DFI 40th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations

Oakland, California
Monday, October 12, 2015
DFI 40th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations
Monday, October 12, 2015 7:00 AM -
Thursday, October 15, 2015 12:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway
Oakland, California 94607
United States

Map and Directions

Online Registration is now closed.
You may register onsite beginning Monday, October 12 at 7 am.

Venue & Accommodations
What to Expect
Conference Overview
Conference Registration Fees
Conference Day Rates
Cooperating Organizations


Marriott City Center


Ca USA 94607



At this time the Oakland Marriott City Center is sold out. If you are in need of accommodations, please contact DFI's Travel Coordinator, Lorraine Engelman of Blue Ribbon Travel at 718.767.5455 or by email at lorraine@travelblueribbon.com. DFI does not use a housing or room reservation service for its events.

If you have already reserved rooms at the Oakland Marriott but need to cancel for any reason, contact Lorraine as well. 

Hotel parking is available at the prevailing rates. 


The self-parking rates indicated below are prevailing 2014 rates. The hotel is offering a 30% discount on prevailing 2015 parking rates.

  1 hour
  2 hours
  3 hours
  4 hours
  5-8 hours
  24 hours maximum
(no IN or OUT)

Effective January 1, 2014, valet parking rates are as follows:

0-2 hours
  2-6 hours
  6-24 hours
All parking rates are inclusive of 18.5% tax. 
Please note that parking rates are subject to change without notification.


Oakland International Airport - OAK
Hotel direction: 8 miles N
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Alternate Transportation: City Express Shuttle | $28.00 (one way)
Taxi Fare: About $40.00 (one way)
Subway: About $7.85 (one way)  

San Francisco International Airport - SFO
Hotel direction: 26 miles NE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.
Alternate Transportation: Bayporter | $39.00 (one way)
Taxi Fare: About $80.00 (one way)
Subway: About  $8.95 (one way)

View the Exhibitor Floor Plan

DFI's 40th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations is the landmark event for industry
professionals from across the globe to gather and share experiences, exchange
ideas and learn the current state-of-the-practice from various disciplines.
Engineers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, owners, government agencies
and academicians will meet in Oakland to attend informative technical sessions,
learn more about the latest innovations in deep foundations technology in the
Exhibit Hall and much more. We look forward to meeting you in Oakland!
View and download our new conference brochure/mailer.
View and download the conference flyer to share with your


Sunday, October 11
Board & Technical Committee/Working Group
Chair Meetings

Monday, October 12
DFI Technical Committee and Working Group
Meetings, Exhibitor Set-Up

Tuesday, October 13
Technical & Electronic Poster Sessions,
Exhibition, Welcome Luncheon, Welcome Reception

Wednesday, October 14
Technical & Electronic Poster Sessions,
Exhibition, Business Meeting Luncheon, Hal Hunt Lecture, Awards Reception and Banquet

Thursday, October 15
Technical & Electronic Poster Sessions,
Exhibition, Student/Young Professor Paper Competition Presentations, Exhibitor Break-Down


*Early Member:
*Early Non-Member:
(includes membership thru 12/31/15)  
*Regular Member:
(starts Monday, 8/31/15)
*Regular Non-Member:
(starts Monday, 8/31/15 and includes membership thru
*Government Employee (ID Required):
 If 3 register together each receive 33% discount on
registration rate for a total cost of $850 for all three
*Young Professional (35 and Younger):
*Student (ID Required. Sessions and Breaks Only)
Standard Exhibitor Booth - Corporate Member 8'x10'
$2,345.00 (includes one full registrant)
Standard Exhibitor Booth - Non-Corporate Member 8x10'
$3,295.00 (includes Class I membership thru 12/31/15 and one full
Featured Exhibitor Booth - Corporate Member 10'x16'
$4,690.00 (includes two full registrants)
Featured Exhibitor Booth - Non-Corporate Member 10'x16'
$5,640.00 (includes Class I membership thru 12/31/15 and two full
Additional Booth Attendee (Exhibitors Only and One per Standard
Booth; Two per Featured Booth)


Committee Meeting Day Only (Monday Only) $200.00    
Committee Meeting Day and Day 1 (Monday and Tuesday) $625.00    
Conference Day 1 and 2 (Tuesday and Wednesday)

Conference Day 1 Only or Conference Day 2 Only (Tuesday or

Conference Day 3 Only (Thursday Only)


*Registration includes Conference Sessions Admission,
Exhibition Hall Admission, Networking Breakfasts, Welcome Luncheon, Welcome
Reception, Business Meeting Luncheon, Hal Hunt Lecture, Awards Reception and
Banquet, Morning and Afternoon Networking Breaks and a Web Key with Access to
Online Proceedings







Contact Information

  • Phone: 973.423.4030
    Fax: 973.423.4031

Payment Instructions

  • You may register for this Conference using a major Credit Card, Debit Card, PayPal, Check or Purchase Order.

    Check payments due within 30 days of registration.

    Cancellations must be made in writing by mail, e-mail or fax.

    No refunds for Exhibit
    Booths after Monday,
    August 31, 2015.

    No refunds for Attendee Registration
    after Thursday, September 17, 2015,
    however you can transfer your
    registration to another DFI Member.

    Please make checks payable to:

    326 Lafayette Avenue

    Hawthorne, NJ 07506

    Memo: Annual 2015

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