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2024 Schedule At-A-Glance

All events will take place at the Gaylord Opryland Resort.

We look forward to seeing you in Nashville!

Please note, all events and times are subject to change. Check back regularly for the latest schedule and details about conference events.

Some events require an additional preregistration fee and ticket, while the rest are included in the overall conference registration.

SUNDAY
June 23, 2024
MONDAY
June 24, 2024
TUESDAY
June 25, 2024
WEDNESDAY
June 26, 2024
Registration Open
Exhibitor Move-in
Short Course Critical Infrastructure Crossings (ticketed)
Short Course Underground Contracting Principles (ticketed)
Short Course Coffee Break
Short Course Luncheon
Bookstore Open
Owner's DRB Training (by invitation only)
Short Course Coffee Break
UCA Working Groups & Committee Meetings
Cutting Edge 2025 Organizing Committee Meeting
Owner's Reception (by invitation only)
UCA Corporate/Sustaining Members Reception
UCA Scholarship & Mentor Program Orientation and Meeting Place

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Noon - 1:00 PM
Noon - 5:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Ryman Hall Foyer
Exhibit Hall
Presidential A
Presidential B
Presidential C
Presidential C
Presidential Lobby
Presidential Chamber A
Presidential C
Presidential D
Jackson F
Presidential Chamber B
Presidential C
Presidential A

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Registration Open
Women in Tunneling Breakfast (ticketed)
Bookstore Open
Authors' Coffee
Exhibitor Move-in
Speaker Ready Room
Opening Plenary - UCA Awards Celebration
Morning Coffee Break
Technical Session - Design: Numerical Modeling
Technical Session - Planning: Project Design
Technical Session - Case Histories: SEM/NATM Excavation Technique
Technical Session - Technology: TBM Technology
Welcoming Luncheon (ticketed)
Technical Session - Design: Tunnel Lining Design
Technical Session - Planning: Rehabilitation, Fire, Safety & Training
Technical Session - Case Histories: Shaft Excavation, Tunnel Rehabilitation & Challenges
Technical Session - Technology: Digital Technology
Afternoon Coffee Break
George A. Fox Committee Meeting
Down for That Information Session
Exhibit Hall Open
Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
IdeaXchange Sessions
UCA Young Members Networking Event

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Noon - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
5:15 PM - 6:20 PM
8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Ryman Hall Foyer
Washington B
Presidential Lobby
Presidential Chamber B
Exhibit Hall
Presidential Chamber B
Presidential D
Presidential Lobby
Presidential A
Presidential B
Presidential C
Presidential Chamber A
Presidential D
Presidential A
Presidential B
Presidential C
Presidential Chamber A
Presidential Lobby
Jackson F
Jackson CD
Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
Presidential Chamber B

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Registration Open
UCA Breakfast (ticketed)
Bookstore Open
Authors' Coffee
Speaker Ready Room
Technical Session - Design: Challenging Design Issues
Technical Session - Planning: Underground Project Delivery
Technical Session - Technology: Construction Innovation
Technical Session - Case Histories: Geotechnical and Contracting Cases
Morning Coffee Break
RETC 2025 Priority Points Exhibit Sales
Exhibit Hall Open
Luncheon in Exhibit Hall
IdeaXchange Sessions
RETC 2025 Priority Points Exhibit Sales
Technical Session - Design: Innovative Designs
Technical Session - Planning: Underground Project Risk
Technical Session - Technology: Innovative Solutions
Technical Session - Case Histories: TBM Performances and Challenges I
Afternoon Coffee Break
Tunneling & Underground Construction Editorial Advisory Committee
Exhibit Hall Open
Exhibit Hall Opening Reception
IdeaXchange Sessions

7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
8:30 AM - 11:45 AM
9:40 AM - 10:15 AM
10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
11:30 AM - 1:50 PM
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
4:30 PM - 6:25 PM

Ryman Hall Foyer
Washington B
Presidential Lobby
Presidential Chamber B
Presidential Chamber B
Presidential A
Presidential B
Presidential C
Presidential D
Presidential Lobby
Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
Presidential A
Presidential B
Presidential C
Presidential D
Presidential Lobby
Jackson E
Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall

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Women in Tunneling Committee
UCA Past Chair Breakfast (by invitation only)
Registration Open
Bookstore Open
Authors' Coffee
Speaker Ready Room
Technical Session - Design: Design of Underground Spaces
Technical Session - Planning: Underground Construction and Challenges
Technical Session - Technology: Design Innovations
Technical Session - Case Histories: TBM Performances and Challenges II
Exhibit Hall Open
NAT 2026 Organizing Committee Meeting
Morning Coffee Break
Closing Plenary Session: Tunnel Vision
UCA Executive Committee Meeting
Exhibitor Move-out

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM
7:30 AM - Noon
7:30 AM - Noon
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
8:30 AM - Noon
8:30 AM - 9:40 AM
8:30 AM - 9:40 AM
8:30 AM - 9:40 AM
8:30 AM - 9:40 AM
9:00 AM - Noon
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
9:40 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - Noon
Noon - 4:00 PM
Noon - 6:00 PM

Jackson E
Jackson F
Ryman Hall Foyer
Presidential Lobby
Presidential Chamber B
Presidential Chamber B
Presidential A
Presidential B
Presidential C
Presidential D
Exhibit Hall
Presidential Chamber A
Exhibit Hall
Presidential D
Jackson CD
Exhibit Hall

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