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ISCA 8th Congress

Name:ISCA 8th Congress
Type of event:Congress
Date:October 2018
State / Region:
Town / City:Genga


The 8th ISCA Congress is planned planned to last from 12th October to 18th October 2018. The PRE- Congress Tour is planned for 9 - 12 October and POST- Congress Tour is planned for 18 - 21 October 2018.


Deadline 3rd September


8th ISCA Congress  Frasassi / Genga – Italy
12-18 October 2018


The Congress organizers are calling for papers to be presented orally or as posters at the 8th International Show Caves Association’s Congress.  Papers should align with the theme of the Congress, “Innovation in Show Cave Management” and/or subjects of particular interest to show cave managers.  Examples include:conservation, preservation, interpretation, safety, government relations, development, operations, maintenance, management, marketing, public relations, sales, profitability, new attractions, retail, food & beverage, enhancing visitor experience, etc.
Papers must be in English, the official language of the Congress. 
Oral Presentations
Oral Presentations will be 15 minutes followed by 3 minutes of questions and answers.
·         Presentations should be Power Point-based.  Video may also be shown. 
·         Presentaitons should be saved on a flash drive and handed over to the IT coordinator at least 2 hours before sessions begin.  If possible, 24 hours before to confirm no issues and prevent last minute setbacks. 
·         Presenters are encouraged to rehearse their presentations to ensure that they can present within the 15 minute time frame. 
Posters (Displays)
A poster session will be scheduled during the Congress so that poster presenters can interact with Congress attendees. 
·         Posters should be vertical 70 x 100 cm.
·         Video and/or supporting items of interest may also be displayed for presentation. 
·         Alocated space for each will be determined by Congress organizers and communiacated to presenters. 
·         Presenters can bring their poster or email it as a PDF file to Andrea Maccarone:
(comunicazione.frasassi@gmail.com) for printing, compliments of the Congress hosts. 
The organizers have created a small internationally-based panel of cave managers and scientists Chaired by Dr. Alessandro Montanari to consider and select submitted papers for presentation.
If you are interested in presenting at the upcomming 8th ISCA Congress please submit the following to: Dr. Alessandro Montanari:( sandro.coldigioco@gmail.com) by 3rd September. 
1.     Your Abstract 
     a.     Format: Word.doc (or .docx), A4
     b.     Font: Times New Roman 12pt single line spacing
     c.     Length: preferably 1 page, possibly 2 pages (max), including references and figures
     d.     Head edit: Title, author(s), and relative affiliation(s).
2.     Your short C.V. (curriculum vitae) in a seperate file with your picture.
3.     Indicate if you would like to present orally or during the poster session.
Paper selections will be made by 10th September.
Thank you!
Congress Organizing Team


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04. July 2018

Kungur Ice Cave - An invitation

"Pearl" of Russia. The current 2018 became significant for Russia. Holding the FIFA World Cup positively influenced economy of many regions of our country. Eleven cities of the Russian Federation accepting athletes and fans from around the world. Majority of them want not only to visit football matches, but also to get acquainted with nearby sights. Doesn't stand aside, the mislaid in Perm Krai, small and cosy city Kungur and the well-known Kungur Ice cave. Located in 300 km from Yekaterinburg, the city Kungur joined the cities-participants of the World Cup. From it tourists go to the Ice cave, having brought so various geography in visits statistics. It is possible indefinitely to list the countries residents which visited for these days the kingdom of eternal winter: Mexico, Peru, Australia, Spain, Lebanon, Brazil, China, USA, India, Denmark, Netherlands, Portugal, France … Foreign tourists and citizens of Russia, having visited the Kungur ice cave, often can't express that delight which covers them after the excursion on the fantastic underground world. What is surprising and unique in the Kungur Ice cave? In what it is one and only? First, in variety of forms of ice which are presented in the cave in more than 100 kinds. Secondly, an availability of long-term ices, which age is several hundreds of years, in spite of the fact that the cave is on an insignificant elevation mark. Thirdly, the cave length, it takes the fifth place on extent among caves of a plaster karst. Fourthly, there are several long and volume grottoes, that isn't characteristic of plaster caves. Fifthly, exotic contrast, during the summer period, from a heat in + 30 degrees outside to the subzero temperature of underground halls. This list of factors which characterize fantastic space can be listed infinitely, but as the popular Russian wisdom says "A picture is worth a thousand words". Welcome to the Kungur Ice cave!!! Ekaterina Noskova

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blogger: Darricau Joëlle
Dear Cave Prehistory fans, if you are interested in cave prehistory literature, feel free to search under this link: http://www.ifrao.com/robert-g-bednarik/r-g-bednarik-library/

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