Annual Meeting, Lincoln, Nebraska

April 24-28, 2018

workshops | symposia | fieldtrips

platform and poster presentations


Schedule at a Glance

Pre-Meeting: Tuesday, April 24th (additional fee events)

Pre-Meeting Workshops:

  • Jacketing and Cradles
  • Teaching Observational and Tactile Skills Required for Fossil Preparation
  • Specify Collections Database Training and Preparation/Conservation Module Customization

Pre-Meeting Field Trips

  • Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
  • Ford Conservation Center/Steamboat Bertrand Museum

Wednesday, April 25th

Symposia:

  • Health and Safety
  • Conservation of In Situ Sites

Poster Presentations and Opening Reception: Opening reception and poster sessions will be held at the University of Nebraska State Museum. Submit your abstract for consideration by February 15th.

Thursday, April 26th

Workshops, Mini-Courses and Demonstrations:

  • Molding and Casting and Nature-Faking/ Cast Painting
  • Imaging Techniques for Specimen Documentation and Investigation
  • Collections Tours
  • Historic Adhesives & Consolidants and Agents of Deterioration in Collections
  • Records Conservation
  • Organizing a Volunteer Program
  • Automontage Microphotography
  • Vial Storage System
  • Virtual Field Trips for Informal Science Education
  • Lindoe Technique
  • Pyrite Deterioration: Myths and Methods Review

Friday, April 27th

Platform Presentations: A day of platform presentations followed by the AMMP Annual Business Meeting. Submit your abstract for consideration by February 15th.

Post-Meeting: Saturday, April 28th (additional fee event)

  • Feature Field Trip: Ashfall Fossil Beds State Historical Park

Host Committee

Gregory Brown, Co-Chair

Shane Tucker, Co-Chair
George Corner
Carrie Herbel
Rob Skolnick
Jeremy McMullin
University of Nebraska State Museum

Conni O'Connor
Annual Meeting
Committee Chair
Florissant Fossil Beds National
Monument

Website Development

Lisa Herzog
NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Deb Wagner
University of Texas at Austin

Aaron Giterman
NC Museum of Natural Sciences

Schedule Detail


Venue Color Key

 Venue:
 Color:
Embassy Suites (Host Hotel)
 
Nebraska Hall (Museum Collections Facility) 
Student Union
 
Morrill Hall ("Elephant Hall") (Museum Exhibits)
 

Register Soon!  Some workshops, field trips and mini-courses are filling up fast!  Don't risk missing your preferences!  Early Registration Deadline is March 1, but register now and don't be disappointed!


Monday, April 23

Registration/Auction Drop-off 6:00 – 8 :00 PM Embassy Suites Lobby

Tuesday, April 24: Pre-Meeting Workshop Offerings ($)

Registration/Auction Drop-off 7:30 – 8:30 AM Embassy Suites Lobby  Register Soon!
Full-day Workshop: Jacketing and Cradles (20 ppl) (Zdinak) $ 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Nebraska Hall Spots left as of Feb. 16:  4
Half-day Workshop: Teaching the Observational and Tactile Skills Required for Fossil Preparation (Eklund and Brown)
(12 ppl) $ 
8:30 AM – Noon Student Union Spots left as of Feb. 16:  12

Specify Database Capabilities Overview and Workflows for Paleontology Collections $

 8:30 AM – Noon Student Union Spots left as of Feb. 16:  17
 Lunch  Noon – 1:30 PM  Suggest Student Union or local restaurants
 
Customizing Specify Preparation/Conservation Modules and Applications for Specify Data $
 1:30 – 5:00 PM Student Union Spots left as of Feb. 16:  19
Half-day Workshop: Teaching the Observational and Tactile Skills Required for Fossil Preparation (Eklund and Brown)
(12 ppl) $ (Repeat of AM Workshop) $
1:30 – 5:00 PM Student Union Spots left as of Feb. 16:  10
Dinner – on your own 5:30 -- ?   Suggest Haymarket area restaurants/pubs  
Registration/Auction Drop-off 7:00 – 9:00 PM Embassy Suites Lobby  
Pre-Meeting Field Trip Options:
   
Field Trip to Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha (12 ppl) 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Leave from Embassy Suites
Spots left as of Feb. 16:  8
Field Trip to Ford Conservation Center, Omaha, and Steamboat Bertrand Museum, Blair, NE (12 ppl) 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMLeave from Embassy Suites
Spots left as of Feb. 16:  4

