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2016 Spring Convention

2016 TSA Spring Convention
April 22 - 24, 2016
Edwards County Fairgrounds, Rocksprings, Texas 78880

Note:  information is subject to change.

The TSA, founded in 1956, has been bringing cavers together from around Texas for over 50 years.  TSA Spring convention is a great time for all of us to come together with family and friends to enjoy group meals, presentations, workshops, new works at the Map & Photo Salon, treasures at the TCMA auction, business meetings, and your favorite vendors.

The spring convention is the annual technical meeting featuring presentations on projects and information on the scientific aspects of caving.

TSA Spring Convention Details:

Free Guests:
  • Talks and Presentations
  • Merchants and Vendors
  • Viewing of the Maps and Photo Salon
Registered Guests:
  • On site camping
  • Large Tex-Mex feast Saturday evening
  • Door prizes!
  • TCMA Auction

    • Early Online registration: [CLOSED]
      • $15.00 for individuals
      • $40.00 for families of 3 or more living in the same household
      • Free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult
      • Pay by card or check
      • Show ID or receipt upon entry
      • Early Online registration closes April 21!
    • On-site registration:
      • $20.00 for individuals
      • $50.00 for families
      • Free for children under 12 accompanied by an adult
      • Hours for On-site registration will be: 6:30p-9:00p Friday evening and 9:00am-12:00p on Saturday morning.
      • If you have not registered by the time we close at noon on Saturday, you do not get to participate in the catered dinner or camp.

No exceptions. No comp tickets.

  • Edwards County Fairgrounds has a no alcohol policy, so absolutely no bottles or cans should be anywhere in sight.
  • No camp fires except for the TSA provided campfire.
  • Dogs must be well behaved and owners must clean up after them and keep them quiet.


Schedule of Events

Full schedule of speakers, workshops, demonstrations, and other weekend activities

Facebook Event Page

Updates and Discussion

Devils Sinkhole Cleanup Auction

Auction for TSA Members to enter Devils Sinkhole

Map Salon

Display and judging of cave maps

Photo Salon

Display and judging of cave photography

TCMA Auction!

Recycle your awesome stuff into caves - Get ready for another incredible TCMA Auction! at the TSA Spring Convention. If you have donations please contact auction@tcmacaves.org.

TSA Vice-Chair

Need more info? Email Jim Kennedy, the TSA Vice-Chair