We had record attendance in 2019 and hope to see everyone again in 2021!
NDA will adhere to all recommended protocols to make our convention as safe as possible.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
8:30 AM - Annual Joe Scribellito Jr. Memorial Golf Outing -Rocky River Golf Club at Concord - $95 per person
10:00 AM - Optional Excursion to Southern Grace Distilleries, The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway and Charlotte Motor Speedway - $30 per person (Cost of lunch not included)
2:00 PM - Optional for golfers to join us at Charlotte Motor Speedway - $20 per person
4:30 PM to 6:30 PM - Cocktails & Visit with Exhibitors
6:30 PM - President’s Dinner
8:00 PM - Award Presentations, Entertainment
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
7:30 AM to 5:00 PM - Presentations and Visit with Exhibitors
- Keynote Speaker: Richie Parker, NASCAR Engineer View Bio
- Grouting for Off-Shore Wind Farms Electric Cables Land Approach, Dennis Duty, Baroid IDP
- The Hard Lessons of a Workplace Tragedy, Jim Howe, Geotechnology Exploration, LLC & Joe Darmody, Geotechnology, LLC
- The Operational Limits of Measuring While Drilling for Geotechnical Site Characterization, Michael B. Rodgers, Ph.D., P.E., Research Assistant
- Drilling Aspects of the TDEC Order Project, Benjamin A. Halada, PE, Stantec Consulting Services & Paul Thomas, TVA
- Underground Utilities: Increasing Safety Through Better Understanding of Utility Locating Practices and Geophysical Methods, Jacob Spinsby, Terracon
- Growing Your Business by Adding CPT to Your Capabilities, Ryan Langlois, VERTEK
- Don’t Kill Your Golden Goose – Protect & Perpetuate Your Business, Larry Oxenhaum, Author, Senior Advisor
5:00 PM - Convention Recap
Registration includes President's Dinner and Cocktails, Breakfast*, Presentations, Outdoor Rig Displays, Lunch and Breaks
The hotel provides a free, cooked to order breakfast to all hotel guests. If you are NOT a hotel guest, you will go to the NDA registration table to receive a coupon for your free breakfast.
All attendees participating in Convention activities MUST be age 18 or older
REFUND POLICY: Cancellation before August 23rd - refund will be 90%. Cancellation between August 23rd and September 15th – refund will be 50%. NO REFUNDS after September 15th.
Embassy Suites by Hilton Charlotte Concord Golf Resort & Spa, 5400 John Q. Hammons Drive NW, Concord, North Carolina, 28027 is located in the heart of NASCAR racing. The all-suite hotel offers convenient access to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, SEA LIFE Aquarium, NASCAR Speedpark and Roush Fenway Racing Museum. Satisfy your shopping urge by visiting the outlet shops at Concord Mills Mall, only one-half mile from the hotel. For the true Concord experience, explore historic downtown Concord, with a vibrant district of museums, art galleries, restaurants and specialty shops. Popular Charlotte attractions such as the Charlotte Museum of History, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and Carowinds Theme Park are a only short drive away. Hotel amenities include Spa Botanica, a fitness center, indoor pool, complimentary Made-to-Order Breakfast, Evening Reception with drinks and light snacks and more.
To make your reservation and receive the NDA rate of $159/night, please do one of the following:
- Go online to embassysuitesconcord.com – 1. Make a Reservation; 2. Select Dates of your stay; 3. Add Special Rate Codes; 4. Group Code: NDA
- Calling the hotel direct @ 704 455 8200 and speak to the reservations department; please give the agent the dates needed and your group, NDA
- Calling 1 800 362-2779 and let the reservationist know that you’re looking to book with the group code NDA and for what dates.
Deadline to receive the NDA Rate is September 8th. The hotel has limited rooms available – reserve early!
From the Visit Cabarus CVB we have the following:
- The weekend before the Convention is NHRA Carolina Nationals at zMAX Dragway, one of our main racing events in the area.
- The weekend after the Convention is NASCAR racing Bank of America ROVAL 400.
- The calendar is always changing as events begin to open from COVID closures, so we recommend keeping an eye on our website’s event calendar: https://www.visitcabarrus.com/things-to-do/events/
- For discounts, we have a Special Offers page on our website. Check back, as offers rotate and may be added to the page: https://www.visitcabarrus.com/special-offers/
- We also sell discounted tickets to area attractions in our Visitor Center (located near the hotel at 10099 Weddington Road, Concord, NC 28027). Tickets sold here include NASCAR Hall of Fame, The Speedpark at Concord Mills, Sea Life Aquarium, Mustang Owner’s Museum and Whiskey Prison.
2021 CONVENTION CONTINUING EDUCATION:
The Convention is pre-approved for credit hours in the following states:
- Colorado - 7 credits (2021-01-057-A)
- Florida - 8 credits (Business/Safety Practices)
- New Jersey - 7 credits (5 technical and 2 safety)
- North Carolina - up to 3.5 credits
- Washington - 8.5 credits
- Wisconsin - up to 5 credits (View info)
- Wyoming - up to 6 credits
The following states do not pre-approve credit hours but should accept the NDA Convention for credit:
- Kansas (Click here for form)
- Kentucky (1.0 hour of credit for each session attended)
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
Other states pending approval