Wednesday, April 25: Symposia

 Registration/Auction Drop-off 7:30 – 8:30 AMStudent Union Auditorium (150+ ppl)
Symposium -- Health and Safety Presentations 8:30 – 10:30 AMStudent Union Auditorium (150+ ppl)
Break and Posters
10:30 – 11:00 AM Beverage Service
Symposium -- Health and Safety Presentations and Panel Discussion 11:00 – Noon   Student Union Auditorium (150+ ppl)
Lunch – on your own (grab something in the Union and check out the posters!)
Noon – 1:30 PM Suggest Student Union or local fast food spots
Symposium – Conservation of In-situ Sites Presentations 1:30 – 3:30 PM Student Union Auditorium (150+ ppl)
Break and Posters
3:00 – 3:30 PM Beverage Service ?
Symposium -- Conservation of In-situ Sites Presentations and Panel Discussion 3:30 – 5:00 PM Student Union Auditorium (150+ ppl)
Opening Reception (heavy hors d' oeuvres)6:30 – 9:00 PM Morrill Hall

Thursday, April 26: Workshops, Mini-Courses and Demonstrations

Registration/Auction Drop-off 8:00 – 9:00 AM Embassy Suites Lobby  
Collections Tours 2 X (20 people each) (Corner, Tucker, Labedz) 8:30 – 10:00 AM W-436 Nebraska Hall UNL Spots left as of Feb. 16:  10+
Imaging Techniques for Specimen Documentation and Investigation (20 ppl) (Eklund) 8:30 – 10:00 AM Student Union Spots left as of Feb. 16:  9
Historic Adhesives and Consolidants (20 ppl) (Brown)  (FULL!)
8:30 – 10:00 AM Nebraska Hall, Collections, Lab Spots left as of Feb. 16:  0
Extension Science: Virtual Field Trips (20 ppl) (Loope) 8:30 AM – Noon Morrill Hall Spots left as of Feb. 16:  20
Half-day Workshop: Basic Molding and Casting (Herbel and Brown) (20 ppl) 8:30 AM – Noon Nebraska Hall Spots left as of Feb. 16:  8
Collections Tours 2 X (20 ppl ea) (Corner, Tucker, Labedz) 10:30 – Noon W-436 Nebraska Hall UNL Spots left as of Feb. 16:  10+ 
Records Conservation (20 ppl) 10:30 – Noon Love Library Archives
Spots left as of Feb. 16: 4
Organizing a Volunteer Program (Rhue) 10:30 – Noon  Student Union Spots left as of Feb. 16:  13
Volunteer/Student Roundtable Lunch Noon – 1:30 PM Student Union Spots left as of Feb. 16:  17 
Lunch Noon – 1:30 PM Suggest Student Union or local fast food spots   
Half-day Workshop: Advanced Topics in Molding, Casting and Cast Painting (Herbel and Brown) (20 ppl) (FULL!)
1:30 – 5:00 PMNebraska Hall VP LabSpots left as of Feb. 16:  0
Collections Tour (2 X 20 ppl) 1:30 – 3:00 PM Nebraska Hall UNL Spots left as of Feb. 16:   10+
Automontage Microphotography Demo (20 ppl) 1:30 – 3:00 PM Nebraska Hall UNL Spots left as of Feb. 16:  6
Pyrite Deterioration: Myths and Methods Review (Herzog)
(20 ppl)

3:30 – 5:00 PMNebraska Hall UNL
Spots left as of Feb. 16:  3
Collections Tour (2 X 20 ppl) 3:30 – 5:00 PM Nebraska Hall UNL Spots left as of Feb. 16: 10+ 
Lindoe Technique (O'Connor) (20 ppl)
3:30 – 5:00 PM  TBD Spots left as of Feb. 16:  8
Dinner – on your own 5:30 – 7:30 PM Suggest Haymarket area restaurants/pubs  
Trivia/Game Night 8:30 – 10:00 PM Embassy Suites, Bar and Grille  
Committee Meetings (optional) Arranged by committe chair Arranged by committee chair  

Friday, April 27: Platform Presentations

General Session 1 (6 papers) 8:30 –10:00 AM Embassy, Regents Ballroom "C"  
Break 10:00 – 10:30 AM Embassy, Break Area
General Session 2 (6 papers) 10:30 – Noon  Embassy, Regents Ballroom "C"  
Lunch Noon – 1:30 PM On your own, local restaurants, Haymarket area
General Session 3 (8 papers) 1:30 – 3:30PM Embassy, Regents Ballroom "C"  
Break  3:30– 4:00 PM Embassy, Break Area
Annual Business Meeting  4:00 – 5:00 PM Embassy, Regents Ballroom "C"  
Closing Banquet/Silent Auction 6:30 – 10:00 PM Embassy, Regents Ballroom "AB"

Saturday, April 28 Post-Meeting Field Trip $

Feature Field Trip – Ashfall Fossil Beds
(54 ppl) (Lunch provided)
8:00 AM – 7:00 PM Bus leaves Embassy at 8:00 AM. If pre-registrations exceed limit of 54, we may add transportation. Ashfall is a must-see!
Spots left as of Feb. 16:  9


Annual Meeting Host Committee

Greg Brown (gwbrownx@inebraska.com)Shane Tucker (stucker3@unl.edu),

Carrie Herbel (carrie.herbel@unl.edu) | University of Nebraska State Museum

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