Introduction and welcome
Following from the highly successful meetings in Bergen, Norway (1996), Krakow, Poland (2000), Montpellier, France (2003), Baile Herculane, Romania (2006), Chongqing, China (2008), Birmingham, UK (2011), and Melbourne, Australia (2014), the 8th International Climate Change: The Karst Record (KR8) conference will be held from May 21st-24th, 2017 at the University of Texas, Austin, USA.
The KR8 meeting will bring together scientists from around the globe to share the latest progress in the rapidly developing field of cave-based paleoclimate research. The conference will kick off with an icebreaker on May 21st and consist of three full days of scientific programming (May 22-24) with oral and poster presentations, organized around six themes, optional mid-conference workshops and fieldtrips, and a Texas style conference dinner. In addition, several optional pre- and post-conference fieldtrips will visit the karst regions of central Texas, west Texas, and southern New Mexico. Also associated with the meeting, will be a pre-conference workshop on “Best Practices in Speleothem Science” (May 21st). Finally, some may be interested in sticking around following KR8 to attend the 2nd North American Workshop on Laser Ablation, to be held at The University of Texas at Austin on May 25th – 27th 2017
The Organizing Committee is pleased to invite interested researchers, students, and educators to attend the conference! We look forward to seeing everyone in May 2017!
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Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Creating a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful environment for people of all races, ethnicities, religions, nationalities, abilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations is a priority of the KR8 organizing committee. We believe increased diversity will benefit our scientific community by providing a wider array of perspectives and approaches to address ongoing and future challenges in a changing world. We invite and welcome participation of people from all backgrounds and expect all attendees to act in the spirit of mutual respect, inclusion, and encouragement.