Annual Conference & Workshop

SAVE THE DATE:
18th Annual AMAP Conference and Workshop

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

Plan to join us for AMAP’s 18th Annual Conference and Technical Workshop in St. Petersburg on February 7-9, 2017.

Register | Hotel/Transportation | Program | Speaker Robin Cole | Honoree Mike O’Leary | St. Petersburg


Registration is Now Open

Use this link to register now. With our online form you can register attendees and reserve a tabletop exhibit to showcase your products. Early-bird registration rates will only be available through January 27, so don’t delay.


Hotel and Transportation

Hilton Bayfront St. Petersburg

Meeting Hotel

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st St. South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-894-5000

AMAP’s room block at the Hilton Bayfront is CLOSED. If you are in need of a reservation, please contact the Hilton Bayfront’s reservation department to see if rooms are available (market rates will apply).

Other Hotels
Alternatively, you may wish to consider the following nearby hotels:

Reserve a discounted airport shuttle

We are pleased to offer conference attendees a discount code for the Super Shuttle to and from Tampa International Airport (TPA). Reserve a shuttle that delivers you to the hotel’s front door using the discount code EP8N3.


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 (Read the 2017 presentation summaries for a preview).

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 annotated workbook with slides and discussion.

We look forward to seeing you!


Special Guest Speaker Robin Cole, Former Asphalt Contractor and Pittsburgh Steeler

Guest speaker, NFL All-Pro Robin Cole

Robin Cole, a 12-year veteran linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, will give a special address at the 18th Annual AMAP Conference & Workshop. A first-team All-American at the University of New Mexico (UNM), Robin was the No. 1 First Round NFL draft pick of the Steelers in 1977 and was part of the famous Steel Curtain Defense.

Robin played on two winning Super Bowl teams, XIII and XIV, and was selected for the Pro Bowl in 1984. On a team loaded with linebacker talent, many of his peers consider him one of the best ever to play the game.

After attending UNM, Robin became an entrepreneur and trained at the Ford Motor Institute to be a dealer. In addition, he has served on several charitable boards, including the American Heart Association, the March of Dimes, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and others.

Robin is a lifetime member of the NAACP and is the Founder and President of the Obediah Cole Foundation, named after his father. The mission of the Foundation is to save lives by educating people about prostate cancer, bringing awareness to prostate cancer and free PSA testing. Robin Cole is a prostate cancer survivor.

Come join us and hear Robin’s inspirational message about his time in the NFL, his life, and his ties to the asphalt industry.


AMAP to Honor Mike O’Leary with Lifetime Achievement Award and Induction into Hall of Fame.

Lifetime Achievement Award honoree and Hall of Fame inductee Mike O’Leary

Hail to the Ambassador!

The Association of Modified Asphalt Producers is very pleased to announce that Michael D. O’Leary is the 2017 honoree for AMAP’s Lifetime Achievement Award and will be inducted into the AMAP Modified Asphalt Hall of Fame.

There will be a reception in his honor the evening of Wednesday, February 8 during AMAP’s Annual Conference and Workshop.

Throughout his distinguished career, Mike has applied his rare brand of diplomacy to reach out to all sectors of the asphalt pavement supply chain (industry, academia, and government) to build the critical mass necessary for acceptance and adoption of technological advancements. For this, he wears the fitting title of “ambassador.”

We hope you’ll join us for Mike’s well-deserved celebration.


St. Petersburg

The Dalí Museum is a must-see attraction in St. Petersburg. (Images courtesy Salvador Dalí Museum)

Beyond the conference, St. Petersburg and the Clearwater area have something for everyone.

We have put together a selected list of Nearby Restaurants — these are within a mile of the hotel and cover a range of cuisines and appetites. This list will be available at the AMAP registration desk as well.

“Things To Do” lists from TripAdvisor and the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Visitors’ Bureau will help point you in the right direction for your winter getaway around St. Pete.

At the very top of TripAdvisor’s list is the Dalí Museum, dedicated to the work of Salvador Dalí. It houses the largest collection of Dalí’s works outside Europe, and is well worth visiting while you’re in town.

We hope you’ll take a little extra time to enjoy “Sunshine City” and Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast.

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