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The Can't Miss Tunneling Conference

RETC offers a full technical program, 180+ exhibit hall floor, and promises to be the networking event of the year for the tunneling industry. Discover more about RETC and plan your trip today!

Select a topic to learn more about attending this conference:


Agenda Overview: Get an overview of the conference theme and the meaning behind it.

Schedule At-a-Glance: A high-level overview of conference activities.

Technical Sessions: A comprehensive list of available technical sessions.

Exhibitor Directory: Find the companies you want to know in our online directory.


Authors Overview: Get an overview of becoming an author, including a list of topics and important dates.

Abstract Submission: After choosing a topic, use the SME Abstract & Evaluation criteria to write your abstract.

Program Coordinators: Meet our program coordinators and connect with them online.

Authors FAQs: Have questions about becoming a conference author? Our author's FAQs have the answer.

Events & Networking

Networking Functions: Network with industry peers and professionals.

Field Trips: Explore the latest in mining exploration and innovation with RETC field trips.

Hotel & Travel

Venue: Explore the conference venue.

Hotel: Choose a conference hotel and make reservations.

Transportation: Find local transportation options.

Driving Directions: Navigate your way through the city streets to the venue.

Parking: Renting a car or driving in? Find local parking near the conference facility.


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What Attendees Say

Over four decades of conferences, RETC provides both the experienced tunneling professional and the individual just starting in the business the opportunity to stay connected while integrating new ideas and innovations into contracting, design, and construction.

Bill Mariucci
Team Leader, Kiewit infrastructure Co.
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