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October 12 - 14, 2020
Holiday Inn & Convention Center, Springdale
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Utility Locator Training Workshop Bob Nighswonger, Utility Training Academy
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Damage Investigation Workshop Roger Cox, ACTS Now, Inc.
9:00 AM Summit Golf Tournament Course TBD
5:00 PM Summit Reception Exhibit Hall
8:00AM - 9:00AM PHMSA Presentation David Appelbaum, PHMSA
Attend this session to learn what the expectations are for the Arkansas enforcement program going forward. Learn about effective enforcement policies or statutes in other states and whether or not there is an effective model for Arkansas to follow.
9:00AM - 9:50AM Moving from Diversity to Inclusion: Dr. “Bowtie” Todd, Bowtie Leadership The Power of Leadership!
Diversity and inclusion in the workplace is becoming more important as organizations look to create workplaces more reflective of current demographic trends. According to a survey conducted by McKinsey and Company, businesses with a diverse workforce are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above industry medians. However, many organizations struggle with accepting diversity and creating inclusion for all. Come ready to be inspired and learn how diversity and inclusion will help you with your organization and beyond with Dr. “Bowtie” Todd. This presentation is not your ordinary diversity talk, so prepare to learn and have fun.
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Taking the guesswork Matt Manning, Vivax-Metrotech out of locating
Locating is more art than science? There’s definitely an art to it, but science is what the pendulum of art is attached to. Attend this session to learn the basics and beyond of locating underground facilities.
Prevention of Natural Gas
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM Cross Bores in Sewer Josh Graham, Compliance EnviroSystems
When cross bores exist in a sanitary sewer or storm drain system, it presents a tremendously hazardous situation. This session will discuss the hazards associated with cross bores as well as explore the technologies available for locating cross bores.
11:00 AM - 11:50 AM What will it take to move the Roger Cox, Facilitator, Panel of stakeholders Arkansas damage prevention
program to the next level?
We hear about the frustrations out in the field from all stakeholders. If education alone doesn’t solve the issue, is the answer enforcement? If it is enforcement, what are the steps to creating a fair and effective enforcement program in Arkansas and should all utilities and stakeholder groups be held accountable?
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