Register Now for the AAPA 2023 Quality Conference!


Important Information

Hotel Information: Reservations should be made by calling 1-800-EMBASSY or by clicking here. Mention you are with the AR Asphalt Pavement Association in order to get the special room rate of $109.00. Room block will be held until December 23, 2022.

Vendor Information: Exhibit spaces include 6-foot tabletops for product display. Booths are first-come, first-served. Floor plan will not be changed after booth is assigned. Let the AAPA office know as soon as possible if you will need electricity.

*NEW THIS YEAR! Field Personnel Partnering Workshop: AAPA is excited to announce an added stand-alone Partnering Workshop at this year’s Technical Conference. This workshop will be geared especially to ARDOT and contractor field personnel but will benefit any contractor and ARDOT employee that wants to attend. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear about the importance of clear communication and of working together to keep jobs moving along and the many other benefits of this partnering relationship. This workshop will be presented by Scott Swanson, Kansas DOT Partnering and Mediation Manager. Scott has many years of experience in creating a superior working relationship with DOT and the contracting industry in Kansas. Scott will be introduced by Director Lorie Tudor, so please sign your folks up now for this important presentation.


Speakers and schedule are subject to change.

Thursday, January 5

8:00 – 11:00        Partnering Workshop for ARDOT & Contractor Field Personnel* (Scott Swanson, KDOT)

11:30 – 12:55      Lunch (box lunches)

12:55 – 1:00        Welcome (Brad Marotti, AAPA Chairman)

1:00 – 1:07          S.A.F.E. Award Presentation

1:07 – 1:15          Perpetual Pavement Award Presentation (video)

1:15 – 1:30          ARDOT Update (Lorie Tudor, ARDOT Director)

1:30 – 1:45          FHWA Update (Vivien Hoang, FHWA Division Director)

1:45 – 2:45          Climate Change Programs (Joseph Shacat, NAPA)

2:45 – 3:30          Technical Updates (panel discussion)

3:30 – 3:45          Break

3:45 – 4:30          RAP Best Practices & Rubberized Asphalt (Randy West, NCAT)

4:30 – 4:55          CTTP Update (Dr. Stacy Williams, University of Arkansas)

4:55 – 5:00          Closing Remarks – Day 1 (Steve Frisbee, ARDOT)

5:00 – 7:00          Reception


Friday, January 6

8:25 – 8:30          Welcome (Brad Marotti, AAPA Chairman)

8:30 – 9:30          Safety Innovation & Best Practices (Mikaila Stackhouse, Rogers Group; John LoPorto, Blackstone)

9:30 – 10:15        Safety Presentation (Nathan Smith, ATSSA)

10:15 – 10:30      Break

10:30 – 11:30      Safety (David Miguel, Underground Safety & Supply, LLC)

11:30 – 11:45      Conference Wrap-Up (Steve Frisbee, ARDOT)


6 PDH Available