Annual conference

94th Annual Meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft (PalGes) in Jena, Sept. 18-22, 2023

From Early Life to the Neandertals

For the first time since the foundation of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft (PalGes) in Greifswald in 1912, the annual meeting will take place in Jena. This is only the second meeting in Thuringia since the 1925 meeting in Weimar. We from the Institute of Geosciences (IGW) of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, are pleased to invite the PalGes to our city on the river Saale. The city has a special location stretching along the river, which has cut deep into a Muschelkalk plateau, with Buntsandstein outcropping below. The surrounding Muschelkalk heights provide marvellous sights over the city. Our institute is located on the slope of the Hausberg in the eastern part of Jena. It was re-founded 1992 and still grows with an increasing number of scientists. Jena houses the most important university of Thuringia and is also a flourishing economic centre –with companies like ZEISS and SCHOTT, it is popular for its touristic sights and a wide range of restaurants. Thuringian palaeontology has a long tradition and is famous for fossils from the Permian, Triassic and Quaternary. We can offer a diverse range of excursions covering fossil sites from the late Palaeozoic to the Quaternary. The organisation of the meeting is supported by colleagues from Thüringischer Geologischer Verein (TGV), Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein Gotha, Museum Schloss Bertholdsburg Schleusingen, Research Station of Quaternary Palaeontology Weimar, and Phyletical Museum Jena. We look forward to welcoming you in Jena and hearing your presentations at 94th Annual Meeting of the PalGes!

The second circular for the meeting can be downloaded HERE.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations

Please submit your abstract by 7/31/2023. Please use the template which you can download HERE. You are allowed a maximum of one page including figures. Please mark your abstract as an oral or poster presentation, propose a session (see above) for it and send your abstract as an attachment to the following address: info(at) We will arrange additional sessions in the case of not assignable contributions.



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Early bird

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Late reservations

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Excursions pre-registration

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3rd circular

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The Tilly Edinger Award will be presented at the conference!

The Tilly Edinger Award is aimed at young researchers (up to 5 years post-doctoral) and is awarded for outstanding research achievements within paleontology and related disciplines with a paleontological focus. With this award, the Paläontologische Gesellschaft commemorates the paleontolgist Tilly Edinger (1897-1967), who established the field of comparative paleoneurology.

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