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Special Events

The 2019 CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo provides opportunities to learn and network with industry colleagues in casual and fun venues.

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Attendee Orientation

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

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.

Welcome Reception

Come together and celebrate the kickoff of the 2019 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.

CGA Annual Meeting

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.

Wednesday Night Networking Event

Don't miss the prime-time social event of the Conference. In 2018, over 900 people were in attendance. 2019’s event will be held at the restored and reinvented Armature Works in the historic Tampa Heights neighborhood. Contact karin@emailir.com for networking tickets or add them to your existing registration.

All Full Conference delegate badge types receive one (1) Wednesday Night Networking Event ticket with their badge.

New Locate & Damage Prevention Technology Forum

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 Damage Prevention Theater, the forum is open to all attendees.