Due to the cancellation of the Global Excavation Safety Conference for COVID-19-related concerns, Damage Prevention Week and 'Leading Practices on Cross Bore Safety Course' is moving to a virtual environment. Please check back soon to learn how to register for this virtual event.

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March 22-23, 2021 - Tampa, Florida​

Schedule:

Monday, March 22

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm       Abstract Topic                                               Submission Reports

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm       Networking                                                   Reception

Tuesday, March 23

8:00 am – 8:30 am        GPR Consortium                                           Annual Meeting

8:30 am – 11:30 am      Open Discussion                                           Topics

12:30 pm                      Global ESC begins

While topics related to GPR are frequently addressed at industry specific events, there has never been a place where all GPR users can go to learn from each other. Bringing users together from a variety of industries and applications gives participants a pathway for accelerated learning opportunities and provide a forum for discussion on user-critical topics.

This global GPR event is focused on bringing together new and experienced users from both the academic and private sector to benefit the industry by providing a forum for open discussion and continuous learning through shared ideas and experience.

We invite subject matter experts on any of these applications or issues to submit an abstract for consideration for the Global GPR Congress or Global Excavation Safety Conference.

Engineering CEUs available.

Difficulties that occurred and have been overcome in one industry can be shared and applied with technicians and professionals working in other industries. There is much crossover in reasons for failure and success across disciplines, but too often professionals working in different spaces do not have meaningful conversations with each other - or even know that each other exist.

Daniel Bigman, Bigman Geophysical

For years, the Global Excavation Safety Conference has been the trusted source for damage prevention and public awareness education and networking as well as access to an array of industry resources for the entire community. With the implementation of Damage Prevention Week, we are offering a forum for those industry groups desiring in-depth training specific to their field of expertise. The GGPRC is a unique opportunity for GPR users worldwide.

Scott Landes, Infrastructure Resources, LLC

TOPICS for ABSTRACTS:

  • Subsurface Utility Mapping
  • Damage Prevention
  • Concrete/Structural/Infrastructure Inspection
  • Environmental/Geological/Archaeological Applications
    • Cemetery Mapping
    • Water Contamination

TOPICS for OPEN DISCUSSION:

  • GPR Certifications
    • When do they help? When do they hinder?
    • Inclusive vs Exclusive Training
    • 3rd Party Vendors
    • Should certifications be allowed virtually or require hands-on participation?
  • Cutting Edge vs Bleeding Edge
    • What’s Up and Coming vs What’s Up and Failing?
    • Good marketing doesn’t mean it’s good technology
  • Overselling GPR from Drones to Magic Boxes
    • Manufacturers and end users welcome
    • Discuss the process from the service provider to the end customer
    • Ethical selling
    • Transparency in the GPR market

Global GPR Congress      $595

  • Access to the entire GGPRC schedule of events
  • Includes expo access to Global Excavation Safety Conference
  • Wednesday Night Networking Event, Golf, and Meal tickets can be purchased

Upgrade to Global GPR Congress + Global Excavation Safety Conference $1,206

  • SAVE $200
  • Access to the entire GGPRC schedule of events
  • Access to the entire Global ESC schedule of events, including Wednesday Night Networking Event and provided meals
  • Golf can be purchased

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