Annual Conference

AMAP’s 16th Annual Workshop & Conference

Keynote Spotlight: Thomas Byron

Keynote speaker Tom Byron is Chief Engineer for Florida DOT. Byron has also served FDOT in a number of other positions since 1995, working in corrosion research, concrete engineering, pavement systems research, pavement evaluation, and structural materials.

Outside FDOT, Byron served as a Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps in both active and reserve capacities. He was mobilized twice and deployed to the Middle East to participate in aviation command and control activities in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

When and Where
Conference Highlights
Prior Year Presentations

When and Where

February 17-19, 2015
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
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.

Conference Highlights

Mark your calendar to join us for AMAP’s 16th Annual Conference and Technical Workshop in Jacksonville.

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.

Special Speaker: Dr. 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 founder 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.

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.

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.


Please check back in the fall to register and take advantage of early pricing. We look forward to seeing you in Florida!

Prior Year Presentations

Presentations from previous AMAP conferences can be found here. AMAP members have access to presentations from all years, and attendees of the 2014 conference can access 2014 presentations through February 2015.

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