Management of Subterranean Ecosystems in Extreme Environments
2023 NCKMS Conference
2025 NCKMS Schedule
Management of Subterranean Ecosystems in Extreme Environments

This schedule should be considered tentative & subject to change as our plans evolve. We encourage you to check back for upates.

Pre-Symposium Weekend

Saturday/Sunday - All Day
Workshop: Orientation to Cave Rescue

Hosted by Great Basin National Park & the National Cave Rescue Commission.

Sunday Evening: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Early check-in: Registration open at the Bristlecone Convention Center

Monday, October 6, 2025

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration open at the Bristlecone Convention Center

9:00 AM - 10:20 AM: Workshop 1: TBA

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM: Workshop 2: TBA

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break

A list of local restaurants will be included in your program guide.

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM: Workshop 3: TBA

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM: Workshop 4: TBA

5:30 PM - Rockin' & Rollin' Geology Steam Train

Join us for a geology-themed ride on the historic Ghost Train of old Ely as we travel up through the Robinson Nevada Mining District. We're hoping to provide a light meal during this event, but haven't finished those details yet. Check back!

Tuesday, October 7, 2025

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Registration open at the Bristlecone Convention Center

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Sessions

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break

A list of local restaurants will be included in your program guide.

1:00 PM - 4:30 PM: Sessions

5:00 PM: NCKMS Steering Committee Meeting

7:00 PM
Howdy Party & Networking Social

Held at the Bristlecone Convention Center. This meal is included in your registration.

Wednesday, October 8, 2025

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Registration open at the Bristlecone Convention Center

Busses will depart from the convention center. Lunch will be provided.

6:00 PM - Poster Sessions & Networking Social

After our field trips return, we're planning a networking social hour(s) and poster session at the Bristlecone Convention Center. Details TBA!

Thursday, October 9, 2025

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration open at the Bristlecone Convention Center

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Sessions

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Lunch Break

A list of local restaurants will be included in your program guide.

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Sessions

7:00 PM
Banquet Dinner & Keynote Speaker

Held at the Bristlecone Convention Center. This meal is included in your registration.

Friday, October 10, 2025

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Registration open at the Bristlecone Convention Center

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Sessions

Saturday, October 11, 2025

Saturday - Travelling south to Las Vegas?
Warm Springs Natural Area

Warm Springs Natural Area is a 1,250-acre oasis in Moapa, Nevada, featuring more than two dozen bubbling springs, rushing streams and lush wetlands. It is also home to over 28 sensitive species and more than 200 species of birds. Operated by the Southern Nevada Water Authority, their mission is to manage the property as a natural area for the benefit of native species and for the recovery of the endangered Moapa dace.

Saturday - Travelling west to Reno?
Hidden Cave & Grimes Point

Hidden Cave is an archaeological site which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972, as part of Grimes Point. The cave itself was formed around 21,000 years ago by the waves of rising Pleistocene Lake Lahontan. The cave has been excavated by archaeologists three times: once in 1940, again in 1951, and finally a large excavation in 1979-1980 by the American Museum of Natural History.

Gandy Warm Springs

Gandy Warm Springs

There are 48 miles of perennial streams, and over 400 springs in the South Snake Range, home to Great Basin National Park. Over 75% of wildlife species are dependent upon these riparian areas for food, water, and cover at some stage of their life cycles.

ELY, NV WEATHER

Tonight

Mostly Cloudy Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33. East northeast wind around 5 mph.

Friday

Cloudy then Scattered Rain Showers Scattered rain showers after 5pm. Cloudy, with a high near 67. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night

Scattered Rain Showers Scattered rain showers before 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Symposium Merchandise

Campfire Coffee Mug

Stay up all night with our personalized ceramic coffee mug. This 13oz mug is perfect for school, campfire socials, marathon thesis proofreading, and all-night grant-writing sessions.

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Advance registration for the 2025 symposium is expected to open in mid-2024. We will send an email to past attendees when that system comes online.

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