The 12th EuroSpeleo Forum will take place in the rooms of the town hall in the centre of Ebensee, and in a further complex with an auditorium, a school, and a cinema, which is situated in a distance of 800 m.


The congress programme consists of scientific symposia, expos, buisness meetings, different competitions,
& guided excursions and field camps.
Something for everybody!


Food & Drinks


As we expect approx. 700 partcipants, we strongly recommend to book lunch or dinner in advance here.
Meals are served in the Great hall or in the hotel Post, located 3 min by foot from the conference venue. In addition, our Speleo Pub offers drinks, coffee, light dishes and even live-music at night!


Call for Vendors & Exhibitors


The Organising Committee invites your speleological organisation or business to become a vendor and/or an
exhibitor at the Conference. Book early to gain a premium location. 15 vendors & exhibitors are already registered.

Fees for Exhibitors & Vendors (for the whole congress) Commercial Organisations:
Display space 2 m: € 80,-
4 m space: € 150,-

Speleological Societys & Show Caves:
Display space 2 m: € 40,-
4 m space: € 75,

Please note that only desks will be provided. Commercial exhibitors are requested to bring their own hatstand if needed. Registration is open until the 1st July 2018. Registration for exhibitors & vendors has to be done by email to
For further questions kindly contact the Conference Office.


Call for Entries for Eurospeleo Photo Competition


There will be a photo competition during EuroSpeleo Forum 2018.

All photos, which are cave-related (creative, documentary, humour, etc.), are allowed. The maximum amount is 3 photos per photographer. A submission is only possible via dropbox-link sent to A participation at the conference is mandatory. The submitted photos will be printed by us and on our cost. The pictures must be a JPG file with min. 2500 pixel on the longest side of the photo. Entries are only accepted, if the filename is named with the following system: „SURNAME_first name_title of the photo.jpg“.

The copyright remains with the photographer and the photos will be shown at the exhibition at the EuroSpeleo Forum. The photographer will not be named during the exhibition, to focus the audience only on the photo as a basis for evaluation. The preselection of photos for the competition exhibition will be done by a jury. The winning photos will be chosen by audience voting. The photographer agrees that his pictures might be printed and presented online for the purpose of a report of EuroSpeleo Forum 2018. The three best photos win an award and prizes.

If you’re interrested in participation, send an e-mail to
Deadline for the submission of photos is 1st July 2018.


Call for Entries for EuroSpeleo Image’In Film Festival


Your films will be shown during two afternoons according to the program.
The EuroSpeleo Image’In Film Festival will take place in:
Cinema Ebensee (House of Music and Films)
Schulgasse 6
4802 Ebensee

To take part please provide the film as a MP4 file and send a link (e.g. dropbox) to:

Deadline for the submission of photos is 1st July 2018.

The films will be categorised if necessary, depending on the number of submissions. We will inform you in which category your film will be shown. We will not change the content of your film! To give a forum to as many artists as possible please make sure that your film is not longer than 12 min. Every participant is allowed to submit only one movie. The authors of the three top-ranked films win an award and prizes.


Call for Candidates for Speleo-Olympics Competition


In order to meet the qualifications for a european congress a mixed-gender and international team of three persons will be obligatory.

Registration: at the conference office (individually – not as group – to ensure mixed teams).
Deadline: Friday, August 24th, 5 pm
Group drawing: Friday, August 24th 2018, 6:30 pm at the Speleo-Olympics venue (park grounds).

Participants will be allocated to 3-persons-groups by random drawing. Participants have to take part in order to receive additional information and prearrangements for the parcours.
Start: 8 pm
Award ceremony: straight after the competition at the venue.
Awards: The three winning teams will be awarded with a noncash prize.

The speleo-Olympics will take place in a public park area where natural features (stairways, trees, walls) as well as artificial obstacles will be present. Participants will have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills on climbing, abseiling, crawling etc.

All participants are responsible for their own safety during the competition!
Any contempt will lead to immediate disqualification!
During the competition standard caving equipment needed for the parcours has to be used (caving suit, helmet, gloves, technical equipment).