Attendees must register for this specific Workshop to attend.

8:30 AM

Utility Locator Training – Bob Nighswonger, Utility Training Academy




Sessions will be updated as titles/speakers are confirmed.

7:45 AM
Welcome to the Summit                              

8:00 AM
Excavation enforcement rule from the local and national perspective – Steven Giambrone, Dept. of Natural Resources      

9:00 AM
Your business will never be the same… New technologies for 2019 – James Spellos, Meeting U.

9:00 AM
Crossbore Awareness and Prevention – Mac Foote, Mears Group                                              

10:00 AM
What’s New at Louisiana 811 – Thelma Coleman & Jim Holzer, One Call Concepts

10:00 AM
Facing off with Facebook and daily utility operations        

10:00 AM
Outdoor Demo – Hydro Excavation & Safety Demo, Badger Daylighting      

11:00 AM
How we turned unlocatable plant into locatable plant – Vinny Vickers, CenterPoint Energy

11:00 AM
Outdoor Demo – Ditchwitch                                                         

12:00 PM
Lunch buffet                     

1:00 PM
Networking with Exhibitors   

Exhibit Hall Demo – Natural Gas, Kinder Morgan

1:45 PM
Arc & Spark Demo, Entergy Services                                  

2:30 PM
It’s App-tastic: 50 Apps in 50 Minutes – James Spellos, Meeting U.                                               

3:30 PM
Damage Prevention Roundtable – Brent Saltzman, Facilitator, Louisiana 811




Sessions will be updated as titles/speakers are confirmed.

9:00 AM
Locating 101 – Nik Taylor, Subsite

9:00 AM
Crossbore Round Table              

10:00 AM
What obstacles locators face daily – Panel Discussion              

10:00 AM
How a typical day at work can turn deadly – Maurice Casadaban, Entergy Electric

11:00 AM
What matters at the end of the day – Vic Weston, Tri-State Boring



 Descriptions will be posted as sessions/speakers/titles are confirmed.

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