DFI 42nd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations

New Orleans, Louisiana
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
DFI 42nd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 9:00 AM -
Friday, October 27, 2017 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

New Orleans Marriott
+1 (504) 581-1000
555 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
United States

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Conference Summary
8 Great Reasons to Attend this Conference
Chart of Registration Categories, Fees, and Policies
Organizing Committee
Quick Links
Cooperating Organizations
Media Partners

Conference Summary

Join us for our 42nd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in the Big Easy where you will network with the largest gathering of practitioners specializing in the deep foundation industry; attend special lectures featuring our world-renowned keynote speakers; learn about innovations in design, construction and delivery of deep foundations; become updated on design, construction, QC/QA and risk assessment/management; hear about DFI’s global initiatives and research to promote foundation safety, quality, durability and sustainability. There will also be an Exhibit Hall featuring 120+ companies. View our conference program for details.

DFI's Principal Awards — the Distinguished Service Award and Outstanding Project Award will be presented during the Awards Banquet. The Hal Hunt Lecture on Communications, with NFL-great Archie Manning, will also be featured while the winners of the Young Professor and Student Paper competitions will also be recognized at the event by the DFI Educational Trust. You won’t want to miss this conference.

Hope to see you in October!

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8 Great Reasons to Attend this Conference

1. Share international experiences with worldwide experts.  

2. Interact with the largest gathering of practitioners specializing in cutting-edge technologies for deep foundations and risk management.  

3. Discuss and debate technical topics related to deep foundations and ground improvement, particularly critical infrastructure, soft soils, piling-related design and monitoring practices.  

4. Participate in risk-related discussions, including failures and lessons learned on case histories from the perspectives of owners, contractors and engineers and integrated risk management processes.  

5. Hear about DFI’s committee research initiatives aimed at advancing the state-of-practice of deep foundations and excavation support.  

6. Explore the Exhibit Hall featuring specialty services of 120+ companies.  

7. Attend one or more of DFI’s 21 technical committee and working group meetings and become involved in projects that promote safety, quality, durability and sustainability in the geotechnical and deep foundation industry  

8. Make the most of your time in New Orleans — attend DFI’s Annual Conference and enjoy this exciting city!

What Your Registration Includes and Chart of Registration Categories, Fees, and Policies

Full Conference Registration for DFI Members, Non-Members, Exhibitors, Exhibitor 2nd Attendees, Young Professional, and Government attendees includes access to:

-Conference Presentations
-Exhibit Hall
-Continental Breakfasts
-Morning and Afternoon Networking Breaks
-Welcome and Business Meeting Luncheons
-Welcome Reception
-Hal Hunt Lecture on Communications
-DFI Awards Reception and Banquet
-Online Conference Proceedings and Flash Drive  

Students Attendees Receive: Access to any Student Activities, Conference Presentations, Exhibit Hall, Continental Breakfasts, Morning and Afternoon Networking Breaks, Hal Hunt Lecture, Online Conference Proceedings and Flash Drive. Luncheons and the Welcome Reception are not included.

Choose the Registration Type that suits your needs. Special Event Tickets are available for purchase for registration categories that do not include luncheons, receptions and the awards banquet.  

View our chart of Registration Fees, Payment and Cancellation Policies

Organizing Committee

A dedicated group of industry professionals serve on the Conference Organizing Committee for this event.

View the listing of Organizing Committee Members and their roles.

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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 and should be made payable to DFI.

    Terms are 30 days net to all payment modes not credit card/paypal.

    To make payment by wire, contact Lisa Rayment at LRAYMENT@DFI.ORG.

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

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    Refunds for Registration will not be issued after Friday, September 29, 2017. However, you may transfer your registration to another DFI Member.
    Refunds for Exhibit Booths will not be issued after August 31, 2017. Please refer to your Exhibit Space Agreement for Details.

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Hawthorne, NJ 07506
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