From the Publisher – Planning is Underway for the 2022 LIVE Global Excavation Safety Conference

Earlier this month, Infrastructure Resources produced our first Global Excavation Safety Conference VIRTUAL. With over 50 educational sessions, three daily networking events, and featured sponsor tech talks and product demos, it was an excellent event that brought the best possible opportunity to expand our industry knowledge in the current COVID-19 environment. Better yet for attendees, the content is still available to view at their convenience for 60 days on the event website!

If you were unable to participate in the virtual conference but would love to be able to access some of the education you missed, select sessions will be made available to you over the next year through your membership in the Excavation Safety Alliance (ESA). Learn more about ESA on page 21.

Like you, recent advances in the struggle against COVID-19 has us very excited. As we continue to work toward recovery, Infrastructure Resources is already hard at work planning our 2022 LIVE event in Phoenix, Arizona, March 1-3. Yes, after more than a year of lock down, and the unfortunate cancellation of two live events, we cannot wait to once again gather together for the greatest global event of the damage prevention industry!

We thank our hosts at Arizona 811 for their gracious welcome back to the Grand Canyon State! It is fitting to us that our first live Conference back after the pandemic is with our friends in Arizona, as they were our hosts back at our very first Conference in 2006. Their continued support and endorsement of the Global Excavation Safety Conference is appreciated by all of us.

As always, our events are made stronger and better by the strength of the subject matter experts and industry leaders who volunteer their time, knowledge, and experience to ensure everyone engaged in the protection of our buried infrastructure has access to the latest tools and trends required to be at our best in our jobs. This level of commitment to sharing our knowledge is one of the reasons our industry has developed into the tight community it is.

The Call for Papers for the 2022 Global Excavation Safety Conference is now open. I invite you to submit your abstract for consideration at Whether you have a fully defined abstract, or simply a topic that you would like to submit for consideration, we want to talk to you. Even if you just want to make suggestions for topics you would like to see covered, please take the time to reach out to us. Your input is what makes this the best event for the industry.

We are very excited to offer our speakers a special additional incentive when they commit to speaking at the Global Excavation Safety Conference. For speakers who are interested, we will pre-record their session and make it available to ESA members so their words and expert advice will continue to live on well beyond the live event and reach an even greater audience through this new industry initiative.

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