Annual Conference & Workshop

18th Annual AMAP Conference and Workshop

February 7-9, 2017
Hilton Bayfront, St. Petersburg, Florida


Thank you to everyone who participated in AMAP’s 17th Annual Conference & Workshop. We will leave information about this event online until later this year when updates on the 2107 event are made available.

17th Annual AMAP Conference and Workshop

February 9-11, 2016
Grand Hyatt Seattle, Washington

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Tabletop Exhibits
Hotel Information
2016 Registration Rates

Join Us!

Grand Hyatt Seattle

Come join us for AMAP’s 17th Annual Conference and Technical Workshop in Seattle on February 9-11, 2016 (read the Full Conference Program).

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.

In addition, AMAP’s Education Committee will present an expanded 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, and testing, handling and construction techniques for asphalt mix, emulsions and preservation products. Attendees will receive an all-new annotated workbook with slides and discussion.

As you make plans, download the “Visit Seattle” Official Visitors’ Guide and get excited about all the city has to offer.

Previews of the main conference and workshop (subject to change) are presented below.

Beyond the conference, Seattle and the Pacific Northwest have something for everyone. Extracurricular events that we’ve lined up this year are tours of City of Seattle and a behind-the-scenes look at Pike Place Market. Learn more about the tours [PDF].

Beyond these events, there are many shopping, dining, cultural and outdoor activities to enjoy on your own. We hope you take advantage of all that the Emerald City has to offer. We look forward to seeing you!


Full Conference Program (includes a detailed agenda)

Jim Kolb
2016 AMAP Conference Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Session 1 & 2 – Owner/Agencies Perspectives

In these session you will hear presentations from Agencies and DOTs from across the United States and Canada on the performance of modified asphalt in binders and other formulations used to achieve better performance in highways, runways, emulsions, preservation materials and other transportation products.

You will hear firsthand how various regions have used modified asphalts to solve problems and improve performance in their projects. You will also learn more about the latest experiences with REOB, RAP & RAS and MSCR testing to name just a few timely topics.

Also, for the first time AMAP will be using real time polling to provide attendee views on issues related to topics under discussion.

Keynote Address

National transportation policy expert Jim Kolb of Summit Strategies will give a keynote address on what’s happening (and what’s not) in our capital. Read more about Jim Kolb.

Frank Fee
2016 AMAP Hall of Fame inductee and Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Evening Reception Honoring Frank Fee

AMAP will honor AMAP Asphalt Hall of Fame inductee and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Frank Fee. Read about Frank’s accomplishments and contributions to the modified asphalt industry.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Session 3 – Specification Updates and Technical Changes
Session 4 – Modified Asphalt Innovations
Session 5 – The State and Direction of the Asphalt Industry

The second day of the general sessions includes additional customer feedback as well as technical updates from NCAT and FHWA, plus industry perspectives from Argus and the Asphalt Institute.

AMAP Modified Asphalt Workshops

Workshop Brochure

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

AMAP’s Workshop will provide an opportunity to learn from and interact with industry experts in the fields of materials, equipment, testing and technologies. Their presentations will provide cutting edge information on asphalt binder modification, testing handling, construction and performance to meet the demands of today’s highways.

  • Introduction to Asphalt Modification
  • Chemistry of Modifiers and Asphalt Cement
  • Introduction to Polymer Modification
  • Modifiers Used in Asphalt Modification
  • Emulsions of Modified Asphalt
  • Handling of Modified Asphalt – Contractors’ Perspective
  • Performance of Modified Asphalt
  • Testing and Rheology of Modified Asphalt

Workshop Instructors

  • John Casola, Malvern Instruments
  • Chris Lubbers , Kraton Polymers
  • Laurand Lewandowski, Owens Corning
  • Ken Grzybowski, PRI Asphalt Technology
  • Ron Corun, Axeon Specialty Products
  • Bob Kluttz, Kraton Polymers

Who should attend AMAP Workshops?

This is an excellent event for Agency and DOT personnel, Management, Engineers, Chemists, Technicians, Materials Buyers, Sales Personnel, Students and Faculty interested in an industry perspective on current and future trends in materials and methodologies available to improve asphalt performance. Registrants for the Workshops will receive:

  • A copy of AMAP’s newly revised course handbook
  • Continuing Education Credits and Certificate of Attendance
  • Access to the vendor exhibit area
  • An invitation to stay opening conference reception following the Workshops

Tabletop Exhibits

AMAP has expanded the time and space for vendor tabletop exhibits in 2016. Come and learn more about the latest in materials, services and equipment being offered for asphalt modification from vendor experts.

  • Please read the Exhibitor Instructions.
  • There are two forms for exhibitors to complete:
    • Exhibitor Order Form. All exhibitors must complete this form and return it to the hotel unless you are hand-carrying your materials in and out and not using the hotel.
    • Electricity Order Form. Use for ordering electricity, computer, and A/V equipment.

Hotel Information

Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98101

The discounted hotel room block is sold out, but rooms may still be available at regular hotel rates. Please click the link above to access the Hyatt’s online reservation system.

2016 Registration Rates

Advance Registration
(extended through COB Feb. 3)
On-Site Registration
AMAP members Non-profit, government, educational Non-AMAP members* AMAP members Non-profit, government, educational Non-AMAP members*
Technical Workshop 100 45 125 135 65 150
General Sessions 850 350 975 1,050 350 1,150
Spouse Registration 155 155 155 155 155 155
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 1, 2016.

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