Vendor Education

Vendor Outreach Sessions

Presented by vendors, these 45-minute  sessions showcase the solutions and services our exhibitors and sponsors offer the damage prevention community.  Presented in a classroom setting Tuesday morning, these sessions are open to all registration types.

Tuesday, March 1 – 10:00 am

Write it Down!  Processes and Benefits of Collecting “Locate Data”
Presenter: AJ Clark, Locate Manager, Badger Daylighting

Recent technological advances have made it easier to collect geospatial data related to locating utilities.   This educational presentation will discuss ways locate data can be collected and key benefits realized by collecting, storing, and sharing it.

Tuesday, March 1 – 9:00 AM

Matthew Wolf, Impulse Radar

Tuesday, March 1 – 9:00 AM

Tuesday, March 1 – 10:00 AM

Tuesday, March 1 – 9:00 AM

Tuesday, March 1 – 10:00 AM

Tuesday, March 1 – 10:00 am

The Locate Tech… The Real Assets in the Damage Prevention Cycle
Presenter: TBD

Technology and humans are the most critically overlooked assets in the damage prevention process. How to elevate support and protect them.

Vendor Tech Talks

Held in exhibit hall courtyards during expo hours, these 30-minute sessions allow exhibitors to have interactive discussions with attendees.

Wednesday, March 2

Saving Lives through Education
Levi Mills, Infrastructure Resources

Excavation Safety Alliance is a brand-new approach to solving the industry’s biggest problems together: a virtual community for education, networking, and open discussion for the excavation and damage prevention community. Explore the features and benefits of this unique membership platform from self-led training to live town hall discussions and more. Learn how you can get a six-month membership – ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Wednesday, March 2, 11:00 AM – FNCA Courtyard

FNCA – Evolution of the One-Call System
Bruce Campbell, MISS DIG 811
Roger Lipscomb, OUPS/OH 811
Susan Bohl, OKIE 811
Bill Kiger, PA 811
James Wingate, USA North 811

So, if you are asking, “What is FNCA and why do we need another industry association?” Well, if you want to learn more, you’ll have to stop by, and we will fill you in. Don’t be the only one left in the dark.

Vendor Networking Talks

Held in exhibit hall courtyards during expo hours, these 30-minute sessions allow exhibitors to pose a question and engage participating delegates in an open discussion on any topic, business or just-for-fun.

New Product Forums

Designed to give damage prevention stakeholders an introduction to the latest equipment and technology, the New Product Forum is presented in a rapid-fire format that offers a look at new products and services released within the past year.  Held in the USIC Damage Prevention Theater.

Outdoor Demo Fair & Picnic Lunch

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Enjoy your lunch outdoors Thursday afternoon as vendors demonstrate equipment and provide hands-on experience with the latest tools in the industry.