I am delighted to be able to announce that a number of major pterosaur researchers have already announced that they will be attending the 'Flugsaurier' meeting.
Of course, these are subject to possible changes, but all of the following expect to attend in September, 2007:
David M. Unwin (University of Leicester, UK)
Eric Buffetaut (CNRS, France)
David M. Martill (University of Portsmouth, UK)
S. Chris Bennett (Fort Hayes State University, USA)
Eberhard 'Dino' Frey (University of Karlsruhe, Germany)
Silvio Renesto (University of Insubria, Italy)
Gareth J. Dyke (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Darren Naish (University of Portsmouth, UK)
Luis M. Chiappe (Los Angeles Natural History Museum, USA)
Of course we also expect to see Dr Wellnhofer himself. I should add here that Peter does not know about the nature of this meeting. He has been told that a meeting based around pterosaurs will be taking place in his 'home' museum in Munich (he still lives in the city) and he has been invited to attend and has provisionally accepted the invitation. He does not know, (and hopefully will not find out) that the meeting is being arranged in his honour! We hope that we can keep this a secret until next year, but of course that is a long time.