Schedule of Events

(All times ET)

Monday, February 13

12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Registration

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Exhibitor Move-In

Tuesday, February 14

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration

8:00 am - 8:45 am

Attendee Orientation

8:00 am - 12:30 pm

WORKSHOP: Damage Investigation with an Expert Witness (additional fees apply)

Presenter: Ron Peterson, Ron Peterson Consulting
 
Damages to underground assets occur regularly. Every company needs a policy ensuring everyone in the field can properly conduct a field incident investigation, in a timely manner, for cost recovery.
 
As an expert witness, Ron Peterson will focus on the required elements of a successful damage investigation, by helping you set the stage to determining a valid root cause investigation by following standard investigative procedures vital to an effective analysis of damage. Learn how to protect your company through proper documentation of damage incidents through photographic, interview, and investigative procedures.
Ron will break the individual components of a quality root cause investigation into easily digestible segments.
 
Pre-registration is required. Box lunch is included in cost. Cost is $255.


Refreshments Sponsored by: CMR

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Exhibitor Move-In

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

WORKSHOP: What Will They Say About You? (additional fees apply)

Presenters: Wylie Davidson & Amy Davis, Legacy Safety Solutions
 

Dig deeper into exploring the core values of how to effectively leave a lasting legacy. Leaving a legacy is something we all have in common, good or bad, and it’s how we use the tools provided for us that allow us the ability to rise or fall.

Pre-registration is required. Box lunch is not included.

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

WORKSHOP: Combining Electromagnetic Locators, Magnetic Locators and GPR for a Complete Locate (additional fees apply)

Presenters: Troy De Souza, Sensors & Software
 

Meeting NULCA “competencies for the GPR Technician” curriculum, course objetives require user to demonstrate knowledge, skill, and an understanding of GPR use. Topics include GPR theory, factors affective target detection, how GPR complements traditional EM locating, application of Line Scan and Grid Scan, hands-on equipment setup and data collection, data interpretation, and case studies.

Pre-registration is required. Box lunch is not included.

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

WORKSHOP: Utility Locator Skills Enhancement (additional fees apply)

Presenter: Bob Nighswonger, Utility Training Academy
 
Not only is this skills training workshop a great introductory session and a valuable career-building tool for the novice locator, the workshop was designed to challenge and expand the knowledge base of even the most seasoned pros on the art of underground line locating and marking.
This two-fold training workshop begins with a live classroom training session with comprehensive animated slide presentations, lively discussions, and a supporting workbook loaded with reference materials and classroom activities. The classroom session is followed by hands-on instruction performed outdoors where a variety of conventional and not-so-conventional equipment is placed in the hands of the workshop participants.
 
This workshop is approved for 6-8 Continuing Educational Hours or Training Credits for Water Operator Certification renewals in California, New Mexico, Nevada, Arizona, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. The workshop is approved for 8 contact hours for CWEA certificate holders for credit toward the continuing education requirement for re-certification.
 
Pre-registration is required. Box lunch is included in cost. Cost is $395.

Refreshments Sponsored by: Flagshooter

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Education Open to All Badge Types/Vendor Sessions

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Education Open to All Badge Types/Vendor Sessions

10:00 am - 1:30 pm

CAMO Lunch & Learn

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Conference Sessions

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Conference Sessions

Moderator: Christopher McDermott, AT&T
Panelists:
Shane Bryan, Ritter Communications
George Kemp, MetroNet
Andrea Stainback, Lumen

Sponsored by: NTDPC

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Conference Sessions

Moderator: John Neilson, Waterworks District #1-DeSoto Parish
Panelists:
Dan Bigman, Bigman Geophysical
Robert Edwards, Citizens Energy Group
Jay Hemley, City of Tacoma
Rick Vincent, City of Tampa

Sponsored by: KorTerra & Citizens Energy Group

2:00 pm - 3:30PM

Plenary Session

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Welcome Reception/Global Locate Masters Competition Kick-Off

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Exhibit Hours

Wednesday, February 15

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Exhibit Floor Open

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast on the Expo Floor

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Education Open to All Badge Types

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Education Open to All Badge Types

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Education Open to All Badge Types

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Education Open to All Badge Types

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

New Product Forum

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Conference Sessions

Moderator: Cliff Meidl, Cliff Meidl Enterprises, LLC
Panelists:
Glen “Cookie” Cook, Energy Queensland
Kelley Heinz, ComEd
Brandy Kitchel, Georgia Power / Georgia 811 Board
Lisa McKnight, City of Lawrenceville

Sponsored by: KorTerra & Bigman Geophysical

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Conference Sessions

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Conference Sessions

Moderator: Bruce Campbell, MISS DIG 811/FNCA
Panelists:
Susan Bohl, OKIE811
Sandy Holmes, AZ811
John Sparks, Texas811
Mike Sullivan, Utility Safety Partners

Sponsored by: KorTerra

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Conference Sessions

Moderator: Ron Peterson, Ron Peterson Consulting
Panelists:
Randy Bern, Vannguard Utility Partners, Inc.
Hannibal Dennis, Vannguard Utility Partners, Inc.
Jess Miller, Northern Lights Locating
Matthew Wolf, ImpulseRadar

Sponsored by: KorTerra & Honeywell

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Education Sessions

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Night of Networking at Splitsville

Thursday, February 16

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Baggage Check

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Exhibit Hours

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Education Open to All Badge Types

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast with Exhibitors

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Conference Sessions

Moderator: Kesley Tweed, PAPA
Panelists:
Tina Beach, CHS
Scotty Davis, Colonial Pipeline
Jim Francis, ENTRUST Solutions
Tim Teel, Summit

Sponsored by: MEA

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Education Open to All Badge Types

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Conference Sessions

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

ESA Town Hall: Open to All Badge Types

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Exhibitor Move-Out

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Outdoor Demo/Picnic Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Conference Sessions

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Education Sessions

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm

Conference Sessions

Friday, February 17

8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Click Before You Dig Golf Scramble