The second International Palaeontological Congress
The Organizing and Executive Committees of the Second International Palaeontological Congress (IPC2006), representing the relevant Chinese governmental agencies and scientific institutions, under the scientific sponsorship of the International Palaeontological Association (IPA), cordially invite you to participate in the SECOND INTERNATIONAL PALAEONTOLOGICAL CONGRESS (IPC2006) in BEIJING, PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA between
JUNE 17–21, 2006
This congress follows the highly successful first IPC2002 held in Sydney, and will focus on a series of scientific sessions and symposia to discuss new research findings relating fossil organisms, with emphasizing upon the convention theme “Ancient Life and Modern Approaches”.
A series of scientific sessions including plenary and special sessions, general and topic symposia, short courses and special group meetings will be arranged. In addition, pre-, post congress and mid-conference field excursions will be organized to examine the best-exposed strata and well-preserved fossil localities in China. Social events and programs are also arranged focused on Beijing Suburb's tour and other museum, art and galleries
The XVI International Congress on the Carboniferous and Permian
Geologists from around the world interested in Carboniferous and Permian rocks are invited to meet at Nanjing, People's Republic of China, June 21- June 24, 2007. The Carboniferous and Permian in China are characterized by excellent outcrops, a wide spectrum of depositional types, characteristic fauna and flora, and above all, fully developed successions. During recent years, research on the Carboniferous and Permian in China has experienced exciting developments and has achieved great success in four areas. 1) Locating exposures for candidates as stratotypes of series and stage boundaries to establish detailed integrated stratigraphic sequences, especially in the Mississippian and Late Permian (Lopingian). 2) Exploring the Carboniferous and Permian in South China, North China and Northwest China for coal-bearing beds, and sources of oil and gas. 3) Detailed geological and palaeontological survey of the Peri-Gondwana Carboniferous and Permian in Tibet and West Yunnan, which has led to significant progress in understanding the evolution of the Paleo-Tethys, the dispersion of Gondwana, and Asian accretion. 4) Studies of Carboniferous and Permian geological events and processes using bio-diversity, isotope geochemistry, and other stratigraphic data, which have resulted in a more comprehensive understanding of the end-Permian mass extinction as well as other events. We believe that we can offer our colleagues a vibrant academic environment for discussions on the Carboniferous and Permian world, as well as opportunities to see the amazing geological record of Carboniferous and Permian biotic and physical processes.