Schedule

The conference schedule is below. Members of the public are invited to attend the keynote addresses, highlighted in gold, and may attend technical sessions if space permits. They are also welcome to attend Sarah Staurderman's presentation of Walcott's panorama photographs, although a $6 entrance fee applies to non-delegates.

Notice:For family reasons, Dr. Nigel C. Hughes will not be able to give his public keynote talk “Walcott, Trilobites, and the Cambrian Radiation”, originally scheduled on Tuesday Aug. 4th at 1:30 pm. The documentary “On the Trail of Primitive Life” will be shown instead. A poster session will run in parallel, from 1:30 - 2:30.

Monday August 3rd
06:00
Collect lunch and breakfast bagsPDC main lobby lounge
06:30
19:30
(approx) - Trilobite beds hike returns
19:30
(until 22:00) Icebreaker and registrationWhyte Museum
21:00
(approx) - Walcott Quarry hike returns
Tuesday August 4th
07:00
BreakfastSBB dining room
08:00
Install postersMB 252
08:30
Welcome & introduction
Jean-Bernard Caron
10:00
Coffee and postersMB central foyer / MB 252
10:30
Multiple Lines of Chemical Evidence for Pelagic Neoproterozoic Acritarchs
Alison N. Olcott Marshall, Craig P. Marshall, Malgorzata Moczydlowska & Sebastian Willman
11:30
Reconstructing a Lost World: Exceptional Preservation of Ediacaran Rangeomorphs from Spaniard’s Bay, Newfoundland
Guy M. Narbonne, Marc Laflamme, Lija I. Flude, Carolyn Greentree & Peter Trusler
12:30
LunchSBB dining room
13:30
Documentary: “On the Trail of Primitive Life (The Cambrian Period) ” – Max Bell auditorium
Poster session
MB 252
14:30
The Cambrian Information Revolution
Roy E. Plotnick & Stephen Q. Dornbos
15:10
Coffee and postersMB central foyer / MB 252
15:50
Taphomorphs within the Ediacaran Biota of Avalonia:  an Explanation of Ivesheadia and Related Forms
Alexander G. Liu, Duncan McIlroy, Jonathan B. Antcliffe & Martin D. Brasier
16:10
Priapulid Origin of Treptichnids: Evidence from Experimental Ichnology
Jean Vannier, Ivan Calandra, Christian Gaillard & Anna Żylińska
16:30
18:30
DinnerSBB dining room
20:00
The Panorama Photographs of Charles D. Walcott
Sarah StaurdermanWhyte Museum
Note: a $6 admission charge applies to non-delegates.
21:00
Close
Wednesday August 5th
07:00
BreakfastSBB dining room
08:40
The Emu Bay Shale Revisited: New Discoveries from a Lower Cambrian Lagerstätte in South Australia
John R. Paterson, Gregory D. Edgecombe, Diego C. García-Bellido, James G. Gehling, James B. Jago & Michael S. Y. Lee
09:00
The Preservation of the Cambrian Murero Biota in the Mesones Group, Cadenas Ibéricas, Spain
José Antonio Gámez Vintaned, Eladio Liñán, Andrey Yu. Zhuravlev, Blanca Bauluz, Rodolfo Gozalo, Samuel Zamora & Jorge Esteve
09:20
Raman Imaging of Early and Middle Cambrian Soft-Bodied Arthropods from the Pioche Shale, Nevada, USA
Craig P. Marshall, Alison N. Olcott Marshall & Bruce S. Lieberman
10:00
Coffee and postersMB central foyer / MB 252
10:50
MicroRNAs Resolve an Apparent Conflict Between Annelid Systematics and their Fossil Record
Erik A. Sperling, Jakob Vinther, Benjamin M. Wheeler, Derek E. G. Briggs & Kevin J. Peterson*
12:30
LunchSBB dining room
14:30
15:30
Coffee and postersMB central foyer / MB 252
15:50
16:30
16:50
A New Anomalocaridid from the Chengjiang Biota
Peiyun Cong & Xianguang Hou
17:10
At First Sight – Functional Analysis of Lower Cambrian Eye Systems
Brigitte Schoenemann, Euan N. K. Clarkson & Zibo Yuan
18:30
DinnerSBB dining room
20:00
Micro-Burgess Shales
Nicholas J. Butterfield & Thomas H. P. Harvey
21:00
Close
Thursday August 6th
07:00
BreakfastSBB dining room
08:40
Cambrian Lobopods: Comparisons and Evolutionary Significance
Jianni Liu, Degan Shu, Jian Han, Zhifei Zhang & Xingliang Zhang
09:00
Movement Palaeoecology of the Chengjiang Biota
Stephen Q. Dornbos, Roy E. Plotnick & Junyuan Chen
09:20
The Origin of the Brachiopod Bodyplan
Christian B. Skovsted, Lars E. Holmer & Glenn A. Brock
09:40
10:00
Coffee and postersMB central foyer / MB 252
10:50
The Trace Fossil Record of the Burgess Shale
Gabriela Mángano & Jean-Bernard Caron
11:10
Burgess Shale Chancelloriids – A Prickly Problem
Stefan Bengtson & Desmond Collins
11:50
12:10
Poster sessionMB 252
12:30
LunchSBB dining room
13:30
14:30
Evidence for the Mechanism of Burgess Shale-Type Preservation from the Chengjiang Scientific Drilling Project
Robert R. Gaines, Emma Hammarlund, Donald E. Canfield, Xianguang Hou & Sarah E. Gabbott
14:50
Water Column Chemistry at Chengjiang
Emma Hammarlund, Robert R. Gaines, Donald E. Canfield, Xianguang Hou & Stefan Bengtson
15:10
CoffeeMB central foyer
15:30
Poster sessionMB 252
16:40
Mud Volcanism and Exhalative Brines, Burgess Shale, Fossil Ridge
Kimberley J. Johnston, Paul A. Johnston & Stanley B. Keith
17:00
Cambrian Tectonic Setting and Fluid Source for the Burgess Shale Seep-related Ecosystem
Stanley B. Keith, Kimberley J. Johnston, Paul A. Johnston & Monte M. Swan
19:00
Close
19:25
Group photographDonald Cameron Hall dining room
19:30
BanquetDonald Cameron Hall dining room
Friday August 7th
06:00
Collect lunch and breakfast bagsPDC main lobby lounge
06:30
19:30
(approx) - Trilobite beds hike returns
21:00
(approx) - Walcott Quarry hike returns
Saturday August 8th
06:00
Collect lunch and breakfast bagsPDC main lobby lounge
06:30
Field trip departs
21:00
(approx) - Walcott Quarry hike returns

The symbol † denotes presentations which are eligible for the prize. Asterisks (*) denote the presenting author.

  • SBB: Sally Borden building
  • PDC: Professional Development Centre
  • MB: Max Bell building