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 2019

January 17: Darren Tanke, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Topic: Amateur Fossil Collector Maurice Stefanuk (1924-2016)

January 24: Karen Samonds, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Topic: The Origins and Evolution of Madagascar’s Modern Vertebrates

January 31: Larry Powell, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB 
Topic: The Great Plains Short-Horned Lizard in Canada

February 7: Don Brinkman, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Topic: Fossil Fish From the Late Cretaceous of Alberta

February 14: Win McLaughlin, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH 
Topic: Changing Landscapes in the Tien Shan Mountains of Kyrgyzstan

February 21: Greg Erickson, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 
Topic: Palaeobiology of a Late Cretaceous Arctic Vertebrate Assemblage

February 28: Chad Morgan, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB 
Topic: Trilobites from Mount Stephen, BC

March 7: Andrew Heckert, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
Topic: Before Ankylosaurs, There Were Aetosaurs

March 14: Jon Noad, Gran Tierra Energy, Calgary, AB 
Topic: Archaeopteryx: The World’s Most Famous Bird

March 21: Susanne Cote, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB 
Topic: East African Fossil Apes and Their Environments

March 28: David Krause, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO 
Topic: Cretaceous Vertebrates from Madagascar

April 4: Steve Brusatte, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK 
Topic: The Rise and Fall of Dinosaurs

April 11: Sarah Otto, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC 
Topic: Evolution and Extinction During the Anthropocene

April 18: To Be Announced

April 25: To Be Announced

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


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