June 7-9, 2022 at Hotel Viking Newport, RI
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Featured Sessions

On Tuesday, featured speakers from MIT and Advancing Organizational Excellence (AOE) will support a two-part workshop on sustainability covering both research and messaging.

Social and Networking

On Tuesday, following a Chairman's Happy Hour Welcome, optionally join members for a Sunset Cruise. On Wednesday, gather for a reception at the top of the Pelham for a dueling pianos show.


Join ACPA members at the Government Affairs luncheon and committee meetings to engage in the work of the Association and further our strategic objectives.

Event Schedule

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Registration – Viking Foyer

9:15 am - 11:30 am Sustainability 501 - Beyond the Basics of Sustainability for Concrete Pavement – Salon ABC
Recently, there has been a renewed and increased focus on sustainability initiatives in the pavement community. Reducing carbon emissions is once again a key area of emphasis for FHWA and many DOT’s. While much of the recent focus has been on quantifying embodied carbon emissions through the used of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), it is still critically important to consider the full life cycle of a pavement. This first session of our two part workshop on sustainability will feature a brief overview of the importance of life cycle thinking before diving beyond the surface level talking points of the use phase impacts featuring the latest MIT research. These impacts are extremely important to give proper context to pavement sustainability.

11:45 am - 1:30 pm Government Affairs Committee Luncheon – Outdoor Courtyard
U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio (OR-4), will speak about the passage and implementation the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the priorities of the Biden Administration and what it means for concrete paving. Dr. Tyler Ley, Ph.D., P.E., Oklahoma State University, will follow to provide an academic perspective on sustainability issues and messaging.

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sustainability 502 - Communicating the Sustainability Advantage – Salon ABC
The second session of our two part workshop will focus on messaging and properly communicating the critical topic of sustainability. Led by ACPA’s marketing partner AOE, the session will provide an overview on how and what to share with different stakeholders including DOTs, consulting engineers, government officials and the general public. Other key topics include the rise of Environmental Product Declarations by many DOTs and the GSA, the role of Environmental Social & Governance (ESG) reporting, FHWA’s recent announcement on their environmental plan, as well as how this all relates to the Climate Change Challenge and the DOT Strategic Plan. PCA will be on-hand to share new promotional tools related to their Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality.

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Chairman's Happy Hour Welcome and Toast to Leif Wathne - Viking Courtyard
Join members for fellowship, fun, and to celebrate Leif's contributions to ACPA before he embarks on his next endeavor.

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Sunset Cruise and Light Dinner (Optional Activity) - 24 Bannister's Wharf
Gather at Banister's Wharf to depart on a sunset cruise through Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay. We will hug the shoreline for some stunning up-close views of estates and interesting places. Our vessel, the Rum Runner II was built in 1929 and was a real rum running vessel during the Prohibition Era. Beverage service is provided and will include beer, wine, hard cider, and rum punch. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy a light dinner, in the Viking Courtyard, during the reception that precedes this activity.


7:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration - Viking Foyer

7:00 am - 8:00 am Breakfast – Salon DE

8:00 am – 9:30 am Association Update with Strategic Plan Overview - Salon C
ACPA President and CEO, Laura O'Neill Kaumo, will provide an address on ACPA activities. Following the address, Chairman Ed Griffith, St. Marys Cement and strategic plan facilitator Jim Meffert, Tecker International, will present the association's new strategic plan.

10:00 am – 11:30 am Quality Construction Functional Committee – Salon AB
18:00 am – 10:00 am Marketing and Communications Functional Committee - Salon C

11:45 am - 12:45 pm Luncheon – Outdoor Courtyard

1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Research Technology and Innovation Functional Committee – Salon AB
8:00 am – 0:00 am Design and Engineering Functional Committee - Salon C

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Strategic Advisory Committee – Salon C

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Oysters and Beer Government Affairs Committee Meeting - Salon C
Join your fellow concrete pavement advocates at the ACPA Government Affairs Committee Meeting. The meeting will include an overview of ACPA’s government affairs successes, an update on BIL implementation, and progress on the association’s legislative and policy priorities for 2022. The meeting will also feature a reprise of our fun and popular 50/50 Heads-or-Tails ACPA PAC fundraising game, with delicious and fresh Oysters and Beer as refreshments.


6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Dueling Piano Reception at The Top of the Pelham
Right above One Pelham East, join with members at the Top of Pelham for a live Dueling Pianos Show! Directly across from Bowen’s Wharf on historic Thames Street, The TOP provides the best in live entertainment, nationally known entertainers and a view of the world-famous Newport Harbor that speaks for itself.

8:00 am - 9:00 am Board of Directors Breakfast – Salon DE (by invitation)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting – Salon C (by invitation)

Event Venue
Hotel Viking
Online registration is now closed, but you can still register onsite. Visit our registration desk in Newport, Rhode Island!
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