Information on caving events, including Society sponsored events such as the annual
convention and the National Cave Management Symposium, and events sponsored by regional or other organizations. If you
have an event that you would like listed on this page, email the information to email@example.com
USA 2017 Events
USA 2018 Events
- March 25, 2017 - Spring NSS Board of Governor's Meeting - in Park City, KY.
The spring 2017 Board of Governors meeting will be held at Diamond Caverns in Park City. Contact any BoG member, if interested in attending.
- May 18-21, 2017 - SERA Cave Carnival #66 - in Sequatchie, TN.
Smoky Mountain Grotto is hosting this year's SERA Cave Carnival at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, TN. The Trials Training Center is located at the head of Coppinger Cove, right in the heart of TAG. Many great TAG classic caves, along with many other fantastic caves, are just a short drive or hike away.
The event will be May 19th- 21st, but early arrival camping is available on Thursday the 18th. The Trials Training Center is at 300 Woodland Rd. Sequatchie, TN. You can find more information and register at our website at http://sera2017.subworks.com.
Here is the event's facebook page if you would like to follow and receive updates. https://www.facebook.com/events/259264771159830/
- May 26-29, 2017 - Memorial Day Weekend - Speleofest 2017 - at The Lonestar Preserve, in Hart County Kentucky.
Early arrival on Wednesday and Thursday available, and you can stay until Monday. Howdy Party on Friday night with live music by Robby Cox. Cave Central opens on Friday night with cave trip sign ups for the weekend. A Banquet on Saturday night with guest speaker and door prizes. Plenty of camping spots, port-o-potty's, and hot showers. Breakfast will be available on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Gear Vendors will be onsite. Vendors and Inquires, Contact David McClintock, Speleofest Chairman, @ 502-643-4590, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website for more info and preregistration links at: http://louisville.caves.org/.
- June 2-4, 2017 - Spring NRO/MAR Caving Event and Philadelphia Grotto's 70th Anniversary - at Pattersonville, NY.
Held at Indian Lookout Country Club. More information to be posted at: http://caves.org/grotto/ccg//NRO-MAR-2017.htm.
- June 4-9 and 12-18, 2017 - Summer 2017 Karst Field Studies program - at WKU in Bowling Green, KY.
We appreciated your patience while we prepared for the upcoming Karst Field Studies courses. This message is to officially announce the course lineup for the summer 2017 Karst Field Studies program. We are pleased to offer the following KFS courses this coming summer:
- Cave and Karst Field Mapping and Cartography, June 4-9, Dr. Pat Kambesis
- Applied Karst Hydrogeology, June 12-18, Mrs. Lee Anne Bledsoe and Dr. Chris Groves
For more information about the program, courses, how to register, and instructor bios, please visit: www.karstfieldstudies.com.
If you have any questions please contact the Karst Field Studies Director, Dr. Leslie North, at Leslie.email@example.com.
"Like" us on Facebook at Karst Field Studies (WKU Karst Field Studies) and Sign-up for our mailing list on our website.
Please help us spread the word about the program by forwarding this message to your colleagues, grotto members, staff, students, friends, and any other parties you feel may be interested in this year's courses!
Hope to see you this summer!
..... Dr. Leslie A. North, Assistant Professor of Environmental Geoscience, Western Kentucky University.
- June 16-24, 2017 - NCRC National Training Seminar - at Bend, Oregon. Register on-line at:
- June 19-23, 2017 - 2017 NSS Convention - at Rio Rancho, New Mexico. More information on the Convention website at:
- October 12-15, 2017 - 39th Annual Texas Cavers Reunion - at Paradise Canyon Campground in Rio Medina, Texas.
Held every fall, the Texas Cavers' Reunion attracts about 400 cavers from Texas, the United States and other countries. Many caving vendors are present so you can touch and feel that potential new piece of caving gear before you buy. The feature event is the supper cooked on site by many Texas caving cooks.
The 39th annual Texas Cavers Reunion will be at Paradise Canyon Campground below Medina Lake on the currently raging Medina River. There will be the usual revelry! Rope climbing contests, surveying contests, mud wrestling contests, speleolympic contests, costume contest, etc. If you are a caver, cave lover, or caver supporter please consider attending.
More information on the website at: https://cavetexas.org/events/TCR/.
- May 10 - 19, 2018 - NCRC National Training Seminar - at Camp Skyline in Mentone, Alabama. Details to follow.
- July 28 - August 4, 2018 (Tentative dates) - 2018 NSS Convention - at Helena, Montana. Details to follow.
- July 23-30, 2017 - 17th International Congress of Speleology - at Sydney NSW, Australia.
The International Union of Speleology (UIS) conducts the International Congress of Speleology (ICS) every 4 years, a major event on the world speleology calendar. The 17th congress is to be held in Sydney, Australia from 23-30 July 2017. It will be organised and hosted by the Australian Speleological Federation (ASF).
This is the second time the Congress has been held in the Southern Hemisphere and the first time in Australia. Australia is a dream destination, and the chosen venue, Sydney, will provide a memorable conference experience and world class event.
ASF will feature speleology in Australasia and the organising committee is working hard to prepare the Congress as a friendly meeting with an interesting program including excursions to fascinating cave and karst areas in Australia and New Zealand and an attractive accompanying program.
Additional details can be found here.
Early Registration Discount Ends 31-January-2017: The deadline for registering at the early discount rate is the 31st of January. For a PDF with additional information about the discount and the event, Please click here.