31st  Australian Speleological Federation Conference Program

The program and activities for the 31st ASF Conference is being finalised. To help you plan your activities we have compiled an overview of what is planned for the Conference.

The information on papers includes, but is not limited to, the topics that papers will cover in that session. If you require any further details re what is happening in a particular session, or when a particular paper will be delivered, please contact Cathie Plowman at: rego.asftasmania2019@gmail.com

Friday – Saturday
28 – 29 Dec 2018
Pre-Conference Field TripsPre-Conference Field Trips
30 Dec 2018
Camping Set UpConference Welcome Barbecue
31 Dec 2018
Keynote speakers:
– Dr David Merritt
– Dr Liz Reed

Other sessions include
– Junee–Florentine
– White Nose Syndrome
– Film: Push Day
ASF Council MeetingWorkshop: Cave and Karst Database

Casual Activities Available:
– Mountain Bike
– Trip to beach/kayak
– Visit Maritime Museum
1 Jan 2019
Keynote speaker: Chris Sharples

Other sessions include:
– Mexico
– Mapping Kubla Khan

Workshop: ASF StrategicPlan
– Multiple papers on Cave Rescue
– Mole Creek karst
Casual Activities Available:
– Speleo Sports
– Trivia night
– Trip to Home Hill
2 Jan 2019
Activities Available:
– Tourist loop
– Canyoning
– Kids Club
– Bushwalking
– Mountain biking
Activities Continued
Wings Wildlife Park &
Gunns Plains Cave with concert
3 Jan 2019
Forum: Cave Conservation, Management and Access (eight speakers and facilitated forum)Sessions include:
– Vietnam (three papers)
– Lightning Talks
– Practical self-rescue on rope
– Prusik challenge
– Keynote speaker: Dr Niall Doran
– Sixteen Legs film
– Cave Animal of the Year
4 Jan 2019
Papers include
– Nullarbor (four papers plus film)
– Unusual caves of Victoria
– Cave fauna
– Bats and cave infrastructure
ASF Council MeetingCavers Dinner (theme: Bedrock city; home of the Flintstones)
Saturday – Thursday
5 – 10 Jan 2019
Post-Conference Field TripsPost-Conference Field Trips

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