UCA North American Tunneling Conference

Philadelphia, PA

| The premier tunneling event for North America

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The North American Tunneling Conference (NAT) is the premier biennial tunneling event in North America, bringing together the brightest, most resourceful and innovative minds across the entire tunneling and underground construction industry.

With over 1,000 attendees, 140 exhibitors and 20 technical sessions, NAT provides a full conference experience that will leave you energized and revitalized. From TBMs to rehabilitation, NAT shares detailed case histories of North American projects and provides the groundwork for discussion on the future of tunneling around the world.


The planning committee will consider all abstracts covering any/all aspects of the tunneling industry. Prospective authors are asked to submit a 100-word abstract.

For detailed guidelines for submitting a successful abstract, please visit the Abstract Submission page. Submitters will be notified in September of the year prior to the event of acceptance or otherwise. 

Questions about Abstract Submission?
For more information, please contact
SME Authors Support

E: authors@smenet.org
T: 720.738.4085

Connections that Matter

Our sponsorship opportunity packages allow you to benefit from diverse pre-conference marketing visibility. As a partner and participant of the NAT sponsorship program, you are certain to be top-of-mind as industry executives are assessing products and services before, during and after the conference.

Engage with key stakeholders and enhance your corporate profile through our effective sponsorships.

Questions? Contact Emma Li Salditt.
SME Sponsorships
+1 (303) 948-4224

Find Your Next Partner on the Exhibit Floor

Get a firsthand look at new products, comprehensive services and integrated solutions - all from industry vendors who understand your needs. Find all of the exhibitors you are looking for and begin scheduling your visit today.

With more than 200 booths, our show floor provides you with the opportunity to network with leading vendors in the tunneling industry. Whether you are looking for something new to solve a problem or want to connect with current vendor partners, our exhibit hall brings it all together.

Questions about NAT Exhibit Sales?
UCA Exhibits
E: exhibits@smenet.org
T: +1.303.948.4200


The North American Tunneling Conference (NAT) brings together the brightest, most resourceful and innovative minds across the entire tunneling and underground construction industry. This four-day event spans all aspects of the tunneling industry and focusses on the information, advances and projects in North America. Dig into the challenges and victories that come from working on underground projects. 

NAT brings the excitement of the industry together and connects contractors, engineers, vendors and owners. No matter how experienced you are in the field of tunneling and underground construction, NAT  is positioned to advance your future and that of the industry.

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