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February 15 - 18, 2014 | Gainesville, FL

We are pleased to announce that the 10th North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) will be held in Gainesville, Florida, in February 2014. The meeting will be hosted by the Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida) from February 15th through 18th (Saturday through Tuesday). Pre-conference and post-conference field trips are tentatively planned for February 13th - 14th and 19th - 20th, respectively.

Conference Program

Conference Program Book.pdf (PDF)


Abstract Book

The abstract volume is now available: The Paleontological Society Special Publication, Vol. 13 (PDF)



The North American Paleontological Convention is a major international paleontological event administered by the Paleontological Society under the auspices of the Association of North American Paleontological Societies. Initiated in 1969, NAPC meets every 4-5 years. The convention includes active participation from all fields of paleontology. Over 500 participants from 26 countries attended the most recent NAPC in Cincinnati (2009).

We extend our warmest invitation to all who are interested in paleontology. Our intention in this meeting is to broaden interest and create new avenues of scientific inquiry within the field of paleontology. Thematically focused symposia will provide a wide range of taxonomically diverse topics designed to demonstrate new research applications and increase communication between the distinct disciplines within the field of paleontology. Special activities and symposia will be available for amateurs and fossil clubs to provide networking opportunities and increase interactions between enthusiastic advocates of paleontology at any level.


This event is sponsored by:

The Paleontological Society

Florida Paleontological Society logo

Toomey Foundation logo

Cushman Foundation for Foraminferal Research logo


Lane Science Equipment Corp logo

Taylor & Francis Group logo


Society of Vertebrate Paleontology logo

UF Office of Research logo

Paleontology Division of the Geological Association of Canada


Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division of the Geological Society of America


Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections