Supported by The Royal Society of Tasmania, Geological Society of Australia (Tas. Div.) and The University of Tasmania
Abstract submission deadline
12 December 2018
First circular: Call for abstracts
The Organizing and Scientific Committee of DEL2019, invites you to participate in a 2 day symposium to highlight recent advances in understanding the evolution of life on Earth, with a focus on Dinosaurs.
The conference is organized by the The Royal Society of Tasmania as part of their 175thAnniversary celebrations, with support from the Tasmanian Division of the Geological Society of Australia and the University of Tasmania. The venue is the Stanley Burbury Theatre, University of Tasmania, Churchill Avenue, Hobart. The Symposium will run in parallel with an exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) called “Dinosaur rEvolution; Secrets of Survival” prepared by Gondwana Studios.
Participants will benefit from hearing Plenary Session Keynote talks by several distinguished scientists on dinosaurs, evolution and mass extinction.
- Professor John Long – Flinders University, will give an overview on the origin of the species, including dinosaurs.
- Dr Steve Salisbury – University of Queensland Dinosaur Lab, will talk about the recent discovery of dinosaur tracks in northwest Western Australia.
- Dr Stephen Poropat – Swinburne University of Technology will talk about Australian dinosaurs through the Mesozoic period and the Triassic fossils found in the Hobart area – are they dinosaurs?
- Dr Phil Bell – University of New England, will talk on recent opalized dinosaur discoveries from Lightning Ridge, NSW.
- Professor Ross Large – University of Tasmania, will talk about research on past ocean chemistry, evolution and mass extinctions over the last 600 million years.
- Peter Norton – Gondwana Studios, is the creator of the Dinosaur rEvolution exhibition at TMAG. He will talk about bringing dinosaurs to life by exhibition.
- John Pickell – a well-known author who has published several books on dinosaurs will run a Q & A session on dinosaurs, fielding questions from the audience
Calendar of main events
- September 1, 2018: Abstract submission launching
- December 12, 2018: Abstract submission deadline
- March 23-24 Symposium
Themes of Symposium
- Recent research on dinosaurs
- Evolution of dinosaurs and birds
- Proterozoic evolution of life
- Phanerozoic evolution of life
- Mass extinction events
Submission of Abstract
Abstracts should be a maximum of 250 words in Times 12 font, headed by the title, authors and affiliations. Please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org before the deadline of December 12, 2018.