The Plenary opening session ceremony will take place at the Mutualité; it will include some invited talks. The scientific sessions will be organized in parallel on Pierre & Marie Curie University Campus and in the Jardin des Plantes amphitheatres. All these places are separated by less than 500 m.

Jardin Musée© Jérôme Minier


Jussieu© Antoine Duhamel


Some scientific sessions have already been proposed by the French palaeontologists and are listed below. We call here for other proposals.

All the palaeontological groups have their own meetings, so please do not propose session too much focused on taxa. The IPC is the opportunity to mix the different group approaches.

• African Vertebrate Palaeontology
• Angiosperms, from the beginning to their diversification
• Back to the sea: from Late Palaeozoic to Cenozoic, the marine tetrapod adventure
• Biodiversity changes through times: crisis and radiations
• Biomineralisation and life
• Bird evolution
• Data, dispersals and interchanges through time: a land mammal perspective
• Databases in palaeontology: sharing knowledge for leveraging research options
• Early Life: origin, triggers and diversification
• Evolution of Indo-Pakistan biotas from the break-up of Gondwanaland (Late Jurassic) to the initiation of the collision with                 Eurasia (Eocene): between vicariance and dispersals
• Evolution of trees and forests
• Fossil 2D/3D imagery: approaches, advances, management
• Fossils & Recent, Molecules & Morphology: dialogs between the approaches
• Fossils and stratigraphy: an old but still dynamic symbiosis
• Intimate interactions
• Konservat-Lagerstätten
• Macroecology and the fossil record
• Microorganism evolution and interaction with biogeochemical cycles and climate
• Neogene environments
• Palaeontology and geological heritage
• Palaeozoic seas: from deep to shallow
• Practical micropalaeontology (including palynology)
• The onset of the Great Ordovician Biodiversification  - IGCP 653 session
• Timetrees
• XXIst Century palaeohistology of mineralized tissue

Send your proposal to before May 31st, 2017.

A proposal should include:

  • Name of conveners
  • Symposium title
  • Paragraph explaining the scope and importance of the symposium
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