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  • Wed, October 14, 2015
  • Sat, October 17, 2015
  • Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dallas, Texas


On behalf of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and Southern Methodist University, the Host Committee of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology welcomes you to Dallas.  This historic meeting, celebrating the 75th anniversary of our Society, will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas, one of the most iconic luxury hotels in downtown Dallas.

Within easy walking distance is Dallas’ Historic West End, an area once settled by Caddo Indians, and later purchased by Tennessee lawyer John Neely Bryan in the mid-1800s.  Bryan went on to found the city of Dallas, and in nearby Dealy Plaza tourists can visit a replica of Bryan’s cabin.  Dallas’ West End is now home to numerous shopping and dining venues.

Leaving the Hyatt Regency Dallas and on the other side of the West End district is the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science.  With a history that includes the former Dallas Museum of Natural History, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science opened its new doors in December 2012.  The exhibition halls were developed with the help of several partnerships, and much of the content of the museum’s T. Boone Pickens Life Then & Now hall is the result of close co-operation and contributions between the Museum and Southern Methodist University.  In addition to the dynamic partnership between these two institutions, the professional paleontological community in Dallas works closely with and benefits from an active group of avocational paleontologists, the Dallas Paleontological Society, and the role of avocational paleontologists is also part the story told at the Perot Museum. 

Together, we welcome all of you to Dallas for what is sure to be an enlightening assemblage of the world’s most engaged vertebrate paleontologists at the 75th Anniversary Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology in 2015.

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The DPS is a group of professional and amateur paleontologists that want to exchange information, interact, and continue their education in paleontology.  We meet once a month on the second Wednesday evening of the month at Brookhaven College, Building H.


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We learn stuff.

We go cool places.

We find interesting things.

We make new friends.

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