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Karst 2020 goes VIRTUAL!

August 18–20, 2020


Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources:

A Workshop on Sustainability and Community


[POSTED April 24, 2020]


Dear colleagues, 

As always, I hope this message finds you well. The planning committee has 
realized that an in-person meeting is not feasible this year due to the 
COVID-19 crisis. As such, we will be modifying the current program to an 
online-only format. We hope to offer all authors and workshop facilitators 
some method of online presentation and will be in touch as we work out the 
details of the transition to a virtual conference. One of those details 
being reduced registration fees and refund procedures; thank you for being 
patient. For now, 

If you have made hotel reservations at the Hyatt Place or Holiday Inn, 
please contact those hotels directly to cancel your reservation.

If you are a presenting author or workshop facilitator that cannot 
participate in the virtual August meeting, please contact us directly at

We look forward to working with all of you to create a valuable and 
engaging meeting later this summer. We expect every one will be Zoom 
experts by then as  well!
Stay home, stay well, and stay connected. 

All the best to each of you, 

Lee Anne Bledsoe
Karst 2020 Planning Committee

Register for the workshop



The original workshop announcement follows.

Western Kentucky University, the George Wright Society, and the Mammoth Cave Area Biosphere Reserve invite you to attend Conservation of Fragile Karst Resources: A Workshop on Sustainability and Community in Bowling Green, Kentucky to be held May 18-22, 2020.

The purpose of this meeting is to enhance communication and the sharing of ideas and resources between major international conservation and science programs that protect, study, or manage cave and karst resources. The meeting will bring together a diverse group of managers, scientists, educators, and community partners to share successes and challenges in promoting sustainability and community involvement while protecting fragile karst ecosystems.  Find out more

The GWS is helping plan the workshop and is in charge of managing abstract submissions and registrations.

(posted August 1, 2020)

Registration for the workshop is now closed.  Thanks to everyone who registered — we look forward to seeing you at the virtual workshop.)

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