Speaker Information

Keynote Speaker

Aaron Witt
Chief Dirt Nerd/CEO, BuildWitt
Aaron will talk about the importance of why we must train and care for our current workforce before we attract our future workforce.


Aaron Witt is the self-proclaimed "Chief Dirt Nerd" and CEO of BuildWitt, a marketing and software business focused on helping the Dirt World (infrastructure and natural resources) solve its workforce challenge. He started the company five years ago after studying engineering and working for companies like Kiewit and Skanska.

BuildWitt's mission to "make the Dirt World a better place" is ambitious, leading to the company's recent growth beyond marketing. While storytelling is crucial to inspiring the next generation, BuildWitt's also working to help companies effectively train and build a digital community for the industry. 

Aaron splits his time between leading BuildWitt's team of over eighty wonderful humans and traveling across America and worldwide to visit job sites and meet the people of the Dirt World. You can follow his adventures on social media, Youtube, or by listening to the Dirt Talk podcast.


Invited Session Speakers

  • Sharon Lipinski, CEO | Habit Mastery Consulting -- "But I Don't Wanna - Effective Habit Changes"
  • Kirk Blomgren | Petticoat-Schmitt Civil Engineers -- "Safety Across The Jobsite"
  • John Olaechea | OSHA -- "OSHA Compliance"
  • Perry Silvey | BT Construction -- "Does Your Jobsite Include Trench Safety"
  • Dr. Katie Welfare | Construction Safety Research Alliance -- "CSRA Introduction & Overview"
  • Ron Peterson | Ron Peterson Consulting -- "Damage Prevention Claims Advoidance"
  • Tom Olson | Olson Construction Law PC -- "Claims Advoidance Legal Update"
  • Shawn Farrell | Cohen, Seglias, Pallas, Greenhall & Furman PC -- "Claims Advoidance Legal Update"
  • BJ Woehler | Robert Woehler & Son Construction, Inc -- "Damage Prevention"
  • Craig Ingram | Tennessee 811 -- "811 Study - Panel Discussion"
  • Tina Sanders | Texas 811 -- "811 Study - Panel Discussion"
  • Matt Mingus | Team Construction, LLC -- "811 Study - Panel Discussion"
  • Sarah Magruder Lyle | CGA -- "New Programs Ahead"
  • Sam Hall | D.P. Institute -- "New Programs Ahead"