Alabama Damage Prevention Summit 2023

September 19 – 21, 2023

The Lodge at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, AL

This is a great opportunity to network with other facility owners, see new technology in the damage prevention industry, and learn what is happening at the State and National levels. 


September 19, 2023

Damage Investigation Workshop
8:30 AM-12:30 PM

Utility Locator Workshop
8:30 AM-4:30 PM

Summit Golf Tournament
8:30 AM-12:30 PM

ThoughtSpot Analysis Tool Training (Free)
2:00 PM-4:30 PM

Welcome Reception
5:00 PM-6:30 PM

September 20, 2023

Welcome & Opening Remarks
7:50 AM-8:00 AM

What I’ve Learned About Teamwork and Its Impact on Success
8:00 AM-8:50 AM

Alabama 811 Annual Operations Update
9:00 AM-10:20 AM

CGA Update – 50 in 5 Initiative
10:30 AM-11:20 AM

Networking with Exhibitors
11:30 AM-11:50 AM

Lunch Buffet
12:00 PM-1:20 PM

Networking with Exhibitors
1:30 PM-2:20 PM

Alabama 811 Member Visits
2:30 PM-3:20 PM

Risk Modeling to Reduce Damages
2:30 PM-3:20 PM

Value of City Permits
3:30 PM-4:20 PM

Abandoned Lines
3:30 PM-4:20 PM

Summit Reception with Door Prizes
4:30 PM-6:00 PM

September 21, 2023

Broadband Presentation
8:00 AM-8:50 AM

People Smart Leaders Embrace Change
9:00 AM-9:50 AM

Best Practices to Meet Project Timeline
10:00 AM-10:50 AM

Top 3 Reasons to Respond to Survey Requests
10:00 AM-10:50 AM

Enforcement Update (Reporting Process / Data Trends)
11:00 AM-11:50 AM

Locate Rodeo
1:30 PM-5:00 PM


Who attends the

  • Excavators, locators, utility personnel including 
    gas, water, electric and telecommunications
  • Municipal and county personnel
  • Regulatory agency personnel (both state and federal)
  • Alabama 811
  • Individuals who are involved in installing or protecting underground utility lines

Why should you
attend the Summit?

  • Network with stakeholders from different industries to share perspectives
  • Promote excavation safety and protection of our underground infrastructure
  • Share information on industry trends and technologies
  • Interact in expert led training sessions and workshops
  • Keep up with changes to the Alabama dig law that will impact you

Registration & Rates

Wednesday – Thursday

$259 – (Early)
$299 – after 6/30/23
$349 – after 8/22/23

Includes name badge for entry to receptions/meals and Exhibit Hall plus all Wednesday/Thursday sessions.

Attendees are invited to Tuesday evening’s reception when the Exhibit Hall opens from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Group Rates

Register three (3) attendees from same company and save $29/person.

Register five (5) attendees from same company and save $49/person.

Workshops will be an additional cost.

One Day Pass – $225

This pass is for Wednesday, September 20 from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM only.

Includes entrance to all sessions, Exhibit Hall and meals.

Locate Rodeo

Test your skills against others in the industry.

The Alabama Damage Prevention Summit Locate Rodeo is a competition for underground utility line locators. The Locate Rodeo is managed by the Alabama Damage Prevention Summit Committee who coordinates a variety of volunteers and sponsors.
This one-day event is an innovative approach to highlighting the skills of people who otherwise would go unnoticed for a job well done. Competitors demonstrate their talents under pressure in a competitive environment.

Locators can only compete in one of four divisions: Gas, Power, Water, or Telecom. All competitors will then be required to compete in the Locate from Hell.


For more information and to register:

National Safe Digging Month Resources

National Safe Digging Month

Please help us spread the Safe Digging Message!

Toolkit & Assets

Every year, the industry celebrates National Safe Digging Month (NSDM) in April. During the month, campaigns and activities focus on promoting safe digging to the general public and professionals nationwide. Here are some images and other tools that you may use to help.


Feel free to use or share these on your social media, website, & more.

“Don’t Risk it”


“Avoid damages to underground utilities”


“Do you know what the colors mean?”


“Don’t risk it” 

15-seconds (non-animated)

AL811 is Proud to Announce Our New Website


We are very excited to announce the launch of our newly designed website ( After months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch of the website on June 6, 2022. We wanted to make the website faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly with easy access to submit locate requests, acquire information, and education.

As Alabama’s “contact before you dig” center, it was important for us to make the ticket submission and information easily accessible for homeowners and excavators. We also want to provide the most accurate, up-to-date information and resources with our members.

We’re here to work for you

The updated website will give better access to who we are, what we do, and why anyone who plans to dig should contact 811 before digging to request that the approximate location of buried utilities be marked with paint or flags.

Thanks for visiting!

Whether it be through continuing education, public outreach, or services provided by our state-of-the-art call center, we’ve got you covered. 

Thanks for visiting!

Whether it be through continuing education, public outreach, or services provided by our state-of-the-art call center, we’ve got you covered.