Workshops and Roundtables


Photogrammetry basics for palaeontologists: A workshop on how to take pictures and create a 3D model (2nd edition)

  • From 09:30am to 05:30pm (including lunch break)

Instructors: Matteo Belvedere, Porrentruy, Switzerland & Heinrich Mallison, Pöttmes, Germany

Photogrammetry as a method to create 3D visualizations has become an integral part of palaeontological research. In this workshop, we will teach the basics of photogrammetry (3Ds surface digitizing from digital photographs) for paleontology. Participants should bring their own digital camera (and be familiar with it) and laptop. Participants should bring (and be familiar with) their own camera (DSLR, compact, cellphone), (LED ring-) lights, tripods, and laptop computers. Scale bars will be provided. The workshop is limited to a maximum of 30 participants.

Note: This workshop will last 8 hours (including lunch break) and will overlap with other workshops. Participants are required to be present during the entire duration of the course.

LGBTQ visibility in science and museum exhibits

  • From 14:00 to 16:00

Instructors: João Muchagata, Simão Mateus, Vincent Cheng, and possibly more

A few short presentations on several different topics, after which a friendly and inclusive roundtable discussion will be held, for the exchange of ideas regarding the representativeness of the LGBTQ community ad gender identity, or lack of it, in Portuguese and international museums and its importance. Also discussed will be the openness and acceptance of openly LGBTQ students and researcher, and the coming out process.

Everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, is welcome and encouraged to participate!


Women in Palaeontology Workshop: Addressing gender inequalities and stereotyping in Palaeontology and science in general (2nd edition)

  • From 16.00 to 18.00

Held by: Femke Holwerda and more to be announced

After the success and positive outcomes of last year’s Women in Palaeo Workshop, this session will be continued with several short presentations by different speakers (to be announced) after which a roundtable discussion will be held, supervised by a moderator. The workshop encourages a friendly, open atmosphere, where everything related to gender inequality and gender stereotyping can be discussed (as much as time will allow).

All are welcome, both women and men!