Wednesday, October 13, 2021 from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM PDT
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Hilton Sacramento Arden West 
2200 Harvard Street
Sacramento, CA 95815

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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.

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CalAPA conferences are only possible thanks to the generous support of our many exhibitors and sponsors. There is no better way to build your company's brand identity! A conference brochure that lists the various sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities is HERE. 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.


CalAPA is committed to the health and safety of attendees at all CalAPA events. The association closely monitors and follows guidance from public health authorities as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Fall Conference venue, Hilton Hotels, is know worldwide for its best-in-class health and safety protocols put in place for its guests via its "StaySafe" program. CalAPA will communicate to conference registrants any guidance on this front as it becomes available.



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 in Sacramento

Wednesday, Oct. 13 2021 -- 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(Registration and Continential breakfast at 7 a.m.; Program begins at 8 a.m.; Includes lunch & a special post-conference reception from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)

Learn. Network. Have fun!

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!

WHAT WILL BE COVERED? Best practices in Hot Mix Asphalt design; specifications; testing; paving; future Pascal Mascarenhas trends; public works funding; research projects and the status of evaluations. You'll also benefit from in-depth presentations about new Caltrans  specifications, and implementing sustainable practices in your operations. A special panel of experts will tackle the fast-changing world of environmental regulations. Click HERE for a detailed timed agenda of all conference topics and presenters. The speaker bios are HERE.

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! Check back for a list of those who have registered to attend. Click HERE for a list of those who have registered as of Oct. 11.
 WHO'S ON THE AGENDA? Our lineup of featured speakers includes Caltrans District 3 Director Amarjeet Benipal, who previously was the state pavement engineer. Also on the program are National Asphalt Pavement Association President & CEO Audrey Copeland (pictured at left) and Federal Highway Administration Regional Director Vince Mammano. All three will give a 360-degree view of the public works funding situation, including the federal infrastructure bill, and how it will impact California. CalAPA's Sacramento lobbyist, Jeff Sievers, will provide an insider's view of the Legislature, the aftermath of the gubernatorial recall and next year's elections. We'll also have compelling technical presentations on best practices with regard to Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) design, construction and the use of RAP rejuvenators. Caltrans State Materials Engineer Tim Greutert will provide the state perspective on construction materials testing and acceptance issues, and we'll also delve into an updated asphalt specification developed specifically for local agencies. Because so much is changing with regard to air- and water-quality regulations, the conference will feature an all-star panel discussion featuring experts on what is new and what is on the horizon. A detailed agenda is HERE.
BACK THIS YEAR: The conference will include a tradeshow floor and ample time for attendees to see what's new, and to make new friends and re-establish connections with old ones. An event brochure with sponsor-exhibitor information is HERE.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? CalAPA conferences reman one of the great bargains in the industry! Early-bird registration for CalAPA members and public agency representatives is just $279 per person, and non-members are just $379, if on-line registration is completed by Oct. 8. The registration fee includes a Continental breakfast, lunch and a post-conference reception featuring beverages and gourmet hors-d'oeuvres. There is ample FREE parking (with validation) for conference attendees.
NEW THIS YEAR -- A 'VIRTUAL' OPTION: You asked and we listened. CalAPA members and agency and academia partners will have the option of attending the conference virtually. Register as a virtual attendee and a special link will be sent to you to view the conference "Live" as a webinar. Virtual attendees will also have access to a recording of the conference to be made available to CalAPA members and agency-academic partners only.

There are several sponsorship opportunities, including a limited number of trade show booths. 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. An event brochure with information on the various sponsorships and exhibitor opportunities available is HERE. Contact Sophie You of CalAPA for details at (916) 791-5044.
HOW ABOUT LODGING? There are a limited number of rooms reserved at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West Hotel at a special discounted rate of $149 per night for those attending the asphalt pavement conference. Contact the Hilton Sacramento Arden West directly at (800) 445-8667 for details.  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 "APA"). To book your room on-line, click HERE to go to a special web page for conference attendees. Reserve your room early! The special conference rate expires on Oct. 1,   or when  number of rooms available at this special rate are gone, which ever comes first.  
SAFETY:  As with all CalAPA events, the Fall Conference will be held in conformance with all local, state and federal standards for COVID-19 safety. The Hilton Hotel is committed to the safety and enjoyment of all its guests through its "CleanStay" program. To learn more about the program, click 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.