2009 ICS/NSS Convention--Kerrville, TX

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2009 ICS/NSS Convention--Kerrville, TX

Postby Scott McCrea » Jan 30, 2009 11:02 pm

15th International Congress of Speleology
Kerrville, Texas USA
July 19-26, 2009


http://www.ics2009.us/

The 2009 ICS will be held in conjunction with the NSS Convention in Kerrville, TX.



I just registered. :woohoo: Who else is going?
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Re: 2009 ICS/NSS Convention--Kerrville, TX

Postby Caverdale » Jan 31, 2009 12:25 am

I registered three days ago at #534. Just checked the pre-registration list and as of late this afternoon the registration was up to #636!. Tomorrow's deadline for price increase brought people out of the woodwork. :clap:
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Re: 2009 ICS/NSS Convention--Kerrville, TX

Postby hewhocaves » Jan 31, 2009 5:49 pm

At about 5:50 this afternoon I was unable to register. It kept saying I exceeded my alloted 1 hour of time to register. I do not type THAT slow :P

Very frustrating.

update:

It works fine in IE and not at all in Firefox. Poor coding, IMHO.
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Re: 2009 ICS/NSS Convention--Kerrville, TX

Postby Squirrel Girl » Jan 31, 2009 7:40 pm

hewhocaves wrote:At about 5:50 this afternoon I was unable to register. It kept saying I exceeded my alloted 1 hour of time to register. I do not type THAT slow :P

Very frustrating.

update:

It works fine in IE and not at all in Firefox. Poor coding, IMHO.

I passed this along, and got this in return:

Thank you noting this problem. I have contacted Jeff Depree about it. He built on Andy Niekamp’s fine work to create the on-line registration system. Jeff and others have worked many hours creating and rigorously testing the system. However, like all best efforts, gremlins creep into the works and so problems inevitably occur. At the bottom of the registration page is the following note.
“Questions or problems with the online registration web pages? Contact Jeff DePree - jdepree@ufl.edu

If any of you have problems with the system, please take that note to heart and contact Jeff. Send him a detailed description of the problem. We want to make on-line registration as easy and effective as reasonably possible and need your help to fight the gremlins.

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Re: 2009 ICS/NSS Convention--Kerrville, TX

Postby Scott McCrea » Feb 1, 2009 4:06 am

I used Firefox. On a Mac, even.
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Re: 2009 ICS/NSS Convention--Kerrville, TX

Postby NZcaver » Feb 1, 2009 2:25 pm

I registered a month ago. It took a while to go through all the options, but I experienced no technical problems at all (using XP/IE7 as usual).

I suppose I have a registration number, but I have no idea what it is. The whole numbers thing doesn't really mean much to me anyway.

ICS should be fun. At least I won't be camping this time! :banana_yay:

Edit - I found my registration number online. Whoopee.
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Re: 2009 ICS/NSS Convention--Kerrville, TX

Postby CaverScott » Feb 4, 2009 3:53 pm

We are planning to be there and registered a month or so ago. :banana: :woohoo: :banana:
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Re: 2009 ICS/NSS Convention--Kerrville, TX

Postby Teresa » Feb 14, 2009 1:00 pm

Unless things change radically, I won't be able to make Kerrville. A little thing called work scheduling....:shrug:

Usually I'm not into convention accessories, but I would be interested this year, especially the publications and a pin. How does one go about preregistering/paying for/receiving these items when I will will not be there?

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Re: 2009 ICS/NSS Convention--Kerrville, TX

Postby mgmills » Feb 15, 2009 5:48 pm

Teresa wrote:Unless things change radically, I won't be able to make Kerrville. A little thing called work scheduling....:shrug:

Teresa


I have the same problem. I just switched jobs and won't have the vacation time to take off for a 10+ day trip. However, with the current economy I'm just glad to be working.
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Re: 2009 ICS/NSS Convention--Kerrville, TX

Postby Squirrel Girl » Feb 15, 2009 8:38 pm

Teresa wrote:Usually I'm not into convention accessories, but I would be interested this year, especially the publications and a pin. How does one go about preregistering/paying for/receiving these items when I will will not be there?


The ICS folks are looking into this. When they make a decision, they'll (I'll) let you know.
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Re: 2009 ICS/NSS Convention--Kerrville, TX

Postby Squirrel Girl » Feb 16, 2009 10:41 am

OK, here's the answer:

“Someone asked if they can buy ICS items (pins, publications, etc.) if they cannot the ICS. The answer is “yes and no.” The ICS is not set up to ship items or to charge for shipping. Everything will be shipped from the manufacturers to Kerrville and stored briefly until opened at the ICS. All items not sold at the ICS will be available for sale through the NSS Bookstore after the ICS.”
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2009 NSS/ICS Convention needs Security folks

Postby Ernie Coffman » Mar 4, 2009 12:55 pm

The 2009 NSS/ICS Convention needs Security folks, as usual. First of all, it'll be an easy chore, but somebody has to do it, right? We need men and women--No kids! People that can answer questions and direct traffic if need be. People that won't lose their cool--even though the temperatures in the air will probably be quite hot. Mike Frazier is off caving, so I'm doing the sign-ups for this July, but to make things run smoothly, we need to get you signed up now, so we can make out our schedule.

You'll get a nice t-shirt out of putting in some time to make the convention go more smoothly. Mike said that you earn one by doing four hours on THE gate--notice, only one gate! And, four hours roaming around the campus, which should be pretty cool work. You don't have to do all eight hours at once, so that's why we need to get volunteers to sign up now, so we can arrange the time slots and such.

Contact me off list, please. Thanks a bunch!
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Re: 2009 NSS/ICS Convention and WNS

Postby Anonymous_Coward » Mar 4, 2009 1:26 pm

removed :waving:
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Re: 2009 NSS/ICS Convention and WNS

Postby Squirrel Girl » Mar 4, 2009 2:19 pm

jaa45993 wrote::funny post:

What's funny about it is that is has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with bats.

Can we move this please?

Seriously, Ernie. Try a little harder.

So true. What's likewise funny is that as a moderator, I can't figure out how to move Ernie's and your posts to the other fourm. We'll work on it.
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Re: 2009 NSS/ICS Convention and WNS

Postby Squirrel Girl » Mar 4, 2009 2:24 pm

jaa45993 wrote::funny post:

What's funny about it is that is has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with bats.

Can we move this please?

Seriously, Ernie. Try a little harder.

Got it!
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