37th Midcontinent Paleobotanical Colloquium 2020

May 1st - 3rd, Seattle, Washington, USA

Welcome! The Midcontinent Paleobotanical Colloquium (MPC) is held each spring by different institutional hosts. We encourage a diverse set of students, faculty, and others interested in fossil plants to attend this relaxed and informal meeting. Despite the name of the colloquium, we encourage attendance from across the continent–and beyond–and presented research topics can span a similar breadth.

The meeting will include social receptions, oral and poster presentations, keynote lectures, a workshop, and field trips. Please explore this website for more detailed information.

The 37th MPC is hosted by the University of Washington and the Burke Museum and will be held in Seattle, Washington May 1st - 3rd 2020.

Student travel awards are available for this meeting, visit the Registration page for information on how to apply!

Contact Caroline Strömberg (caestrom@uw.edu) with questions or for arranging visits to paleobotany collections at the Burke Museum.

The Burke Museum reopened their doors on October 12th of 2019 in a brand new building! The museum exhibits and collections spaces have been completely redesigned with an "inside-out theme", bringing behind-the-scenes museum activities to the forefront for visitors to experience and interact with. There will be plenty of time during the conference to explore the new museum, including our new T. rex skull and our fossil plant wall tracking temperature change through the Cenozoic!

Header image credit: K.B. Pigg. Okanagan Highland Eocene fossil floras. Burke image credits: Dennis Wise for mammoth and drone images