Welcome to the 11th North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) to be held at the University of California, Riverside, June 23–27, 2019. NAPC is an international conference that meets every 4-5 years, bringing together all branches of paleontology (vertebrate, invertebrate, paleobotany, micropaleontology, paleo-related organic and inorganic geochemistry, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, and astrobiology) for a joint meeting typically hosted on a campus. The meeting attracts professional scientists, graduate and undergraduate students, serious amateur paleontologists, and interested members of the public. The purpose is to exchange research findings, define future directions, and be a forum for extended and relaxed interactions between professionals and early career scientists, most particularly graduate and undergraduate students. NAPC meetings are generally less formal than annual association meetings, and allow time for more extended and relaxed interactions. They also serve a major role in public outreach through public lectures and other activities.

We are planning pre- and post- meeting field trips as well as single day field trips in the middle of the meeting.

Registration and abstract submission open on January 14th, 2019.

We extend a warm invitation to all to participate in the meeting, and are encouraged by the offers of support already received from Southern Californian paleontologists!

  • Professional development credit for teachers attending the June 24 STEM Workshop

    Teachers who are interested in receiving professional development credit for attending the June 24 STEM workshop for teachers must make arrangements in advance with University Extension.  The cost is $65 per unit and is paid directly to UNEX when they applying for credit.

    Contact Elizabeth Pena, by calling (951) 827-1663 or send an email to To receive credit, teachers must attend the full day

We will have space for exhibitors! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or exhibiting at NAPC please contact

Any questions? Send them to

NAPC 2019 Organizing Committee Members:

  • Mary Droser, University of California, Riverside
  • Nigel Hughes, University of California, Riverside
  • Nicole Bonuso, California State University, Fullerton
  • David Bottjer, University of Southern California
  • Doug Eernisse, California State University, Fullerton
  • Robert Gaines, Pomona College
  • Austin Hendy, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • David Jacobs, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Jess Miller-Camp, University of Indiana
  • Richard Norris, Scripps Institute, University of California, San Diego
  • Kaustav Roy, University of California, San Diego
  • Peter Sadler, University of California, Riverside
  • Mark Springer, University of California, Riverside
  • Xiaoming Wang, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
  • Michael Vendrasco, Pasadena City College

Matters related to the meeting may be addressed to:


celebrating 50 years of NAPC !


Abstract submissions will be accepted beginning mid-January 2019 and close Friday, March 1, 2019, 23.59hrs PST.
Registration opens January 14 and ends March 1. Late registration is between March 2 and May 15.
Interested in being an exhibitor? Please send us a request at:
Raffle items are coming in! Proceeds from the raffle will go towards to student support for the next NAPC. Have something to donate? Contact


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