Networking at NAPC

August 30th, 2019 by

by Gloria Carr (@gloria-carr) I had a great time at NAPC, I learned a lot and it was really great meeting with the Dry Dredgers. My club, the North American Research Group (NARG), is much younger and it was really good to see what we could become after fifty years or so, Cincinnati is really […]

Encouraging progress and exciting research at NAPC

August 26th, 2019 by

by Matthew Speights (@matthew-speights) My experience at NAPC this June went far beyond what I would have expected. I went into the conference most interested in talks on vertebrate paleontology and amateur-professional collaboration. These did not disappoint, with some impressive talks on subjects such as Miocene shark extinction, the influence of hunting and environmental change […]

Impactful discussions about increasing diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in paleontology

August 26th, 2019 by

By Ian D. Browne, Ph.D. (@ian-browne) Postdoctoral Fellow Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology Oklahoma State University, Center for Health Sciences I have been a member of the Paleontological Society off-and-on for the past twenty years and am sorry to say that until this year I had never attended NAPC. As second author on a […]

Riverside California NAPC Convention 2019

August 26th, 2019 by

By Linda McCall (@lmccall) It was especially meaningful for me to attend the 50th Anniversary North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) in Riverside, CA June 23-27 as a guest of the myFOSSIL Project. These conventions are held every 5 years and I had attended the previous one in 2014 in Gainesville, FL at the kick-off of […]

NAPC Experience

August 26th, 2019 by

by Rich Bex (@richard-bex) The 2019 North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) was a memorable experience. Before joining the FOSSIL Project, I never thought I would have the privilege to attend, let alone present at a conference of that magnitude. During my time with the FOSSIL Project, I have had the opportunity to meet and converse […]

Attending the NAPC with the FOSSIL Project

August 19th, 2019 by

By Jayson Kowinsky (@jayson-kowinsky) The Fossil Project invited me to participate in a panel discussion at one of their symposiums at the North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) in Riverside California.  The NAPC is a power packed conference chalk full of paleontology sessions, presentations, and posters that is hosted every 4 to 5 years.  It’s a […]

What are conferences and why is NAPC different?

August 19th, 2019 by

by MacKenzie Smith (@mackenzie-smith) Greetings readers! Conferences are, at least in my opinion, one of the methods of communication in science that are not frequently talked about or seen outside of academia. Since I’m one of those weirdos who likes to talk in front of groups of people, I was initially excited by the idea […]

Reflections on NAPC 2019: A New Perspective

August 18th, 2019 by

By Eleanor Gardner (@egardner) NAPC 2019 in Riverside, CA, was my third NAPC conference and it was by far my favorite.  My first NAPC, back in 2009 in Cincinnati, was the first international conference I had ever attended and I recall being very nervous.  It was fun and extremely educational, but I was so focused […]

Cooperation between amateur and professional paleontologists at NAPC

August 16th, 2019 by

by Bill Heim (@bill-heim) Even though my presentation was only about 5 minutes long, I found the entire conference not only informative but entertaining as well.  I attended many of the presentations.  I also spent a lot of time with the posters, talking with the presenters about their research.  In the majority of both cases, I usually […]

(Micro)Fossil Bonanza at NAPC 2019!

August 16th, 2019 by

by Adriane Lam (@adriane-lam) Vertebrates: let’s face it, they tend to steal the show when it comes to paleontology. They’ve enraptured the imaginations of children and adults for decades with their large teeth, ferocious portrayals, and dramatic dioramas featured in many a museum. Regardless of having a much less complete fossil record than invertebrates or […]