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 …


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


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 …


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


2020 Cartographic Salon

The deadline for the 2020 Cartographic Salon has been extended to June 26. We also removed the file size limit. Please see details on the Cartographic Salon website at       http://caves.org/committee/salons/Cartographic.shtml Also, one emailed entry did not get to me. If you sent an entry and don’t see your name in the list below, please email me at …


Michael Taylor Book Signing

Join caver, explorer, and author Bill Steele in conversation with Michael Ray Taylor about Taylor’s new book, Hidden Nature: Wild Southern Caves. Beyond describing the majesty of the TAG region’s wild caves and the concurrent joys and dangers of exploring them, Taylor examines their scientific importance, their relationship to clean water, and their uncertain future—and also the culture and personalities …


Virtual Events for the National Speleological Society 2020 Convention

May 1 2020 Dear NSS Friends, As you know, due to circumstances beyond our control, this year’s NSS Convention in Elkins, West Virginia, was postponed to 2023. As a sort of consolation and distraction from being quarantined, we are offering some elements of Convention as virtual events. These include the Cartographic Salon, Cave Ballad Salon, Graphic Arts Salon, Photography Salon, …


Important Convention News

April 18, 2020 Dear NSS Friends, After much listening, discussion, careful consideration, and in accordance with federal, state, and local recommendations, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 NSS Convention. Given the terrible realities of COVID-19, one of the greatest global challenges of our lifetimes, we believe this is the prudent and right thing to do.