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AM56 Spotlights Transportation Topics and Peer Discussions

What’s the outlook for U.S. highway programs and other surface transportation investment?  This is one of the questions transportation experts will be addressing at the upcoming ACPA Annual Meeting.

Keynote remarks begin on Wednesday, December 4, with our CPU Opening Plenary Session, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Speakers and topics include:

  • AASHTO’s Perspectives on the Future of the U.S. Highway Program – Jim Tyman, Executive Director; American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (invited) 
  • Federal Highway Administration Outlook – Brian Fouch, PE, Director, Office of Preconstruction, Construction, and Pavements, Federal Highway Administration, and  
  • The Value of Competition Between Industries: A Former DOT Secretary’s Perspective – Tom Smith, PE, Former Secretary, West Virginia Department of Transportation.

On Thursday, December 5, the 11th annual CPU program will continue after the ACPA distinguished service awards & recognition breakfast.  Participants can select from eight interesting and informative concurrent CPU technical sessions. Breakout sessions 1, 3, 5 & 7 form a contractor/construction track. Breakouts 2, 4, 6 & 8 form a track of general interest to all.

Please register early to reserve specially-priced hotel rooms at the New Orleans Marriott.  To take advantage of the discounted rate of $189/night, follow this reservation link or visit the event website.  For event registration, ACPA members are eligible to receive a 20% discount off any registration ticket type, including those for your spouse and guests for whom you are paying. To receive the discount, please enter the following promotional code at the top of the ticket selection screen before you proceed to checkout: member20.  Our one-stop registration/information website is http://2019meeting.acpa.org/.  

ACPA Annual Meeting Offers Options for All Guests

ACPA’s Annual Meeting is always planned with attention to all participants, including spouses and guests.  Our 56th Annual Meeting is no exception.  The meeting, which runs from Tuesday, Dec. 3, through Thursday, Dec. 5., includes several special activities, including: 

Tuesday, December 3
Golf Outing – 12:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
All guests are welcome to sign up for the golf outing at nearby English Turn Golf Club. Bus transportation will be provided.

Personal and Thrilling Airboat Swamp Tour – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
All registered guests are invited to sign up for a high-speed airboat tour of the South Louisiana bayous and tidewater cypress swamp. Bus transportation will be provided.

Spirits and Cocktails Walking Tour – 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  
Enjoy signature New Orleans cocktails while hearing about ghosts and spirits said to still haunt the legendary Vieux Carre.  All cocktail samples are included in the ticket price.  

Wednesday, December 4
Special Culture and Cuisine Tour (for registered spouses/guests) 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Sample 6-8 samples of dishes for which the city is famous, including red beans and rice, po-boys, gumbo, chargrilled oysters, and more! (Separate sign up necessary—see website.)

“Mardi Gras” Theme Reception (for all registrants, guests and spouses welcome)  – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  
Kick back and enjoy some New Orleans jazz, great conversation and some laughs with friends and colleagues. Don’t arrive late and don’t leave early, because we have a few surprises planned!

Please register early to reserve specially-priced hotel rooms at the New Orleans Marriott.  To take advantage of the discounted rate of $189/night, follow this reservation link or visit the event website.  For event registration, ACPA members are eligible to receive a 20% discount off any registration ticket type, including those for your spouse and guests for whom you are paying. To receive the discount, please enter the following promotional code at the top of the ticket selection screen before you proceed to checkout: member20.  Our one-stop registration/information website is http://2019meeting.acpa.org/.  

 

Bring a Guest to the ACPA Annual Meeting

ACPA’s Annual Meeting is always planned with attention to all participants, including spouses and guests.  Our 56th Annual Meeting is no exception.  The meeting, which runs from Tuesday, Dec. 3, through Thursday, Dec. 5., includes several special activities, including: 

Tuesday, December 3
Golf Outing – 12:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
All guests are welcome to sign up for the golf outing at nearby English Turn Golf Club. Bus transportation will be provided.

Personal and Thrilling Airboat Swamp Tour – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
All registered guests are invited to sign up for a high-speed airboat tour of the South Louisiana bayous and tidewater cypress swamp. Bus transportation will be provided.

Spirits and Cocktails Walking Tour – 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  
Enjoy signature New Orleans cocktails while hearing about ghosts and spirits said to still haunt the legendary Vieux Carre.  All cocktail samples are included in the ticket price.  

