(702) 384–3466 (DINO)
900 Las Vegas Blvd North
Las Vegas, NV 89101

WAVP annual meetings are friendly and supportive environments to showcase research in Vertebrate Paleontology.

Click here to RSVP for WAVP 2020

RSVP for the meeting is required by Jan. 14th.


Las Vegas Natural History Museum

900 Las Vegas Blvd North

Las Vegas, NV  89101

The location for each meeting changes every year and is decided by vote. Unfortunately, the venue for the WAVP 2020 Annual Meeting in Saltillo, Mexico, had to change. The team at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum, in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada, is honored to host WAVP for the same dates. Both the Museum and WAVP hope that the central location and many travel options, will offer everyone attending easy travel arrangements and a wonderful experience at the 2020 Annual Meeting!

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 Registration for the WAVP 2020 Meeting costs $60 USD per person, which includes registration, presentations, Friday evening reception, and the field trip.

 Dinner Saturday night for an additional $20, location TBD

 Advanced registration payment will be available on this website soon, or you can pay on-site upon arrival.



Click here to RSVP for WAVP 2020

RSVP for the meeting is required by Jan. 14th.


Abstract Submission

Talk and poster presentations required abstract submission by December 20th, 2019, at 10:00 PM Pacific Standard Time.


The Las Vegas Natural History Museum

The Las Vegas Natural History Museum has been serving the southern Nevada community with engaging scientific programming for 28 years. The Museum is a regional repository for the State of Nevada, Bureau of Land Management, and United States Air Force administered lands. There will be an opportunity to visit collections via appointment. 


Downtown Las Vegas

The Museum is located in the Cultural Corridor, in historic Downtown Las Vegas, NV.  Bustling with culture and entertainment, you are sure to have a fabulous time while visiting us for the WAVP 2020 annual meeting!

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 Lodging and Transportation

  • Lodging: We chose not to partner with a hotel because many of the discount and home-sharing websites offer the best rates. We recommend the hotels throughout the Fremont Street District that offer convenient access to all of the amenties Las Vegas has to offer while also being within walking distance or an inexpensive ride-share.
  • Camping: The nearest campgrounds to the Museum are Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, and Valley of Fire State Park, although these are easily an hour's drive from the Museum.
  • Parking at the Museum is Free.
  • The Las Vegas Natural History Museum is closest to McCarran International Airport. Rideshare, car rentals, and taxi services are available at the airport.


Field Trip:

TBA as the final details come together! Las Vegas is uniquely situated between world-class Pleistocene outcrops of the Las Vegas Formation as well as Mesozoic exposures of the Jurassic Aztec Sandstone and Cretaceous Willow Tank Formations. Updates will be shared via Facebook, this website, and the email mailing list.