SVPCA is a meeting for current research in vertebrate palaeontology and comparative vertebrate anatomy, and has been held annually in the UK, Ireland or France since 1953. The main website for the meeting is here. SPPC is a forum for discussion of fossil preparation, conservation, and related topics, and is held in conjunction with SVPCA and co-organised with the Geological Curator’s Group.

The 2017 SVPCA and SPPC meetings will be held at the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with the Lapworth Museum of Geology. The dates for the meeting are Tuesday 12th to Thursday 14th September, with a field trip on Friday 15th. This will be the first time in its 65 year history that SVPCA has come to Birmingham, and we are looking forward to welcoming all of you. The host committee includes:

Richard Butler (chair)

Ivan Sansom

Susannah Thorpe

Stephan Lautenschlager

Roger Close

Plamen Andreev

Dan Cashmore

Emma Dunne

Pedro Godoy

Andy Jones

Juan Benito