**The following is reposted from a notice sent by Dr. Andrew Rindsberg to the SKOLITHOS listserv. Find out how to register for the listserv here** ____________________________________________ Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Ichnofabric Workshop, originally scheduled for May-June 2021, will be split into two parts: IIW-16A, an online event in September 2021, and IIW-16B, field trips in May-June 2023.
ONLINE MEETING: This will be an abbreviated conference, limited to 180 attendees. We are concerned about providing career continuity for students, new faculty, and other young professionals, and they will be given preference for speaking slots (40 talks). There will also be 4 or 5 keynote lectures by senior ichnologists. Without most of the usual expenses, the cost will be minimal. (Note: It will not include the field trips.) The program and abstracts will be published online, and some or all talks may be recorded.
FIELD TRIPS: Why 2023 and not 2022, you ask? Because ICHNIA has been rescheduled for May 2022, and May-June is the most appropriate season for these field trips in Alabama and Georgia. The two field trips – one to the Georgia coast and the other to the “Best of Alabama Sites” – will be led by Sally Walker, Tony Martin, Charles Savrda, Andrew Rindsberg, David Kopaska-Merkel, Prescott Atkinson, and others as originally planned. The leaders will deliver appropriate talks to accompany the trips. This field conference will give the ichnologic community a chance to meet in person, assuming that the COVID-19 menace has abated.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR IIW-16A:
Title deadline, July 1, 2021
Abstract deadline, August 1, 2021
Online meeting, September 16-17, 2021
Andrew K. Rindsberg, PhD
Biological & Environmental Sciences
University of West Alabama
Livingston, AL 35470, USA __________________________