ACPA formally announces today plans to move forward with an in-person Annual Meeting.
Jerry Voigt announced the news following a Tuesday meeting with the ACPA Administrative Committee and following review of responses to a survey intended to get the pulse of members on travel and meeting attendance in December.
The survey respondents, including members from all categories and other attendees of past annual meetings, indicated a greater than 65% approval rate for an in-person meeting conducted with appropriate social distancing and other safety protocols.
The theme of ACPA’s 57th Annual Meeting will be “Essential Every Day,” which expresses:
- The core importance of highways, airports and roads and emphasizes that they are essential for our country’s economy/mobility;
- The contribution of ACPA member businesses and employees, who build the backbone of all surface transportation; and
- The value of our Association, which unites our industry for continual improvement.
ACPA is encouraging members and other guests to save the dates for the event, which is planned for December 1 through 3. The meeting location is the Omni Nashville Hotel, which features meeting and entertainment space and an expanded County Music Museum, all located in a vibrant area of downtown Nashville.
“In addition to offering a content-rich program, we’re looking forward most to welcoming members, including new companies and those who have been with us for decades, to convene for the fellowship that is so unique to our industry,” Jerry says. “Networking, recognizing people and projects, technology transfer and opportunities for peer-to-peer discussions with colleagues throughout the country is what makes our meetings special for the industry.”
“We’re excited to move forward on our planning, which will, of course, include extra thought and efforts to ensure safe-distancing and other COVID-19 related precautions. We also will be monitoring national and state responses to the pandemic,” he says, adding, “If it becomes necessary, we will modify our plans to provide a program that we will deliver by digital means.”
“Although we believe it’s important to have a back-up plan, we are excited that this meeting, like the 56 before it, will be both a celebration and a testament to the enduring strength and tenacity of the members of the concrete pavement industry. Our members, like the very product we promote, stand strong against even the most adverse conditions!”
Save the dates and look for updates and registration information as we count down to AM57!