Educational Sessions

We are currently accepting abstracts and session ideas for the 2021 Global Excavation Safety Conference.

We offer educational sessions presented by professional speakers and industry experts who share their time and experience to increase industry knowledge on damage prevention and public awareness. These sessions are available to Full Conference registration only. In addition, we offer a variety of industry focused summits led by a panel of industry leaders addressing major issues and exploring potential solutions for these concerns.

Please keep checking back for updates to the educational sessions for the 2021 Global Excavation Safety Conference

Session Tracks

With 80+ Conference Sessions developed and presented by industry experts, it can sometimes be difficult to determine which ones best fit your educational needs. Our sessions are categorized based on industry; but we recognize the value in cross-discipline training and offer something for everyone. As a Conference attendee, you are always welcome to attend any session you wish. 

All Industries

Board Member



Excavator & Contractor

Gas & Oil



One Call

Public Works


Telecom & Cable


Water & Sewer

Education Credits Available

Attendance at a GITA session at the Global Excavation Safety Conference can contribute to the GISCI Course Points, a mandatory requirement for certification or renewal of your GISP. The GISCI Course Points are managed through GITA.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS (PDHs) – You may earn PDHs, which are nationally recognized units of record, by attending a UESI session at the Global Excavation Safety Conference. Individuals should check regularly with their state licencing board for specific continuing education requirements in their jurisdiction that affects professional engineering licensure and the ability to renew licensure. PDHs are managed through ASCE-UESI.

BICSI provides information, education and knowledge assessment for individuals and companies in the ICT industry. Earn 10 BICSI CECs by attending the sessions at the Global Excavation Safety Conference. BICSI recognizes Global Excavation Safety Conference training for BICSI Continuing Education Credits (CECs). CECs are issued by BICSI ONLY to BICSI credential holders. Contact BICSI if you would like to become a BICSI member.


A Workshop is an immersive (full or half day) educational experience where you learn practical strategies and gain comprehensive knowledge from recognized industry experts. Workshops prices vary and pre-registration is required. Workshops can be purchased as an enhancement to your Full Conference Registration or as a standalone experience. 

Workshop registration includes: 
Tuesday Welcome Reception • Access to the Exhibit Hall • New Technology Forums • Outdoor Demo Fair

Vendor Outreach Sessions

Vendor Outreach Sessions showcase the solutions and services our exhibitors offer the damage prevention community.

Presented in a classroom setting, these sessions are open to all registration types.