2015 Annual Conference

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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. (Early Registration Is Now Open!)

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 Conference Agenda )

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.



Speaker Spotlights

Thomas Byron

Keynote Speaker: 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.

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 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.



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. Register Online Here.

Early Registration (through Feb. 1) 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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