Tate Annual Summer Conference | Casper College, Wyoming

Tate Annual Summer Conference

Conference on Fossil Resources:

Paleontology on Public Lands



Welcome to the registration page for the 25th Annual Tate Conference/ 11th Annual Conference on Fossil Resources. We are teaming up this year to bring you an informative Conference on Fossil resources: Paleontology on Public Lands. This year's conference will be a four day event from May 30 to June 2.  We will have two days of talks on May 31 and June 1, and two one-day field trips on May 30 and June 2. All talks will be held at Casper College.

The Conference on Fossil Resources is held periodically and highlights scientific research, resource management, resource stewardship and protection, public education / interpretation, and other activities associated with fossils from public lands. One of the goals is to develop networking opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds to come together around this common issue.


REGISTRATION: Registration costs are $225 for the conference and $45  for each field trip.  Registration costs include dinner at the Icebreaker on Thursday , Friday coffee, snacks and lunch, dinner before the keynote that evening  and Saturday coffee, snacks and lunch .  Field Trip costs include transportation and lunch.   

Register online. Or you can download a printable form (PDF).  All conference registrants also need to sign the release form (PDF)

FIELD TRIPS: The field trips are still in the planning stages.  We are working towards a day in the Alcova area south of Casper looking at pterosaur tracks, and in situ Morrison Fm dinosaurs and more.  The second day we will head west of Casper. This trip will include a half day at the Eocene outcrops of Hell's Half Acre, and a visit to some Cretaceous deposits.  Lunch and transportation are included.   Any vertebrate fossils collected will be collected under the Tate Geological Museum's statewide BLM surface permit and will be reposited at the Tate.       

HOTELS: There are several hotels in Casper that are holding blocks of rooms for attendees. The Ramkota, Main Stay and Comfort Inns  are offering a rate of $94 to $105 dollars a night plus taxes.  The Hampton is holding rooms at $105. The  Ramkota and Hampton are closest to the conference venues.  They all offer a continental breakfast, however shuttle service will vary. Please contact the hotels to inquire about the shuttle. Be sure to mention the 25th annual Tate Conference and the 11th Annual Conference on Fossil Resources to receive the group rate.

Ramkota Hotel- $94 a night


800 N. Poplar


Main Stay- $94.00 a night


551 Granite Peak Dr

Comfort Inn- $94 a night


269 Miracle St

Hampton Inn- $105 a night


1100 N. Poplar

Tate Geological Conference/The Conference of Fossil Resources
Follow the link above to reserve your room

If you have any questions, please contact JP Cavigelli by email or by phone 307-268-3008.