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.

Speaker Series presentations are 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 2016

Thursday, January 21
Donald Henderson - Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Over the Heads of Dinosaurs-Pterosaurs

Thursday, January 28
Joe Sanchez and Ben Borkovic - Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Wading Through History: Fossil Hunting along Rivers Affected by the 2013 Southern Alberta Flood

Thursday, February 4
Caleb Brown - Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
“Hellboy” the Regaliceratops: What this New Horned Dinosaur tells us about the Evolution of Ceratopsians

Thursday, February 11
Calla Carbone - Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
The Ediacaran Period: Glimpses of the Earth's Earliest Animals

Friday, February 12
Mary Silcox - University of Toronto Scarborough, ON
Why so big? Understanding the Early Evolution of the Brain in Primates and their Relatives Using the Fossil Record

Thursday, February 18
David Greenwood - Brandon University, Brandon, MB 
British Columbia's Eocene Lakes and Forests: New Perspectives on Temperate Islands From a Past Greenhouse World

Thursday, February 25
Richard Cifelli - University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Early Cretaceous Mammals from the Cloverly Formation, Montana

Thursday, March 3
Kirstin Brink - University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Uncovering the hidden dental diversity of the first apex predators to identify Canada’s Dimetrodon borealis

Thursday, March 10
François Therrien - Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
The Cretaceous-Paleogene Mass Extinction: What Do We Really Know?

Thursday, March 17
Gregg Gunnell - Duke University, Durham, NC
Fossils of the Night—The History of Bats Through Time

Thursday, March 24
Jon Noad, Husky Energy, Calgary
Whoops! Fossil faux pas

Thursday, March 31
Pavel Skutchas - St. Petersburgh State University, Russia
Fossil Salamanders and Albanerpetontids from Siberia

Thursday, April 7
Christine Shellska - University of Calgary, AB
The Rhetoric of Intelligent Design

Thursday, April 14
Annie Quinney - University of Calgary, AB
The Amber Trap: Unlocking Stories of Ancient Polar Climates from Fossilized Tree Resin

Thursday, April 21
Edward Guinan - Villanova University, Philadelphia, PA 
Searching for Life-Bearing Exoplanets in our Galaxy

Thursday, April 28
Neffra Matthews - Bureau of Land Management, Denver, CO
Application of Photogrammetry and Drone Technology to Paleontological Research

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


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