Industry Summits

Infrastructure Resources’ organizes and offers a variety of industry focused summits led by a panel of industry leaders addressing major issues and exploring potential solutions for these concerns. Our 2020 summits were prepared to discuss the following issues:

Electric Safety Summit

What are the best practices for damage prevention after a disaster?
Moderated by Cliff Meidl
Panel members included Kelley Heinz of ComEd, Lorenzo Jones of TECO Energy, Jim Schoenberg of Dig-Smart, LLC, and Aaron Smith of Energy Queensland.

Excavator Perspective Summit

What steps can be taken to improve communication?
Moderated by Cheryl Ritter of Construction Angels
Panel members included Andy Karsten of McCarthy Building Companies, Mark Lyle of Badger Daylighting, and Erich Metzger of CHARGE.

Fiber Optic Asset Protection Summit

Should we be looking up as well as looking down?
Moderated by Chris McDermott of AT&T
Panel members included Jim Hayes of the Fiber Optic Association, Darcy Hurlock of Telus, George Kemp of MetroNet, and Andrea Stainback of CenturyLink.

Global One-Call Summit

What is the role of a One-Call Center in impacting legislation and education?
Moderated by Mike Sullivan of Alberta One-Call Corporation
Panel members included Richard Broome of LSBUD, Bruce Campbell of MISS DIG 811, Louis Panzer of NC811, and Dominic Puiu of Dial Before You Dig NSW / ACT.

Pipeline Safety & Awareness Summit

How can field data be used to drive actions across the company?
Moderated by Tracey Bryant of CenterPoint Energy
Panel members included Nicole Garrett of MDU, Lauren Salinski of Marathon Pipe Line, and Bill Stephens of Black Hills Energy.

Underground Safety Summit

What is the best approach for attracting and keeping good locators?
Moderated by Ron Peterson of Nulca
Panel members included AJ Clark of Omni Damage Prevention, Innes Fisher of Utility Location Services, Tom Karnowski of USIC, and Robert Row of DBYD Certification.

Water & Sewer Infrastructure Protection Summit

What does responsible potholing look like?
Moderated by Gil Rivas of San Jose Water
Panel members included Bob Edwards of Citizens Energy Group, Jim Schoenberg of Dig-Smart, LLC, and Colette Shelley of East Bay Municipal Utility District.