EventsSpeaker Series

The Royal Tyrrell Museum’s annual Speaker Series brings world-renowned scientists and researchers to the Museum and offers them a platform to discuss hot topics in palaeontology or to share results of their current research with the public.

Held Thursdays at 11:00 a.m. in the Museum auditorium from January to April.

Past Speaker Series presentations are also available online!
Royal Tyrrell Museum YouTube


For more information:

Toll free in Alberta
310-0000 then (403) 823-7707

Toll free in North America (outside Alberta)

Outside North America



Speaker Series 2017

Thursday, February 16
Duane Froese - University of Alberta
Holocene Survival and the Final Extinction of Mainland and Island Mammoth Populations in Northwestern Canada and Alaska

Thursday, February 23
Derek Larson - Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum
The Teeth They are a-Changin': The Morphology, Disparity, and Evolution of Theropod Teeth in the Late Cretaceous of the Western Interior Basin

Thursday, March 2
Ramon Nagesan - Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Move Over Nessie! Neck Mobility in Plesiosaurs, the Long-Necked Marine Reptiles of the Mesozoic

Thursday, March 9
Darren Tanke - Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Palaeontologists Can Be Archaeologists: Use of Palaeontological Plaster Jacketing Techniques to Collect an Archaeological Feature from Head Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Alberta

Thursday, March 16
Takuya Konishi - University of Cincinnati
Sharing Under the Cretaceous Sea: Global Distribution Achieved by Halisaurine Mosasaurs Explained by a New Discovery from Japan

Friday, March 17
Grant Zazula - Government of Yukon
Ice Age Mammals of the Frozen North

Friday, March 24
Rob Young - University of British Columbia
Glacial Geology of Alberta

Thursday, March 30
Conrad Wilson - University of Calgary
The End-Devonian Mass Extinctions and the Early Evolution of the Ray-Finned Fishes

Thursday, April 6
Jeff Zimmer - Fish and Wildlife, Drumheller District
Snakes from Southern Alberta

Thursday, April 13
James Campbell - University of Calgary
A Re-evaluation of the Horned Dinosaurs Chasmosaurus and Vagaceratops from the Upper Cretaceous Dinosaur Park Formation of Western Canada

Thursday, April 20
Ben Evans - McMaster University
Ecological Opportunity and Adaptive Radiation of Fanged Frogs on Sulawesi Island, Indonesia

Thursday, April 27
Eric Roberts - James Cook University, Australia
Radiometric Dating in Late Cretaceous Formations of the Western Interior of North America


Download the 2017 Speaker Series Schedule

Did you miss a presentation? Speaker Series presentations are available on the Royal Tyrrell Museum You Tube channel!


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