June 25-27, 2024

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Tuesday June 25, 2024

Damage Investigation Workshop | 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Add-on Workshop additional cost: $150

For details, see Workshops page.

Utility Locator Skills Enhancement Workshop | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Add-on Workshop additional cost: $250

For details, see Workshops page.

Competent Person Workshop | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Add-on Workshop additional cost: $125

For details, see Workshops page.

Summit Golf Outing | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Cherry Blossom Golf Course
For details, see Golf page.
Utility Mapping with GIS Training | 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Add-on Workshop additional cost: $150

For details, see Workshops page.

Kentucky 811 Reception | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Located in the Exhibit area, with networking, food and drinks for all.

Wednesday June 26, 2024

Welcome & Kentucky 811 Annual Meeting | 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Speaker: Tim Vaughn, Kentucky 811

This session is KY811’s annual meeting and includes a general overview of programs initiated by Kentucky 811. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend this session.

Your Reputation is Your Brand | 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Speaker: Scott Wozniak, Swoz Consulting

This session revolves around the importance of consistency and how best to utilize immediate feedback for continuous improvement.  Understanding the value of branding can create successful relationships for your customers, your coworkers and other stakeholders.

Paradigm Session | 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Speaker: Steve Roberts, Paradigm


Kentucky Rural Water Session | 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM

Speaker: TBD 


Communication Errors: Tips to Avoid 10 Common Communication Mistakes to Prevent Disputes and Damage Claims | 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Speaker: Denise Motta, GRSM

Construction projects have a lot of moving parts and various forms of communication. There are common mistakes made by project members who might not recognize the legal significance of what is being conveyed through the communication.  This presentation will address 10 common communication mistakes, how to avoid them, and how the mistakes may lead to disputes or increased damages claims. The goal of this presentation is to provide best practices for construction project teams and management to limit risk and exposure.
Overcoming Imposter Syndrome and Promoting a Safety Culture | 11:00 AM - 11:50 PM

Speaker: M.G. Govia, OKIE811


Join us for an enlightening session with Mr. Govia as he shares his insights on overcoming imposter syndrome while championing a safety culture. Through personal anecdotes and practical strategies, Mr. Govia will guide attendees on a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. Gain valuable tools to foster a culture of safety within your organization while overcoming doubts and fears. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Mr. Govia’s experiences and take steps towards a more confident and safety-conscious workplace.
Lunch Buffet in the Atrium | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
KY PSC Training Program | 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Speaker: Jessica Norris-Canfield, KY PSC

This session will show the KY PSC Training Program.
Crisis Communication: Command the Narrative | 1:50 PM - 2:40 PM

Speaker: Angela Billings, The Virago Circle

In the damage prevention industry, it’s not a matter of if a crisis will present itself, but when. Air Force veteran and crisis communication professional Angela Billings walks you through crises she’s experienced and provides public safety leaders with tangible takeaways you can implement today to better prepare for and navigate through your next crisis. Keep your business and brand intact no matter the crisis.
Legislative Roundtable Discussion | 2:50 PM - 4:00 PM
Moderator: Tim Vaughn, Kentucky 811

Description TBD
Summit Reception / Door Prizes | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join us in the Exhibit area for networking, food, drinks and door prizes you don’t want to miss!

Thursday June 27, 2024

Economic Development & Infrastructure | 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM

Speaker: Rocky Adkins, Chief of Staff of the Governor

Description TBD
The Damage Prevention Institute's role in the CGA goal of 50 in 5 | 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Speaker: Sam Hall, Damage Prevention Institute

Attend this session to learn more about the DPI and its goal of taking the industry to the next level by utilizing data and statistics to generate powerful insights and efficiencies that will reduce the rate of damages to buried infrastructure and how you can be involved.
Wrap Up of the Summit/ Door Prizes | 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM

Speaker: Time Vaughn, Kentucky 811


Lunch for OCC Software Summit | 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
This meal is only for those staying for the Software Summit.

OCC Software Summit | 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM