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Networking Functions


Meet new acquaintances and reconnect with old friends by attending a 2018 NAT Conference networking function. Find sponsored coffee breaks, networking luncheons and social receptions that help you make meaningful, lasting connections.


Welcoming Luncheon
Monday, June 25, 2018 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM |Salon 3, Lobby Level | $60

Kick off the NAT Conference at the Welcoming Luncheon. Join colleagues and industry professionals for lunch and a captivating talk by Christopher Mossey.

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Speaker: George Hawkins, Former CEO DC Water, Founder and president, Moonshot, LLC

George Hawkins served as CEO and General Manager of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water). On his arrival in 2009, Mr. Hawkins launched an ambitious agenda to transform DC Water into a customer-oriented enterprise that is driving innovation and delivering improved value to its ratepayers. The core goal is to improve aging infrastructure while complying with stringent regulatory requirements. Finally, Mr. Hawkins tripled the rate of DC Water’s program to replace water and sewer infrastructure.

Prior to joining DC Water, Mr. Hawkins served as director of the District Department of the Environment (DDOE). Previously, Mr. Hawkins was the executive director several non-profit organizations in New Jersey, including New Jersey Future, the Stony Brook Watershed Association and the NJ Council of Watershed Associations. Mr. Hawkins held senior positions with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and he served Vice President Gore on the National Performance Review, playing an integral role in strengthening environmental protection programs at EPA and OSHA.

Mr. Hawkins began his career practicing law for the Boston firm Ropes & Gray, and is a member of the Bar in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia.


UCA of SME/ITA Breakfast
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 7:00 AM | Location TBA | $45

Join us for a networking event that includes updates in UCA recent scholarships and ITA.


Awards Banquet & Reception
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 | 6:30 PM | Thurgood Marshall Ballroom, Mezzanine Level | $95

Don’t miss out on a special evening. Join your colleagues in celebrating the milestones and achievements within UCA of SME. The evening will also feature world-class entertainment when UCA brings Broadway to NAT. Neil Berg, award-winning composer, lyricist and producer will take us through 50 Years of Rock and Roll. Reserve your tickets today. For a sneak peak, visit

The Following Awards will be presented at the Banquet:

  • UCA of SME Lifetime Achievement Award: Harvey Parker
  • UCA of SME Outstanding Individual Award: David Klug
  • UCA of SME Outstanding Educator Award: Priscilla Nelson
  • UCA of SME Project of the Year Award: Northern Boulevard Crossing


Specialty Networking Events

Owners Reception (by invitation only)
Sunday, June 24, 2018 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | Thurgood Marshall West Ballroom, Mezzanine Level

This private event is exclusive to Owners.  If you are an Owner and would like an invitation, please contact, Matt Preedy,


UCA Young Members Networking Event
Monday, June 25, 2018 |8:00 PM - 10:30 PM | Roofers Union

Connect with other young professionals during this UCA Young Members Networking event - open to those 35 and under.  No ticket necessary; must be a registered attendee of NAT.

Roofers Union
2446 18th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009


Women in Tunneling

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 |11:30 AM - 1:00 PM | Petits Plats Restaurant

Petits Plats Restaurant
2653 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 518-0018 (main)