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How was your experience?

Now that the NSS Virtual Convention is over we would appreciate your feedback. Please tell us about your experience with this event. Hopefully there won’t be a next time, however if there is, please help us improve on what we had this year.

AnnouncementsUncategorizedCorridor H highway to Elkins

Saturday Presentations are Available

Saturday, August 1, 2020 Thank you all for joining the NSS Virtual Convention. We hope you have enjoyed these presentations by the many talented contributors, and we hope to see you in 2023. This time in person at the Elkins, West Virginia convention. Live Presentations Today 9:00 AM, Eastern Live – Cartographic Salon Critique (attendance is open to all) 12:00 PM, …

AnnouncementsUncategorizedNSS Awards Show is at 7:00 PM

NSS Awards Show is at 7:00 PM

Join us at 7:00 PM as the NSS Awards show presents the society’s 2020 awards and thank you all for being part of our virtual convention this year. We appreciate all of the wonderful comments and are glad you have enjoyed the presentations from the many talented contributors. We look forward to seeing you all in person next year.


Awards Salon Program (7:00 PM)

Be sure to check back at 7:00 PM tonight (Thursday) for the release of the Awards Salon Program. This is a fascinating review of the various salon entries and their winners. The Cavers’ Choice awards are included as well. See if your entry has won. Also included will be the photo salon and promo videos for the upcoming conventions. Here …

AnnouncementsNSS Recognition

60 yr Society Membership

NSS recognizes the following members of the Society with 60 years of membership. William F Tozer, NSS 4955 Donald G Davis, NSS 4956 Thomas A Rohrer, NSS 4959 Dennis E Drum, NSS 4961 William D Coe, NSS 4982 Jimmy Karl Bigelow, NSS 4991 Ernest B Payne, NSS 4996 William W (Bill) Torode, NSS 5013 James (Ed) Smith, NSS 5037 Mary …

AnnouncementsJuly 30 Thursday

Virtual Tour of Lehman Cave

About the Lehman Caves Virtual Tour: Presented by the National Park Service, this 3-part video series takes virtual visitors through a high-resolution reconstruction of Lehman Caves at Great Basin National Park. Each part features five bonus videos that go into more detail about all sorts of topics including cave life, hydrology/geology, and history. Viewers can choose which topics they want …


“Hidden Nature” book chat

In case you missed it, or want to see it again, here is the link to the “Hidden Nature” book chat with author Michael Ray Taylor.  Bill Steele joined Mike and conducted the hour long interview and discussion session. Speleobooks hosted, and while there were some issues in the first couple minutes when our host window crashed, Mike & …

AnnouncementsNSS Recognition

50 yr Society Membership

NSS recognizes the following members of the Society with 50 years of membership. Allen D McCrady, NSS 913 Jefferson C Sims, NSS 11969 William S Liebman, NSS 11970 David A Jones , NSS 11971 David W Teal, NSS 11982 Walter (Buddy) Bundy, NSS   11985 Mark Stock, NSS 12045 William (Buddy) Lane, NSS 12054 Jim M Terry, NSS 12083 Richard A …


Wednesday Presentations are Available

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Live Presentations Today Set your clocks to remind you of these upcoming live events today. 3:00 PM Eastern LIVE – Cave Conservancy Roundtable 7:00 PM Eastern LIVE – NSS Nature Preserves Meeting Recorded Presentations International Exploration Session Luminary Series – Bill Jones Pottery Demonstration – Peter Jones


NSS Virtual Convention Pins and Patches

The virtual Convention Pins and patches are ready to ship. If you have not placed your order yet, do not delay. They are going fast as there were only 100 made of each All orders must be sent by August 1, 2020, or the end of the Virtual Convention. The cost of each patch is $10 and each pin is …


Tuesday Presentations are Available

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Live Presentations Today Set your clocks to remind you of these upcoming live events this evening. 6:00 PM Eastern LIVE – Vertical Section Business Meeting and Presentations 7:00 PM Eastern LIVE – Michael Taylor Book Signing 8:15 PM Eastern LIVE – Lechuguilla Cartographers Meeting Recorded Sessions Available Today Conservation and Management Session Luminary Series – Phil …

AnnouncementsNSS Recognition

2020 NSS Fellows

Beginning with this year’s NSS Convention, the Awards Committee, with the consent of the BoG (June 17, 2019), will identify newly named Fellows at the beginning of each NSS Convention. This will allow week-long recognition of our newest Fellows and allow them to attend the Fellows Reception (unfortunately, not this year). The following cavers have been awarded NSS Fellowships in …


Monday Presentations are Available

Monday July 27, 2020 Live Events Today 4:00 PM Eastern LIVE – Communications and Electronics Section Meeting 8:00 PM Eastern LIVE – Gone Caving! A Card Game of Exploration and Discovery Recorded Sessions Communications and Electronics Culture of Caves, Cavers, and Caving Digging Session West Virginia Exploration State Cave Surveys

AnnouncementsJuly 31 Friday

Lightning Talks Are Back

Put the Lightning Talks session on your schedule for Friday afternoon. You’ll be glad you did. It’s the session that’s planned to be unplanned. It’s cavers doing the thing they do best: showing off. Please, feel free to participate with a 5-minute (or so) presentation. Or just attend and enjoy. The atmosphere is casual and friendly. A lightning talk can …