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RETC Events & Networking

Interact, engage and be entertained with RETC's unique array of functions and field trips. Space is limited for these fun and exciting networking activities. Make your reservations early!

Women in Tunneling Reception

Sunday, June 13 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Sponsored by BabEng, LLC; Hatch; and McMillen Jacobs Associates

Guest Speaker: Lizan N. Gilbert, P.E. | Preconstruction Executive, Guy F. Atkinson Construction
Lessons for the Underground

Join the UCA Women in Tunneling for a relaxed opening reception. Connect with the women you need to know in the tunneling industry. Everyone welcome.


UCA Mentor/Mentee Meet-Up

Sunday, June 13 | 7:30 – 8:00 pm
Start RETC with an introduction to your mentor or mentee. Get to know one another in a fun, low-pressure environment before the hustle and bustle of the conference begins.
Pre-registration required. This program matches scholarship recipients with UCA professional members.


RETC Welcoming Luncheon

Monday, June 14, 2021 | 11:30am-1:00pm | Ticketed

Speaker: Tim Gard, Creating successful, productive, safe, happy people one laugh at a time.

Tim Gard, CSP, CPAE is a tears-in-your-eyes-laugh-out-loud speaker who teaches people to be more resilient and resourceful and coaches businesses on how to enhance productivity and employee enthusiasm. Talented, innovative and memorable, Tim provides amazing take-home value delivered with his one-of-a-kind presentation style Tim "walks his talk" as a successful business owner himself for more than 20 years. Before starting his business, he worked in the Sales Industry, as well as State and Federal Government in Human Services, as a fraud investigator and is a navy veteran. Recognized as a pioneer in humor-based training. Tim is a certified speaking professional (CSP) & a member of the Speaker Hall Of Fame, an elite honor held by fewer than 150 speakers worldwide. The author or co-author of Just Plane Funny, My Policy Manual, Motivational Leaders, and Humor Me, Tim humorously delivers messages as universal as his audiences are diverse.


Become a Mentor – Deadline 6/8

Nothing resonates quite like a personal connection. Share your experiences and insight with students interested in the tunneling industry as a mentor. If you are attending RETC, consider taking the time to become a mentor.
Mentors must be a member of UCA, with 10 years of experience in the underground industry (exceptions for members of UCA YM).
Find the full guidelines and sign up here:

Mentor Sign Up


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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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