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Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« on: January 11, 2007, 09:34:49 pm »
Received today from the FFS:

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Subject: 3 ... 2 ... 1 ... Exploration ! ...

Thanks to broadcast this message to all the clubs and cavers inside your structure.
Merci de diffuser ce message à tous les clubs et spéléos au sein de votre structure.
 
... EXPLORATION ... this is the key word that animates the team who is organizing Vercors 2008 !

This team, rich of 70 cavers coming from 7 european countries, is day after day giving life to a dream that has started a year and half ago ...

As a hole that we explore meter after meter, the 4th European Speleological Congress, is becoming a deeper and deeper reality.
As a "premiere" exploration that we prepare inside our club months before, dreaming of each "spit" that we will plant, each stone that we will displace, each stalagtite that we will avoid, each passage that we will enlarge ...
 
... The Vercors 2008's Team is HAPPY today to announce you that YES ! we are ready to start together this fabulous adventure !!! Registrations are now OPENED !!!
 
Many words can be used to describe Vercors 2008, but the Best will be the one that you will bring there with you ...
Vercors 2008 is not a traditionnal congress, it is THE meeting that we, all European cavers, have dreamt about ...
So we invite you now to have a taste about it on www.vercors2008.ffspeleo.fr
 
Within the 18 months that we have to wait before it, the adventure keeps on sharing YOUR speleology with others through photo contests, videos sharing, texts & articles, maps & surveys demo, etc. To keep in touch with Vercors 2008 news, you can ask to receive them asking to <mailto:contact.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr>contact.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr or directly by registering NOW on : http://www.vercors2008.ffspeleo.fr/registration.htm
 
See you soon on www.vercors2008.ffspeleo.fr
A great exploring year 2007 to you and your club !
for the Vercors 2008 team,
Best, Ciao,
Wally
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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007, 10:42:26 pm »
This sounds good....hmm might have to plan to go to that!
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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007, 08:32:19 am »
If it is anywhere near as good as Helecine 1992 was (has there been a proper ESC since then?) It'll be a blast.
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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2007, 09:30:23 am »
The French are really good at organising this type of event. The Speleovision caving film festivals (2000 and 2002) were really good, and don't miss the gala dinner that finishes the event (assuming they are having a gala dinner...)



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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2007, 03:27:23 pm »
and don't miss the gala dinner that finishes the event (assuming they are having a gala dinner...)



Glenn

I recall the hangover - and rather less of the event !! :beer2:
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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2007, 06:53:31 pm »
and don't miss the gala dinner that finishes the event (assuming they are having a gala dinner...)



Glenn

I recall the hangover - and rather less of the event !! :beer2:

That's interesting, so who are you Mr Fell....??? Was I with you Friday night?

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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2007, 04:51:21 pm »
and don't miss the gala dinner that finishes the event (assuming they are having a gala dinner...)



Glenn

I recall the hangover - and rather less of the event !! :beer2:

That's interesting, so who are you Mr Fell....??? Was I with you Friday night?
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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2007, 08:11:02 pm »
Quote from:  Olivier Vidal
Bonjour, Hello,

As you know the next European Speleological Congress Vercors 2008, will be held last week of August 2008 in Lans-en-Vercors in the Northern French Alps, in 18 months from now. You receive this message because you have been designated by your national federation to make the contact for one or several of the sessions of the Congress with the cavers of your federation. The list of the sessions and the respective "responsibles" (person in charge and their email) is available on : http://vercors2008.eu/events/sessions.htm
 
The sessions will be organised around several activities : presentations/conferences, debates, round-tables, videos, films, slide-shows, posters, workshops, practical works, outdoor and underground activities, etc ... You can already send your ideas or proposal for articles, videos, slides, posters, equipments, etc, to the responsibles for the sessions you are interested in.
 
