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Cutting Edge focuses on advances in tunneling technology, hosted by some of the leading innovators in tunneling from around the world. Dig into the technical program below and explore how industry resilience will drive innovation in the underground construction and tunneling space.

Updated October 10, 2023.

We look forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

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
November 17, 2024
MONDAY
November 18, 2024
TUESDAY
November 19, 2024
WEDNESDAY
November 20, 2024
3:00 PM 4:30 PM NAT 2026 Planning Committee Meeting
3:00 PM 6:00 PM Sponsor Tabletop Set Up
5:00 PM 6:00 PM Scholarship Recipients & Mentoring Meet & Greet

 

7:00 AM 6:30 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Authors' Coffee
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Coffee with Sponsors
8:00 AM 10:00 AM Conference Opening & Keynote Session
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Coffee Break with Sponsors
10:30 AM Noon Technical Session
Noon 1:30 PM Lunch with Sponsors
1:30 PM 3:00 PM Technical Session
3:00 PM 3:30 PM Refreshment Break with Sponsors
3:30 PM 5:00 PM Panel Session
5:00 PM 6:30 PM Networking Reception with Sponsors
7:00 AM 5:30 PM Registration Open
7:00 AM 8:00 AM Authors' Coffee
7:30 AM 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast and Coffee with Sponsors
8:00 AM 10:00 AM Technical Session
10:00 AM 10:30 AM Coffee Break with Sponsors
10:30 AM Noon Technical Session
Noon 1:30 PM Lunch with Sponsors
1:30 PM 3:30 PM Technical Session: Major Projects
3:30 PM 4:00 PM Refreshment Break with Sponsors
4:00 PM 5:30 PM Panel Session
Conference Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

8:00 AM 11:00 AM RETC 2025 Planning Committee Meeting
8:00 AM 11:00 AM Field Trip 1 (Ticketed)
11:30 AM 2:30 PM Field Trip 2 (Ticketed)

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