2017 Agenda
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Breakout Session 1 - 9:30-11:30AM

10:30 a.m. Equipment Show Opening with lunch on your own

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Conference Chair Tom Peterson, Chairman, Rocky Mountain Asphalt Conference and Equipment Show

FHWA Every Day Counts & FHWA Asphalt Initiatives
Chris Wagner, FHWA Washington DC

North meets South in pavement preservation research
Buzz Powell, NCAT/MnROAD

Creating a Culture of Innovation within your Organization
Bill Vavrik, ARA

Keynote: Jim Davidson, Expedition Leader Resilient Leadership & Teamwork EngagedJim Davidson is a resilience expert, expedition leader, best-selling author, and professional speaker from Colorado.  From his 34 years of adventure and survival, Jim distills compelling stories and uplifting lessons about how to be more resilient. 
While climbing Mount Everest in 2015, Jim survived massive earthquakes and avalanches. He shared his incredible experiences and insights with CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, Smithsonian Channel, PBS and more. From this intense experience Jim shares hard won lessons about teamwork and partnership that increase people’s resilience and build resilient organizations.
Jim co-authored the New York Times best-selling survival memoir, "The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival".  His epic survival story was featured in an international TV episode of "I Shouldn't Be Alive" on the Discovery Channel. 

3:30-4:45 p.m.              Conference Breakout Session 2
4:45-6:30 p.m.              Reception in the Tradeshow Center
6:30 p.m.                       24th Annual Asphalt Pavement Awards Dinner and Program
Thursday, February 23, 2017
7:00 a.m.  Registration Opens
7:00 a.m Equipment Show Opens
8:00-9:30 a.m.  Conference Breakout Session 3
10:15-11:30 a.m. Conference Breakout Session 4
11:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.     Lunch in the Equipment Show Area
1:00-2:30 p.m.   Conference Breakout Session 5
3:00-4:00 p.m.   Conference Breakout Session 6
4:00-6:00 p.m. Reception in the Tradeshow Center
Friday, February 24, 2017
7:00 a.m.   Registration Opens
7:00 a.m.  Pastries and Coffee/Tea Station in the Atrium
8:00 a.m.   Equipment Show Opens
8:00-9:15 a.m. Conference Breakout Session 7
9:45-10:45 a.m.   Conference Breakout Session 8
11:00-11:30 a.m.    

Closing Session
Asphalt Training Certificate of Achievement Awards 
Closing Presenter - Comedian Sam Adams
11:45 a.m. Raffle Prize Drawing - Must be present to win.                              

Conference Registration Fee includes:
All Breakout Sessions, Equipment Show, Breaks, Wednesday Evening's Reception, Lunch on Thursday, and Thursday Reception. The fee does not include the Awards Dinner.

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