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South Towne Expo Center

9575 S State Street in Sandy UT
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
All attendee cancellations must be received in writing prior to February 12, 2017.
All attendee refunds are subject to an administrative fee of $25.
No refunds will be made for "No Shows" or cancellations after February 12th.

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Keynote Speakers | Education Tracks | UAPA Industry Dinner | Exhibitors & Sponsors


Don't miss the 2017 Keynote Speakers

Martin Frey -
9:00am-10:00am - Day 1
Opening Session in Exhibit Hall General Session Seating Area

Martin Frey, 56, is a successful business leader, active angel investor, and an accomplished mountaineer and sailor. In April 2016, he completed an 11-year journey to become the first person to climb the world’s Seven Summits – the highest peaks on each continent – and to sail the Seven Seas.

Martin’s groundbreaking achievement follows an illustrious 33-year business career that included 13 years in Silicon Valley as a senior director for Cisco, where he ran a global support organization for Cisco’s largest customers. In 2004, he moved to Utah, where he served as managing director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development, developing and leading programs to create, grow and recruit Utah businesses. Martin’s efforts were instrumental in helping Governor Jon Huntsman lay the foundation for a highly successful economic development model that continues to be recognized at the national level.

Martin is passionate about inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs and actively offers his time and talents to a wide array of organizations in the Utah community. He currently serves on the advisory councils of the Utah Valley University Business School, Brigham Young University College of Engineering, and University of Utah College of Humanities, and judges social entrepreneurship competitions for Give Salt Lake and the Utah Community Foundation.  

Martin graduated from BYU in Mechanical Engineering and from Harvard’s Advanced Management Program. He and his wife Kym live in Holladay, Utah and have two children. .

Jeff Benedict
Luncheon Keynote Speaker - Day 1

Jeff Benedict is a New York Times bestselling author, a special features writer for Sports Illustrated, and a television and film producer. He has also written for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and his stories have been the basis for segments on 60 Minutes, 20/20, 48 Hours, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, the NFL Network, HBO Real Sports and the Discovery Channel. He has written fifteen books on topics ranging from violence against women to a deadly E. coli outbreak to the discovery of a 10,000-year-0ld skeleton in North America.

Jeff’s book “The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football” is being developed into a television drama by Starz. Jeff is a producer and writer for the series. Jeff is also an executive producer on the forthcoming motion picture film “Little Pink House,”starring Catherine Keener and Jeanne Tripplehorn. The movie is based on Jeff’s book by the same title.

Jeff has also written numerous autobiographies. “My Name Used to be Muhammad“– the autobiography of a Muslim-turned-Christian – was a Book of the Year finalist in 2013. Jeff also wrote the forthcoming “QB: My Life Behind the Spiral,” the autobiography of Hall of Fame quarterback Steve Young (Houghton Mifflin/October 2016). He is also a writer and creative consultant for NFL Films on “Steve Young: A Football Life,” which will air on the NFL Network in the Fall of 2016.

Currently, Jeff is writing a biography on Tiger Woods for Simon & Schuster. His popular blog is at

Shane Marshall, UDOT
8:30am-9:45am - Day 2 - Speaker #1
Opening Session in Exhibit Hall General Session Seating Area

Deputy Director for Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT).

Prior to his appointment as UDOT’s number two, Mr. Marshall served as the Region Three Director. In this role, he managed the operations of the State’s transportation system for six counties in central Utah. In addition, he directed an unprecedented construction program that included record-breaking projects such as the I-15 CORE and Access Utah County projects.

Randy Rigby
12:00pm-1:45pm - Day 2
Luncheon Keynote Speaker

Randy Rigby is the former president and CEO of the Utah Jazz and the LHM Sports & Entertainment Group of Companies. Rigby's career for the Jazz spanned a 30 year period of which 10 of those years as the President and CEO. Mr Rigby was responsible for the strategic direction of the Jazz and the sports group which included the Salt Lake Bees, The Zone Radio stations, Vivint Arena, KJZZ TV, All-Star Catering, Fanzz stores (120 locations in 20 plus states), Megaplex Theatres and Miller Sports Park. The Utah Jazz is one of the most respected teams in the NBA for their performance both on and off the court. Mr. Rigby in the last 3 years was responsible for the hiring of key personnel, General Manager Dennis Lindsey, Coach Quin Snyder, acquiring the new D-League Salt Lake Stars, bringing back the NBA Summer League and providing the largest cable contract in Jazz history. He currently serves on various profit and non profit boards. He graduated in business management from BYU with an emphasis in finance and marketing. Rigby is married for 38 years to his wife Sandra and they are the parents to 5 children and 12 grandchildren. In his free time he enjoys fly fishing, golf and travel.

