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ATTENDEE REGISTRATION

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

SPONSORSHIP INFORMATION

TENTATIVE AGENDA:
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

Golf Outing – 8:30 AM – Stow Acres Country Club, $95/person
Cocktails & Visit with Exhibitors – 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM in Exhibitor Area
President’s Dinner and “Murder Mystery”– 6:30 PM
Award Presentations and Chinese Raffle – 8:00 PM
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Presentations and Visit with Exhibitors – 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM
with Breakfast, Morning & Afternoon Breaks & Lunch
The History of the National Drilling Association, presented by NDA President, Mike Willey
– SPT Drilling and Sampling: Best Practices, presented by Benjamin Halada, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
The Case for Embracing Electronic Logging Devicespresented by Jim Howe, Geotechnology, Inc. and Scott Sutarik, Geotab
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Core Drilling 101, presented by Rick Hutchings, CME, Dennis Duty, Baroid Industrial Drilling Products and Eric Hajek, Terra Testing
Borehole Extensometerspresented by Michael Eno, Geokon Incorporated
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Rig Safety & Maintenance 101,  presented by Rob Caho, Geoprobe Systems
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Safety Round Table, moderated by Todd Bromley, Buckeye BOP and Rick Hutchings, CME

CONTINUING EDUCATION:

The 2017 Convention is pre-approved in the following states:
Colorado – 7 hours
Delaware – 4 hours
Florida – 6 hours (# 164-092217-101)
Indiana – 6 hours
Montana
Nevada – 5.5 hours
North Carolina – 6 hours
Texas – 6 hours (course # 17244)
Utah – 7 hours
West Virginia – up to 6 hours (WD/PI2017-030)
Wyoming – 6 hours

The following states do not pre-approve but will accept NDA courses for credit:
Kentucky
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee

Other states pending approval.

REFUND POLICY: Cancellation between now and August 24th – refund will be 90%. Cancellation between August 25th and September 8th- refund will be 50%. NO REFUNDS after September 8th.

HOTEL INFORMATION: Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, 181 Boston Post Road W, Marlborough, MA 01752 is just 35 miles west of Boston. Hotel amenities include an indoor heated pool, fitness center, game room, and gift shop. Call (888) 543-9500 to make your reservations and be sure to mention “National Drilling Association” to receive the NDA Rate of $129 per night. Deadline to receive the NDA Rate is August 30th. The hotel has limited rooms available – reserve early!

Exhibitors, attendees and guests at the event are not permitted to solicit or make offers to employees of other companies or exhibitors.