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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 1:00 PM PDT
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM PDT

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Doubletree Hotel 
222 N. Vineyard Ave.
Ontario, CA 91764

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Sophie You 
California Asphalt Pavement Association 
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About CalAPA

The California Asphalt Pavement Association (CalAPA) 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 sponsors and exhibitors. Click HERE  to view a list of our 2017 Spring Conference sponsors and exhibitors.


There is no better way to publicize your product or service, and meet asphalt industry and agency decision-makers and decision-influencers in California, than by sponsoring or becoming an exhibitor at a CalAPA conference. Click HERE to download the sponsor/exhibitor forms.

California State Transportation Secretary Brian Kelly speaking at a previous CalAPA Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference.

Carl Guardino California Transportation Commission Commissioner Carl Guardino speaking at a previous CalAPA Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference.


Spring Asphalt Pavement Conference and Equipment Expo

April 12-13, 2017

Ontario, California


** On-line registration now CLOSED. Contact Sophie You of CalAPA at (916) 791-5044 **


 It's one event packed with information. Hear from top policy-makers and respected experts from across the country on asphalt pavement-related  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 on top of a fast-moving industry. What you don't know can cost you!

What will be covered? Best practices in Hot Mix Asphalt design; specifications; testing; paving; future Pascal Mascarenhas trends; research projects & the status of evaluations. You'll also benefit from in-depth presentations about asphalt binders,Warm Mix Asphalt, how technology is impacting pavement smoothness, and specification changes  being brought about in California as a result of the national  "Superpave" initiative. Updates on legislation and funding for road construction and maintenance on the local and statewide level also will be featured.

Who should attend? Paving contractors, asphalt producers, suppliers, refiners, estimators, engineers, inspectors, consultants, public works representatives and anyone with an interest in asphalt pavements or road construction. It's also a networking bonanza! About 250 people are expected to attend the conference.
What else is happening at the conference? By popular demand this event will feature booths by various companies that offer  products and services to the industry. Also back by popular demand this year will be a gala reception and equipment expo ! Our attendees tell us this is a great way for them to get an up-close look at the latest equipment and technology in a fun and relaxed setting. Our exhibitors tell us this is a must-attend event and the best way to target the asphalt pavement industry and agency personnel.
  Roger Dickinson 2017 Who's on the agenda? Funding for our neglected roads is a hot topic of discussion this year, and we have an impressive lineup of experts to provide you insight into the latest developments. They include John Hakel, Executive Director of the Southern California Partnership for Jobs, and Paula Beauchamp, Director of Project Delivery for the San Bernardino County Transportation Authority. For a national perspective, we also have on the program Amy Miller, P.E., Executive Director of the Asphalt Pavement Alliance. Our keynote speaker is former Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (pictured at left), who is the new Executive Director of Transportation California, an advocacy group.
Other presentation topics include:
  • Balanced Mix Design / Cracking Test
  • "Greenbook" specificiation update (gyratory compactor & construction section rewrite)
  • Use of asphalt in Ports
  • Porous Asphalt Pavement for storm-water control
  • Caltrans aspahlt specification changes
  • Caltrans-industry joint training & certification of construction materials technicians
  • Mix design optimization using 'Superpave"
  • Update on Warm Mix Asphalt research and field experience
  • Asphalt pavement smoothness
  • Environmental issues update: PERP and CARB regulation, enforcement

Click HERE for a detailed agenda with speaker topics and times. Click HERE to view a list of attendees registered as of April 7, 2017.

Roger Smith NEW THIS YEAR! CalAPA has arranged to have one of our most popular instructors, former Caltrans materials engineer Roger Smith (pictured at right), teach his informative "Asphalt Pavement 101" class just prior to the start of the conference. This class will take place on Tuesday, April 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, site of the conference. This optional event is $99 for CalAPA members and agency personnel, and can be added on as an option during the Spring Conference registration process. This is a convenient and cost-effective way to access one of CalAPA's most popular training classes!

How much does it cost? CalAPA conferences remain one of the great bargains in the industry. CalAPA members and public agency representatives who register by April 6 pay just $149, and non-members are just $179. There's ample free parking for attendees, and a complementary airport shuttle for hotel guests. There are numerous sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities, including reserving a coveted spot on the event's trade show floor. Contact Sophie You at CalAPA for details at (916) 791-5044.
What about lodging? There are a limited number of rooms reserved at the Doubletree Hotel at a special discounted rate of $139 per night for conference attendees. Click HERE to go to a special Doubletree website to reserve your room, or contact the Doubletree directly at (800) 222-8733  and ask for the "CalAPA" conference rate. The discounted rooms go fast so early reservations are strongly  recommended. Rooms must be booked no later than March 17 to receive this special conference rate.
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If you are a sponsor or exhibitor, click HERE to download our special "See you there!"  flier and distribute to your customers to let them know you  will be at the conference and to encourage them to attend as well! Relationships are the key to success in the world of asphalt pavements and public works. CalAPA conferences are a great way to reconnect with customers and others in a relaxed setting. Click HERE for our latest list of exhibitors and sponsors.


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."