Dr. Crepet, Dr. Nixon, and Dr. Gandolfo will be heading off to Mendoza, Argentina in October for the 4th International Palaeontological Congress. The "International Palaeontological Congress (IPC) is a global meeting devoted to Palaeontology throughout the world. It convenes every four years under the aegis of the International Palaeontological Association. It convenes every four years under the aegis of the International Palaeontological Association. Following three previous editions in Sydney (2002), Beijing (2006) and London (2010), it will now come to the American continent for the first time. The 4th IPC will explore the courses Palaeontology may take as the 21st century ushers in profound and long lasting technological changes." Several societies/ Subcommissions will be participating in the meeting: American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists (AASP) and The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) (Includes IGCP 596/SDS joint meeting and IGCP 632 symposium).

At this meeting, they will be presenting their contributions at the "Evolution of early angiosperms" symposium. Dr. Crepet will present a talk titled "Enduring issues in assessing angiosperm origins" with Dr. Nixon as co-author; Dr. Nixon will present a talk titled "Early aquatic angiosperms and the mystery of Ceratophyllum" with Dr. Crepet as a co-author, while Dr. Gandolfo will present a talk titled "An updated comprehensive study of Cretaceous-Paleogene angiosperms from Argentina" with multiple co-authors.

Also, Dr. Gandolfo will be presenting a contribution on the "Comprehensive study of Antarctic-Patagonian plant diversity during the Cretaceous-Tertiary is essential for understanding modern American plant distribution" with Dr. Maria Zamaloa in the symposium "Cretaceous-Tertiary palaeobiogeographic connections with Antarctica".