2017 Education Tracks

Track #1: Industry, Innovation, & Design

What are the challenges facing industry? What are some of the solutions that may be out there? As an industry, what have we done and what we will we do moving forward to seize upon the challenges and opportunities being presented to us? These are just some of the questions centered on the creation of the Industry, Innovation, and Design Track for the Utah Asphalt Conference. Attendees of this track are afforded the opportunity to not only learn about award-winning projects from the previous year, but the chance to also realize where industry may be headed moving forward.

Session 1: Four Down with More to Go: Lessons Learned from UDOT's 2016 CIR Projects

11:00am-12:00noon - Day 1
Tim Biel, CME Transportation Group

Session 2: Low-Void Asphalt Pavements: are they possible?

1:30pm-2:30pm - Day 1
Phil Blankenship, Asphalt Institute

Session 3: The benefits of high density asphalt pavements

3:00pm-4:00pm - Day 1
Phil Blankenship, Asphalt Institute

Session 4: Outstanding asphalt pavement projects in 2016 - small

10:00am-11:00am - Day 2

Session 5: Outstanding asphalt pavement projects in 2016 - large 11:30am-12:30pm - Day 2

Session 6: New technologies in pavement preservation

1:45pm-2:45pm - Day 2
Ryan Proctor, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions

Session 7: Heater Repaving: Developments and Experiences with Hot In-Place Recycling

3:15pm-4:15pm - Day 2
John Rathbun, Cutler Repaving


Track #2: Maintenance/Safety, aggregates & Asphalt Production

DAY 1: Maintenance - Our most popular track at the Asphalt Conference each year, the Maintenance Track offers a first-rate education on all things related to the maintenance and preservation of our critical infrastructure here in the state. Learn from local and national representatives about the resources, technology, and techniques that will help you proactively manage and preserve the largest asset in any community, your roads.
DAY 2: Aggregates & Aspahlt Production - New in 2016, the Aggregates and Crushing Track now updated to the Aggregates & Asphalt Production track offers attendees a chance to learn about topics critical to the performance and production of durable asphalt pavements. With a focus pointed towards the mountain, attendees will learn about the aggregates, production techniques, stockpiling, and applications critical to building the best road possible.

Session #1: best practices for county road maintenance

11:00am-12:00noon - Day 1
Kevin Donnelly, Western Emulsions

Session #2: To Preserve or Not to Preserve: That is the Question

1:30pm-2:30pm - Day 1
Mark Gardner, Applied Pavement Technology

Session #3: Maintenance 202: Specifying and Inspecting the Right Application

3:00pm-4:00pm - Day 1
John Moody, SealMaster Utah

Session #4: Plant Safety: Keys to One of the Industry's Top Prioroities

10:00am-11:00am - Day 2
Joe Johnson, Kilgore Contracting

Session #5: Workzone Safety and the Management of Traffic

11:30am-12:30pm - Day 2
Doug Colman, Utah Barricade

Session #6: Asphalt Aggregates Crushing & Production: What you Need to Know

1:45pm-2:45pm - Day 2
Ed Clayson, Mark Oviatt

Session #7: Asphalt Aggregates Crushing & Production: What Your Need to Know

3:15pm-4:15pm - Day 2
Ed Clayson, Mark Oviatt


Track #3: Construction & Engineering

Created to focus on topics, opportunities, and issues central to the asphalt pavement industry, this track offers attendees the chance to learn about topics critical to successful projects and planning. From management of our workforce to workplace safety, this track offers insights and education on topics that affect your bottomline whether you are an owner or a contractor, this track is for you.

Session 1: roller operations: achieving mat compaction

11:00am-12:00noon - Day 1
Bryan Downing, Caterpillar

Session 2: Troubleshooting Top Ten: What Went Wrong and How to Evaluate & Mitigate Its Impact

1:30pm-2:30pm - Day 1
Victor Johnson, Geneva Rock Porducts; Tim Biel, CME Transportation Group

Session 3: what makes a good base? and how to construct a good base?

3:00pm-4:00pm - Day 1
Dr. Spencer Guthrie, Brigham Young University

Session 4: Using ME Design Software to Engineer the Best Possible Road

10:00am-11:00am - Day 2
Rick Chesnut, Terracon

Session 5: What Matters: Changes to UDOT's Standard Aspahlt Specification

11:30am-12:30pm - Day 2  
Howard Anderson, UDOT

Session 6: Pavement Management at Risk

1:45pm-2:45pm - Day 2   
Dr Hesham Ali, Florida International University

Session 7: All-Weather Patching Best Practices: From Preparation to Construction

3:15pm-4:15pm - Day 2

Track #4: Asphalt Basics

Designed to give a basic understanding of all things asphalt, this track is for those who may be new to the industry or those who may need to just brush up on their knowledge base in this fast-moving and and ever-changing industry. More than just the simple basics, this track also offers attendees the chance to hear from top-notch presenters from Utah and around the country on key topics that affect our industry.

