research, and other, often museum related, projects. Although the SPPC generally precedes the the SVPCA conference, contributions are not limited to the field of vertebrate palaeontology.
SPPC Conferences have been run since 1992, either before or after the SVPCA, and many participants attend both conferences. Over recent years the number of talks on offer has been in decline, and there is a need for discussion on the nature and identity of this event. Conferences are held in a variety of venues, and offer a great opportunity both to share experience and to have the chance to look over the facilities other organisations and how they are used.
Previous talks and posters can be found here.
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.
We organise or co-organise a number of events every year. Upcoming events are always listed at www.geocurator.org/events/ 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.
This section contains links to our events policy, as well as other information.