2020 Special Events

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Attendee Orientation

Tuesday, March 24
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
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 CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo.

Official Opening: Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting

Tuesday, March 24
3:00 PM
Don’t be late for the official opening of the CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo as we welcome our guests to the Welcome Reception.

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Welcome Reception

Tuesday, March 24
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Come together and celebrate the kickoff of the 2020 CGA 811 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.

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CGA Annual Meeting

Wednesday, March 25
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
The annual Common Ground Alliance (CGA) meeting provides an excellent learning opportunity about the current and future CGA initiatives that are being implemented to ensure public safety, environmental protection and the integrity of all industry services. All attendee types are welcome. You do not have to be a CGA member to attend.

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New Locate & Damage Prevention Technology Forum

Wednesday, March 25
10:15 AM - 11 AM and 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM
This event is 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 the   Learning Lab 2, the forum is open to all attendees.

Companies Presenting on Wednesday 10:15 am - 11:00 am:

3M * BOSS Solutions * KCSI Aerial Patrol * MobileFrame * Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands * KorTerra * Leica Geosystems – Part of Hexagon

Companies Presenting on Wednesday 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm:

InfraMarker by Berntsen * irth Solutions * Krylon Products Group * Rhino Marking & Protection Systems * SENSIT Technologies * Vermeer Corporation

CGA Night of Networking

Wednesday, March 25
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Palm Springs Air Museum
$150 (Included with Full Conference Registration)
Don’t miss the prime-time social event of the Conference. Access to this amazing networking event is included with the purchase of a Full Conference delegate badge! Contact whitney@emailir.com for more information, to purchase tickets outside a registration or to add networking tickets to your existing registration.






Outdoor Demo Fair and Picnic Lunch

Thursday, March 26
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
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. 

Picnic Lunch sponsored by: 

Click here to see the outdoor demo fair map

Click Before You Dig Golf Scramble

Friday, March 27
8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
$150 per Golfer
$70 Club rental 
Registration Closes March 13
Indian Canyons Golf Resort
Enjoy a day on the links and get one last chance to network with your contacts. This event follows the conference and is the perfect way to finish out the week. Taking place at Indian Canyons' North Course, the breathtaking view and challenging course is a crowd pleaser.

Click here to view Indian Canyons Golf Resort