You will receive within few weeks or months, messages from these sessions' responsibles to tell you what they expect from you, and to communicate informations to the cavers of you country who are interested in this session's theme. Some of the email address are common to several persons, in that case please transfer the messages to the proper contact-person in you federation.
 
Should you have any questions please feel free to ask to the sessions' responsibles and to our main email address : contact.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr
As you know the registrations for Vercors 2008 are already open, you can register before the 30th of May to get the best fares (<>http://vercors2008.eu/registration.htm#registernow). New facilities have been developped to facilitate the registration of every caving club at the cheapest tariff, give a look on : http://www.fsue.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=87
Very Best Speleological Regards,
Olivier
 
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Email : contact.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr
Website Vercors 2008 : http://www.vercors2008.eu
1° Circula(i)r(e) : http://www.vercors2008.eu/presentation.htm#circulars
Website FSUE : www.fsue.org
Forums : http://fsue.org/forums/
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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2007, 08:54:41 pm »
Quote from:  Olivier Vidal

Dear Caving Friends,

This message to inform you about 3 news for your registrations to Vercors 2008 (<http://vercors2008.eu/registration.htm#registration>http://vercors2008.eu/registration.htm#registration). Before anything else we remind you that the 1st fees step will end within few days on the 30th of May. We thus advice you to register asap for you and the members of your club and federation.
 
1st good news : The registrations can now be non-named.
In order to facilitate the registration of everyone inside the caving clubs and federations at the best Vercors2008 fees, it is now possible for any caver to take several registrations for the members of its club, commission or its federation. In this case, thank you to indicate in the fields first name, family name, address, the data of the person who centralizes the registrations for its club/federation with an order-number. For exemple :

01/Vulcain, 02/Vulcain ... 20/Vulcain, etc, with the same data for all. As soon as the persons from your club/federation confirm their presence at the congress, thank you to send their name and email to: <>contact.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr in order to include them in the registered database.

 

In the same way, any registered person who have an impossibility to come, can transfer with no extra fee to another person by sending the name and email of the new person to : <mailto:contact.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr>contact.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr

 

2nd good news : It's now possible to pay by bank transfer.

Over the possibility to pay by Credit Card (Visa or Mastercard) online on <http://vercors2008.ffspeleo.fr/registration.htm#registernow>http://vercors2008.ffspeleo.fr/registration.htm#registernow, it now possible to pay by international bank transfer. You just need to send the following filled form (<>http://vercors2008.eu/organization/Reg-30May2007-V2008-biling-02.doc) to <>contact.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr and make your bank transfer of the corresponding amount plus your bank transfer fees to FFS-Vercors2008 bank account which data you will find at the end of the form. Don't forget to put on your transfer header your first name and family name to identify it.

 

3rd good news : It will be possible to register directly on Vercors 2008 stands.

It will possible to register directly on the Vercors 2008 stands at the German congress (17-20 May), the French Congress (26-28 May), and then for the 2nd fees step on the Swedish Baltic Congress (13-15 August), the Swiss Congress (15-17 September) and the British Congress (21-23 September).

 

See you soon on Vercors 2008,

Have a good exploration in <http://www.vercors2008.ffspeleo.fr/>www.vercors2008.ffspeleo.fr,
 
Olivier Vidal
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Email : <>contact.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr
Website Vercors 2008 : <>http://www.vercors2008.eu
1° Circula(i)r(e) : <>http://www.vercors2008.eu/presentation.htm#circulars
Website FSUE : <>www.fsue.org
Forums : <>http://fsue.org/forums/

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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2008, 07:48:32 am »
Quote from: Oliver Vidal

Dear Caves Friends,

This message to inform you that the preferential rates for Vercors 2008 will end within 22 days (15th of February).
We encourage you to register as soon as possible as a group, club, local comitee, federation/organisation, SpeleoBar stand, etc , because if even if you are not 100% sure to be able to come, you will be able to transfer for free your registration to another person.
All the details are on the "Registration" page of the website www.vercors2008.eu
 
And please note that the date to send the title of your presentation/communication/Film/3D-slideshow, etc have been extended up to the 10th of February. You can send your proposal to : articles.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr (details on the page "Present your work" of the website).
 
