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Progressive Palaeontology 2024 - Bristol, UK: Registration and Abstract Submission

Year: 2024
Location: Bristol, UK
Hosted By: Unviersity of Bristol
Organised By: Kirsten Flett, Thomas Farrell, James Rawson, Hady George, Isaura Aguilar Pedrayes and Benton Walters
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Registration and Abstract Submission

ProgPal 2024 is a hybrid conference open to current postgraduate students (masters and doctoral level) who are studying any area of palaeontology. All attendees must be yet to complete a postgraduate degree by the start date of the conference. All aspects of registration for the conference are free, including workshops, icebreaker and the field trip, however there are additional costs for delegates wishing to attend the conference dinner. 

Dates for your calendar:

  • Registration and abstract submission open: 26/02/2024
  • Abstract Submission closes: 23:59 01/04/2024
  • Registration closes: 23:59 13/05/2024 (or when room capacity is reached)



You can register for Progressive Palaeontology 2024 by clicking the button below.

Note: Registration has closed early as the number of delegates has reached room capacity. If you would like to attend, but have not registered, please email the organisers to be added to the waiting list. 

Registration Closed

Travel grants

There is limited funding available for travel grants to support students who are presenting their work at Progressive Palaeontology. Students with limited funding are eligible to apply for a travel grant to cover travel and accommodation to attend the conference.  

The committee will be accepting applications from students both within the UK and abroad. If you wish to apply please attach a statement (max. 150 words) justifying your need of it in an email to This should include estimated costs of travel and accommodation as well as a statement explaining your financial need for the grant. Students can apply to be funded up to a maximum of £150 depending on where they are travelling from.

Travel grant applications will be assessed on the rationale of this statement, the financial need of the applicant and the merit of the accompanying abstract(s).

Abstract Guidelines

Abstract Booklet for Download: PDF iconProgPal Meeting 2024 - Abstracts Booklet

Deadline for submissions is 23:59 01/04/23, after this point submissions will not be considered. 

  • Abstracts are limited to 250 words in length, not including the title of the presentation.
  • Your abstract will be reviewed by the committee before decisions are circulated
  • All submissions will be assessed in the following categories: articulation of the aims, methods, results, conclusions, Scientific significance and clarity to a non-specialist audience. 
  • Each category will be judged out of 5 and abstracts will be assessed blind.
  • Abstracts are limited to one per delegate.

Abstracts should be submitted through the Palaeontological Association online submission form, which will become available to you after registering for the conference. Once registered as a delegate, you will receive an automated email containing a unique weblink (at the bottom of the email) which will provide access to the abstract form.

Upon abstract submission you will be asked for the following information:

  • Title of presentation.
  • Authors and affiliations.
  • Abstract text (max 250 words).
  • Type of presentation: full talk, lightning talk, poster (Note that only full talks will be considered for the keynote speaker slot).
  • Whether/When you have presented at any previous ProgPal events?
  • Career stage (e.g. Masters, 1st year PhD, 2nd PhD, etc.).

Following previous years, we will be including a virtual element to the talk session. This time, we will livestream talks and there is no requirement to upload your talk in advance. The ability to opt in or out of livestreaming will be provided during registration.

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