Olympian Carl Lewis to Deliver the 2018 Hal Hunt Lecture at the DFI 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, Anaheim, California 

July 24, 2018, Hawthorne N.J.:

Carl Lewis, one of the greatest Olympians of all time, is presenting the 2018 Hal Hunt Lecture on Communications, during the DFI 43rd Annual Conference on Deep Foundations, being held in Anaheim, Calif., October 24-27, 2018. His presentation, “Taking Command: You Can Do That,” will focus on communications. 

Lewis, a former American track and field athlete, was a dominant sprinter and long jumper, winning 10 Olympic medals, including 9 gold, and 10 World Championship medals, including 8 gold. He is currently a track and field coach at University of Houston. 

His accomplishments have led to numerous accolades, including being voted "World Athlete of the Century" by the International Association of Athletics Federations and "Sportsman of the Century" by the International Olympic Committee, "Olympian of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Athlete of the Year" by Track & Field News in 1982, 1983 and 1984. 

As a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, Lewis devotes a great deal of his time and energy to charity. He founded “The Carl Lewis Foundation,” which serves as an umbrella for the many charities that Lewis supports including the College Fund (formerly known as the United Negro College Fund), The Wendy Marx Foundation (for organ donor awareness) and the UNCF Walkathon in Houston. 

The annual Hal Hunt Lecture is a highlight of the DFI Annual Conference, and is named in honor of Hal Hunt, one of the initial organizers of DFI. The lecture was established in 1989 to recognize notable communicators. 

The 2018 Hal Hunt lecture is being sponsored by contributions from companies and individuals.  Net proceeds benefit the DFI Educational Trust.  To arrange for a sponsorship/donation, visit or contact

More information on the DFI Annual Conference is available at

Contact: Theresa Engler, Executive Director, (973) 423-4030,

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DFI ( is an international association of contractors, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, academics and owners in the deep foundations industry. Our multidisciplinary membership creates a consensus voice and a common vision for continual improvement in the planning, design and construction of deep foundations and excavations. We bring together members for networking, education, communication and collaboration. With our members, we promote the advancement of the deep foundations industry through technical committees, educational programs and conferences, publications, research, government relations and outreach. DFI has more than 3,500 members worldwide.
Carl Lewis, DFI 2018 Hal Hunt Lecturer