93rd Annual Meeting of Paläontologische Gesellschaft

We are happy to announce that the 93rd Annual Meeting of Paläontologische Gesellschaft will take place from Sep. 19th to 23rd 2022 in Stuttgart, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Museum am Löwentor! This is a special event for us, since the last meeting here took place in 1988, three years after our palaeontological exhibition opened. The palaeontological working groups, the scientific outreach, and the exhibition of our museum have changed remarkably in the last years.

The conference is addressed to a broad audience, and the conference languages will be German and English. Students and young scientists are particularly encouraged to contribute. This year, the Young Scientist Award will be awarded by the Paläontologische Gesellschaft in Stuttgart.


Organising committee and contact:

Please send all correspondence to: palges2022@smns-bw.de Telefax: +49-711-8936-100


Despite the unpredictability of the current pandemic, we aim to organise an on-site meeting, but we may have to deal with restrictions. We are planning a low-budget meeting, and we may be forced to limit the number of oral presentations. Therefore, we recommend early-bird pre-registration for the conference. If the pandemic does not allow an on-site meeting, we will change to an online meeting. Please contact us, if you have any questions.


All social events and the scientific presentations will take place at Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Museum am Löwentor Rosenstein 1, D-70191 Stuttgart Telephone: +49-711-8936-0

Organise your travel:

Museum am Löwentor houses the palaeontological collection and exhibition of the museum (the biological exhibition is shown in nearby Schloss Rosenstein), which was opened in 1985. The exhibition has been renewed continuously since 2007. We have two lecture rooms for oral presentations, workshops and other meetings, and a large special exhibition area for the poster presentations.

Please note that we have a limited number of parking spaces. Therefore, we encourage you to attend the meeting via public transport. From the Stuttgart Airport you can use the S-Bahn, travel time is about 40 min. The Hauptbahnhof (Main Station) is only one S-Bahn stop away. Museum am Löwentor can be reached via the U-Bahn and S-Bahn stations Nordbahnhof (S4, S5, S6, U12) and Löwentor (U13, U16; ca. 5 min. walk from there). From station Mineralbäder (U1, U2, U11, U14) you can reach the museum on foot through the Rosenstein park in about 15 minutes.


Duration of conference: Sep. 19th to 23rd 2022.

  • 19th: Pre–conference field trips: Nusplingen (one day) and Hammerschmiede (one day)

  • 19th: Icebreaker party

  • 20th-22nd: Scientific programme

  • 23rd: Post-conference field trips: Triassic (one day) and Quaternary (half day)


  • May 31st: Early-bird preliminary registration

  • May 16th: Second circular

  • June 30th: Final registration and deadline of abstract submission

  • July 15th: Confirmation of acceptance of your presentation

  • July 31st: Payment of conference fee

Early-bird preliminary registration (by May 31st)

If you intend to participtate, please fill in this online form for preliminary registration as soon as possible. This will help us to organise the conference: https://forms.gle/hBsYMGyxPSxqsxMaA Please note that only online registrations can be considered.

Scientific presentations

In order to present a broad and mixed programme, and particularly to provide an audience for students and young scientists, we are planning to avoid parallel sessions and separation in symposia. The only particular sessions will be the Young Scientist Award (see below) and Poster sessions.

Oral presentations will take place in the lecture hall of the Museum am Löwentor. As noted above, we may be forced to restrict the number of oral presentations (we do not know yet), therefore we encourage early-bird pre-registration. The presenters should expect a mixed public due to the absence of symposia, and their presentations may consider a broader audience that includes not only specialists on their topics.

Poster presentations will be given a prominent place without parallel sessions. They will be accompanied by snacks or dinner, as well as by a variety of refreshments. We will do everything to provide a frame for fruitful discussions on the poster site.

Young Scientist Award

The Young Scientist Award aims to award prizes for MSc and PhD students. PostDocs cannot apply. If you wish to apply for this prize, please tick the appropriate box in the online registration form.

Field trips

We will offer four field trips:

  • Triassic North of Stuttgart, one day by bus (Eudald Mujal and Rainer Schoch, Stuttgart)

  • Late Jurassic of Nusplingen, one day by bus (Günter Schweigert, Stuttgart)

  • Miocene of Hammerschmiede, one day by bus (Madelaine Böhme, Tübingen)

  • Quaternary Cannstatt Travertine and mineral water, half day by foot (Michael Rasser and Eli Amson, Stuttgart)


Since there are only a few restaurants in the vicinity of the venue, lunch will be included in the conference fee, as well as two dinners that will take place in the vicinity of the poster presentations. Catering will be provided by Cafe Fossil (housed directly in the museum).


Please use the common online resources to book your accommodation, such as booking.com.

For low-budget accommodation, we recommend:

and two youth hostels:

For students without any funding, we can offer one single and one double room in the museum building. Please send your request via palges2022@smns-bw.de

Data protection notice

For data protection notice, including your rights, please download: https://www.naturkundemuseum-bw.de/fileadmin/forschung/palaeontologie/projekte/dataprot.pdf