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Save the Dates for ACPA’s Annual Meeting

Be sure to save the dates for ACPA’s 56th Annual Meeting (AM56).  The meeting will be held December 3 through 5 at the New Orleans Marriott, located in the heart of the ‘Big Easy.’

At this writing, the event site is set up as a ‘save the dates’ reminder only, although it also allows visitors to get an advance look of the full website, not to mention a glimpse of the vibrant area where the meeting will be held.

ACPA is continuing to develop the one-stop event website with details about the meeting, including an agenda, event registration links, and hotel registration details. For now, please visit: http://2019meeting.acpa.org/ for a preview.   

Since 2016, ACPA annual meetings have been held in urban areas, situated near or in dining and entertainment options for all to enjoy after a day of business, tech transfer, and peer discussions. 

The setting for AM56 is no exception. The site of our meeting offers plenty of options and opportunities for guests to relax, dine out, explore and enjoy all that jazz!  

ACPA Annual Meeting Update

ACPA’s 55th Annual Meeting is off to a great start. A pre-meeting Chapter/State association reception kicked off the week Monday for those arriving early.

The Chapter Committee was the first order of business yesterday to discuss topics including dowel bars specifications and related issues; environmental issues; overlay promotion; joint deterioration; and pavement resiliency/disaster recovery, and other topics. Gordon Smith of the CP Tech Center also presented an overview of year-to-date activities and also formally announced the award of a $9M FHWA cooperative agreement.  Meeting participants also had the opportunity to participate in optional recreational activities, including golf and an airboat tour and alligator show.

Today’s business line-up includes ACPA task force and committee meetings, followed by a plenary session to discuss the proposed industry promotion and resourcing plan.  An informal “beach bash” reception rounds out the day.

For tomorrow, the day begins with ACPA’s distinguished service awards breakfast and presentations.  ACPA’s popular Concrete Pavement University follows with eight educational/tech transfer tracks presented by experts from industry, owners/agencies, and academia. 

Rounding out the annual meeting will be the ACPA’s 30th Annual “Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards” reception and awards banquet.  It’s at this event, where we reveal the Gold & Silver award projects and recipients, continuing the tradition of recognizing the best of the best in concrete paving.  Look for complete coverage of the awards presentation on ACPA’s website, beginning on Wed., December 5. 

What to Do if You Missed Registration

Although online registration has ended for ACPA’s 55th Annual Meeting, we can still accommodate registration requests. 

When you arrive at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, please look for the ACPA registration desk, where you can register onsite.  You may also register your spouse and guests for the main program and certain special activities are also.

Don’t miss this important, impactful, and fun-filled event, which runs Nov. 27 through Nov. 29, at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 


AM55 Update: Final Day to Register Online

Today (November 14) is the final day for completing your ACPA Annual Meeting online hotel and event registration.   Links are included on ACPA’s Annual Meeting website for both event and hotel registration

  • For event registration, please remember to enter the promotional code, member20, before proceeding to checkout.  As a reminder, ACPA members receive a 20% discount off any registration ticket type, including those for your spouse and guests for whom you are paying.
  • For hotel reservations, please be aware that our discounted room block is sold out at the Marriott Harbor Beach, although you may be able to a secure room at the hotel’s regular room rate. ACPA has secured a limited number of rooms at a discounted rate ($169/night) at the nearby B-Ocean Resort.  When making reservations, please use the link above or call 866.990.6826 and refer to the “American Concrete Pavement Association.” Located at 1140 Seabreeze Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale, the hotel is 0.1 mile along the beach or road from the Marriott.

If you miss the deadline: For event registration, we will be pleased to register you and your spouse/guests onsite at the Marriott Harbor Beach.  For hotel reservations after Nov. 14, please contact Elke Allen at 847.423.8705 or eallen@acpa.org.  

We’re anticipating record attendance, so don’t miss this important, impactful, and fun-filled event.  As a reminder, the big event will be held Nov. 27 through Nov. 29, at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 


Don’t Forget these Exciting Special Activities

Ready for adventure or chance to relax at the ACPA Annual Meeting?  You still have time to register for our exciting and fun-filled optional activities, which include:

Golf Outing on Tuesday, November 27 (11:45 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.) 
All are welcome to sign up for the 1:00 pm shotgun golf outing at the nearby Jacaranda Golf Club. This is great opportunity to relax and connect with friends and colleagues on the links.  A shuttle bus will transport you to and from the golf course. The shuttle will depart promptly at noon, so please plan to be in the hotel lobby at 11:45 a.m. for boarding. Lunch is included with this activity. 

Airboat Tour and Alligator Show on Tuesday, November 27 (12:45 to 5:00 p.m.)
If you’re ready for adventure, climb aboard an airboat and take an exciting tour through the Everglades.  You’ll encounter wildlife and take in a live gator show featuring the “Gator Boys Alligator Rescue Team” from Animal Planet’s popular TV series. Shuttle transportation will be provided to and from the park. The shuttle will depart promptly at 1:00 p.m., so please plan to be in the lobby at 12:45 p.m. for boarding.  Prior to departure, ACPA encourages guests to grab a quick lunch, as boxed lunches are not included with this activity.

(Overtime Activity) Deep-Sea Fishing on Friday, November 30 (6:45 a.m. to Noon)
Before you make plans to head to the airport, climb aboard for a half-day deep-sea fishing excursion. Top Shot Sportfishing is a premier, award-winning chartering service, and while we can’t guarantee you’ll catch the biggest fish, we’re sure you’ll have some great fish stories to tell. Sailfish are in season, so don’t miss this great opportunity. 

All of these events are available and may be added to new or existing registrations.  To reserve your spot, visit our AM55 registration site: http://2018meeting.acpa.org/.


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