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Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM PDT
Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:00 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.

Sully-Miller paving operation Rancho Cucamonga


CalAPA conferences are only possible thanks to the generous support of our many sponsors and exhibitors. Click HERE  to view a list of our 2018 Spring Conference sponsors. Click HERE to view a list of the 2018 Spring Conference 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 + "Asphalt Pavement 101" Training Class

April 25-26, 2018

Ontario, California

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 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. With the passage of SB1, the 10-year, $52 billion Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017 now being converted into projects, we'll have the latest information on how this will impact your business or agency. Updates on legislation and funding for road construction and maintenance on the local and statewide level also will be featured. View the agenda HERE. The speaker biographies are HERE.

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.

Who's on the agenda? Our keynote speaker will be new California Transportation Commission Chair Fran Inman, (pictured at left), who will provide the latest information on state funding for transportation, goods movement and other issues of interest to the road-building community.  We'll also hear from a representative from the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works discussing the county's massive measure program and what it means for pavements. A detailed agenda of speakers and topics is HERE. The speaker biographies are HERE.

Roger Smith ASPHALT PAVEMENT 101: 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 Wednesday, April 25 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, site of the conference. This optional event is $129 for CalAPA members and agency personnel ($159 for non-members), and can be added on as an option during the Spring Conference registration process. For those attending both the conference and the training class, a special discounted rate is available.  Food will be provided. 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 9 pay just $169, and non-members are just $209. 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 . To reserve, please use the group name "2018 CalAPA Spring Conference" and group code "LAP" (3-letter code required for phone reservations). Mark your arrival date as "April 24, 2018" and departure date as "April 27, 2018". The discounted rooms go fast so early reservations are strongly recommended. Rooms must be booked no later than APRIL 4TH to receive this special conference rate.
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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."