DFI 38th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations

Phoenix, Arizona
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

DFI 38th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - Saturday, September 28, 2013

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort
(480) 293-5000
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, Arizona 85054
United States

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DFI's 38th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations is the event for industry members from across the globe to gather and share experiences, exchange ideas and learn the current state-of-the-practice from various disciplines such as engineers, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers and academicians. Please mark your calendar and join us in Phoenix in 2013.

View the Full Conference Brochure with Technical Program Here

Hotel Reservations and Travel Arrangements

DFI's discounted room block is now closed. However, we may still be able to reserve you a room at the JW Marriott! Please contact DFI's Official Travel Coordinator, Lorraine Engelman, of Blue Ribbon Travel at 718-767-5455 or lorraine@travelblueribbon.com to make your reservations.

Please know that DFI does not have a ‘housing committee’ to reserve rooms for its event attendees. When you reserve your room at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, you should know there are only three ways to do so:

1. By visiting the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Reservation Web link at JW Marriott Desert Ridge

2. By calling JW Marriott Desert Ridge directly, toll free, at 1-800-835-6206, with the Group Code “DFI”; or

3. By contacting DFI's Official Travel Coordinator, Lorraine Engelman, of Blue Ribbon Travel at 718-767-5455 or lorraine@travelblueribbon.com

Click here for online reservations. Call 1-800-835-6206, mention group rate for DFI: $249/night ++
These rates are discounted room rates for DFI Attendees, subject to availability. The special rate will also be honored 3 days prior and 3 days following the seminar, based on availability.

*Please make reservations early. DFI's discounted rates are subject to a cut-off date of Friday, September 6, 2013. The special rate will also be honored 3 days prior and 3 days following the conference, based on availability. If you experience any issues while booking your room, please contact Lorraine Engelman (listed above).

Parking and Ground Transportation
Complimentary self-parking for attendees. Valet service is available for daily as well as overnight parking.
  • Overnight fee is $25 per day
  • Daily fee is $10
Ground Transportation is available via taxi (approx. $55 each way), Super Shuttle (approx. $22 each way) or scheduled sedan service

Registration Options
Early Registration Rate deadline August 1, 2013!
DFI Member ($795 before Aug 1; $895 after Aug 1)
Non-Member ($895 before Aug 1; $995 after Aug 1) includes 2013 DFI individual membership
Young Professionals (35 and under) ($395)
Government Employee ($395)
Student ($25)
Day 1 or Day 2 only ($425)
Day 3 only ($200)
Individual Session ($175)
Exhibitor (rates vary – see Exhibitors/Sponsors page)
Sponsor Only (rates vary – see Exhibitors/Sponsors page - Sponsors must be a DFI member in good standing)
Companions Program ($350)

Sourcebook Opportunities
Get your company’s information into the hands and onto the desks of deep foundations industry leaders and decision makers:
  • Send 600 brochures to DFI HQ by Monday, August 12, 2013.
  • DFI will bind one brochure into each spiral bound Sourcebook which all conference attendees will receive.
  • The Discounted Exhibitor Rate is $125 per side. The Non-Exhibitor rate is $175 per side. Indicate how many sides you are purchasing. To preview the Sourcebook Flyer and get more details, click here.
Brochures must be 8.5" wide by 11” tall. (If you have A4 brochures, trim to 11” length before submission). Text or pictures in the crease may be lost due to spiral binding (leave approx. 3/8th inch left margin). You must send your brochures unbound, unstapled, collated and separated by slip sheets.

Cooperating Organizations


Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • You may register using a major credit card or PayPal. You can also register and pay later by Check payable to “Deep Foundations Institute” or Purchase Order. Cancellations must be made in writing by e-mail, mail or fax. No refunds after Wednesday, September 4, 2013, however you can transfer your registration to another DFI member.

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