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)
 

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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 8:00 – 9:00 AM Embassy Suites Lobby
Full-day Workshop: Jacketing and Cradles (20 ppl) (Zdinak) $ 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Nebraska Hall
Half-day Workshop: Teaching the Observational and Tactile Skills Required for Fossil Preparation (Eklund) (12 ppl) $  8:30 AM – Noon Student Union

Specify Database Capabilities Overview and Workflows for Paleontology Collections $

 8:30 AM – Noon Student Union
 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
Half-day Workshop: Teaching the Observational and Tactile Skills Required for Fossil Preparation (Eklund) (12 ppl) $ (Repeat of AM Workshop) $
1:30 – 5:00 PM Student Union
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
Field Trip to Ford Conservation Center, Omaha, and Steamboat Bertrand Museum, Blair, NE (12 ppl) 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMLeave from Embassy Suites

Wednesday, April 25: Symposia

Symposium – Health and Safety Talks 8:30 AM – 10:30 Student Union Auditorium (150+ ppl)
Break 10:30 – 11:00 Beverage Service
Symposium -- Health and Safety Panel Discussion 11:00 – Noon   Student Union Auditorium (150+ ppl)
Lunch – on your own Noon – 1:30 PM Suggest Student Union or local fast food spots
Symposium – Conservation of In-situ Sites Talks 1:30 – 3:30 PM Student Union Auditorium (150+ ppl)
Break 3:00 – 3:30 PM Beverage Service ?
Symposium -- Conservation of In-situ Sites Talks and Panel Discussion 3:30 – 5:00 PM Student Union Auditorium (150+ ppl)
Opening Reception (heavy hors d' oeuvres) and Poster Session ? 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
Imaging Techniques for Specimen Documentation and Investigation (20 ppl) (Eklund) 8:30 – 10:00 AM Student Union
Historic Adhesives and Consolidants (20 ppl) 8:30 – 10:00 AM Nebraska Hall, Collections, Lab
Extension Science: Virtual Field Trips (20 ppl) (Loope) 8:30 AM – Noon Morrill Hall
Half-day Workshop: Basic Molding and Casting (Herbel and Brown) (20 ppl) 8:30 AM – Noon Nebraska Hall
Collections Tours 2 X (20 ppl ea) (Corner, Tucker, Labedz) 10:30 – Noon W-436 Nebraska Hall UNL
Records Conservation (20 ppl) 10:30 – Noon TBD
Organizing a Volunteer Program (Rhue) 10:30 – Noon  Student Union
Volunteer/Student Roundtable Lunch Noon – 1:30 PM Student Union
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)
1:30 – 5:00 PMNebraska Hall VP Lab
Collections Tour (2 X 20 ppl) 1:30 – 3:00 PM Nebraska Hall UNL
Automontage Microphotography Demo 1:30 – 3:00 PM Nebraska Hall
Pyrite Deterioration: Myths and Methods Review (20 ppl)
3:30 – 5:00 PMNebraska Hall
Collections Tour (2 X 20 ppl) 3:30 – 5:00 PM Nebraska Hall UNL
Lindoe Technique (O'Connor) (20 ppl)
3:30 – 5:00 PM  TBD
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) Arr by comm 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 will add transportation. Ashfall is a must-see!


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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