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L'Auberge Casino & Hotel

777 L'Auberge Avenue
Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70820
(225) 215-7777


Please note: this agenda is a draft and is subject to change at anytime.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Exhibitor/Sponsor Setup

12:00 PM - 7:00 PM


5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Welcome Event

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast / Poll Everywhere
Jim Holzer, Emcee

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Louisiana 811 Welcome
David Frey

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

The Louisiana 811 Board of Directors
James Martarona, Chairman

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM


10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Louisiana Mobile App

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Locating Panel - Field of Dreams
Brent Saltzman

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Lunch - Keynote "Harness the Power of Habit"
Sharon Lipinski

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Working in the DOTD R-O-W
Joy Johnson/JoAnn Kurts

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Disaster Recovery/Comparison
Thelma Coleman/Jim Holzer

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM


3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Louisiana Outreach Efforts
Brent Saltzman/TBD

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM

Next Gen Tips & Tricks
Shana Fleming/Nakeytha Williams

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Networking Event w/Exhibitors

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast
Jim Holzer, Emcee

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM

The Life of a Caller

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Enforcement (Dig Law Update)
Joint Panel

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Break - ExhibitsExhibitor Farewell

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Shana Fleming/Nakeytha Williams

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

The Value of Relationships with 811
Brent Saltzman

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

National Excavator Initiative (NEI Update)
Lindsay Sanders

12:15 PM

Closing Comments, Prizes & Wrap-up
Jim Holzer




As an 811 Connection Sponsor, you are recognized for taking an active role in helping to prevent damages and improve safe digging. When you become a Meeting Sponsor, your organization publicly demonstrates its commitment to making Louisiana a safer place to live, work and play.


Interested in becoming an exhibitor? Exhibit space is available.

Be a part of this exciting event. Partner with us in connecting the stakeholders in the industry and strengthening relationships. Connect with industry professionals and decision makers. We have targeted the audience and are bringing them to you to display your products and services to help increase your on-site visibility and build brand equity with your target audience.

Download the Prospectus for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

The 1.5 day LA 811 Connection will start on Tuesday morning, October 8th, 2019 and close Wednesday at noon, October 9th, 2019.
The LA 811 Connection will be held at L’Auberge Casino, 777 L’Auberge Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70820.

To make lodging reservations go online and enter the promo code RONE19 or call L’Auberge at 1-866-261-7777
YES! Please register through Eventbrite for the meeting; this will ensure you have a name tag and materials. Registering through Eventbrite also helps us properly plan for every aspect of the meeting.
Reserve your room by September 22, 2019 in order to receive OCC’s group rate of $109 (plus tax) per night. You can register HERE.
Past attendees know that this is their meeting, with plenty of time allowed for open discussion on any topic. A draft agenda is currently under construction …stay tuned!
Yes! We have two nights of Louisiana sponsored fun in store for you!

Monday night features a welcome reception. Watch for details coming soon.
Tuesday focuses on our exhibitors and a networking hospitality evening with prizes, drawings and plenty of Louisiana hospitality.
Please email Corrine Sullivan or call Corrine at (651) 447-3201 for all room reservations, or any meeting details.