Schedule of Events

(All times ET)

Monday, February 13

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.

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 - 1:00 pm

Exhibitor Move-In

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.
 

Room 17

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.
 

Room 16

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

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Conference Sessions

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Conference Sessions

Moderator: Christopher McDermott
AT&T

Panelists:
Andrea Stainback
Lumen

Room 12

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Conference Sessions

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 - 5:00 pm

Registration

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Exhibit Hours/Global Locate Masters Competition

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

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

New Product Forum

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Conference Sessions

Moderator: Cliff Meidl

Learning Lab

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Lunch with Exhibitors

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Conference Sessions

Brandon Schroeder, Believe in Safety, LLC

Everyone makes decisions about safety and many of them in an instant. The wrong safety habits make it easier to make wrong decisions that are impossible to undo. Brandon survived an arc flash explosion that should have killed him. Listen as he recounts the tragedy and discusses the contributing factors and how it all could have been avoided. This presentation leaves delegates with a stronger understanding, and respect, for doing the job correctly and safely.

Location: Urbint Damage Prevention Theater

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Conference Sessions

Moderator: Bruce Campbell, MISS DIG 811/FNCA

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Conference Sessions

Moderator: Ron Peterson, Nulca

Room 21

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 - 12:00 pm

Registration

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

Baggage Check

8:30 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Exhibit Hours

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Education Open to All Badge Types

9:00 am - 9:45 am

Conference Sessions

Moderator: Kesley Tweed, PAPA

Urbint Damage Prevention Theater

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Education Open to All Badge Types

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Conference Sessions

Urbint Damage Prevention Theater

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Plenary Session

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

ESA Town Hall: Open to All Badge Types

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Outdoor Demo/Picnic Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Conference Sessions

Room 21

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Exhibitor Move-Out

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