Amazing Program, Fabulous Speakers, Awesome Networking


Mike Tully, MS, MBA, CP, GISP

Educational Schedule At a Glance


GITA Conference Only Events


Monday Morning

March 5



Monday Afternoon

March 5

Concurrent Sessions


Monday Evening

March 5

GITA SW Social


Tuesday Morning

March 6

Concurrent Sessions


Events Open to Attendees of Both Conferences


Tuesday Afternoon (GITA)

 March 6

GITA Keynote
Concurrent Sessions


Tuesday Afternoon (CGA 811)

March 6

Pipeline Safety & Awareness Summit;
Electric Safety Summit


Tuesday Late Afternoon

March 6

CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo Exhibit Hall;
Welcome Reception


CGA 811 Events Also Open to GITA Conference Attendees


Wednesday Morning

March 7

Exhibit Hall;
Water & Sewer Infrastructure Protection Summit


Wednesday Afternoon

 March 7

Exhibit Hall;
Fiber Optic Asset Protection Summit;
New Locate & Damage Prevention Technology Forum;
Excavators Perspective Summit


Thursday Morning

March 8

Exhibit Hall;
Underground Safety Summit: The Value of a Locate;
Arizona Damage Prevention Stakeholder Summit


Thursday Afternoon

March 8

Call Before You Divot Classic (Additional fees apply)

GITA Phoenix Educational Program Details

Categories of Learning Available to GITA Phoenix Attendees

Workshops - 12 hours
Presentations - 16.5 hours
Underground Infrastructure Summits/Forum - 9.5 hours
Exhibit Hall Time - 13 hours
Socials - 4.0 Hours
Networking Opportunities - 3.5 hours

Click Here For a Topic Breakout of the Categories

The program is also available on paper. Click the icon to review and download.


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Need More Training For Your Brain?

Then you have come to the right place by attending the GITA Phoenix Conference!  In the two (2) days that follow the GITA Phoenix Conference - March 7 and 8 - the main events of the CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo will be taking place in the same building.  And although some parts of that program have been graciously made available to GITA Phoenix attendees, the full range of amazing training offered is only possible when also buying a ticket for that conference.  But don't despair!  Buy a combo ticket for both the GITA Phoenix Conference and CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo through GITA and save up to $350! An absolutely amazing opportunity to stretch your brain while rubbing elbows with an emerging community thirsty for geospatial answers. Indeed, with a U.S. national infrastructure funding plan headed for roll out during 2018, this is a training and networking opportunity you can't afford to miss!


See the "Register" page for details

Event History


October 2017: As Vicki Husome of Infrastructure Resources looks on, President Limbruner prepares to sign an agreement which greatly expands the previous cooperation between GITA's Phoenix Conference and Infrastructure Resources' CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo.

In mid-October 2017, GITA and Infrastructure Resources concluded an agreement which has led to back-to-back co-hosting of respective organizational conferences in the Phoenix Convention Center, March 5-8, 2018.

GITA's Phoenix Conference will start off the week with cutting-edge geospatial learning on Monday, March 5 and Tuesday, March 6.

On March 6th, the educational portion of the CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo will also get underway and will continue until the afternoon of Thursday, March 8.

Although each event will be sold separately, individuals purchasing GITA tickets will be able to enjoy a variety of important benefits that the CGA 811 Excavation Safety Conference & Expo has made available to GITA Phoenix Conference attendees.  Please see the registration page for additional details.