WAPA’s 58th Annual Conference and Business Meeting

November 28-29, 2017 | Madison Marriott West
Registration | Hotel | Agenda

Registration is open

WAPA’s Online Registration Form is your one-stop shop for the 2017 WAPA conference. You can also register at the door.

  • Register to attend the event. You can sign up multiple attendees from your organization.
  • Sign up as an exhibitor. Exhibitors receive up to two free attendees again this year.
  • Sponsor the conference. We’re offering full sponsorships as well as a limited number of single-event sponsorship opportunities.

We are happy to accept online credit card payments when you register. (You are also welcome to request an invoice for payment as in past years).

Make your hotel reservation

Space at the discounted nightly rate of $134 plus tax is limited, and the cutoff date is Monday, November 6, so act today. Hotel rooms will be assigned around the hospitality suite unless otherwise noted by the registrant.

When making room reservations, please note that our event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 28 and concludes Wednesday afternoon.

Madison Marriott West
1313 John Q. Hammons Drive
Middleton, WI 53562

Use the Hotel Online Reservation System or call 608-831-2000 and provide the group name “Wisconsin Asphalt Pavement Association”.

After the hotel room block fills, space may still be available at the Marriott at regular rates. Rooms may be available at nearby hotels as well:

Comfort Suites (1/5 mile from conference hotel)
1253 John Q Hammons Dr., Madison, WI 53717

Fairfield Inn & Suites Madison West/Middleton (1/2 mile from conference hotel)
8212 Greenway Blvd, Middleton, WI 53562

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Madison West (1/2 mile from conference hotel)
1109 Fourier Dr., Madison, WI 53717

Residence Inn Madison West/Middleton (1/2 mile from conference hotel)
8400 Market St., Middleton, WI 53562

Baymont Inn & Suites Madison West (3/4 mile from conference hotel)
8102 Excelsior Dr., Madison, WI 53717


Working Agenda

We are putting together an exciting lineup for 2017, featuring decision-makers, practitioners and experts to discuss technology, policy and funding at the state and national levels. Also look for exhibitors eager to share the latest industry innovations.

By popular demand, we are pleased to announce that we will again offer a lineup of technical sessions complete with certificates for professional development hours.

(Agenda subject to change)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Registration from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WAPA Members Only
8:00-9:00 a.m. WAPA Board of Directors Annual Business Meeting
9:00-9:30 WAPA Executive Committee Meeting
General Sessions – All Attendees
9:30-9:45 Welcome
Brandon Strand, WAPA Executive Director
9:45-10:00 Opening Comments
Dan Gallagher, NAPA Chairman, Gallagher Asphalt
10:00-10:30 Wisconsin DOT Update
Joe Nestler, Administrator, Division of Transportation System Development, WisDOT
10:30-11:30 Construction Industry’s Economic Outlook
Anirban Basu, CEO, Sage Policy Group
11:30-12:00 p.m. Transportation Funding Update
Eric Petersen, Wimmer & Company
12:00-1:00 Awards and Scholarship Luncheon
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
All topics are offered twice during the course of three sessions.
1:15-2:15 Session 1:

  • Warm-Mix Asphalt (Craig Reynolds, Ingevity)
  • Construction Safety (Ben Jordan, UW-Madison Transportation Information Center)
  • Back to Basics: Binder (Dan Swiertz, Bitumix Solutions)
  • Back to Basics: Volumetrics (Paul Eggen, OMNNI Associates)
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:30 Session 2:

  • Sub-Base Stabilization (Uretek USA; Zydex Industries)
  • Ethics (Jeff Russell, UW-Madison)
  • Warm-Mix Asphalt (second offering)
  • Construction Safety (second offering)
3:30-3:45 Break
3:45-4:45 Session 3:

  • Back to Basics: Binder (second offering)
  • Back to Basics: Volumetrics (second offering)
  • Sub-Base Stabilization (second offering)
  • Ethics (second offering)
Evening Activities
5:00-6:00 Reception
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:30-close Hospitality Suite sponsored by Miller-Bradford & Risberg
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Registration from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
General Sessions
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-9:00 The Illinois Tollway Story
Bill Vavrik, Vice President, Applied Research Associates
9:00-10:00 Autonomous Vehicles
Peter Rafferty, Manager, UW-Madison Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory, and Steve Caya, President, Roadview
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-10:45 National Road Research Alliance Update
Barry Paye, Chief Materials Engineer, WisDOT
10:45-11:15 National Center for Asphalt Technology Update
Dave Timm, Civil Engineering, Auburn University
11:15-11:30 Adjournment
Brian Endres, WAPA President, Payne & Dolan