The 5th International Palaeontological Congress

The IPC is organized every four years under the auspices of the International Palaeontological Association ( After Sydney (Australia) in 2002, Beijing (P.R. China) in 2006, London (United Kingdom) in 2010 and Mendoza (Argentina) in 2014, it will convene in Paris (France).

On behalf of the Organising Committee, we are particularly pleased to invite you to France for “the Fossil week”, the fifth edition of the International Palaeontological Congress.

Under the auspices of the International Palaeontological Association (IPA) and with the participation of the whole French Palaeontological community, “the Fossil week” will be organized in 2018 in Paris, July 9th-13th.

This event is a unique opportunity for our community to present its new results and discuss all aspects of our discipline.

Fieldtrips are planned before and after the congress throughout France, Belgium and Italy. They will give you the opportunity to discover our palaeontological, geological and gastronomic heritages.

The organizing structure is the Parisian Center of Palaeontological Research (CR2P), a research group supported by the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), the Sorbonne University and the CNRS (National Scientific Research Center). Palaeontologists from other institutions in France (Universities of Burgundy, Lyon, Montpellier, Poitiers, Toulouse, Nantes, Brest, Rennes, Lille and the Natural History Museums) are also involved with the organization.

We hope to welcome many of you in France in 2018.


  Crédit : Fabien Loire


Important dates

Deadline for last wave registration:
June 30th, 2018
Deadline for sending artwork for the contest:
June 24th, 2018








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