A major attraction at every NSS Convention is the opportunity to visit the caves in a new area and the 2020 Convention in Elkins, West Virginia, is no exception. However, there is plenty of other activity during the day for those who want a break from caving. Most daytime activities will be at the Elkins High School where sessions, workshops, vertical activities, and specialized meetings will be held. These include the always popular U.S. and International Exploration sessions that feature updates on major projects throughout the U.S. and the world.
There will also be a full day session featuring exploration efforts in West Virginia’s over 4,000 caves. Numerous other sessions and workshops will be devoted to such specialties as cave photography, communications and electronics, cave conservation, biology, geology, and vertical techniques. Speaking of vertical techniques, there will be multiple days of hands-on vertical training workshops and contests. Attendees are encouraged to take a break from caving and check out the activities at the school. A list of confirmed sessions is on the Convention Web site.