Special Events

The Global Excavation Safety Conference provides opportunities to learn and network with industry colleagues in casual and fun venues.

Attendee Orientation

Held early Tuesday morning, this session is highly recommended for ALL Conference attendees, newcomer and veteran alike. Every year we make changes based on the feedback we receive from our attendees and exhibitors. Take advantage of this session designed to help you understand the conference structure, organization and opportunities. This is the best place to learn about what’s new and decide how to make the best use of your time at the Global 
Excavation Safety Conference.

Official Opening: Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting

Join us for the official opening of the Excavation Safety Conference as we greet our guests for the Welcome Reception held on the exhibit floor.

Welcome Reception

Come together and celebrate the kickoff of the Global Excavation Safety Conference! This is the perfect opportunity to network with colleagues and explore solutions and new technologies with vendors who add value to your experience. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and cash bar available.

New Locate & Damage Prevention Technology Forums


Designed to give locating professionals and damage prevention stakeholders an introduction to the latest equipment and technology. The forum, presented in a rapid-fire format, offers a look at new products and services released by our exhibitors within the past year. Held in an exhibit hall theater, the forum is open to all registration types.

Outdoor Demo Fair and Picnic Lunch

Enjoy your lunch in the sun as you stroll along the avenue of exhibitor equipment demonstrations. A great opportunity to gain live, hands-on experience with the newest tools in the damage prevention industry. 

Wednesday Night Networking
The Damage Prevention Industry is filled with amazing people. This is your opportunity to get to know them. This is the social event of the conference. All Full Conference badges include entry into this party that includes drinks, music, and great company!

Click Before You Dig Golf Scramble

The perfect way to connect with your best contacts in the industry is to spend a day on the links together. World-class golf is just a short drive from the convention center.

Hole sponsorships are available, contact Vicki Husome at vicki@emailir.com for more information.