Times have changed in Pennsylvania, and so too, have the ways of encouraging participation in the ACPA Pennsylvania Concrete Conference*, the most recent of which was held in Harrisburg, Pa.
John Becker, P.E., ACPA Pennsylvania Chapter President, explained that a new incentive program has replaced the traditional prize drawing. This was necessitated by a recent gubernatorial executive order that would have precluded PennDOT staff from participating.
The solution involved encouraging all conference attendees to visit with and dialogue with the 21 organizations that came together to exhibit products and services. For every participant who visited with 16 or more exhibitors, a $10 donation went to the Pennsylvania Highway Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship fund assists the families of highway workers (industry or PennDOT) who have lost their lives in a work zone accident.
The Chapter is appreciative of the conference attendees who worked the exhibit room, resulting in the Chapter making a $700 donation to this fund. ACPA applauds this innovative approach, which is not only a great way to learn about current and emerging product technology, but also contributes to a worthy cause.