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75th Anniversary Convention

Postby Mattboy » Feb 28, 2016 4:46 pm

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Greetings, cavers -

Founded in 1941, the National Speleological Society is the largest organization in the world dedicated to the exploration, preservation and conservation of caves. Our society's 9,000+ members include scientists, cartographers, explorers, and cave enthusiasts from the United States and around the world. This summer, from July 16-23, members of the NSS will gather in Ely, Nevada to celebrate the society's 75th Anniversary.

We hope you can join the party!

Convention Highlights:
Cave Trips
Ghost Town Tours
Science Presentations
Hot Springs
Steam Train Rides
Social Events
Photo and Art Salons
Concerts
Mine Tours
Geology Field Trips
ARRL Special Event Station

Registration forms are now online.
Use the following links to download the complete convention information package and registration form. Be sure to check our website for future updates. We look forward to welcoming you to Nevada!
Download Convention Flyer
Download Registration Form


The 2016 convention team looks forward to welcoming you to Nevada to celebrate 75 years of caving!

http://nss2016.caves.org/

July 16-23, 2016 ~ Ely, Nevada
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/nss75th
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/nss75th


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Re: 75th Anniversary Convention

Postby ohiocaver » Feb 29, 2016 11:55 am

Looking forward to seeing you all in Ely! :cavingrocks:
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Re: 75th Anniversary Convention

Postby CaverScott » Mar 4, 2016 12:53 pm

If you want to see Lehman Caves, the tour options are very limited. You can reserve your preferred day for only $10 per adult.

http://www.nps.gov/grba/planyourvisit/l ... -tours.htm

Ticket Sales
Tickets are required for cave tours, and may be purchased two ways:
In person at the Lehman Caves Visitor Center on arrival. (It is recommended to make a reservation.)
In advance via Recreation.gov
Same day reservations are not accepted. Please plan ahead tours sell out regularly in the summer and around holidays.

Cancellations and reservation changes are handled through recreation.gov.
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Re: 75th Anniversary Convention

Postby CaverScott » Mar 8, 2016 8:07 am

If you are also a geocacher, there is a meet and greet Sunday night in town.
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Re: 75th Anniversary Convention

Postby CaverScott » Mar 11, 2016 8:39 am

Jules, Ryan, and I are officially registered. :bananabat: :kewl:
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Re: 75th Anniversary Convention

Postby tncaver » Mar 13, 2016 8:53 am

Anyone know where the 2017 Convention is going to be held?
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Re: 75th Anniversary Convention

Postby caverdan » Mar 13, 2016 9:22 am

The 2017 convention is scheduled to be held just outside of Albuquerque New Mexico.
Member: Colorado Madrats, SoCoMoGro,CWSG.
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Re: 75th Anniversary Convention

Postby PYoungbaer » Mar 15, 2016 10:22 am

Does the Convention have any special trips organized for Lehmans Cave?

P.S. Jane and I are officially registered! Looking forward to Ely!
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Re: 75th Anniversary Convention

Postby JackW » Apr 8, 2016 11:11 pm

Hi,

I'm hoping to attend the convention this year and was planning on bringing my son, age 7. In past years (last year it seems) that kids under 9 could participate on JSS activities if their parent or other responsible adult went with them. Will this be the case this year?

Thanks!
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75th Anniversary Convention

Postby Ernie Coffman » Apr 18, 2016 5:54 pm

1. Jack, I assume you've been answered on this question about JSS, so won't go any further with it.

2. Peter, check the convention site, for something rings a bell that there's a special price for visiting and for signing up for Lehman's Cave.

Sure wish we had the Q & A column on the Convention site. It would answer a lot of concerns.
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Re: 75th Anniversary Convention

Postby Teresa » Apr 21, 2016 5:11 pm

Hi NSS Caver-Writers! We intend to reprise the NSS Writers' Workshop at the 75th Convention in Ely, Nevada, on Friday of the Convention. This is free, open to anyone, and a semi-formal mix of presentations, chit-chat, workshopping and learning. We have openings for presenters: unlike many sessions, we keep the lights on most of the time for discussion, and you don't have to cram everything you know into 15 minutes. This workshop covers just about any genre of writing you can imagine. Last year we had 8 presenters, 4 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon.

If you are interested in being a presenter, please email me at astrelfrog at gmail.com with your name, topic, amount of time you anticipate filling (up to an hour) and a sentence or two saying what you have written, where published or whatever to convince someone you are witty, cute, and qualified to talk about the topic.

If you would like to attend, and want a particular topic to be covered, or have someone to suggest as presenter, tell me that too.

First come, first served on slots; I'd like to send the session blurb to the convention powers who are by MAY 10.

PS: This is NOT the newsletter editors' forum: this is sponsored by the Fine Arts Salon and Illuminations -- we welcome everyone from science writers to poets, fiction writers, dramatists, scribblers on kraft paper, hard-bitten journalists to calligraphers. Come check us out.

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Re: 75th Anniversary Convention

Postby JackW » May 11, 2016 1:10 pm

Ernie Coffman wrote:1. Jack, I assume you've been answered on this question about JSS, so won't go any further with it.


Ernie, I actually have not gotten a reply at all; or at least none that I am aware of. Here, email or on the FB page.
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Re: 75th Anniversary Convention

Postby ohiocaver » May 12, 2016 7:36 am

According to the convention website, "About a half dozen cave trips will be offered each day from Saturday-Friday. WNS decon is mandatory before you will be allowed on any cave trips. Our decon station will open at the campground on Saturday before convention."
The webpage is at http://nss2016.caves.org/trips/index.php and is it supposed to have an interactive signup feature coming soon. :bat sticker:
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Re: 75th Anniversary Convention

Postby firemedic1015 » May 29, 2016 2:28 pm

I am very disappointed that there is still no online registration for the convention. I guess I'll print and mail mine today to avoid the June 1st price increase.
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Re: 75th Anniversary Convention

Postby Mattboy » May 31, 2016 6:48 pm

Greetings all... sorry for not keeping this page up to date.

We're extending the early registration discount to June 17 to allow us time to finish the online version. The 2016 convention has been struggling to meet all of our requirements with a very small staff & we appreciate your patience. Thanks to the several hundred folks that have already mailed in their registration information!

http://nss2016.caves.org/registration/index.php
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