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UCA Corporate/Sustaining Members Reception*

Sunday, June 19, 2022 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | Salon F, Level 5

This private event is for UCA Corporate and Sustaining members. Thank you to these leading underground companies for supporting UCA and strengthening the tunneling industry. Learn more by contacting Laura Nelson at nelson@smenet.org.

*by invitation only

Women in Tunneling Reception

Sunday, June 19, 2022 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | | Salon H, Level 5

Enjoy great conversation with some remarkable women during the Women in Tunneling Reception. Don’t miss this lively event sure to get the confer­ence started on the right foot. Everyone is welcome.

Sponsored by McMillen Jacobs Associates, Keller and Brierley Associates

Exhibit Hall Opening Reception

Monday, June 20, 2022 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Franklin Hall, Level 4

Kick off the conference with drinks and hors-d’oeuvres for the grand opening of the exhibit hall. With more than 120 exhibitors, this reception is a great time to explore the new products and integrative solutions offered by our exhibitors.

UCA Young Members Networking Event

Monday, June 20, 2022 | 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM | Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar

Mix and mingle with other young professionals during the UCA Young Members Networking event – open to those 35 and under. No ticket necessary; must be a registered attendee of NAT.

Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar (Second Floor) 110 S. 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

Sponsored by SAK Construction, SANDVIK and Barnard Construction

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Owners Reception*

Sunday, June 19, 2022 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | Salon G, Level 5

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

This private event is exclusive to Owners. Come connect and network with other peers in the industry facing the same unique challenges as yourself.

*If you are an Owner and would like an invitation, please contact Matt Preedy at matthew.preedy@soundtransit.org.

Welcome Luncheon

Monday, June 20, noon – 1:30pm, Salon E-F, Level 5 (ticketed event – purchase now or onsite!)

Digital Amnesia: How Technology is Stealing Your Brain (And How to Steal it Back)
Digital Amnesia: The act of forgetting something important because you trust a connected device! Since we’ve been able to place more memory power in the palm of our hand than was used to land a man on the moon, we’ve banished our own memory to the back burner. The more we rely on technology to retrieve information, the more we erode the process to recall that information ‘naturally.’ So is this a problem? Well, here’s just one scenario. You have a pre-arranged appointment, you have reviewed all the pertinent information about that client/customer, you’re able to ask after their spouse/partner, children, even their favorite sports team. You feel you have a great relationship. A month later you bump into them unexpectedly, not only have you ‘forgotten’ their spouse/partner’s, children’s, names…you can’t even recall THEIR name. How’s that relationship now? How helpful is that device now? In this highly interactive, empowering, and fun, presentation, Bob shows you how to keep your memory in shape, how to steal your brain back from technology… and how you’ll never need to say “Sorry, I forgot your name” again. This same method, which is the foundation of all memory systems dating back thousands of years, can also be adapted to recall any sequential information such as presentations, lists, safety procedures and more. Bob Gray is a recognized authority on memory systems, Bob has spent the last twenty five years traveling the globe entertaining, keynote speaking, and training corporations, governments and associations to adapt memory systems for their particular needs.

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UCA Breakfast

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 7:00 AM -8:30 AM (ticketed event)

Exhibit Hall Reception

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar

Mix and mingle with other young professionals during the UCA Young Members Networking event – open to those 35 and under. No ticket necessary; must be a registered attendee of NAT.

Barbuzzo Mediterranean Kitchen & Bar (Second Floor) 110 S. 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

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