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A dynamic technical program has been planned for S3: Slope - Support – Stabilization 2019.
View the Preliminary Technical Program and Schedule of Events and make plans to join us.
This event will feature a 90-minute, live Software Discussion and Panel Webinar on Thursday, August 8, 2019 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Central (US) time. The discussion will also be broadcast as a webinar for those who cannot attend the conference. Chair of DFI's Deep Foundations for Landslide and Slope Stabilization, Chris Ramsey, P.E. of Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions, Inc., will facilitate a discussion aimed at furthering industry understanding of the use of software for slope stabilization problems. Providers of commonly used software packages will discuss, analyze and present solutions for the same real-world slope stabilization problem, discuss how the software was used to prepare various solutions, and provide tips on using packages to produce and validate solutions. The presentation will be followed by a facilitated Q&A discussion.
If you are unable to attend the conference you can still participate in the Software Discussion and Panel Webinar. Register today by clicking this link to reserve your space. The webinar is at no cost to virtual attendees. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar, which starts at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 8, 2019.  A certificate for 1.5 PDHs will be provided to online attendees after the webinar.

Program Schedule

Here is the preliminary program for S3: Slope – Support – Stabilization 2019. Please locate your presentation and name on the schedule. It is subject to change. If it does, you will be contacted by the Program Committee or the DFI Events Team. NOTE: Writing a technical paper is NOT required for this conference. If you choose, you are free to submit a paper to the DFI Journal for consideration.

Program Chair

S3 Program Chair

Information About PDHs

Professional Development Hours
An increasing number of professional engineering licensing organizations require members to pursue professional development on a formal basis. DFI is pleased to provide a general Certificate of Participation for all its technical programs. This certificate is accepted by most licensing boards and serves as documentation of your pursuit of continuing education credits. There are some states that may not accept the general DFI certificate. Attendees are responsible for determining whether or not DFI PDHs are accepted by their respective licensing board. For this conference, an estimated 5.75 general PDHs are offered for Day One, 6.50 PDHs for Day Two, and 12.25 PDHs for both days.
NEW YORK: Approved New York State (NYS) Professional Development Hours are sought for all DFI events from the Practicing Institute of Engineers. PDHs will be determined when approval is received. Those individuals requiring NYS approved hours must follow the guidelines and procedures requested by event management to qualify. The procedure typically includes the need to sign-in at the Registration Desk as proof of your attendance at the entire event. The number of PDHs approved by PIE may differ from the number of general PDHs DFI offers. This procedure is subject to change.

Reminders for Speakers

Please note the following deadlines as you prepare your presentation.
Information/Materials Required:
You may continue to update your presentation and submit the final version until the conference. After a certain date, you will need to bring your presentation to the Speaker Preparation Meeting the morning of your presentation using a flash drive. The event staff will load it to DFI’s laptop. All speakers are encouraged to bring a back-up of their presentation on a flash drive.
Please be aware of the importance of limiting commercial aspects in your presentation and to focus on technical features. DFI reserves the right to later not accept a presentation that is too commercial. Additionally, unless your organization is a not-for-profit entity, corporate logos may appear on the first and last presentation slide only. Reference the Presentation Guidelines for details.
Please email the DFI Events Team at speakers@dfi.org if you cannot adhere to these deadlines.
Again, thank you for presenting at S3: Slope - Support - Stabilization.
Brief Presentation Summary
(2-3 sesntences only)
Please Include: 
  • Title of your presentation.
  • Individual presenter names, professional designations (P.E., Ph.D., etc.), company names for EACH presenter for the printed conference program.
Presenter Bio(s)
Short biographical paragraph FOR EACH PRESENTER as a Microsoft Word document (view sample).
Presentation Release Form
Please download, complete and submit at upload link.
Final PowerPoint Presentation
  • View DFI’s Presentation Guidelines for important information about the appearance of your PowerPoint
  • Slide Format: 16:9 (wide-screen).
  • Rule of thumb: one slide per minute of presentation time.
  • Corporate logos may only appear on the first and last presentation slide. (unless your organization is a not-for-profit entity, e.g., university, association).
  • Ensure you have permission to use or own the rights to photographs that appear in your PowerPoint.
  • Your presentation will be loaded and run on DFI’s laptop in the Session Room.
3 Quiz-Type Questions
A/V Request
Please download, complete and submit at upload link. Special requests may not be accommodated without DFI receiving this form in advance.

Online Registration

Please register for S3: Slope - Support - Stabilization today by clicking here. The registration fee for Speakers is only $200.00. The first speaker may register at the discounted rate. Additional speakers should register at their applicable registration level.