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Put on your pith helmets and let's journey to the Jurassic!
The 10th WIPS Founders Symposium
March 4-5, 2017
Green Center, Colorado School of Mines

Learn more about the multi-colored sandstones, mudstones and conglomerates that entombed some of the classic dinosaurs of the Jurassic along with the plants and invertebrates that shared their North American home. Named after Morrison, Colorado, the Morrison Formation will surround and inspire our symposium's cast of paleontological experts.

  • Two days with over a dozen talks by paleontologists
  • Intriguing posters and exhibits
  • Fossil displays by WIPS members
  • Paleo art show and sale with over 20 artists
  • Saturday evening reception for registrants with refreshments and door prizes
  • WIPS store with books and more

Registration is required for the talks. The exhibits, displays and art show are free and open to the public.

Registration information

Attend for one day (either Saturday or Sunday) for $60 a day or take advantage of the two-day discount package for $95. Student and teacher rates are highly discounted at only $15 per day. To register online or download a mail-in registration form, go to Registration in the menu above. Walk-in registration will also be available at the event.

About the Founders Symposium

The Western Interior Paleontological Society (WIPS) Founders Symposium brings scientists, fossil lovers and artists together every other year. First held in 1999, it was organized to promote the exchange of information and ideas between the avocational and professional paleontological communities. Proceeds from our Founders Symposiums are the primary source of funding for WIPS grants and scholarships programs, which benefit research and education in the field of paleontology.

Jurassic vistas await. Registration is open now!

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