2018 Agenda
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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

  • Paving Equipment INNOVATIONS
  • INNOVATIONS in Testing and Data Management
    • E Documentation – DOT Perspective
    • Testing Equipment Innovations
      • Ali Regimond, Instrotek
      • Terry Rainey, Troxler Electric Labs, Inc.
  • Maintenance INNOVATIONS
    • Test and Evaluation of Surface Treatments
      • Pat Hill and John Wood, City of Greeley
    • Using Technology to Coordinate Paving to Avoid Utility Cuts
      • Tom McMinimee, City of Aurora
    • Using Technology for Culvert Management
    • Wide Crack Mitigation
      • Todd Rullo, City of Thornton
  • 10th Annual Flexible Pavement Research Symposium– Reducing Moisture Damage in Asphalt
    Pavements – Addressing the Problem
    • Use of the Cantabro Test to Reduce Raveling in Asphalt
      • Cindy Estakhri, Texas A&M University
    • Hot Mix Asphalt Susceptible to Moisture-Induced Raveling
      • Rajib Mallick, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    • Effects of Warm Mix Additives on Asphalt Moisture Resistance
      • Elham Fini, North Carolina A&T State University

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

The Future Before Our Eyes: How Technology is Changing Transportation
Amy Ford, CDOT Director of Communications

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

The Future of Project Management

Johnny Olson, CDOT Regional Transportation Director, Region 4

The Future of Asphalt
Peter Grass, President, Asphalt Institute (invited)

Keynote: Amelia Earhart, Channel 9 News - Amelia Rose Earhart, namesake to the famed Amelia Mary Earhart who attempted to fly around the world in 1937, is the youngest woman to fly around the world in a single engine aircraft. In 2014, Amelia flew a Pilatus PC12-NG 28,000 miles, crossing the equator six times, through fourteen countries to complete a circumnavigation of the globe. Her parents, sharing the Earhart surname, wanted their daughter to have a name that would inspire her to live a life of passion and adventure. 
Amelia is the President of the Fly With Amelia Foundation, a non-profit organization that grants flight-training scholarships to young women, aged sixteen to eighteen. The Fly With Amelia Foundation also fosters aviation and aerospace opportunities for people of all ages through aviation-based educational STEM opportunities, in partnership with Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum in Denver, CO. 
Amelia has been a passionate aviatrix since her first flight lesson at the age of twenty-one, a seeker of all things adventurous and is an accomplished public speaker, spending the last 8 years working as a television news anchor, covering breaking news, traffic and weather in Denver and Los Angeles. Amelia was given the Amelia Earhart Pioneering Achievement Award in 2013 and in 2014 was named by he Jaycees as one of the "Top Ten Young Americans". 

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.                       CAPA 25th Annual "Best in Colorado" Asphalt Pavement Awards Dinner and Program
Thursday, February 22, 2018
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
1:30-2:30 p.m.   Conference Breakout Session 5
1:30-2:30 p.m.   Bonus Session:
Lessons Learned When Paving Race Tracks - Mike Robinson, Consultant
Smoothness Testing on a High Bank Oval - Duaine Covert, Roadtrac
3:00-4:00 p.m.   Conference Breakout Session 6
4:00-6:30 p.m. Reception in the Tradeshow Center
Friday, February 23, 2018
7:00 a.m.   Registration Opens
7:30 a.m.  Breakfast Burritos and Conference Gift in Trade Show Area
7:30 a.m.   Equipment Show Opens
8:00-9:30 a.m. Conference Breakout Session 7
9:30-10:00 a.m.   Networking Break
10:00-11:00 a.m.    

Closing Session
    Closing Keynote: I-25 Fire Response
            Amy Ford, CDOT Director of Communications
    Future of Transportation: Passenger Tires/Airless Tires
Asphalt Training Certificate of Achievement Awards 
11:00 a.m. Raffle Prize Drawing - Must be present to win.         
    As part of this event and celebration the raffle prizes will be supersized. We will continue to     have the traditional prizes which we have raffled off over the past several years, but for the     45th anniversary we will be making the Grand Prize a Polaris Sportsman 450. This is a quad     cycle with on-demand all-wheel drive. In addition to the grand prize winner  receiving the     Polaris Sportsman 450, we will provide a $500 certificate for customizing the new vehicle.

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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