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Welcome to the North American Tunneling Conference
NAT, (North American Tunneling conference) is sponsored by the Underground Construction Association of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (UCA of SME). The North American Tunneling Conference (NAT) is the premier biennial tunneling event for North America, bringing together the brightest, most resourceful and innovative minds in the tunneling and underground construction industry.
Held in Nashville, Tennessee, this four-day conference focuses on the information, advances and projects in North America and around the globe along with the victories and challenges of working in diverse environments.
This conference is ideal for contractors, engineers, vendors and owners in the tunneling and underground construction industry. No matter how experienced you are in the field of tunneling and underground construction, NAT 2024 is positioned to advance your future and that of the industry.
The committee will consider all abstracts covering any/all aspects of the tunneling/underground construction industry including, but not limited to, the following topics:
Tunnel Boring Machines
Ground Conditioning & Modification
NATM/SEM – Conventional Tunneling
Small Diameter Tunneling
Lining Design Advances
Fire & Life Safety
Alternative Delivery Methods
Dates & Deadlines
Please read the following information carefully and mark your calendar with important dates and deadlines.
Prospective authors are asked to submit a 100-word abstract. For detailed guidelines for submitting a successful abstract, please visit Abstract Submission. Submitters will be notified in September 2019 of acceptance or otherwise.
April 1, 2023
Abstract Submission Open
June 30, 2023
Abstracts Due for Consideration
Notice of Acceptance
October 31, 2023
Draft Manuscripts Due
|November 15, 2023||
Comments Returned to Authors
|December 15, 2023||Final Manuscripts Due|