Monday March 16, 2020 08:00 AM EDT
Hello NSS members,
No doubt you have been following the news regarding Coronavirus
– also known as COVID-19. I want to assure you that the National
Speleological Society (NSS) and the 2020 NSS Convention Staff continue to
closely monitor the situation and the potential effects to our members and
events. We are committed to keeping you safe as the health and well-being
of all our members are top priorities.
As of now the 2020 NSS Convention remains as scheduled: July
27–31, 2020. Based on the uncertainties regarding COVID-19, the NSS
Convention Staff has decided to change the Pre-Registration deadline to May
31, 2020. We hope this doesn’t inconvenience our membership.
One thing we should all do is educate ourselves from a reliable
As always, feel free to send any questions or concerns our
way. If scheduling changes need to be made, we will reach out
again. It is in challenging times like these that we see our core values
in action. Thank you for your commitment to each other and the NSS.
Keep Calm & Carry On
Katherine “Kat” Crispin, Ph.D.
NSS Administrative Vice President
This is a list of sessions that are likely to have formal presentations. In addition to the session chair’s name and email address, it shows the date abstracts for the session are due. Abstracts should be sent to the session chair and must be no longer than 250 words. Please also say how much time you need for your presentation.
Continue reading “Abstract Due Dates”
NSS Art & Music Salons encourage and recognize cave-related arts, artists, and musicians. NSS Salons are open to everyone; entrants need not be members of the NSS. Rules, entry forms, and deadlines are available on each Salon’s website. For more information navigate to: http://www.caves.org/committee/salons/
The best of each Salon’s entries will be exhibited at the NSS Convention in Elkins, West Virginia, 2020. Each Salon’s top award and Caver’s Choice award (if applicable) is presented during the convention’s Thursday evening Salon program. After the convention, low-resolution representations of the top award winners for every Salon are placed in the NSS Salons web pages and, other than music, in the NSS News.
Read descriptions of the salons
The following vendors care currently expected to be present at the NSS Convention in Elkins. Other names to follow shortly:
- Ozark Fossils Jewelry
- The Art of Mark Turner
- On Rope 1
For a complete list so far, please visit the vendor page
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.
Continue reading “NSS News – February 2020”
Have you been caving outside of the United States? Come share your underground adventures in exotic lands with your fellow cavers. The International Exploration Session at NSS Conventions is one of the most well attended of all sessions. It is a great venue to present your new discoveries to a wide and appreciative audience.
Continue reading “Speakers requested for the International Exploration Session 2020 NSS Convention in Elkins, WV”
Many people are already registered for this year’s convention. See who is attending by scrolling through the list below.
Continue reading “Who is Attending”
If you would like to be a vendor at this year’s NSS Convention, you should contact the vendor coordinator Mike Warner (firstname.lastname@example.org). He can supply you with all of the information you need, and the registration form.
You can find more information about the 2020 NSS Convention on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2019NSSConvention/