Palaeo Down Under 3

11 July - 15 July 2022

Australasian Palaeontologists' quadrennial conference, showcasing excellence in research, outreach, and education.

PDU3: an Australasian conference

Australasian Palaeontologists (AAP) cordially invites all palaeontologists from Australia, New Zealand and around the world to participate in Palaeo Down Under 3 (PDU3) in Perth (Australia) on 11-15 of July 2022. A full conference programme is proposed, covering all aspects of palaeontology and associated disciplines. PDU3 will include guest keynote lectures, general & thematic sessions, symposia and posters.


Due to the global pandemic, AAP looks forward to broadcasting the conference virtually to provide an opportunity for members to participate from all over the world.


Logo competition

With the conference fast approaching, we are now in need of a conference logo. We are sending a call out to all in the Australasian Palaeontology community to get creative and come up with a logo design for PDU3. The logo will need to showcase some of Western Australia’s key fossils, for example stromatolites, Gogo fish and/or the Nullarbor megafauna.

The committee reserves the right to modify any entries (in consultation with the artist/s) to make the logo file fit for purpose. Artwork should be suitable for use in both colour and greyscale. Entries can be submitted as one or the other, or both.

The winning entry will secure a conference fee waiver!

Entries will be accepted from today until May 30th. Please submit your entry by email to

The winner will be announced shortly after the closing date.


The call for symposia, and abstracts will be extended in the near future. AAP looks forward to seeing you Down Under.

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