Below are a list of the sessions that typically are held during convention. Please contact the appropriate chair listed below if you require additional information or would like to be a presenter.
Anyone who is planning on presenting in a session should contact the chair of the appropriate session and let them know you would like to present. Please provide the subject of the presentation, the time you will require, and any audio/visual equipment you need.
Abstracts: You should also provide provide an abstract, up to 250 words, for the Conventions Program. Abstracts should be a summary of conclusions and results, not merely a statement of what the presentation is about.
When submitting abstracts, please provide each presenter’s name and email address. The presenter’s affiliation and/or mailing address can be included if desired.
Note: Abstracts will be published as submitted so please proofread them before submitting them. Abstracts longer than 250 words will be returned to be shortened.
Facilities Request Form: If you are responsible for an event please submit a “Sessions & School Facilities Questionnaire” describing your event. The questionnaire is available as a PDF form.
Deadlines: The Convention Program will be going to the printer around July 1. The following deadlines are firm and the program chairs of individual sessions must send the following to the program chair by the date shown:
- June 15, 2020 – All event descriptions, session descriptions, advertising, and any other general material for the Program must be submitted by this date. Late submissions are likely to be ignored.
- June 25, 2020 – Final session schedules and abstracts must be submitted by this date. Late submissions (even by a few hours) are unlikely to get in the Program.
2020 NSS Convention Session Information
|Biospeleology Session||Sarah Keenanemail@example.com|
|Cave Digging Session|
|Cave Diving Session|
|Cave Photography Session|
|Cave Video Section Session||Dave Sockyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Comm. & Electronics Session||John DeRooemail@example.com|
|Culture of Caves, Cavers and Caving||John Wilson & Maria Perezfirstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com|
|Geology & Geography Session||Katie Schmidfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|International Exploration Session||Mark Minton & Yvonne Dromsemail@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org|
|NCRC Session||Anmar Mirzaemail@example.com|
|Spelean History Session||Dean Snyder & Bob Hokefirstname.lastname@example.org& email@example.com|
|State Cave Surveys||Howard Kalnitzfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Survey & Cartography Session||Carol Veselyemail@example.com|
|U.S. Exploration Session||Pat Kambesisfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|West Virginia Caving Session||Nikki Foxemail@example.com|
2020 NSS Convention Salons
For detailed salon information go to (https://caves.org/committee/salons)
|Cartographic Salon||Dwight Livingstonfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cave Ballad Salon||Roland Vinyardemail@example.com|
|Fine Arts Salon||Carolina Shrewsburyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Graphic Art Salon||Blake Jördanemail@example.com|
|MultiMedia Program Salon||David Sockyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Photo Salon||Dean Wisemanemail@example.com|
|Print Salon||Cady Soukupfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Symbolic Emblem Salon||Dave Deckeremail@example.com|
|T-Shirt Salon||Blake Jördanfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Video Salon||David Sockyemail@example.com|
Additional Sessions and Workshops
Additional sessions, workshops, or other activities are welcome. If you are interested in organizing an activity please notify the Program Chair to get the activity in the schedule.