Since its debut in 2013, the Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference (MWDPTC), presented by Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811, has provided facility operators, locators, excavators, emergency officials, regulators, engineers and others with the latest and greatest in our region’s damage prevention industry through the perfect mix of educational and networking opportunities set in lovely French Lick, Indiana.

Each year, the MWDPTC enlists renowned safety speakers and industry subject matter experts to discuss the importance of damage prevention and safety procedures when working near underground utilities. In addition to a variety of educational training sessions, the MWDPTC provides an opportunity for attendees to meet new industry contacts and visit with old ones at the exhibit hall, networking events such as a golf tournament and horseback riding, our famed Welcome Reception, and various other events.

The 9th annual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference will take place November 10-12, 2021 in French Lick, Indiana. Stay tuned for additional details about the 2021 conference!


In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference successfully transitioned to a fully virtual one-day event that brought together nearly 500 damage prevention professionals to discuss the latest trends, laws and best practices in the industry. This free virtual conference fostered education and communication among damage prevention stakeholders to ensure our industry continues in the right direction even during these difficult times.

Although this year’s virtual conference did not have exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities, Indiana 811 and Kentucky 811 are grateful to past exhibitors and sponsors who have made our work over the years possible. We would like to recognize these organizations for their consistent support and dedication to the safe digging message. We would also like to extend a special thank you to the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission for making the 2020 conference possible.

Did you miss the 2020 Virtual Midwest Damage Prevention Training Conference? All live sessions from the conference can be viewed on the archive page.