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Conference Program & Schedule

The Technical Program Committee is planning an insightful time of education and professional development for this conference.

Led by Technical Committee Chair, Slav Tchepak, P.Eng. of Keller Foundations, and Co-Chairs Bruce McPherson of Douglas Partners, Harry Poulos of Coffey and Patrick Wong, PKW Geosolutions, the schedule of learning will feature presentations on diverse topics of importance to the deep foundations and piling industries.

Click this link to view the Preliminary Conference Program and Schedule.

Here is the conference Schedule-at-a-Glance*:

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

12:30 - 17:00 Exhibit Move-In

12:00 - 18:00 Conference Registration

18:00 - 20:00 Welcome Reception in Exhibit Area


Thursday, March 11, 2021

7:00 - 17:30 Conference Registration & Exhibits

7:00 - 8:00 Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 - 12:00 Welcome & Technical Presentations

12:00 - 13:00 Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall

13:00 - 17:30 Technical Presentations

19:00 - 22:00 Dinner & Entertainment


Friday, March 12, 2021

7:00 - 13:00 Conference Registration

7:00 - 15:30 Exhibits

7:00 - 8:00 Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

8:00 - 12:00 Technical Presentations Continue

12:00 - 13:00 Networking Lunch in Exhibit Hall

13:00 - 17:00 Technical Presentations

15:30 - 17:30 Exhibit Dismantle

17:00 - 17:15 Final Remarks and Conference Closing


*schedule subject to change

Keynote Speakers

Renowned Keynote Speakers from around the world will share their years of technical and professional experience during the conference. View their biographies by clicking the links below.

Prof. Samuel G. Paikowsky
University of Massachusetts
and GeoDynamica Inc.
“The Application of Dynamic Analyses for Testing of Non-Uniform Deep Foundations”

Prof. Armin W. Stuedlein, Ph.D., P.E. (WA)    
Oregon State University
“Driven Displacement Pile Ground Improvement for Liquefaction Mitigation”

Phil Oxley
Mott MacDonald

Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

An increasing number of professional engineering licensing organizations require members to pursue professional development on a formal basis.

DFI and PFSF are pleased to provide a general Certificate of Participation for this technical program estimated at 16 hours for both days or 8 hours for one day. The final number of hours will be determined when the technical program is announced. This certificate is accepted by most licensing boards and serves as documentation of your pursuit of continuing education credits.

There are some states and countries that may not accept the general certificate. Delegates are responsible for determining whether PDHs are accepted by their respective licensing board. Certificates are mailed to attendees about 6-8 weeks after the conclusion of the conference.

Online Proceedings

Access to the Online Proceedings of the conference will be available soon after the conclusion of the conference. Delegates registered for the conference will receive a link to the proceedings as part of a Thank You email about two weeks after the conference with instructions on how to access the proceeding. Having difficulty? Email the DFI Events Team at events@dfi.org.