2012 Meeting of the Southeast Association of Vertebrate Paleontology

The fifth annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Vertebrate Paleontology
will be held in the Department of Geology
at Appalachian State University
in Boone, NC, on August 9-11, 2012.

Following the format of past meetings, there will be an opening night registration party hosted in the Fred Webb, Jr., Outdoor Geology Laboratory (weather permitting, indoors otherwise) on Thursday, 9 August. Talks and posters will take place in the Department of Geology on Friday 10 August, including access to the exhibits and collections of the F.K. and M.J. McKinney Geology Teaching Museum. An optional half-day field trip on Saturday, 11 August will explore outcrops along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Grandfather Mountain.


Paleontologists and students of paleontology are encouraged to present work on any aspect of vertebrate paleontology. Presentations relating to the vertebrate paleontology of the southeastern USA are particularly encouraged.

Early registration for the meeting is $55 for professionals and $25 for students and K-12 educators. Late/on site registration costs are $70 (professionals) and $45 (students/K-12 educators). Early registration ends 30 June. Field trip registration ($25) includes transportation, admission to Grandfather Mountain, and a box lunch.

Boone is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in northwest North Carolina, approximately 2 hours drive from Charlotte, NC and slightly more than 1.5 hours from Gray, Tennessee. Nestled in a valley at an elevation exceeding 3000 feet, Boone has a seasonably mild summer, with daytime highs seldom reaching 90°F. Appalachian State University is a member of the University of North Carolina system and is home to nearly 15,000 students when school is in session. Boone and the surrounding area have been vacation destinations for more than 100 years and there are abundant restaurants, hotels, cultural activities, and scenic natural areas in the region.

Abstracts will be due 3 May. Please submit abstracts as a word (.docx) or similar document file electronically to Dr. Andy Heckert (heckertab@appstate.edu). For abstract instructions click here.