The emergence of new applications and technologies opens a wide range of possibilities regarding new forms of communication in the scientific world. Aware of this, we are glad to present the 1st Palaeontological Virtual Congress. Its main goal is to spread the most recent scientific advances in palaeontology worldwide in a fast, easy and economical way.

This online congress is pioneer in palaeontology, offering an exclusively virtual-developed environment to researchers all around the globe. Oral communications and posters about any palaeontological field will be presented through an online platform created ad hoc. The simplicity of this new format allows for low-cost registration fees and saving travel and maintenance expenses. Consequently, this initiative aims to give international projection to the palaeontological research carried out by groups with limited economic resources and, therefore, promoting the participation of palaeontologists from developing countries.

To sum up, the 1st Palaeontological Virtual Congress combines the benefits of traditional meetings (i.e., providing a forum for discussion, including guest lectures or the production of an abstract book among other features) with the advantages of the online platforms, which allow reaching a higher number of researches along the world. In this sense, online congresses also enable the creation and management of new thematic workshops devised by the participants. We strongly encourage you to send us your own workshop proposals dealing with any specific palaeontological topic. The organizing committee will review your proposal and tell you if it is accepted.

 

Thank you all,

We are looking forward to your participation in this exciting project!

 

The Organising Committee