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Schedule At-a-Glance

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago! Please note, all events and times are subject to change. Check back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events. Some events require an additional preregistration fee and ticket, while the rest are included in the overall conference registration.


 

Sunday, June 16, 2019
11:00 AM 5:00 PM Exhibitor Move-in Riverside West Center
10:00 AM 11:00 AM RETC Executive Committee Meeting Regency D
11:00 AM Noon RETC International Committee Meeting Regency D
1:00 PM 4:30 PM Specialty Session: Panel Discussion:
Complex Underground Infrastructure Programs – Challenges,
Observations and Guidelines
Regency A
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Registration Open Hong Kong
1:00 PM 5:00 PM Bookstore Open Regency Foyer
3:00 PM 4:30 PM Cutting Edge 2019 Organizing Committee Meeting Monroe 5 Boardroom
5:00 PM 6:30 PM UCA of SME Corporate/Sustaining Members Reception
(by invitation only)
Crystal A
6:00 PM 8:00 PM Women in Tunneling Reception Regency C
6:00 PM 7:30 PM Owner's Reception (by invitation only) Regency B
8:00 PM 9:00 PM UCA Young Members Scholarship Orientation  Acapulco

 

Monday, June 17, 2019
7:00 AM 8:30 AM RETC Scholarship Recipients Breakfast Regency D
7:30 AM 5:00 PM Registration Open Hong Kong
7:30 AM 5:00 PM Bookstore Open Regency Foyer
7:30 AM 3:00 PM Speaker Ready Room Toronto
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Authors' Coffee Toronto
8:00 AM 3:00 PM Exhibitor Move-in Riverside West Center
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Technical Sessions: SEM/NATM – I  Regency A
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Technical Sessions: Pressure Face TBM Case Histories Regency B
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Technical Sessions: Environmental, Health and Safety Regency C
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Technical Sessions: Design and Planning Acapulco
9:30 AM 9:45 AM Morning Coffee Break Regency Foyer
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Welcoming Luncheon (ticketed) Crystal A-C
1:30 PM 5:00 PM Technical Sessions: SEM/NATM – II Regency A
1:30 PM 5:00 PM Technical Session: Pressure Face TBM Technology Regency B
1:30 PM 5:00 PM Technical Sessions: Tunneling for Sustainability Regency C
1:30 PM 5:00 PM Technical Sessions: Contracting Practices and Cost Acapulco
2:45 PM 3:00 PM Afternoon Coffee Break Regency Foyer
4:00 PM 5:00 PM George Fox Committee Meeting Monroe 5 Boardroom
5:00 PM 7:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open Riverside West Center
5:00 PM 7:00 PM Exhibit Hall Hosted Reception Riverside West Center
5:00 PM 6:00 PM RETC Scholarship Recipients Reception Regency D
8:00 PM 10:30 PM UCAYM Networking Event (offsite location) TBD

 

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
7:00 AM 8:30 AM UCA of SME Breakfast (ticketed) Regency D
7:30 AM 5:00 PM Registration Open Regency Foyer
7:30 AM 5:00 PM Bookstore Open Regency Foyer
7:30 AM 3:00 PM Speaker Ready Room Toronto
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Authors' Coffee Toronto
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Technical Sessions: Drill and Blast Regency A
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Technical Sessions: Difficult Ground Regency B
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Technical Sessions: New and Innovative Technologies Regency C
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Technical Sessions: Design/Build Projects Acapulco
9:30 AM 9:45 AM Morning Coffee Break Regency Foyer
11:00 AM 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open Riverside West Center
11:30 AM 1:00 PM Luncheon in Exhibit Hall Riverside West Center
1:30 PM 5:00 PM Technical Sessions: Large Span Tunnels and Caverns Regency A
1:30 PM 5:00 PM Technical Sessions: Hard Rock TBMs Regency B
1:30 PM 5:00 PM Technical Sessions: Geotechnical Considerations – I Regency C
1:30 PM 5:00 PM Technical Sessions: Future Projects Acapulco
2:45 PM 3:00 PM Afternoon Coffee Break Regency Foyer
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open Riverside West Center
4:00 PM 6:00 PM Exhibit Hall Hosted Reception Riverside West Center
6:30 PM 7:30 PM RETC Banquet Reception (ticketed) Regency Foyer
7:30 PM 10:00 PM RETC Banquet (ticketed) Regency CD

 

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
7:30 AM Noon Registration Open Regency Foyer
7:30 AM Noon Bookstore Open Regency Foyer
7:30 AM 10:30 AM Speaker Ready Room Toronto
7:30 AM 8:30 AM Authors' Coffee Toronto
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Technical Sessions: Shafts and Mining Regency A
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Technical Sessions: Grouting and Ground Modification Regency B
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Technical Sessions: Ground Support and Final Lining Regency C
8:30 AM 11:30 AM Technical Sessions: Geotechnical Considerations – II Acapulco
8:30 AM 11:00 AM NAT 2020 Organizing Committee Meeting Monroe 5 Boardroom
9:00 AM Noon Exhibit Hall Open Riverside West Center
8:30 AM 10:30 AM UCA Executive Committee Orientation New Orleans
9:30 AM 9:45 AM Morning Coffee Break Regency Foyer
11:00 AM 2:00 PM UCA Executive Committee Meeting Regency D
Noon 8:00 PM Exhibitor Move-out Riverside West Center

 

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