The US Geological Survey’s (USGS) Karst Interest Group (KIG) will hold its next conference on 28 April through 2 May 2014 in Carlsbad, New Mexico, at the headquarters of the National Cave and Karst Research Institute (NCKRI). This is the sixth in a series of conferences that are held every three years in different locations around the USA. Two days of papers and exchanges of ideas/information are planned, followed by two days of field trips.
While these conferences began primarily for USGS employees, they have expanded, first to other federal agencies, then non-federal agencies plus universities, and now they are being advertised to anyone with a strong interest in karst hydrogeology. Historically, the costs of these conferences have been largely sponsored and this year is no different with only minor registration fees.
I encourage you to register but also to reserve your hotel rooms as soon as possible. The oil and gas boom is filling nearly every room in town every night, so make your reservations early. For those of you who look closely at the schedule, you’ll see the conference is advertised as starting on 28 April but the program starts on the 29th. The 28th will be a travel day for most people attending and we’ll have an informal evening social that will be added to the program later.
??he website for the KIG meeting: http://kig2014.businesscatalyst.com/index.html
If you have questions, please let us know. Also please forward this message to anyone who may be interested.
See you soon in Carlsbad!
Eve Kuniansky and George Veni
KIG 2014 co-chairs