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Networking Functions

Meet new acquaintances and reconnect with industry colleagues by attending by attending a RETC 2017 Function. Find sponsored coffee breaks, networking luncheons and social receptions that help you make meaningful, lasting connections.

Welcoming Luncheon

Monday, June 5, 2017 | 11:30 am - 1:15 pm | $60 per person

Presentation: California Highspeed Rail: Michelle Boehm, SoCal Regional Director, California High-Speed Rail Authority and Randy R. Anderson Statewide Engineering Manager, California High Speed Rail Authority

UCA Young Members Networking Event

Monday, June 5, 2017 | 8:00 am - 10:30 pm

The UCA Young Members will host an informal, networking event on Monday, June 5, 2017 from 8:00 pm-10:30 pm at The Lion's Share which is located at 629 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, UCA Young Members will provide appetizers and drinks. If you are registered for RETC and 35 years of age or younger please join others your age to learn more about UCA and your colleagues in the tunneling industry from around the world.

UCA of SME Breakfast

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | 7:00 am - 8:30 am | $45 per person

UCA of SME Chair, Artie Silber will present:

  • UCA Activities
  • Industry updates
  • Upcoming conferences
  • ITA Report
  • Announcement of UCA Scholarship Recipients
  • Induction of incoming UCA Chair, Michael Roach

RETC Dinner

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 | 6:00 p.m. Reception, 6:30 p.m. Dinner | $95 per person

Presentation: The History of Tunneling

Speaker: Doug Most, Editor, The Boston Globe and Author of "The Race Underground"

From bare hands and bare feet, to sticks and rocks, to picks and axes, to shovels and claws, to shields and boring machines, the evolution of tunneling is a fascinating story of mankind learning, growing, and improving with each new generation. The characters behind some of the world's most important tunnels are equally fascinating, from Marc Brunel to William Parsons. And the tunneling story has never been important, with cities faced with crumbling underground infrastructures and new, costly challenges every year.

This 30-40 minute presentation, with photos, videos, and audio, will weave through the narrative of tunneling's history and include dramatic stories, profiles, and projects that have brought the tunneling industry into the modern era of metropolitan growth.


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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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