Educational sessions are offered by professional speakers and industry experts who share their time and experience to increase industry knowledge on damage prevention, public awareness, and other related topics. In addition, interactive industry-focused summits impanel industry leaders to address major issues and explore potential solutions. Full Conference registration required to participate in all education sessions and summits.
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|Session||Speaker||Track||Day||Start time||End time|
|The Use and Effects of a Standard Damage Prevention Safety Management System||Mel Christopher, Gold Shovel Standard||Oil & Gas, Excavator, Electric, Water & Sewer, Telecom|
|Two Confined Space Standards – Which one is for you?||Bruce Magee, United Rentals||Oil & Gas, Excavator, Electric, Water & Sewer, Telecom, Public Works|
|Reducing the Consequences of Gas Line Damage||David Heldenbrand, Bison Engineering Daniel Saavedra, Bison Engineering||Excavator, Oil & Gas, Regulatory/Emergency Services|
|Paying Attention Could Make All the Difference||Jim Willis, In-Dev Specialists, Inc.||Oil & Gas, Excavator, Electric, GIS, Locate, One Call, Regulatory & Emergency Services, Water & Sewer, Telecom, Public Works|
|De-Escalating Volitile Situations in the Field||Jim Willis, In-Dev Specialists, Inc.||Oil & Gas, Excavator, Electric, GIS, Locate, One Call, Regulatory & Emergency Services, Water & Sewer, Telecom, Public Works|
|Preventing Electric Utility Damage||Kelley Heinz, ComEd||Electric, Oil & Gas, Telecom|
|How to Create a Successful Statewide DPC||John Sparks, Texas811||One Call|
|Innovations Target Reducing Underground Utility Damage During Construction||Geoff Zeiss, Between the Poles||Excavator, GIS, Locate|
|Underground Damages Case Study: Use of Comprehensive Data Analysis||Louis Panzer, North Carolina 811 Dr. Ahmed Al-Bayati, Lawrence Technical University||Oil & Gas, Excavator, Electric, Locate, One Call, Water & Sewer, Telecom, Public Works|
|Minnesota’s Groundbreaking Project: Underground Utilities Mapping Project Team||Barbara Cederberg, Gopher State One Call||Excavator, Locate, One Call|
|Online Locate Requests vs Phone Submissions: Why Go Virtual and Is It Safer?||Josef Rosenberg, Alberta One-Call Corporation||One Call|
|The Power of Safety First||Cliff Meidl, Cliff Meidl Enterprises||Electric|
|Leading Women of Damage Prevention||Ketha Molina, Texas 811||Board, Excavator, Electric, GIS, Locate, One Call, Oil & Gas, Regulatory & Emergency Services, Water & Sewer, Telecom, Engineering, Public Works, Professional Development|
|The Day We Will Remember||Ricky Rollins, Motivational Safety Speaker||Board, Excavator, Electric, GIS, Locate, One Call, Oil & Gas, Regulatory & Emergency Services, Water & Sewer, Telecom, Engineering, Public Works, Professional Development|
|RP1162 Update||Terri Larson, Larson Communications||Oil & Gas, Regulatory & Emergency Services|
|Buried Alive: A Survivor’s Story||Joe Tantarelli, SafeStart||Excavator|
|IRS interest in Good Corporate Governance Practices (IRS Form 990)||Kevin Moore, Hinshaw Law||Board|
|Damage Prevention the Chicago Way||Jai Kalayil, Chicago Department of Transportation||Excavator, Electric, Oil & Gas, Water & Sewer, Telecom, Public Works|
|Adapt and Overcome||John Brix, Professional Speaker||Board, Professional Development|
|The Power of Don’t: Communication and Leadership Excellence||John Brix, Professional Speaker||Board, Professional Development|
|The Pink Cow||John Brix, Professional Speaker||Board, Professional Development|
With 80+ Conference sessions developed and presented by industry experts, it can sometimes be difficult to determine which topics best fit your individual educational needs. To help you determine the best fit, our sessions are categorized based on industry. We recognize the value of cross-discipline training and Full Conference delegates are always welcome to attend any session.
Excavator & Contractor
Gas & Oil
Telecom & Cable
Water & Sewer
Telecom & Cable
Education Credits Available
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.