• Tuesday March 13, 2018 @ 7:30 PM – WCG Membership Meeting.
      First Ascent Climbing & Fitness
      3516 N. Spaulding
      Chicago, IL 60618
      Tel: (773) 564-9815
    • March 17, 2018 – 2018 Spring Board of Governor’s Meeting – at Blacksburg, Virginia. The Spring Board of Governors meeting will be hosted by VPI in celebration of their 75th Anniversary.
    • April 6, 2018 – April 8, 2018 – Introductory caving opportunity – at Berome Moore.
      Our members will be meeting  in the field with the intention of introducing new people to exploring caves. The camping destination is Perryville Missouri. Camping fee is $15.00. Other expenses as they occur will be shared by attending campers and cavers.The tentative plan for the weekend is:
      Arrival on Friday evening/dinner on your own
      Caving Saturday morning (most likely two groups with staggered timing) until late afternoon (4-5 hours underground)
      Taco dinner together around 6:00pm provided by the grotto
      Caving Sunday morning (shorter trip 2-3 hours)
      Pack up and leave mid-afternoon
      Contact Susan for further details.
    • April 11, 2018 @ 7:30 PM – WCG Membership Meeting.
      Aurelio’s Pizzeria
      1455 W. Lake St.
      Addison, IL 60101
      Tel: (630) 889-9560
    • April 21, 2018 – Tennessee Cave Survey (TCS) Spring Presentation Meeting – at Sewanee, TN. The meeting will be held in Blackman Auditorium on campus at the University of the South in Sewanee. Anyone who is interested in presenting should contact Chuck Sutherland at
    • May 3-6, 2018 – 67th Annual SERA Summer Cave Carnival – near Scottsboro, AL
      The 2018 Summer Cave Carnival will be held at Maranatha Camp and Conference Center, located on the banks of Lake Guntersville in Scottsboro, AL. SERA is going to be back in Jackson County, where hundreds of everyone’s favorite caves and pits will be just a short drive away. Hosted By: Birmingham Grotto. Registration coming soon.
      More info at
    • Tuesday May 8, 2018 @ 7:30 PM – WCG Membership Meeting.
      First Ascent Climbing & Fitness
      3516 N. Spaulding
      Chicago, IL 60618
      Tel: (773) 564-9815
    • May 12 – 19, 2018 – NCRC National Training Seminar – at Camp Skyline in Mentone, Alabama.
      Registration & Details available at
    • May 25 – 28, 2018 – 2018 Speleofest – at Hart County, Kentucky. The Louisville Grotto will be hosting Speleofest 2018, Memorial Day Weekend, at The Lone Star Preserve in Hart County, Kentucky. Early arrival on Wednesday and Thursday available, and you can stay until Monday. Howdy Party on Friday night. 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, at 502-643-4590, or Visit our website for more info and preregistration links:
    • July 21 – 26, 2018 – 18th International Volcanospeleology Symposium – at Tulelake, California.
      To be held at Winema Lodge, this 6-day combination of seminar talks, active caving, and specialty events highlighting volcanos, caves, and environmental and historic aspects of its location in Lava Beds National Monument. There will be pre- and post-trips available, including ice-caving, river rafting, 4-wheel-drive trips, a trip to Crater Lake, and more. Website and information can be found at .
    • July 28 – August 4, 2018 – 2018 NSS Convention – at Helena, Montana.
      See for more information.

 Additional national and international events may be found on the NSS Events page: