The second reason day two is usually a good one is because of the Student Roundtable Forum and Reprint Exchange. It's always a great chance for students to network and talk with professionals in the field of paleontology on a wide variety of subjects. This year was no exception, and I'd like to thank all of the individuals who lent their time and talents to helping all of the students and post-docs. I'd also like to thank everyone that donated their reprint collections to the exchange. I noticed it took everyone a lot longer to move through the line this year, which indicated to me that there were a lot of good papers and journals out there, and students were having a hard time choosing.
|Dr. John Merck talks to a group of enthralled students about graduate school opportunities at the Student Roundtable Forum.|
I managed to squeeze in a few talks during the day, but I'll spare you my long winded breakdowns. Especially since the official SVP Twitter feed has been doing a great job of breaking them down in 140 characters or less. You can follow them @SVP_vertpaleo, and look for the hashtag #2011SVP to see what everyone is saying about this year's annual meeting.
Romer Prize Session. Presented at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Thursday, 03 November, 2011, from 8:00-9:30AM.