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  Last Updated: June 14, 2017

Per Ahlberg
Department of Geology
GeoBiosphere Science Centre
Lund University
Sölvegatan 12
223 62 Lund
Email: per.ahlberg[at]geol.lu.se


Michael Streng
Department of Earth Sciences
Villavägen 16
752 36 Uppsala
Email: michael.streng[at]geo.uu.se

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Forthcoming Meetings

International Symposium on the Ediacaran-Cambrian Transition
     St. John's, Canada - June 15-29, 2017

The symposium will be held in St. John's, Newfoundland, from 20th-22nd June 2017. It will provide a forum for the discussion of the geological, geochemical and palaeontological findings of relevance to Ediacaran and Cambrian stratigraphy, and offers an opportunity for Ediacaran and Cambrian researchers to visit several classic field localities across Newfoundland,  including GSSP sections for the Ediacaran-Cambrian and Cambrian-Ordovician boundaries, and fossil sites within the Mistaken Point Ecological Reserve, a candidate UNESCO World Heritage Site. In addition, meeting participants will have the opportunity to visit the lowest Cambrian (Fortunian Stage), as well as sections through Cambrian Stages 2–6. Topics for discussion will include the subdivision of the Ediacaran System (including the suitability of the Gaskiers glaciation event as a Stage boundary), and the utility of the criteria by which the Ediacaran-Cambrian boundary is recognized. The meeting serves as the 2017 Field Meeting of the Cambrian Subcommission, and time will be available for Subcommission technical and business meetings.

[first circular] [second circular] [conference homepage]
6th International Conference on Trilobites and their Relatives
Tallinn, Estonia - July 7-10, 2017

The organizers
are pleased to invite all specialists on trilobites and related arthropods to attend the 6th International Conference on Trilobites and their Relatives. For further information please check the links below.

[second circular] [conference homepage]
International Workshop on Evolution of Cambrian Arthropods
Xian, China - September 1-6, 2017

The organizers invite you to participate in an international workshop on the taxonomy, ontogeny and phylogeny of Cambrian arthropods. The meeting has no registration fee and  international delegates can apply for financial travel support. See the circular for further details.

[first circular]
Dayangcha International Workshop on the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary

Changchun, NE China - September 20-25, 2017

The workshop will be organized by the National Commission on Stratigraphy of China (NCSC), Jilin Provincial Bureau of Land and Resources (JPBLR) and Wuhan Center for Geological Survey (WCGS). It will be held at Jilin University, Changchun, NE China. A full two-day in-door meeting will cover all aspects of research on the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary, and the following field excursion of three days will travel to Jiangyuan area of Baishan City to examine the Dayangcha section (potential GSSP for the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary) and another relevant section nearby, where participants can discuss and identify critical problems that need to be resolved and evaluate possible criteria for subdivision and correlation of the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary.

[first circular]

IGCP Project 653 Annual Meeting - Filling the gap between the Cambrian
   Explosion and the GOBE

Yichang, China - October 08-12, 2017

The annual meeting of IGCP 653 will be held in Yichang City, Hubei Province, China. The meeting will investigate the initiating causes and processes that produced the rapid diversification of marine organisms during the Ordovician Period, known as the ‘Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event’ (GOBE). Because the timing of the radiations varied among biotic clades and palaeocontinents, and may have its roots in the Cambrian, stratigraphic sections ranging from Guzhangian (Series 3, Cambrian) to Upper Ordovician will be visited during the post-conference field excursion. A workshop on the Burgess Shale–type Guole Lagerstätte of the Jiangshanian (Furongian) age from Guangxi Autonomous Region, South China will be organized during the meeting for participants to examine specimens of trilobites, non-trilobite arthropods, brachiopods, graptolites, cnidarians, echinoderms, hyoliths, palaeoscolecids worms, algae, etc. from the site.

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The 5th International Palaeontological Congress - IPC5
     Paris, France - July 9-13, 2018

Under the auspices of the International Palaeontological Association (IPA) and with the participation of the whole French palaeontological community, “the Fossil week” will be organized in 2018 in Paris. The meeting will take place in the Pierre & Marie Curie University and in the National Museum of Natural History, both located in the 5th arrondissement, in the center of Paris, along the left bank of the Seine River.

[first circular]

International Conference on Ediacaran and Cambrian Sciences
     Xian, China - August 11-21, 2018

Joint meeting of the Ediacaran and Cambrian subcommissions with three days of topical sessions focusing on Neoproterozoic-Cambrian life and environments. Pre- and post-conference field excursions will be arranged (see circular for details).

[first circular]