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Trenchless Technology Center

Municipal Forums Program

About Forums

The Municipal Forum Program is sponsored by the Trenchless Technology Center (TTC) and the TTC Industry Advisory Board (IAB). The forums are one-day events which bring municipalities and other end users of trenchless technology to learn about trenchless technology developments and exchange information on topics of mutual interest. Forums are offered to employees of any municipality, county, or utility, and to consultants working on behalf of municipalities. They allow end users to exchange ideas, discuss mutual problems, and form networks of support for underground asset management issues.

The program initiated in 1999 and over the years, the forums have been held regularly in various locations in North America. The layout is arranged around a one-day meeting schedule (typically 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM) that allows most participants to travel to and from on the meeting day. The TTC invites speakers to give presentations on topics requested by the host utility. Often presented are details and lessons learned from completed case studies. Field demos can be part of program, but are scheduled by request. Forums end with a closed session attended only by the public employees where they can freely discuss issues.

Cost: Starting from $55 for municipal employees, which includes breakfast/lunch/refreshments and handouts. Optionally, additional $15 for issuing CEU certificates (typically 0.5 CEU for attending one forum).

Key Benefits:

Afternoon closed session

For more information please contact the TTC at (318) 257-4072.