Have a good day and see you soon at Vercors,
Kind Speleological Regards,
 
for the Organisation Comitee,
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Email : <mailto:contact.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr>contact.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr
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Website Vercors 2008 : <>http://www.vercors2008.eu
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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2008, 08:10:00 am »
Quote from: Olivier Vidal
Dear Caves Friends,

This message to inform you that the preferential rates for Vercors 2008 will end within a week (15th of February).
We encourage your club, commitee, federation, association or society to register as soon as possible as a group.
And you can send us afterwards the list of the confirmed persons when you have it.
All the details are on the "Registration" page of the website www.vercors2008.eu :
http://vercors2008.ffspeleo.fr/registration.htm#registration
 
Have a good day and see you soon overthere,
the Organisation Comitee,
contact.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr

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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2008, 08:31:54 am »
Quote from: Olivier Vidal
Dear Caves Friends,

This message to inform you that the preferential rates for Vercors 2008 will end within a week (15th of February).
We encourage your club, commitee, federation, association or society to register as soon as possible as a group.
And you can send us afterwards the list of the confirmed persons when you have it.
All the details are on the "Registration" page of the website www.vercors2008.eu :
http://vercors2008.ffspeleo.fr/registration.htm#registration
 
Have a good day and see you soon overthere,
the Organisation Comitee,
contact.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr



UK cavers can still book at the preferential rate by sending an email to membership@british-caving.org.uk with Vercors 2008 as the subject, and I will reply explaining what you have to do. This preferential rate will apply until all the places reserved by BCA have been used.

Glenn

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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2008, 06:48:02 pm »
Quote from: Olivier Vidal

Hi Everybody,

The Organisation Committee of the European Congress needs a webmaster to help on the website www.vercors2008.eu, the present webmaster being too busy for the moment for professional reasons. It represents about 1 hour per week to update the site. If you have this capacity or know somebody who have it, could you please contact us at : contact.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr
Thanks a lot in advance for your help,
Kind Speleo Regards,
for the Organisation Committee,
Olivier
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PS : If you have other useful capacities/languages skills or want to help the Organisation on the 2 last week of August, please let us know.

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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2008, 08:30:42 pm »
Quote from: Olivier Vidal
Dear Caving Friends,
Due to the late edition of the information for the European Congress in some speleological magazines in Europe, it has been decided to make the LAST extension of the deadline till the 29th of February for the Registrations at Preferential Rate (25/38 instead of 30/48 euros). If you didn't do it yet, it's really time to take grouped registrations for your federation/society/committe/association/club, etc ! After it will be more expensive. The registrations are non-nominative (you can freely change the name of it afterwards). Details on :
http://vercors2008.eu/registration.htm#registernow
 
The extension at the 29th of February is also valid for the sending of the final title of your presentations/films/3D to articles.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr . See list of the sessions & events on :
http://vercors2008.eu/events/sessions.htm#section1
 
If you know good speleo music bands ready to play at Vercors, please let us know.
Have a nice week and good caving,
The Organisation Committee
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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2008, 07:58:02 am »
Quote from: Olivier Vidal

Hello,

In the frame of the European Congress, we are sending a Call for presentations/lectures in the specific following fields :
 

1/ Speleology/Caving Teaching

2/ Development of Caving among Youths

3/ Ethics & European Legislation

4/ History of Speleology

5/ Initiatives of Underground "protected" Heritage/Conservatories

6/ Medecine & Caving

7/ Bats Session

8/ Cave Diving

9/ Survey, Inventories & Databases

 

If you have already written an interesting article on one of these subjects or wish to present your work in one of these fields, it is the moment to do so.
Please send within this week to articles.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr the title of your presentation/lecture. The English/French abstract of the article and the  key-words will have to follow up to the 29th of February.
 
