Annual conference

The annual meetings of the Society are the platform on which the members of the Society meet and exchange information

The annual meeting of the society is an important platform to meet and exchange information. Members, guests and invited scientists present their research results, young scientists network with one another and with experienced paleontologists.

The annual conference takes place in a different location each year. Universities, museums and other research institutions invite the society to attend, and the General Assembly decides where the next meeting will be held on the basis of proposals received.

92nd Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft 2021

Vienna, Austria, September 27 – 30, 2021

We are pleased to host the 92nd annual conference of the "Palaeontological Society'' (PalGes). The meeting, like the previous ones, is designed as an international meeting to present cutting-edge research from palaeobiology, palaeontology, geobiology and related subjects. The Palaeontological Society is one of the oldest and largest palaeontological societies in the world and we "Viennese" are now hosting the annual meeting for the fifth time after 1923, 1954, 1963 and 2011. The venue, however, will be held as online conference only due to uncertainties over travel and meeting size restrictions related to COVID-19 development. Participation in the conference is free of charge. Registration, abstract submission and session/workshop proposals will be done exclusively by e-mail to palges2021(at) Unfortunately, the online format means that there will not be any poster session or conference dinner this year.

We will give priority to young scientists to allow them the opportunity to present their fascinating research topics and results to a wider audience, because of the restricted number of slots. Talks will be arranged into thematic and open sessions. Additionally, various workshops will be offered. All sessions and workshops will be held exclusively online. Abstracts will be published online in „Berichte der Geologischen Bundesanstalt'' (ISSN 1017-8880). Additionally, a public conference talk is scheduled for the evening of the first day.

You will find the most recent information and updates on the conference website (


The Organisation Team


Organizing Committee:

J. Kriwet, C. Pfaff, S. Stumpf, J. Türtscher, P. L. Jambura, K.-U. Hochhauser, J. Wukovits, P. Heinz, M. Zuschin, L. Seyfullah (Institut für Paläontologie, Universität Wien, Österreich) und V. Roden (Staatliche Naturwissenschaftliche Sammlungen Bayerns, Deutschland) 


Registration for the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft 2021 NOW OPEN

We are very pleased to announce that registration for the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft 2021(September 27 – 30, 2021) is now open!
Registrations are possible either with or without an oral presentation. Presentations can be given in five different symposia or in an open session. In addition, there is the possibility to participate in the Early Career Researcher Roundtable on the evening before the conference (September 26, 2021) and in one of two parallel workshops on September 30, 2021. Detailed information is available on the continuously updated conference homepage. Registration for presentations ends on August 1, 2021, registrations without presentations are possible until September 20, 2021.
We are looking forward to numerous registrations and an interesting conference!

General Assembly 2021

The General Assembly will take place as part of this year's annual meeting. The invitation to the General Assembly will be published in the June issue of GMIT but can also be downloaded here. Please note TOP 10: elections. We have a number of positions to fill and would be delighted if you would consider active participation in the society and make yourself available for an office.


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