SVP 2011 is just two weeks out! Am I ready to hit the road and head to fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada? Absolutely not! But with the abstract book and itinerary builder finally available, that should change soon. If you haven't registered yet, and you're looking for something to do November 2-5, why not swing by the Paris Las Vegas and register for the meeting on site? There will be tons of talks, great posters, and some awesome field trips to attend. Perhaps you want to visit the Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park, home of the Shonisaurus popularis, Nevada's state fossil? SVP has got you covered. But don't expect to run into any prehistoric, self-portrait creating, highly predatory, super-intelligent cephalopods while you are there. This is a vertebrate paleontology meeting, after all*.
Regardless, it's sure to be a great meeting, and I'm looking forward to visiting Nevada for the first time, and meeting up with all my fellow paleo-people. I also plan on tweeting (look for the #2011SVP hashtag) and blogging as much as possible, so long as interweb access is available (but I'm still working that bit out). So be on the lookout in the coming weeks for as much SVP 2011 info as the annual meeting embargo policy will allow!
(*Also, because the chances of prehistoric, self-portrait creating, highly predatory, super-intelligent cephalopods having ever existed are slim to none.)
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