Internal organizations of the National Speleological Society may submit bids to the board of governors to host a convention in their area. This is a great way to bring focus to a specific caving region of the country.
If your grotto or region would like to discuss hosting a convention, please contact:
NSS Convention Division Chief
Rio Rancho is the largest city and economic hub of Sandoval County in the U.S. state of New Mexico. A small portion of the city extends into northern Bernalillo County. It is the third-largest and also one of the fastest expanding cities in New Mexico. The Rio Rancho area was originally part of the Alameda Grant, which was founded by the Spanish in 1710.
Whitefish is a city in Flathead County, Montana. The population was 6,357 at the 2010 census. It is home to a ski resort on Big Mountain called Whitefish Mountain Resort. The Great Northern Railway was built through what is now Whitefish in 1904, which sparked development of the town. Early residents of the town worked for the railroad and nearby logging industries.
The Bureau of Land Management's Sacramento Pass Recreation Area is located in the Blackhorse Mining District near Osceola Mining Town and Weaver Creek. This area was booming in 1906 with hard rock mining for gold. There are ghost town remains north of the recreation site across the highway.
The Osceola Town site is still an active mining community that has unique mining equipment present. A network of signed two-track roads allows hikers, bicyclists, horseback riders and OHV enthusiasts a chance to explore some beautiful country and see some historic mining ruins.