Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM PDT
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 1:00 PM PDT

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Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa 
1600 S. Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802

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Sophie You, Member Service Manager
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.

Sully-Miller paving operation Rancho Cucamonga


CalAPA conferences are only possible thanks to the generous support of our many exhibitors and sponsors. Click HERE to view a list of our 2018 Fall Conference Exhibitors. Contact Sophie You at CalAPA at (916) 791-5044 or via e-mail at: syou@calapa.net for sponsorship information.


Registration for CalAPA events must be completed in advance and on-line, and payment must be received prior to admittance. As a non-profit trade association, CalAPA must be protected from losses on events. Therefore, cancellations must be received at least 72 hours prior to the date of a class or event  to receive a refund. Substitutes are always welcome.



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."


The Disney Grand Californian Resort & Spa has given CalAPA a preliminary notification that, due to recent orders issued by the governor, state and local health officials related to all public gatherings and the COVID-19 pandemic, they will be unable to accommodate CalAPA for this event during these dates. Further information will be released by CalAPA soon as we receive official notification from the venue. At that time we will communicate the status to all presenters, registrants and sponsors, including guidance for those who have paid in advance. CalAPA apologies in advance for the inconvenience, and the association thanks you for your interest and support. Questions about this event may be directed to Sophie You of CalAPA at (916) 791-5044.

Learn. Network. Have a MAGICAL time!


It's a once-a-year 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!

WHAT WILL BE COVERED? Best practices in Hot Mix Asphalt design; specifications; testing; paving; future trends; public works funding; research projects and the status of evaluations. You'll also benefit from in-depth presentations about new Caltrans  specifications, the work-force challenge, public-private partnering best-practices, and implementing sustainable practices in your operations. A detailed program agenda is HERE.

California State Transportation Secretary David S. Kim (pictured at right) will be the keynote speaker at the conference. Kim, a former Federal Highway Administration official who was appointed last year by Gov. Gavin Newsom to be the state's top transportation executive, will outline the Newsom administration's priorities as they relate to transportation and the oversight and delivery of thousands of projects funded by SB1, the $50 billion Road Repair & Accountability Act of 2017. His official biography is HERE.

Also added to the program will be nationally known partnering expert Sam Hassoun (pictured left), author of an upcoming book on the subject, who will discuss the importance of effective partnering  between private contractors and public agencies. Hassoun, founder and president of GLA Corp., formerly worked for Bechtel and Caltrans before launching his own firm. He was recently featured in a profile in Engineering News Record, which can be viewed HERE. We'll also have a timely presentation by noted construction industry work-force expert Sue Weiler-Doke (pictured at right) on effective   strategies for dealing with the work-force challenge in our industry.

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 A MAGICAL LOCATION! You want work-life balance? You got it! The conference is being held at one of the most iconic locations in California: Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, part of the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim. Bring the family to take advantage of special conference discounts on lodging and park tickets, and enjoy "superhero" status with the kids all year long.

Agency / Academia Personnel $299
CalAPA Member $399                                
CalAPA Member  $499
Non-Members $599                                                          
Optional evening Reception (April 15th) $99
(Conference registration Includes breakfast and lunch for conference days for April 16 & 17, access to the exhibit hall, general and breakout sessions) 

There are several sponsorship opportunities, including a limited number of trade show booths. The choice spots go fast so 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. Contact Sophie You of CalAPA for details at (916) 791-5044.               

HOW ABOUT LODGING? There are a limited number of rooms reserved at the Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at an amazing discounted rate of $314 (taxes not included) per night for those attending the asphalt pavement conference. To secure a room please contact contact the Disneyland Resort by booking online, click HERE  or by calling (714) 520-5005 for CalAPA Fall Conference attendees.  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 (Mention the group code "CalAPA". Reserve your room early!  The special conference rate expires on March 15, 2020 or when  number of rooms available at this special rate are gone, which ever comes first. Discounted special group theme park tickets available to purchase online via the same URL noted above.
SAFETY & SECURITY: CalAPA continues to monitor events related to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, which is commonly called the novel coronavirus. The safety of attendees at CalAPA events is always the top priority, and the association will take precautionary steps in accordance with guidance from public health officials and the venue. Event registrants will be notified of any changes to the program or other essential information as soon as possible. Disneyland Resort has a world-class reputation for protecting the safety and security of guests at its parks and meeting facilities. Additional information from Disney can be found HERE.
2013 Fall Conference


State Sen. Jim Beall (right), Chairman of the Senate Transportation & Housing Committee and author of SB1, attended the Fall Asphalt Pavement Conference in 2017. He is pictured with Toni Carroll of Graniterock, a member of the CalAPA Executive Committee.