Wednesday October 28, 2015 at 1:00 PM PDT
Thursday October 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM PDT

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Doubletree Hotel 
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815

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Russell W. Snyder 
California Asphalt Pavement Association 
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About CalAPA

The California Asphalt Pavement Association, founded in 1953,  is a non-profit trade association representing the asphalt pavement industry in California. CalAPA members include asphalt producers, refiners, suppliers, paving contractors, equipment manufacturers, testing labs, consultants and others who make up the industry in California. Click HERE to learn more.

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CalAPA conferences are only possible thanks to the generous support of our many exhibitors and sponsors. Click HERE to view a list of our 2015 Fall Conference Exhibitors. Click HERE to view a list of our 2015 Fall Conference Sponsors. To download a 2015 sponsor & exhibitor form, click HERE.



Praise from previous CalAPA conference attendees:

 "It was one day with a lot of information."
"Numerous opinions from a diverse field." 
"Lots of practical info."
"The technical presentations on specific projects were great." 
"Good, thorough topics."
"Real-life,  job-specific examples."
"Very relevant." 
"Great networking."
"Various perspectives, fast-paced, nice facility, good speakers.  A great, timely event. Thank you!"
"Facilitated very well -- stayed on time."
"Informative, helpful, good info."

Fall Asphalt Pavement Conference & EQUIPMENT EXPO Sacramento


Two day event! From 1 p.m. Oct. 28 to noon Oct. 29, 2015

(Includes gala reception Oct. 28 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

It's one event packed with information. Hear from top policy-makers and respected experts from across the country on topics that will directly impact your business or your agency now and in the future. This conference is your most efficient and economical way to stay current in an ever-changing industry . What you don't know can cost you! Who/s going to be there? Click HERE for a list of attendees as of Oct. 20!

What will be covered? Best practices in Hot Mix Asphalt design; specifications; testing; paving; future Pascal Mascarenhas trends; research projects and the status of evaluations. You'll also benefit from in-depth presentations about the new "Superpave" elements being incorporated into Caltrans projects, sustainability, Crumb Rubber Modifiers (CRM), Reclaimed Asphalt Pavements (RAP), Recycled Asphalt Shingles (RAS), binder safety, pavement smoothness and the Material Transfer Vehicle (MTV), the latest advances in visibility during night work, Intelligent Compaction for Cold In-place Recycling and Asphalt Rubber Blending.

Who should attend? Paving contractors, asphalt producers, suppliers, refiners, estimators, engineers, inspectors, consultants, public works representatives, equipment manufacturers and distributors and anyone with an interest in asphalt or road construction. It's also a networking bonanza!
What's new? Based on feedback from previous events, the Fall Asphalt Pavement Conference is now spread over two half-days and will include a gala reception. A trade show floor will feature booths by various companies that offer products and services to the industry. Also new this year is an outdoor Equipment Expo where you'll get to see the latest in asphalt paving technology and related equipment up close.
Steve Takigawa Who's on the agenda? Our keynote speaker will be Caltrans Deputy Director for Maintenance & Operations Steve Takigawa (pictured at left), who will talk about the challenges and opportunities presented by the Brown administration's "fix it first" initiative and widespread interest in increasing funding for road maintenance and pavement rehabilitation. There will also be a special appearance by Gary Richards, transportation writer for the San Jose Mercury News. A special panel discussion will feature top Caltrans managers in the pavmeent and construciton materials area, who will talk about "hot topics" in the world of asphalt. Safety experts from New Zealand will be on hand for a special binder safety presentation and demonstration that you won't want to miss. Click HERE to view a timed timed agenda of speakers and topics.
How much does it cost? CalAPA conferences reman one of the great bargains in the industry! Registration for CalAPA members and public agency representatives is just $129 per person, and non-members are just $149, if on-line registration is completed by Oct. 16. The registration fee includes refreshments and light snacks on Wednesday, free admission to our gala reception Wednesday evening  (RSVP required), and breakfast on Thursday morning. There is also free access to the trade show floor and outside equipment displays both days. There is ample free parking (with validation) for conference attendees.

 What about sponsorships?
There are several sponsorship opportunities, including a limited number of trade show booths and space for outside equipment displays. The choice spots go fast to early reservation is strongly recommended.  There is no better way to directly target decision-makers and decision-  influencers in the construction industry as well as public agency personnel. To download a 2015 sponsor and exhibitor form, click HERE. Contact Sophie You or Ritha Nhorn of CalAPA for details at (916) 791-5044. The list of 2015 exhibitors is HERE. The list of 2015 sponsors is HERE.
What about lodging? There are a limited number of rooms reserved at the Doubletree Hotel at a special discounted rate of $119 for those attending the asphalt pavement conference. Click HERE to reserve your room via a special website, or contact the Doubletree directly at (800) 686-3775 for details and to make your reservations. Guests who call the reservation line must identify themselves as part of the "California Asphalt Pavement Association" function to be eligible for the conference rate. Reserve your room early! The special $119 conference rate expires on Oct. 13, or when  number of rooms available at this special rate are gone, which ever comes first.
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Carl Guardino
California Transportation Commission member Carl Guardino, who is also president and chief executive officer of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, addressed a previous CalAPA asphalt pavement conference.