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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.

Vendor Outreach Sessions

A Vendor Outreach Session is vendor-sponsored and used to educate and promote the features and benefits of their product(s) or service(s) in a classroom setting. These sessions are open to all attendees and may contain content specific to a vendor’s product or service.

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.

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.

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.

Outdoor Demo Fair & Lunch

Enjoy your lunch in the beautiful Florida sun as you stroll along the avenue of exhibitor equipment demonstrations. A great opportunity to gain live, hands-on experience.

Call Before You Divot Classic

Join your colleagues for an afternoon of networking fun at the Call Before You Divot Golf Classic at the 
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club. The course was designed by Arthur Hills to be one of the most prestigious and challenging golf courses in Florida.

Prizes will be presented for many opportunities including four-person scramble / best ball tournament, team, skill holes and closest to the pin. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.

$150 per person
Foursome $600

Club rental is available; please designate male / female and left / right handed, for $35 per set.

Hole Sponsorships are also available, $200. Extend your company's involvement and build your brand among the green.

Event Location:

Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club

5811 Tampa Palms Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33647


There will be a shot gun start time at 1:00 PM.


A shuttle will provide transportation to and from the Tampa Convention Center, $20 per passenger.
  •   11:30 AM  -  Bus leaves convention center
  •     6:30 PM  -  Bus returns to convention center

This event fills up quickly, so sign up now with this online registration form.