We will receive your proposals with pleasure,
Have a good day,
Kind Regards,
 
for the Organisation Committee,
Olivier Vidal
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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2008, 02:16:26 pm »
I am going to Vercors 2008, along with a few others from our Club; and friends from other Clubs. Who else is going?

Let us know if you're going, and maybe we could meet up out there for a beer; or a trip.

If you'd like to share transport costs, perhaps you could tie up with someone else from the forum (I think my own car is full).

I'm looking forward to it. :thumbsup:
Renegade!

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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2008, 09:29:14 pm »
I'm looking forward to it. :thumbsup:

Me too!  ;D
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« Reply #17 on: March 25, 2008, 09:10:34 am »
Quote from: Olivier Vidal

Dear Caving Friends
 
This message to inform you that more than 900 European cavers already registered to Vercors 2008, 5 months before the event. This congress will be the Speleological European event that will enable to gather every cavers in Europe. If you are not yet registered or if your club/organisation is not, you can take advantage of the new preferential registration fee at 48 euros for the full week (29 euros - reduced fee) that will end the 31st of March 2008 :
<>http://vercors2008.eu/registration.htm#registernow
Don't miss it, Vercors will be the most enjoyable speleological event cavers were expecting for a long time.
Best Speleological Regards for this Easter weekend from the whole FSUE Bureau and V2008 Organisation Comittee,
See you soon in Vercors underground,
 
Olivier Vidal
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Email : <>contact.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr
Website Vercors 2008 : <>http://www.vercors2008.eu
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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #18 on: March 25, 2008, 10:40:41 am »
I am going to Vercors 2008, along with a few others from our Club; and friends from other Clubs. Who else is going?

Have been considering it but reading that 900 cavers are already registered kinda makes me believe it's likely to prove to be the Mother of all Clusterf*cks in terms of getting underground.
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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2008, 09:21:41 am »
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Dear Caving Friends, Chers Amis Spéléos,
 
It's a great pleasure for the European Federation-FSUE to launch its first edition of the "EuroSpeleo Photos" contest in the frame of the European Congress "Vercors 2008" organised by the French Federation of Speleology.
The contest is made in partnership with the magazine "Spéléo Magazine" (http://www.speleomag.com) and for this first edition, the selected themes are "Emotion" and "Movement".
The photos will be exhibited at Vercors 2008 and several prizes will be awarded to the authors of the winner photos.
 
You will find all the details and rules about the competition on :
http://www.vercors2008.ffspeleo.fr/events/EuroSpeleo-Photos2008.pdf
and the poster of the contest is available on :
http://www.vercors2008.ffspeleo.fr/events/Poster-EuroSpeleo-Photos2008.jpg
A high-resolution of 17Mo of the poster is also available on :
http://www.vercors2008.ffspeleo.fr/events/high-resolution/Poster-EuroSpeleo-Photos2008.pdf
 
The applying photos should be sent for pre-selection before the 15th of July 2008 at :
photos.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr
 
Wishing you nice underground photos,
See you soon in Vercors,
 
Serge Caillault
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Organisation Committee FFS-Vercors 2008
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Re: Vercors 2008 - European Speleological Congress
« Reply #20 on: April 22, 2008, 02:41:41 pm »
Quote from: Olivier Vidal

You intend to come at Vercors 2008 ?
Great ! And you are not yet registered for the European Congress ?!
 
Do you know that you can book grouped non-nominative registrations for your club or organisation ?
So even if you don't know yet the names of the persons of your club/organisation who will come, you can take advantage of the preferential rate by booking now your registrations before the 30th of April 2008. You'll be even able to re-sale your non-sold registrations afterwards.
You can book your club/organisation registrations on :
http://vercors2008.eu/registration.htm#registernow
We wish you nice caving week !
 
The Organisation Committe V2008,
contact.vercors2008@ffspeleo.fr

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