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BRINGING the EXCITEMENT of NAT – Right Where You Are

NATWeek is a week–long a virtual experience designed to share some of the much-anticipated technical program from NAT 2020 (North American Tunneling Conference). You can learn from industry experts as they share current tunneling projects, best-practices, and successes throughout North America from the safety of your home office.



New information in technical sessions June 8-12, 2020 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am MDT. Hear from top industry experts in 4 tracks: Technology, Design, Planning and Case Histories.
With speakers in a live Q&A panel at the end of each day. Get the answers to your pressing questions and acquire from the unique insights of others.
The virtual trade show and connect with industry vendors. Discover new innovations and forge future partnerships.

Explore the sessions offered at NATWeek: A Virtual Experience

Speakers and sessions will be updated frequently. Check back soon to see what's on the agenda each day.


Find Your Next Partner on the VIRTUAL Exhibit Floor


Explore products, comprehensive services and integrated solutions – all from industry vendors who understand your needs
Find detailed product information, including:
  • Whitepapers
  • Case studies
  • Videos

Visit 5 different vendor booths each day to be entered in a $100 gift card drawing – that’s five chances to win $100!

My Show Planner

Virtual Trade Show









    Full Week

  • Member






    • • 10 hours of professional development

    • • 5 hours of live interactive Q&A sessions

    • • Access to full virtual trade show

    • • NAT eBook proceedings


  • One Day

  • Member







    • • 2 hours of professional development

    • • 1 hour of live interactive Q&A

    • • Access to full virtual trade show

    • • NAT eBook Proceedings

  • Students

  • Member





    • • 2 hours of professional development

    • • 1 hour of live interactive Q&A

    • • Access to full virtual trade show

    • • NAT eBook Proceedings


*Nonmembers will receive a complimentary UCA Professional Membership for the remainder of 2020 with Full Week registration only.





NATWeek is an online, virtual experience June 8-12, 2020. Attend technical sessions daily from 9 am – 11 am MDT daily, followed by a live Q&A panel. A free virtual tradeshow runs concurrently.
Prior to the event, you will receive an email with additional information and a link to the NATWeek session listing page, where you will be able to access the sessions that you have signed up for.
From the NATWeek session listing page, you can access a session you’ve signed up for by clicking on the title and, when prompted, enter your name and email address.

Sessions you have registered for will be available to access on the webinar platform for a week after NATWeek concludes. The live Q&A sessions will be posted as on-demand recordings within a few hours of their conclusion.

After the event, the sessions you registered for will be available under the “Digital Content Access” section on your user profile on smenet.org.

All of the sessions for each day will be made available on the NATWeek session listing page at the beginning of the day. The live Q&A for each day will be open 15 minutes prior to start time.

Session rooms will fill based on a first come, first served basis. If you’re unable to enter a session that’s hit capacity, don’t worry! All sessions will be available for viewing on-demand within 24 hours.

Each day will kick off at 9:00 am MDT with two hours of sessions followed by a live Q&A beginning at 11:30 am MDT.
If you registered for the full five days of NATWeek, a copy of the full NAT 2020 Proceedings was included in your registration and a link to the eBook proceedings will be emailed to you. If you registered for one day of NATWeek, you can purchase the proceedings through the SME bookstore.
The NATWeek Virtual Tradeshow offers free access to participating industry vendors. You can browse the tradeshow, connect with companies and access whitepapers through the tradeshow show portal.

Browse the listings of (5) unique exhibitors each day and add them to your Show Planner to be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon gift card. One winner for each day will be sent their gift card via email after the conclusion NATWeek.
Disable your pop-up blocker and enable Flash (most sessions require it). If you enabled Flash but still see an error message, try refreshing your browser. If you’re having bandwidth issues, use a hardwired Internet connection if possible. You will want to listen with a headset optimally.
Try refreshing your browser. Ensure your speakers / computer audio is activated. Use the Q&A box in each session room to ask a member of the support team for additional help. Contact Customer Service for help at: 303.948.4200 or cs@smenet.org.
There will be a Q&A session each day for that days presentations. Be sure to attend this dynamic, real-time exchange of ideas and have your questions answered.
Contact us at cs@smenet.org. Enjoy the event!





Registrations for the technical webinars are not included and must be purchased. The complimentary registrations that were included with your NAT booth were transferred with your funds to RETC 2021. To register please visit:  http://virtual.natconference.com/#register.
No need to staff the virtual tradeshow as it is content based where attendees will search for products and services. Enhance your listings to stand out in front of attendees. Go to the Exhibitor Dashboard to complete your free enhanced listing.
To upload your company information and enhance the listing for attendees, please go to the Exhibitor Dashboard. Upload press releases, URL’s to websites or videos, schedule events (product demonstration or social hour with prize), show specials, and new products.

We will take all submitted information from NAT and include it in the virtual trade show: Your 100 word Company Description, Products and Services, and Contact Information. You can enhance your listing by uploading new content to attract attendees. Upload press releases, URL’s to websites or videos, schedule events (product demonstration or social hour with prize), show specials, and company brands.

Attendees will search for products or services and will add exhibiting companies to their MyShowPlanner. When attendees visit your company profile in the virtual trade show, you will be provided with their contact details to follow up. We are encouraging attendees to visit companies by awarding $100 gift cards for each day of the show.

Stand out by uploading press releases, URL’s to websites or videos, schedule events (product demonstration or social hour with prize), show specials, and company brands. To upload content please login to the Exhibitor Dashboard.
For more information and to register for the NATWeek technical webinars, please visit register

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