30th Midcontinent Paleobotanical Colloquium

Join us for a three-day symposium on fossil plants and their ancient environments.

April 26 – 28, 2013
Chicago Botanic Garden
Glencoe, IL

Download a registration form (due April 1, 2013)

The MPC is a weekend symposium held in the spring, and is hosted by a different institution each year. This meeting emphasizes student participation in a relaxed and relatively informal setting. Although the format varies somewhat from year to year, there generally are social receptions, oral and poster presentations, banquets, workshops, field trips, slide exchanges, and lots of personal interactions. MPC began in Chicago 30 years ago and the Chicago Botanic Garden is pleased to host its return to Chicago in 2013.

Plenary Speaker:
William DiMichele, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

Lecture Title:
"Coal Swamp Forests Seen From Below: Reconstructing Ancient Vegetation From Underground Mine Exposures"

Organizers:
Patrick Herendeen, Chicago Botanic Garden
Ian Glasspool, The Field Museum

Accommodations:
Marriott Courtyard, 1505 Lake Cook Road, Highland Park, IL
(800) 321-2211 or (847) 831-3338
Special rate: $99 single or double including breakfast. Group name: Midcontinent Paleobotany Colloquium.
Deadline for reserving hotel room: April 5, 2013

Program:
Friday evening: Reception at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Saturday: Plenary lecture, papers, posters, banquet at the Chicago Botanic Garden
Sunday: Excursion to Garfield Park Conservatory and Field Museum paleobotanical collections

Presented by:

The Chicago Botanic Garden and the Field Museum