Session #1: Where to start: getting the right specification (1 of 3)

11:00am-12:00noon - Day 1
Michael Hawley, Jones & DeMille Engineering

Session #2: where to start: building an asphalt Mix design (2 of 3)

1:30pm-2:30pm - Day 1
Jim Musselman, Oldcastle Materials

Session #3: Where to start: Hot Plant Operations (3 of 3)

3:00pm-4:00pm - Day 1
Waylund Ludlow, Geneva Rock Products

Session #4: Paving best practices: from the silo to the paver (1 of 2)

10:00am-11:00am - Day 2
Rin Sines, Oldcastle Materials

Session #5: Paving best Practices: From the Paver to compaction & Smoothness (2 of 2)

11:30am-12:00pm - Day 2
Ron Sines, Oldcastle Materials

Session #6: emulsions: The basics of what you need to know

1:45pm-2:45pm - Day 2
Jared Wright, Peak Asphalt

Session #7: warm-Mix vs. Hot-Mix: What's new and what have we learned?

3:15pm-4:15pm - Day 2
Brandon Milar, CalAPA


2017 Uapa LAB of the Year Awards

Congratulations to each of our Lab winners. Winners will be presented awards at the 2017 Utah Asphalt Conference at South Towne Expo Center on February 22nd.

UDOT Region: Region 2

Consultant: CMT Engineering

Contractor: Geneva Rock Products


2017 Uapa Industry Dinner

Sponsored by


Please join us for the 2017 Annual Utah Asphalt Pavement Association Annual Industry Dinner sponsored by Arnold Machinery, which will be held the night of February 22, 2017 at the South Towne Expo Center. It will be a memorable night of delicious food, drinks, and pleasant conversation with your fellow Asphalt Industry leaders and spouses.

The Event begins at 6:00 p.m. with a reception, followed by dinner at 6:30. Our featured speakers of the evening will include Reed Ryan, Executive Director of UAPA and outgoing president Aaron Edwards with NuRock and Lew Cramer the newest member of the Utah Transportation Commission.

Tickets pricing $65 per person or $600 per table. Seating is limited, so advanced reservations are required and should be made early. Tickets must be purchased no later than February 17, 2017.

For additional information or for sponsorship opportunities, please contact Reed Ryan at 801-916-2426.


Reception: 6:00pm

Dinner & Program: 6:30pm

Prcing: $65 per person or $600 per table (table of 10)

Register by calling Reed Ryan at 801.916.2426


Register Now

Click here to register for Annual Industry Dinner

Exhibitors & Sponsors 2017

There are plenty of opportunities for your organization to be part of the biggest and best asphalt event in the state. Plus don't miss out on the new Product Theater. The new Product Theater gives you a chance to talk about your product or service in a new format, an educational breakout format, away from the noise of a busy exhibit hall. Space is limited for Product Theater, so reserve early for your organization.

Exhibitor Booth Pricing:

$600 - Member Rate before January 1st.

$650 - Nonmember Rate before January 1st


$650 - Member Rate beginning January 1st

$700 - Nonmember Rate beginning January 1st

Sponsorship Rates:

Black & Gold Sponsorship: $3000

Black & Silver Sponsorship: $1500

Black & Bronze Sponsorship: $750

Bulk Space Pricing:

Inside Bulk Space for Members - $2.10/sq ft

Inside Bulk Space for Nonmembers - $2.25/sq ft

Outside Bulk Space - $.50/sq ft with a booth space

Outisde Bulk Space - $1.50 sq/ft without a booth space


Exhibitor Registration (PDF)

Exhibitor Layout (PDF)

Exhibitor Prospectus (PDF)

Sponsorship Opportunities(PDF)


Photography Policy:

As a registered attendee of the Utah Asphalt Conference, I hereby assign and grant to the Utah Asphalt Pavement Association (UAPA), as well as their authorized representatives, the right and permission to use and publish the photographs/film/videotapes/electronic representations and/or sound recordings made of me or of my employees, and I hereby release the UAPA, Association Soluitons, and all employees, volunteers, related parties, or other organizations associated with the event from any and all liability from such use and publication. I further authorize the reproduction, sale, copyright, exhibit, broadcast, electronic storage, and/or distribution of said photographs/film/videotapes/electronic representations and/or sound recordings without limitation at the discretion of the UAPA, and I specifically waive any right to any compensation I may have for any of the foregoing.