Global Excavation Safety Conference VIRTUAL

(April 6-8, 2021)

After months of anticipation, the Global Excavation Safety Conference VIRTUAL has come and gone – but is definitely not forgotten! There were more than 50 sessions (many available on demand), 10 sponsor showrooms to visit and learn in, 24 networking events to participate in and hundreds of attendees.


With over 50 sessions covering topics from transforming organizational performance, to PHMSA-funded projects, to the benefits of mapping underground utilities, there was content available to all stakeholder groups and all job titles. On-demand viewing allowed attendees to participate on their own schedule for 60 days post-event.

Sponsor Showrooms

Thank you to all of our sponsors: PelicanCorp (Platinum), irthSolutions, KorTerra, Urbint (Gold), ImpulseRadar, OECD, PRISUM, Rhino (Silver)! Each sponsor developed a showroom where virtual attendees could talk to company representatives, download important documents, follow links to websites and videos, and access Tech Talks designed to help attendees understand how their products and services can enhance the attendees’ damage prevention efforts.


A unique networking experience was offered to attendees, sponsors, and speakers through daily networking events. During breakfast and lunch breaks, speakers and sponsors led casual conversations on important industry topics like talking to farmers about damage prevention, the viability of the current 811 system, and the benefits and issues with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR). At the end of each day, fun and light-hearted networking events occurred, from BINGO, to trivia, to a discussion on whether cereal is just breakfast soup!

DID YOU MISS IT? Don’t worry! Many of the sessions available through Global ESC Virtual are now available through premium membership in Excavation Safety Alliance (ESA). Learn more about ESA on page 22.

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