The Story-Telling Brain: John Brix Returns to the Virtual MWDPTC

John Brix, the highest rated speaker from the 2019 MWDPTC, will be returning to the virtual conference this year to discuss “The Story-Telling Brain.” This session will help you to manage both everyday anxiety and stress that can occur on jobsites, such as balancing safety concerns with production expectations and time constraints. Tune in on… Read more

Teaching Your Customers About Private Utilities

Indiana 811 Members: As you may know, some underground utilities on personal property will NOT be marked by Indiana 811 member utilities because they are private utilities and not owned or operated by Indiana 811 members. To illustrate the differences between private and public utilities, please visit You will find more information and examples… Read more

Preview Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811’s NEW ticketing software

In Spring 2021, Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 will be implementing a new ticketing software platform, which will modernize the locate request system and benefit utility members, locators and excavators. The software platform, Exactix by 4iQ Solutions, is the most widely selected and fastest-growing platform for US 811 notification centers. Exactix will provide Indiana 811… Read more

Safety at all Costs: Introducing VMWDPTC Featured Speaker Mercedes Ramirez Johnson

The Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference (VMWDPTC) is less than a month away, and we’re looking forward to a full day of education and networking with fellow damage prevention professionals. With the safety of our communities and underground utilities the focus of our industry, Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 are proud to introduce a… Read more

VMWDPTC Announces Commander Kirk Lippold as Keynote Speaker

Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 are proud to announce this year’s Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference keynote speaker: Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Retired). Commander Kirk Lippold, USN (Retired), was the Commanding Officer of the USS Cole when it came under a suicide terrorist attack in Yemen on October 12, 2000. He will mark the… Read more

October 2020 DIRT

8-11 Day Recap During its first socially distanced 8-11 Day, Indiana 811 was busy virtually reminding Hoosiers to contact 811 before digging. Through tactics such as a social media campaign, radio advertising and media relations, Indiana 811 was able to reach all corners of the state with this important safety message. Social Media Social media… Read more

Register Now for the Virtual MWDPTC!

The wait is over! Registration is now open for the Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference. We look forward to gathering together for a day to learn what is new in damage prevention, and collaborate and network with our peers. We have missed all of you. The one-day Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference, hosted… Read more

Excavator News August 2020

Connect with Indiana 811 on Social Media  Are you on social media? Connect with Indiana 811 on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube to stay up to date on the latest news and helpful tips for professionals in the underground utility industry. Follow us below!  Our social media pages are the best place for pros to up their damage prevention game with… Read more

Save the Date! 2020 Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference

Mark your calendar! Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 are proud to introduce the Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference, sponsored by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, taking place on Thursday, November 5, 2020. We’re looking forward to reuniting with our damage prevention community for a full day of education, collaboration, and networking.  Similar to the annual in-person event, the one-day Virtual Midwest Damage… Read more

July 2020 DIRT

The Virtual MWDPTC – Nov. 5 The Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference planning team is proud to announce that the MWDPTC is going virtual this year! This one-day virtual conference will offer a variety of educational training opportunities on Thursday, November 5, 2020. Damage prevention professionals from across the Midwest and beyond will virtually participate… Read more