"Our world’s caves are places of wonder, mystery and majestic beauty. Show caves around the world are embracing their role in protecting and preserving caves and providing a place for people to learn about these special, natural, cultural and historical resources.

Show caves also play another important nature tourism role of sustainable economic development, providing jobs, and helping the economy of their regions.”

Events to Come

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CAVES AND SUBTERRANEAN WORLD

06. June 2020 -
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Show caves around the world will celebrate the day with special events, tours, and educational activities promoting environmental awareness and conservation, both in classrooms and at their respective caves. From lectures with some of the speleology world’s top experts to local caving and conservation organizations speaking to the importance of exploring, studying, protecting and preserving our caves and karst landscapes.

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Sustainable Management of Show Caves, Slovenia

07. October 2019 - 09. October 2019
country: Slovenia
The main purposes of conference is presentation of theoretical and practical issues of: carrying capacity/-ies from different viewpoints (illumination, CO2, temperature, subterranean fauna…); show cave management; and (where sustainability was not followed) show cave restoration. Organizers: Škocjan Caves Regional Park and Karst Research Institute (Slovenia)

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EuroSpeleo Forum 2018, Austria

23. August 2018 - 26. August 2018
country: Austria
The 12th EuroSpeleo Forum will take place in the rooms of the town hall in the centre of Ebensee, and in a further complex with an auditorium, a school, and a cinema, which is situated in a distance of 800 m. The congress programme consists of scientific symposia, expos, buisness meetings, different competitions & guided excursions and field camps.

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Cuevatur 2018, Spain

20. June 2018 - 23. June 2018
country: Spain
The Spanish Show Caves Congress, an event not to be missed, celebrates its seventh edition in La Vall d’Uixó, Castellón (Spain). CUEVATUR is the meeting point in which subterranean tourism experts can share and exchange experiences. This sector has become the spearhead of innovative and sustainable tourism, as well as a channel to revitalize rural regions by means of the use of their natural and cultural subterranean heritage.

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26th International Karstological School "Classical Karst": Show Caves and Science, Slovenia

18. June 2018 - 22. June 2018
country: Slovenia
26th International Karstological School "Classical Karst": Show Caves and Science 18 June, 2018 - 22 June, 2018, Postojna, Slovenia Since 1993, the International Karstological School "Classical Karst" has been organised annually, covering many aspects of karst research. This year we will focus on research related to caves dedicated to tourism (show caves). The main aim is to present and discuss a wide range of speleological issues addressed by different scientific and technical disciplines that are deeply involved in sustainable show cave management (morphology, biology, meteorology, nature conservation...), the monitoring of natural conditions and tourist-related activities in show caves. We believe that there are many good and bad practices of adapting caves for tourism worldwide to discuss and to evaluate the role of science - at least at Classical Karst we have opportunity to share knowledge accumulated in nearly 200 years of using the Postojna Cave System for tourism.

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CUEVATOUR 2014 ARACENA, SPAIN, Spain

02. October 2014 - 04. October 2014
country: Spain
CUEVATUR has been a place of exchange of experiences and knowledge for the show cave's managers and experts. It has been a point of reference for the fitting of new caves for a tourist use, because the most important specialists at show caves and mines meet up in CUEVATUR. After the creation of actiba (Ibero-American Show Caves Association), and coinciding with the centenary of the first tourist visit to Gruta de las Maravillas, Aracena will host the 1st Ibero-American Congress on Show Caves, during which the actiba's General Assembly will take place.

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International Conference: Integrated Use and Protection of underground spaces, Russia

26. May 2014 - 31. May 2014
country: Russia
We are pleased to announce the 100th anniversary of tourism and research activities in Kungur Ice Cave.

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16th International Congress of Speleology, Czech Republic

21. July 2013 - 28. July 2013
country: Czech Republic
Dear cavers and karst students, It is big honor for me to invite you to participate on the 16th International Congress of Speleology 2013, which will be held in Moravian Capital, city of Brno. Organizers – the Czech Speleological Society and partners – selected the congress site very carefully taking many aspects into account. City of Brno is the historical capital of the Moravian Country, one of three principal parts of the former Czech Kingdom. The city offers all advantages of the capital, but in acceptable dimensions of the city size. As the Czech trade fair centre, the Congress venue will offer all possible comfort not only for bureaucratic congress background, but also for cultural, sportive and other activities.

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INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR IN SPELEOGOLOGY HELD IN ALISTRATI CAVE, SERRES, GREECE, Greece

10. July 2013 - 20. July 2013
country: Greece
INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR IN SPELEOGOLOGY HELD IN ALISTRATI CAVE, SERRES, GREECE is to be held through July 10th -20th 2013

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6th Spain Congress on Tourist Caves, Spain

18. October 2012 - 20. October 2012
country: Spain
CUEVATUR 2012, PALENCIA

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INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS on “SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH IN SHOW CAVES”, Slovenia, Italy

13. September 2012 - 15. September 2012
country: Slovenia, Italy
The goal of the three days meeting is to present and share different approaches of researching in the show caves and to discuss the result and possible measures to improve the management in show caves. Other discussion: lampenflora, human impact, hydrology, chemical and physical parametrs in show caves, biodiversity . The official language is English. The papers will be published in Acta Carsologica. Guide book and Abstract to download below.

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Pleistocene symposium, France

06. September 2010 - 12. September 2010
country: France
Pleistocène Art of the world

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