CGA Plans Multiple Events during the 2018 CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference and Expo

Common Ground Alliance (CGA) is thrilled that an expected 1,700+ damage prevention stakeholders will
gather in Phoenix, Arizona March 6-8 for the annual CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference and Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center. As we do every year, we’ll
be gathering the industry’s best and brightest for several days of education, training, networking and celebrations of our collective accomplishments in the shared responsibility of damage prevention.

If you haven’t already, be sure to go to CGA to register for the 2018 conference and events. Highlights of the week will include:

Committee Meetings
On Monday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 6, CGA’s dedicated committee members will gather for two days of meetings. CGA invites any of its members interested in deepening their commitment to damage prevention to attend one or more  committee meetings during conference week to learn about the important collaborative work they’re doing. Visit for a complete schedule of conference-week committee meetings.

Annual Meeting and Breakfast
CGA invites its full membership to attend our Annual Meeting and Breakfast from 7:00-9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7 to hear about the organization’s 2017 successes and key initiatives planned for 2018. In addition to hearing from CGA leadership about the association’s business and goals, members can look forward to the unveiling of the new 811 Hot Air Balloons’ two winning designs, a keynote address, presentations by CGA committee leadership and our annual presentation
of CGA Awards.

Wednesday Night Networking at
Culinary Dropout Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s Wednesday evening networking reception open to all conference registrants, the 2018 CGA Excavation Safety Conference and
Expo is pleased to announce the return of a CGA-sponsored Wednesday evening event in 2018!

This year’s networking event will be held at Culinary Dropout, which is located 10 miles east of the Phoenix Convention Center in Tempe. Attendees will enjoy creative food and drink, live entertainment, the annual Australia trip giveaway
(courtesy of PelicanCorp) and plenty of other surprises. Free motor coach transportation will be provided from downtown Phoenix to the Culinary Dropout. “Expo” and “Exhibitor” registrants may purchase a ticket to attend this event through online registration or by calling 866-279-7755.

Call Before You Divot Golf Outing
CGA will host its fifth annual Call Before You Divot golf outing from 1:00-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 8 at the prestigious Legacy Golf Club in Phoenix. The four-man scramble/best ball tournament will begin with a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m., and will culminate with an awards reception at the course. Team prizes will be awarded to the first, eighth and 11th place teams; and skill holes and prizes including longest drive, closest to the pin and others will also be up for grabs. Registration is $150 for a single and $600 for a foursome. Call 866-279-7755 for more information.

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