Wednesday, December 4
Special Culture and Cuisine Tour (for registered spouses/guests) 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Sample 6-8 samples of dishes for which the city is famous, including red beans and rice, po-boys, gumbo, chargrilled oysters, and more! (Separate sign up necessary—see website.)

“Mardi Gras” Theme Reception (for all registrants, guests and spouses welcome)  – 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  
Kick back and enjoy some New Orleans jazz, great conversation and some laughs with friends and colleagues. Don’t arrive late and don’t leave early, because we have a few surprises planned!

Please register early to reserve specially-priced hotel rooms at the New Orleans Marriott.  To take advantage of the discounted rate of $189/night, follow this reservation link or visit the event website.  For event registration, ACPA members are eligible to receive a 20% discount off any registration ticket type, including those for your spouse and guests for whom you are paying. To receive the discount, please enter the following promotional code at the top of the ticket selection screen before you proceed to checkout: member20.  Our one-stop registration/information website is http://2019meeting.acpa.org/.  

 

Increase Your Visibility at the ACPA Annual Meeting

There’s still time to sponsor ACPA’s 56th Annual Meeting!  Based on recent ACPA meetings, along with our membership growth, we anticipate strong attendance at the meeting, which makes this a prime opportunity to sponsor if you haven’t already done so. 

Sponsorship provides a great opportunity for your company to be seen by members and guests, and our special sponsorship programs even offer opportunities for recognition before, during and after the meeting.  Another benefit available to sponsors is the inclusion of one or more annual meeting registrations as part of the sponsorship packages.  ACPA offers three “core” registration levels, as well as additional “member experience” sponsorship opportunities at the Annual Meeting. 

Our sponsorship program also provides opportunities for recognition at the popular ACPA reception at the TRB Annual Meeting and at our 2020 Mid-Year meeting.  For more information or to become an ACPA sponsor, please click here.

As you consider sponsorship, please check out our one-stop Annual Meeting event- and hotel-registration site. Follow this link to see more information and to register for the event: http://2019meeting.acpa.org/.   To reserve a room at the Marriott at a discounted rate of $189/night, follow this reservation link or visit the event website.  ACPA members are eligible to receive a 20% discount off any registration ticket type, including those for your spouse and guests for whom you are paying. To receive the discount, please enter the following promotional code at the top of the ticket selection screen before you proceed to checkout: member20.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3, through Thursday, Dec. 5., at the New Orleans Marriott.  Look for additional details in ACPA TODAY and by email in the weeks ahead.  See you in New Orleans!

ACPA Opens Event, Hotel Registration for Annual Meeting

ACPA today announced the official opening of the event and hotel registration for the Association’s 56th Annual Meeting. Our one-stop registration/information website is http://2019meeting.acpa.org/

To reserve a room at the Marriott at a discounted rate of $189/night, follow this reservation link or visit the event website.  ACPA members are eligible to receive a 20% discount off any registration ticket type, including those for your spouse and guests for whom you are paying. To receive the discount, please enter the following promotional code at the top of the ticket selection screen before you proceed to checkout: member20.  Our one-stop registration/information website is http://2019meeting.acpa.org/.  

Some of the highlights for our program include:

  • Guest presentations at our Task Force meetings — The RCC, Airports and Jointing task forces will each include guest presentations by concrete pavement experts from industry, academia and the public sector.
  • Guest presentations at our CPU general session — Our general session will include important and timely presentation from the perspectives of the FHWA and state DOTs.
  • New format for Concrete Pavement University breakouts— The eight breakout discussions will include four general interest tracks and four contractor/construction tracks.
  • New developments at the Strategic Advisory Committee meeting — The meeting will focus on results from the change-management workshop held during the Mid-Year Meeting. 
  • Fun-filled social and networking events— Our Mardi Gras theme reception, which will include some surprises throughout the two-hour event, our luncheon and annual meeting of the members, and our closing dinner & awards banquet, as well as some optional activities noted below.
  • Exciting optional activities— On December 3, the first day of the meeting, we’re planning three optional activities:  a golf outing, an airboat swamp tour, and a “sprits and cocktails” walking tour.  On Wednesday, we’ll be hosting a special culture & cuisine tour for spouses and guests.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, Dec. 3, through Thursday, Dec. 5., at the New Orleans Marriott.  There’s much more to our 56th Annual Meeting, and in the weeks ahead, we will be reporting on additional details about what promises to be an exciting, information-loaded, and fun-filled meeting. 

As a reminder, record attendance at our Mid-Year Meeting and our increasingly high number of new members means we will very likely have record attendance.  So, don’t delay; register today! 

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