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Top Reasons to Attend the 2018 NAT Conference

 

The 2018 NAT Conference is the top regional mining conference in the nation, focusing on developments, innovations, issues and trends affecting the underground construction and tunneling industry.

  • Technology. Innovation. Advancement.
    Check out the latest products and advanced solutions in the 20 technical sessions, short course and 175-booth exhibit hall and learn how you and your company can advance in the tunneling and underground construction industry.
  • Industry Experience
    Conference chairs, speakers and organizers have hundreds of years of experience and are poised to expand your horizons and provide the insight and knowledge that you will use in your day-to-day operations.
  • Improve Your Team
    Share your newfound knowledge with your co-workers, management team and recruits, and watch your company soar!
  • Educational Opportunities
    NAT 2018 provides dedicated attention to the industry topics that are important to you. With 20 technical sessions, short course and numerous networking opportunities, this conference is designed to provide the forum for advanced learning.
  • Network. Network. Network.
    With 1,000 attendees from all around the world, there is no better place than NAT 2018 to engage, connect and network with industry professionals. Network with peers at our opening night reception, luncheons, networking events and refreshment breaks. Don’t forget your business cards!
  • Latest Innovations
    Attend the exhibit hall where 140 exhibitors will provide hands-on demonstrations of new innovative products used in the industry.
  • Highly Focused Program
    NAT 2018 is ideal for contractors, engineers, vendors and owners in the tunneling and underground construction industries. This unique conference occurs every other year and provides an opportunity for industry professionals to connect on industry successes, challenges and solutions.
  • Professional Development
    Looking for ways to continue your education? Register for the short course and receive continuing education credits.
  • Premier Location
    Held at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel located in the heart of Washington, D.C, you will experience a charming neighborhood filled with amazing restaurants and quaint shops ideal for extended networking socials.
  • Cultural Experience
    The international reach of NAT 2018 brings together industry professionals from around the world, offering you the opportunity to learn about the latest trends and topics on a global scale.
  • Real Value. Measureable ROI.
    Held biennially, NAT 2018 provides a unique opportunity for tunneling and underground construction professionals to gather and engage in discussions on real-life project performance.