The Hal Hunt Lecture was established in 1989 to recognize notable communicators in the deep foundations industry. The lecture was named in honor of Hal W. Hunt, one of the initial organizers of DFI.


Past Hal Hunt Lecturers

2016 New York, NY
Dr. Mae Jemison
Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Human Potential
2015 Oakland, CA
Billy Beane
Moneyball: Lessons for Life and Business from Baseball's Best General Manager
2014 Atlanta, GA
Paul W. Mayne
Geotechnical Site Characterization: Communicating Between Planet Earth and the Pile Designer
2013 Phoenix, AZ
Grady Gammage, Jr.
Sustaining Phoenix
2012 Houston, TX
James Pappas
Different Challenges with Changing Technologies
2011 Boston, MA
Craig Olmsted
Foundation Challenges for America's First Offshore Wind Project
2010 Hollywood, CA
James (Jim) Davis
Leadership, Opportunities and Life
2009 Kansas City, MO
Jean-Louis Briaud
Technical Communications - Humor and Philosophy
2008 New York, NY
Peter E. Mac Kenna
Innovations in Methods and Equipment
2007 Colorado Springs, CO
Fred H. Kulhawy
Communicating Technical Issues with Levity and Panache
2006 Washington, D.C.
Peter Cali
Communicating Risk - Post Katrina: How did we get into this mess and what do we do about it?
2005 Chicago, IL
Stan Kaderbek
Engineers in Government
2004 Vancouver, BC
Wayne Savigny
Communicating the Impact of Lower Mainland Geology on Foundation Design
2003 Miami Beach, FL
Al DiMillio
Communications: The Right Way, The Wrong Way and the Government Way
2002 San Diego, CA
Scot Litke
Leadership, Management, and Implementation: Communication, the Uncommon Thread
2001 St. Louis, MO
Bengt H. Fellenius
Pitfalls of Communication
2000 New York, NY
Bengt B. Broms
Lessons from the Collapse of the New World Hotel in Singapore
1999 Dearborn, MI
Howard B. Stussman
Construction Trends, Issues and Answers
1998 Seattle, WA
Ron A. Lewis
Communication: The Key to Successful Construction
1997 Toronto, Ontario
C. William Bermingham
Communications
1996 San Francisco, CA
Melvin Febesh
Communication-The Key to Good Relations
1995 Charleston, SC
Peter J. Nicholson
The Information Age: Innovation in Construction??
1994 Boston, MA
Jorj O. Osterberg
Contractors, Suppliers, Enginers and Professors
1993 Pittsburgh, PA
Clyde N. Baker Jr.
Deep Foundations for the World's Tallest Building Petronas Towers, Kuala Lumpur
1992 New Orleans, LA
George G. Goble
Communication of Technical Innovation
1991 Chicago, IL
Robert G. Lenz
Replacement Mississippi River Lock & Dam 26
1990 Seattle, WA
Joseph S. Ward
Investigation of Deep Foundations Failures
1989 Baltimore, MD
John Dunnicliff
Geotechnical Communication-Let's Make it Better