2022 Conference in Horse Cave, KY (near Mammoth Cave)

Cover for 2022 Conference program.
The North American Jules Verne Society will be holding our 2022 Annual Meeting from Wednesday, Oct 12th through Sunday, Oct 16th, 2022 in Horse Cave, KY (near Mammoth Cave) area.
Our primary hotel is located at:
A few rooms have been set aside for us to reserve for the period of Oct 12 - Oct 16, you may be able to add on a day before or a day after; you can ask when you call the Inn at the number listed above when you make your reservation. The rates are:
  • Single person, special rate $119 X 4 nights = $531.44
  • Double occupancy, special rate $127 X 4 nights = $567.20
These rates are only available until Sep 1st, any rooms not reserved by then will be released and available their standard rate. You will be charged for the entire stay at the time of booking. You are responsible for making and guaranteeing your reservations individually. The rate includes: Coffee, fruit & juice is served at 8 AM and a complimentary breakfast is served at 8:30 AM to all guests at the same time.

Please note the inn’s refund & cancellation policy, our rate is a special rate.
Policies: First night stay to confirm the reservation, non-refundable. If booked on a special rate, the entire stay is non-refundable. Full refund for additional nights at full rate, if canceled 30 days prior, after that no refund available. Fee $50 for all canceled reservations. A future stay voucher can be issued if you need to reschedule. $150.00 minimum cleaning fee for smoking in the facility.
Other available options members may be staying at include:
  • Horse Cave Motel
  • 319 S Dixie St, Horse Cave, KY 42749
  • +1.270.786.2151
  • Reggie has indicated this is a basic motel with smoking and non-smoking rooms and is priced around $60 per night and is where he’ll be staying.
Should you need to fly in, Louisville, KY is located about 75 min north on I-65 and Nashville, TN is located about 90 min to the south on I-65.
The latest details as they become available will always be found here.


A theme for the meeting is “Journey to the Center of the Earth”; however, any paper related to Jules Verne will be welcomed.
Presentations should be 20-30 minutes in length.
Please contact Dennis Kytasaari <djk_@_epguides.com> by Sep 15th to discuss making a presentation. A laptop with a digital projector should be available.
Need more information, or have any questions? Contact: Dennis Kytasaari
We’d like a head count of who (including spouses, etc) who is attending what activity. Please fill out this form and return it to Dennis Kytasaari at the address listed on the form (or better yet scan and email a copy). Or just send the requested information in an email to Dennis.
Planned Presentations (held in the board room of the American Cave Conservation Association -ACCA-) include:
  • Cato Holler - “Jules Verne and the Ruhmkorff Lamp: A Brief History of Underground Lighting Devices”
  • Alex Kirstukas - “Jules Verne’s Routledge Translators”
  • Jean-Michel Margot - Overview of the Available Research Tools
  • Steve Southard - “The Impact of JCE on Subterranean Fiction”
  • Ronald “Reggie” Van Stockum, Jr. - “Jules Verne; a Writer’s Inquiry”
  • Tad Davis - “An Update on Recent Jules Verne Audio Novels”
  • Kouassi Jeannot N'GORAN - “Shipwreck and Gender in the Anglo-American Relations as Seen in Jules Verne’s Travel Writings.” (his travel Visa pending)
Planned Activities include: