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23rd Annual Meeting & Expo

March 15 and 16, 2018 at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:Contractors, Facility Owners, Locators and Municipalities should
       attend this two-day educational and networking event.
Annual Meeting and Summit - MISS DIG System, Inc. - Great_Lakes_Trenchless_AssociationThe event is being hosted in partnership with Great Lakes Trenchless Association. Two full days of educational sessions will be available for attendees.
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Breakfast and lunch will be provided each day. A strolling networking dinner will be hosted on Thursday evening and we invite your family to attend a buffet dinner Friday evening with a silent auction and family friendly entertainment.  
Annual Meeting and Summit - MISS DIG System, Inc. - Annual_Meeting_B A room block has been secured at the Casino and  Waterpark Wednesday night through Saturday. $139.00 for the Casino and $131.30 for the Waterpark. Casino Rooms can be secured using code MSD031418 and Waterpark Rooms using MISSDIG2018.  Please make reservations before February 21, 2018 to receive this discounted rate at the below numbers:
Casino and Resort: (989) 775-7777 or Waterpark and Hotel: (877) 232-4532


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Registration will be done through Great Lakes Trenchless Association, if you do not already have an account, you must create one to login and register.


Please use the Promo Code: MISSDIGMEMBER for your FREE registration.


Session Schedule

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Session Descriptions:


MISS DIG 811 Certification

The MISS DIG 811 Certification Program offers members training and information on several safety and facility damage prevention topics:  Public Act 174, Overhead Electric, Pipeline Safety, Tools and Resources, and Locator Services.  Continuing Education Credits are available for: Drinking Water, Waste Water, Professional Engineering and Professional Surveying.  The MISS DIG 811 Certificate can be a positive statement to your customers.  

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OUPS 101

This session will be an overview and update of OUPS regulations, procedures and current events.


Gold Shovel Standard                        Annual Meeting and Summit - MISS DIG System, Inc. - GSS_Logo

A representative from Gold Shovel Standard will be on hand to discuss the program.  Gold Shovel Standard is a nonprofit organization committed to improving workforce and public safety and the integrity of vital buried infrastructure. Participants will learn how Gold Shovel can help their organization with implementing a safety management system and tracking/reporting incidents while making them more competitive across the whole industry.


Damage Reporting and DocumentationAnnual Meeting and Summit - MISS DIG System, Inc. - MPSC

A representative from the MPSC will discuss the legal requirements of damage reporting under PA 174.  Excavators will learn about damage reporting to the GSS. Facility owners, locators and contractors will benefit from learning how to document markings prior to excavation and what documents to maintain once a line has been damaged.


Horizontal Directional Drilling Best Practices

Join us for an overview of current industry best practices.  This session will also include the introduction of the new GLTA Best Practices Manual.


Members Tools Newtin Navigation

This session will focus on the tools available to members via their Remote Member Access  Accounts. You will also learn how to improve internal controls within your organization utilizing the new format for Remote Access Accounts.


MISS DIG 811 CEO                  Annual Meeting and Summit - MISS DIG System, Inc. - Bruce

This will be an open forum to discuss MISS DIG 811 and related MISS DIG 811 issues.  Our CEO, Bruce Campbell will inform guests of the latest news with MISS DIG 811 and our goals for the future.  There will be a question and answer period with some MISS DIG 811 managers on hand as well.

Business Operations Overview

This session is geared towards owners and office managers.  Get tips and methods to take your business operations to the next level.  


Live Design Asset Management Webinar

A live Webinar will be hosted by Bill Reader of NTH, Inc. Be part of the discussion on MISS DIG 811 Detroit Asset Management in association with Pelican and learn what Asset Management through MISS DIG 811 could look like.
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Design Process Panel

Representatives from Utility Companies, Engineering Firms, Municipalities and MISS DIG 811 will discuss design hot topics including; Positive Response, Response Times, and how to improve what the system currently offers. Bring your thoughts to the panel or email them to


MISS DIG 811 Annual Meeting

MISS DIG 811’s Annual Meeting will be held. Financial reports and call center statistics will be shared.  This is an open session to everyone. Directors that were up for election will be announced.


Business Transition and Succession

Get an inside look at the facets and strategies to consider when transitioning a business from one leader or owner to another.


Decoding Financial Statements

This session is designed for those who are tasked with generating and interpreting financial reports within their business.  Whether you need an introduction or a refresher, we will cover the different types of reports most commonly used in businesses and being able to accurately interpret the information given on those reports.


GLTA Annual Meeting

GLTA's Annual Membership Meeting will be held.  An update on the Association's current projects will be given.  Financial status of the Association and plans for the coming year will also be covered.  This meeting will also include an election of directors.  This session is open to everyone. 

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MISS DIG 811 Board Meeting

MISS DIG 811 will conduct its quarterly board meeting. This will be a closed session.


What's New with MISS DIG 811

Find out what is new with MISS DIG 811!  We will discuss our new E-suite including ticket modifications, E-overhead and design as well as other enhancements to the MISS DIG 811 System.  


Michigan Damage Prevention Board

Come join us for the monthly meeting of the Michigan Damage Prevention Board, it is a place to review any comments or concerns regarding damage prevention. This committee drafts and approves Best Practices for the protection of underground facilities and those working near them.


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Daily Schedule



7:30 – 9:00 Registration

8:00 – 9:00 Breakfast

9:00- 12:00 Exhibitor Set Up

9:00 – 10:30 Session 1

10:30 – 12:00 Session 2

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (Exhibitors Open)

1:30 – 3:00 Session 3

3:00 – 4:30 Session 4

4:30 – 6:00 Welcome Party Job Fair

(strolling appetizers)



7:00 – 8:00 Registration

7:00 – 8:30 Breakfast Exhibits Open

8:00 Welcome with Bruce Campbell and John Hendershot

8:30 - 10:30 Session 1

10:30 – 12:30 Session 2

12:30 – 1:30 Lunch (Exhibitors Open)

1:30 – 3:00 Session 3

3:00 – 4:30 Session 4

4:30 – 6:00 Family Time

6:00 -9:00 Networking Reception, Family Entertainment Begins, Silent Auction Open

7:00 Dinner

7:30 Presentation of Safe Digging Award, GLTA Safety Awards & Children's Raffle

8:00 Close of Silent Auction

9:00 All Exhibits Closed