We are pleased to announce that the 5th International Symposium on Dinosaur Eggs and Babies will be held in Hangzhou, China, from September 14 to20,2012. Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, as the organizing committee, cordially invites you to participate in this symposium and to contribute your newly developed knowledge for the Dinosaur Eggs and Babies.
HOST INSTITUTION: Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
PARTICIPANTS: Geologists and Paleontologists.
WHEN:14th-20th September, 2012.
WHERE: Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China.
Zhejiang Museum of Natural History is one of the few provincial-level museums in natural history in China. Its predecessor, the West Lake Museum, was born out of the first West Lake Exposition in 1929. During the past 80 years, it has played an active role in protecting natural heritage, popularizing science, conducting academic researches and promoting cultural exchange, and so forth. The new Museum, covering an area of 26,000 square meters, was officially opened to the public for free in July, 2009.
Zhejiang Museum of Natural History is located in the center of Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province. Hotels and restaurants are conveniently located near the museum. The Museums current facility opened in 2009 and has a lecture room and several meeting rooms. Zhejiang Museum of Nature History houses over 3000 dinosaur eggs and other dinosaur fossils.
Other information：Registration fees are $50 dollars for the pre-meeting field trip, $150 dollars for the meeting registration, and $150 dollars for the post-meeting trip; students pay half price. Fieldtrips are optional, and the post-meeting 2-day field trip includes one-night stay in Dongyang City. With the exception of Dongyang, participants are responsible for hotel reservations during the meeting.
Deadline: Abstracts are due May 31, 2012. A symposium volume will be published in Historical Biology, with the deadline for manuscript submission to be announced at a later date.
A special exhibition will include fossil eggs with embryos, dinosaur babies, and all types of fossil eggs found in China. If you are interested in displaying your research in the exhibit, we can assist you in having permanent panels made in Hangzhou. Authors, however, assume responsibility for the expense.
Weather : Warm, sunny and dry in September with 25℃average temperature in Hangzhou.
Contact us: Jin Xingsheng, Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, Hangzhou, China, 310014 Tel: 86-571-88219136
Li Xiuti, Zhejiang Museum of Natural History, Hangzhou, China, 310014 Mobile: 86-189-5803-5892
The schedule for the symposium
Date Arrangements City with Accommodations
14th Sept, 2012 Registration for a participant of
premeeting fieldtrip at the museum. Hangzhou
15th Sept, 2012 One-day trip to Changxing Geopark featuring
the Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP)
of the Permian-Triassic. Hangzhou
16-17th Sept, 2012 Two days of talks and poster sessions to be held
at the museum. Hangzhou
18th Sept, 2012 Two days fieldtrip begins. Day 1 will include a visit to
the famous Guoqing temple and the Tiantai Basin
where many dinosaur eggs have been discovered. Dongyang
19th Sept, 2012 Day 2 of fieldtrip will include a visit to the Dongyang Basin
and dinosaur skeleton, egg, and footprint localities. Hangzhou
20th Sept, 2012