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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, 2016.
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


Keynote Speakers

Zane Gray -
The Magic of Change
9:00am-10:00am - Day 1
Opening Session in Exhibit Hall General Session Seating Area
Zane started doing magic at the age of 8 and turned professional at the ripe old age of 16. Over the years Zane has been known for his unique ability to use magic, comedy, and personal experience to leave people inspired and in awe. From his humble beginnings in the state of Utah to the stages across the world, he has the gift to entertain audiences everywhere. Whether he is speaking to large corporations, making Miss Utah disappear, performing for the New York Giants, or doing street magic just for fun, when you see him perform you will be left entertained and spellbound.
Scott Mitchell
Luncheon Keynote Speaker - Day 1
In the summer of 2014 Scott began a life changing transformation process as a reality TV personality on the critically acclaimed show “The Biggest Loser”. A national audience saw Scott overcome a very real and difficult challenge of obesity.
He recently authored the book “Alive Again” where he shares the lessons and secrets he’s learned through out his life about how we can find our best selves. Scott speaks around the country sharing his secret on how we can tap into the magnificent power within us and find our true potential.
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.
Thurl Bailey

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

From the youth to the corporate world, Thurl Bailey inspires others to win whatever the odds or disappointments. Master storyteller and accomplished speaker, he inspires companies and individuals to focus on what matters most; to persevere, build winning teams, encourage peak performance, develop leadership, and discover opportunity in change. The Utah Jazz selected him as the 7th pick of the 1983 NBA Draft. Jazz management reported that he was selected for the quality of his character, as well as the quality of his game. This was the beginning of 16 years of his playing professional basketball, 12 of those years were with the NBA.

Education Tracks

Track #1: Innovation, Design & Safety

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: Innovative Applications of Central Plant Recycling:
A Case Study From Tooele County

11:00am-12:00noon - Day 1
Rod Thompson, Tooele County
Tim Biel CME Transportation Group

Session 2: When Keeping Good Roads Good Isn't Good Enough

1:30pm-2:30pm - Day 1
Kenneth Clark, J-U-B Engineers, Inc.
Mark Christensen, J-U-B Engineers, Inc.

Session 3: Performance Testing: Where Are We?

3:00pm-4:00pm - Day 1
Pedro Romero, University of Utah

Session 4: Outstanding Asphalt Pavement Projects in 2015 - (Small)

10:00am-11:00am - Day 2
Project Nomination Finalists

Session 5: Outstanding Asphalt Pavement Projects in 2015 - (Large)

11:30am-12:30pm - Day 2
Project Nomination Finalists

Session 6: Tack Coat Quality Control & Interface Bond Strength Testing

1:45pm-2:45pm - Day 2
Michael Vrtis, NCAT

Session 7: 2015 NCAT Test Track:
An Update on Test Track and Preservation Treatment Research

3:15pm-4:15pm - Day 2
Michael Vrtis, NCAT


Track #2: Maintenance/aggregates & crushing

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 & Crushing - New to the Utah Asphalt Conference, the Aggregates and Crushing 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: Thin Lift Overlay Mix Design

11:00am-12:00noon - Day 1
Scott Quire, Louisville Paving/Bluegrass Testing

Session #2: Preservation Treatments: Beyond Just Crack Sealing

1:30pm-2:30pm - Day 1
Scott Goodliffe, Crafco, Inc.

Session #3: the UAPA Maintenance Matrix

3:00pm-4:00pm - Day 1
Craig Haskell, Nu Rock Asphalt Coatings

Session #4: Identifying the Right Aggregates for Asphalt

10:00am-11:00am - Day 2
Brett Allen, Oldcastle Materials

Session #5: Crushing The Right Way:
More than Just Making Big Rocks into Little rocks

11:30am-12:00pm - Day 2
Ron Griess, KPI-JCI-AMS;
Tony Caldwell, KPI-JCI-AMS

Session #6: Optimizing Rock Shape and Quality for Asphalt with Crushing

1:45pm-2:45pm - Day 2
Garland Everist, Metso

Session #7: Stockpiling & Designing aggregates into the right application

3:15pm-4:15pm - Day 2
Bob Wakeland, Wheeler Crushing & Masaba Rep


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: Workplace Safety Innovations & Equipment

11:00am-12:00noon - Day 1
Jory Argyle, Staker Parson Companies

Session 2: REOB: What’s the Big Deal?

1:30pm-2:30pm - Day 1
Matthew Corrigan, FHWA

Session 3: UDOT Project Selection: How Does it Happen?

3:00pm-4:00pm - Day 1
Gary Kuhl, Austin Baysinger, David Holmgren, David Gill, Jared Dastrup,
The Utah Department of Transportation

Session 4: Practical Pavement Management from an Owner’s Perspective:
A Case Study from Spanish Fork City

10:00am-11:00am - Day 2
Chris Thompson & James Chappel, Spanish Fork City  

Session 5: Low-Void Asphalt Pavements: Are They Possible?

11:30am-12:30pm - Day 2  
Phil Blankenship, Asphalt Institute

Session 6: Managing Your Project Schedule

1:45pm-2:45pm - Day 2   
Aaron Shimmel, Granite Construction

Session 7: Where Are We Going to Get Our Workforce?

3:15pm-4:15pm - Day 2
Dustin Olson, W.W. Clyde

Track #4: Asphalt Basics 101

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: The benefits of high density asphalt pavements

11:00am-12:00noon - Day 1
Phil Blankenship, Asphalt Institute

Session #2: Aggregate/Asphalt Mix Sampling and Reduction Best Practices

1:30pm-2:30pm - Day 1
Shane Buchanan, Oldcastle Materials

Session #3: What is the Future of Design Build & CMGC?

3:00pm-4:00pm - Day 1
Tyler Shepard, Staker Parson Companies;
Ben Huot, UDOT

Session #4: Pavement Preservation Treatments: What’s Coming Online

10:00am-11:00am - Day 2
Dr. Gary Hicks

Session #5: Key Metrics for Monitoring Performance at Asphalt Plants

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

Session #6: Antistrips in Asphalt Pavements: A Synopsis of Current Technology and Performance

1:45pm-2:45pm - Day 2
Brandon Milar & Bob Siffert, Ingevity

Session #7: The benefits of asphalt in the urban setting

3:15pm-4:15pm - Day 2
Doug Watson, CMT Engineering



Uapa Industry Dinner presented by komatsu

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Please join us for the 2016 Annual Utah Asphalt Pavement Association Annual Industry Dinner presented by Komatsu Equipment, which will be held the night of February 24, 2016 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 Dale Hansen with Asphalt Materials. Entertainment will conclude the night.

Tickets are $65 per person, or, $600 per table of 10. Seating is limited, so advanced reservations are required and should be made early. Tickets must be purchased no later than February 18, 2015.

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


Reception: 6:00pm

Dinner & Program: 6:30pm

$65 per person or $600 per table

Register by calling Reed Ryan at 801.916.2426


Dinner Online Registration

Exhibitors & Sponsors 2016

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 Registration

(Online Registration)


Exhibitor Layout (PDF)

Exhibitor Prospectus (PDF)

Exhibitor Contract (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.