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Midcontinent Paleobotanical Colloquium 2018

Midcontinent Paleobotanical Colloquium June 1-3, 2018, at the Athens, Ohio, campus.

About the Midcontinent Paleobotanical Colloquium

The Midcontinent Paleobotanical Colloquium is a small, relaxed meeting that emphasizes student participation through formal research presentations and informal interactions with others in the paleobotanical community. Since 1983, the MPC has been held annually (typically in the spring) and hosted by a different institution each year. The 35th MPC is at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, from June 1-3, 2018. Students, postdocs, and professionals involved in or interested in paleobotanical research are invited to attend. We look forward to seeing you in Athens!


Friday June 1

  • Informal Social (location TBD)

Saturday June 2

  • Scientific Sessions
  • Contributed presentations (15-minute oral presentations and a mid-day poster session)
  • Evening banquet at Ohio University Inn

Sunday June 3

Travel & Directions

Driving & Campus Parking

Free on-campus parking is available on the weekend (5 p.m. on Friday to 7 a.m. on Monday) in dark green and purple lots. The lots nearest Porter Hall (lots 120 and 122) do not offer free parking, but have metered spaces. Lots are signed at entrances.

About Flying

John Glenn Columbus International Airport (CMH) is the nearest airport serving commercial airlines. The distance between CMH and Athens is about 80 miles.

Transportation between Athens and Columbus International Airport: Go Bus, Athens Airport Express.


Residence halls rooms will be available, at an anticipated cost of $42 (single) or $24 (per person, double) per night. There will be an additional $15 fee for linens. Attendees will be able to reserve a residence hall room when the registration form becomes available.

For those not wishing to stay in the residence halls, a small block of rooms has been reserved at the Ohio University Inn. Ohio University Inn is within walking distance of Porter Hall.

Other accommodations are available in the Athens.

Contact Us

If you have questions or wish to added to the e-mail list, contact Liz Hermsen at

Staff support: Eileen Schulz, Connie Pollard, Connie Vargo

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