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Annual Meeting 2019 - Valencia, Spain: Registration and Abstracts

Number: 63rd Annual Meeting
Year: 2019
Location: Valencia, Spain
Hosted By: University of Valencia, Spain
Organised By: Organising committee chaired by Dr Carlos Martinez-Perez
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Registration and Abstracts

We have reached the maximum number of delegates that the Annual Meeting conference facilities can accommodate; therefore the registration form has been closed to new delegates. We are sorry to those who may not have registered yet and will be disappointed by this news. If you are affected by this please contact to be placed on a waiting list. Should any places become available through cancelations we will try to reallocate them via the waiting list.

Registration Closed (maximum number reached)


Registration, abstract submission and booking (including payment by credit card) commences on Tuesday 23rd July 2019. Abstract submission closes at midnight on Friday 20th September 2019. After this date registration will incur an additional service charge of €50. The final deadline for registration is Friday 15th November 2019. No refunds will be available after the final deadline. Note: there is a maximum limit on the number of delegates the Annual Meeting can accommodate, therefore registration will be closed when this limit is reached.

Annual Meeting Important Dates
Registration, abstract and booking opensTuesday 23rd July 2019
Abstract submission closesFriday 20th September 2019
Early-bird pricing endsFriday 20th September 2019
Final registration deadlineFriday 15th November 2019


Registration, abstract submission, booking and payment (by credit or debit card) will be through online forms available on the Palaeontological Association website. Please note that all prices will be given in euro (€/EUR). Accommodation must be booked separately (see below). Early registration is €120 for ordinary and retired members; €75 for students; and €175 for non-members. Registration includes the full registration package, lunch and tea/coffee/biscuits from Thursday through to Friday.

Annual Meeting 2019 Registration Prices
Registration CategoryEarly-Bird Price (GBP)Normal Price (GBP)
Student Member€75.00€125.00
Ordinary & Retired Member€120.00€170.00


Please note that there is no 'Student Non-Member' rate; students who are not members should join the association (for £20) if they wish to take advantage of our reduced student rates. Registration and bookings will be taken on a strictly first-come, first-served basis. No refunds will be available after the final deadline.

The Annual Dinner will cost €45. It will be held in a village on the outskirts of Valencia, at the nature reserve of La Albufera, with a live ‘paella cooking show’ and a disco party. The dinner and party are subsidized thanks to the generosity of our sponsors (coach travel will be provided).

The pre-conference field-trip will cost €420, and will include three days of meals, transport, the field-trip guide and accommodation for the duration (including Saturday 14th to facilitate the early departure of the group). The number of participants will be limited to 30 due to the characteristics of the outcrops. The post-conference field trip will cost €45,  will be limited to 45 participants (coach capacity), and includes lunch.

Travel grants to student members

The Palaeontological Association runs a programme of travel grants to assist student members (doctoral and earlier) to attend the Annual Meeting in order to present a talk or poster. For the 2019 meeting, small grants of up to £100 (or the Euro equivalent) will be available to student presenters who are travelling from outside Valencia. The number of awards will depend on the number of applicants and the distance travelled. Payment of these awards is given as a disbursement at the meeting, not as an advance payment. Students interested in applying for a PalAss travel grant should contact the Executive Officer, Dr Jo Hellawell (e-mail once the organizers have confirmed that their presentation is accepted, and before 1st December 2019. Entitle the e-mail “Travel Grant Request”. No awards can be made to those who have not followed this procedure.

Palaeontological Association Carer’s Bursary

Bursaries are made to support attendance at the Association’s Annual Meeting by researchers with caring responsibilities. Please see Palaeontological Association Carer’s Bursary for more information.


Important: Once you have registered you will be sent a link to submit your abstract in the registration confirmation e-mail. Please click on the link at the bottom of the confirmation e-mail to submit your abstract through the online system.
Abstract Booklet for Download: PDF iconAnnual Meeting 2019 - Abstracts Booklet


  • Deadline for abstract submission: 23:59 BST 20th September 2019 (i.e. before 21st September). After this date abstracts will not be considered.
  • Abstracts are limited to 200 words in length.
  • If oral presentations are oversubscribed, we may offer that you present a poster instead. A panel at the University of Valencia will make a decision on the nature of your presentation based on the abstract and how developed the research is. We will also consider career stage in allocating talks.  The decision of the organizers is final.
  • Eligibility of presenters for President's and Council Prizes: The President's and Council Prizes are awarded for the best talk and poster, respectively, at the Annual Meeting. All student members of the Palaeontological Association, and all members of the Association who are early career stage researchers, i.e. those within one calendar year of the award of a higher degree (PhD or MSc) are eligible for consideration for these awards.

Oral Presentations

All speakers (apart from the symposium speakers) have been allocated 15 minutes. It is therefore expected that you prepare to speak for no more than 12 minutes to allow time for questions and switching between presenters. We have a number of parallel sessions in adjacent lecture theatres so timing will be especially important. All lecture theatres have an AV projector linked to a large screen. All presentations should be in PowerPoint or PDF format. These should be submitted prior to the meeting to Carlos Martínez Pérez ( after compressing the presentation to minimize file size. Alternatively, you can bring the presentation to the meeting on a USB stick. During the meeting there will be a volunteer with a computer outside the lecture rooms who can upload your presentation.

Poster presentations

Poster boards will accommodate an A0-sized poster presented in portrait format only. Pins to affix your poster to the boards will be available at the meeting. Posters will be displayed in the Faculty of Philosophy and can be put up during Wednesday afternoon or on Thursday morning (between 08.00 and 08.45).

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