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Trogalong: Officially Open for Registrations

From the Convenor:

The TROGalong website is officially open for registration and information for prospective attendees.

If you do not wish to register online you may wait for the paper version in the next Caves Australia due out in the next few weeks

Thanks and we hope to see you at TROGalong.

29th Biennial ASF Conference

29th Biennial Conference Of The Australian Speleological Federation Inc.

6th – 11th January 2013 – Galong. NSW. Australia

Hosted by the New South Wales Speleological Council

If you have an interest in caves and caving the 29th Biennial Speleology Conference of the Australian Speleological Federation (ASF) is an event not to be missed. The organising committee invites you to get along to TROGalong, at the St Clements Retreat and Conference Centre, Galong, NSW from Sunday 6th to Friday 11th January 2013.

This national conference provides an ideal forum for anyone with an interest in the science or exploration of caves to share in the knowledge, research and exploration experiences of Australia’s caves and karst landforms. International presenters will also be most welcome. Presentations will be variable and nominally 20 minutes duration although longer presentations may be negotiated. Absentee presentations may also be accommodated. Posters are encouraged and will be displayed throughout the duration of the conference.

Artists are also welcome to present cave related artwork (commission applies to any sales).

Be sure to enter the cave photography competition, speleo sports and prusik events.

Experience some of NSW tourist or wild caves on the pre and post conference field trips.

All accommodation, meals and conference events will be on site so there will be lots of opportunity for socialising and relaxing. The venue has comfortable motel style accommodation with some limited camping option, an in-ground swimming pool and extensive gardens set on the peaceful 800 acre rural property with a rich pastoral history dating back to the 1820’s. The venue was also a former Monastery and Minor Seminary.

Further details on costs, closing date for abstracts, program and events will be advised shortly. Please visit

Students, researchers and speleological club members are strongly encouraged to submit presentations or workshops on any cave-related topic. The ASF administers a small grants scheme to encourage attendance at and active participation in ASF conferences by new ASF members who have not attended any previous ASF conference. The grant provides for whole or part remission of conference registration fees and travel costs etc., and personal attendance and an appropriate presentation is required. Enquiries to the conference organising committee are invited. Please contact the conference convenor, Bob Kershaw in the first instance ([email protected]).

Update for Chillagoe Conference

The conference organisers have published an updated newsletter: Chillicon News Letter Number 2.

28th Biennial ASF Conference

The ASF is starting to send out some reminders for its 2011 biannual conference, which will be held in Chillagoe in Easter 2011.

28th Biennial Conference organised by Chillagoe Caving Club. CCC aims to make the Conference fun and interesting with lots of caving, speleosports etc. Some speakers already organised, including a couple international/eminent ones.

Where’s Chillagoe I hear you ask, well check out this Google map:

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