Women in Deep Foundations Networking Reception

At the conference on Tuesday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., DFI's Women in Deep Foundations (WiDF) Committee will host their 6th Annual Networking Reception.  Industry professionals can mingle to connect with their female and male colleagues and enjoy the camaraderie, cocktails and great food.  All are welcome, but space is limited. The event fee is $25.00.

At the reception, the DFI Educational Trust will announce the recipients of the 2021 WiDF Professional Development Grants.  Grants are awarded to women involved in design and/or construction of deep foundations.  The award covers recipients' attendance at the conference, including conference registration and related conference expenses.

DFI's WiDF Committee comprises women and men who actively seek to enhance professional opportunities for women in the deep foundations industry. The committee's goal is to foster greater success and interest of professional women by promoting networking events, endorsing outreach and building mentoring relationships.

We invite all companies who actively support women in deep foundations to sponsor the reception and receive recognition on conference promotional materials, this website and event signage.  Interested? Register here. Register here.

Women in Deep Foundations Networking Reception Sponsors              $500

General Contributions for this event are also welcome and will be recognized on this webpage.

2021 WiDF Sponsors

5K Fun Run/Walk

All runners and walkers are invited to join the DFI Educational Trust 5K Fun Run & Walk on Wednesday, October 13. The race begins at 7:00 a.m. Proceeds from the race provide scholarships to students pursuing careers in the deep foundations engineering and construction industry. 
Entrance Fee:
Online Registration Fee: $35.00 | On-Site Entrance Fee: $45.00
6:30 a.m. | Race Check-In
7:00 a.m. | Race Start

Supporters are welcome to donate to the DFI Educational Trust as General Sponsors in other amounts when registering online.

Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. DFI Educational Trust is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization. For more information call (973) 423-4030.

5K Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities
Premiere placement for company logo on race shirt, signage, marketing material and registration website
Gold level placement of company logo on race shirt, signage, marketing material and registration website
Silver level placement of company logo on race shirt, signage, marketing material and registration website
Bronze level placement space for company logo on race shirt, signage, marketing material and registration website

2021 5K Sponsors

5K Platinum Sponsor

5K Gold Sponsor

5K Silver Sponsor

5K Bronze Sponsor

New Faces at DFI46

New to DFI’s Annual Conference? New to the Industry? The New Faces Ambassadors will be hosting meet and greets throughout the week. Join us for breakfast on the morning of Committee Meeting Day, October 12 and start making connections and learn more about the Conference before it gets into full swing. Additional informal meet -ups will be held throughout the week.

Remember to check the box when you register indicating this is your first time attending a conference and we will reach out to you in early October!

City by City Companions Program

DFI welcomes the spouses, family members and friends of conference attendees to Las Vegas! The updated format of DFI’s City-by-City Companions' Program gives participants more time to explore the city on their own, or with other Companions, with the help of the Hotel Concierge. Register early so we know to expect you for our signature Companions' Meet & Greet and Farewell Breakfast in the Companions' exclusive suite.
Companions’ Itinerary*

Tuesday, October 12

  • City-by-City Companions’ Meet & Greet in the Companions' Suite
  • Women in Deep Foundations Networking Reception (ticket purchase required)

Wednesday, October 13 

  • Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall with Attendees
  • City-by-City Companions' Viva Las Vegas! – View Visit Vegas and Plan Your Day in advance. Or, call the Concierge at +1 (877) 660-0660.
  • Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Thursday, October 14 

  • Networking Breakfast and Breaks in Exhibit Hall
  • City-by-City Companions' Viva Las Vegas! – View Visit Vegas and Plan Your Day in advance. Or, call the Concierge at +1 (877) 660-0660.
  • DFI Awards Reception & Banquet - Featuring our Principal Awards**
    • Newest Feature – Only awards will be presented at the banquet. Technical presentations will take place during the daytime conference program.

Friday, October 15

  • City-by-City Companions’ Farewell Breakfast

*The schedule and itinerary are subject to change based on program needs.

Awards Reception and Banquet

During the Conference, DFI recognizes and applauds winners of DFI’s most prestigious awards. Join us the evening of Thursday, October 14th to celebrate all award winners.