Annual Conference & Workshop

Grand Hyatt Seattle

for the
17th Annual AMAP Conference and Workshop

February 9-11, 2016
Grand Hyatt Seattle

AMAP thanks all speakers, exhibitors and attendees who helped make the 16th annual workshop a success.

We will leave the information from the 2015 conference online until we gear up for the 2016 conference and workshop this fall.

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Conference Overview
Tabletop Exhibits
Forms and Handouts
Hotel Information
Registration Rates

Conference Overview

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Come join us for AMAP’s 16th Annual Conference and Technical Workshop in Jacksonville on February 17-19, 2015. Advanced registration is now closed, but you are welcome to register at the door at the conference.

We are working to bring together another broad-based group of presenters from government and industry to discuss the latest news and issues affecting the modified asphalt industry. If you are associated with the asphalt industry in any way–buyer, owner, DOT or municipality official, contractor, producer, refiner, terminal operator or consulting engineer—you can’t afford to miss this meeting. (See the Complete Conference Program and List of Registered Attendees )

In addition, AMAP’s Education Committee will again present an Asphalt Seminar and Workshop prior to the start of the main conference. This highly regarded course will cover all aspects of modified asphalt technology: chemistry, types of modifiers, effects of modification, testing, handling, construction techniques, for both asphalt mix and emulsions. (See the Workshop Outline )

We are excited to be holding our conference in Jacksonville in 2015. Jacksonville offers a riverfront downtown with cultural activities and fine dining. The city and nearby region also offer miles of beaches, natural splendors, and outdoor adventure. Northeast Florida makes the perfect midwinter getaway — we hope you’ll find time to explore Jacksonville outside the conference.


Timothy Ruelke

Keynote Speaker: Timothy Ruelke

Keynote speaker Timothy J. Ruelke, P.E., is Director of Florida Department of Transportation’s Office of Materials, based at the State Materials Research Park in Gainesville.

During his 25-year tenure at Florida DOT, Ruelke served in positions in district and central materials offices for 19 years. He also served for six years as District Two Construction Engineer.

Ruelke is a graduate of the University of Florida; he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1989.

Special Speaker: Dr. Ratanjit Sondhe

Ratanjit Sondhe

Dr. Ratanjit S. Sondhe came to America from India with eight dollars in his pocket to study polymer science at The University of Akron. He went on to found PolyCarbCorporation, where his out of the box thinking revolutionized the way highway paint stripping was marketed.

After selling the Company to The Dow Chemical in 2007, Dr. Sondhe has gone on to found Discoverhelp, Inc. and has become a highly successful author, lecturer, consultant and TV and radio personality. Often referred to as Mr. Stress Free, Dr. Sondhe has built his career on the principles of oneness — the fundamental awareness that we are all interdependent and interconnected with each other and our planet.

AMAP Lifetime Achievement Award Winner and Asphalt Hall of Fame Inductee: Dr. David A. Anderson

David Anderson

The Association of Modified Asphalt Producers has announced that it will induct Dr. David A. Anderson into the AMAP Asphalt Hall of Fame and present him with AMAP’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The presentation will take place at AMAP’s 16th Annual Conference & Workshop in Jacksonville, Florida, at a reception in his honor on February 18 at the Hyatt Regency Riverfront.

Dr. Anderson is a professor emeritus of civil engineering at Penn State University. He has been actively involved in paving materials research and pavement performance technologies for more than 40 years. During career, he was the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on numerous projects totaling nearly $20 million. Read more about Dr. Anderson’s career here.

Tabletop Exhibits

This year we’re excited to offer a Tabletop Exhibit Area that will feature lab and process equipment, materials, and new technologies of interest to users and producers of modified asphalt. We invite all companies to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase their latest and greatest products and equipment — use the registration form below to sign up.

See list the List of 2015 Tabletop Exhibitors.

Forms and Handouts

Hotel Information

Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Hotel Home Page
AMAP Room Block Reservations Page
225 E. Coastline Dr.
Jacksonville, FL 32202

To access the special AMAP room rates of $159 single/double, use the dedicated reservations page or call Hyatt’s central reservations at 888-421-1442 and ask for the AMAP room block at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

2015 Registration Rates

All prices are in U.S. dollars.

Early Registration (through COB Feb. 2) Regular Registration (after COB Feb. 2)
including On-Site Registration
AMAP members Non-profit, government, educational Non-AMAP members* AMAP members Non-profit, government, educational Non-AMAP members*
Training Session 75 45 100 95 55 155
General Sessions 675 150 895 795 200 975
Spouse Registration 145 145 145 145 145 145
Tabletop Exhibit 150 150 650

*Note to Non-AMAP Members: We will recalculate your fees with AMAP member rates and apply the savings toward your company’s first year of AMAP Membership if you Apply for AMAP Membership before April 15, 2015.


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