63rd Annual Conference and Business Meeting

Date and Location

November 29-30, 2022
Kalahari Resort
Wisconsin Dells

Registration | Hotel | Conference Agenda | Webinar Series


Registration is now open for Attendees, Exhibitors, and Sponsors.

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Working Agenda

Our planned general session lineup for the 2022 conference features decision-makers, practitioners and experts who will discuss technology, policy and funding at the state and national levels. Also look for exhibitors eager to share the latest industry innovations.

In addition, we will again offer our popular technical sessions, including certificates for professional development hours.

(Agenda subject to change)

Monday, November 28, 2022

WAPA Members Only
6:00-7:00 p.m. WAPA Board of Directors Annual Business Meeting

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Registration from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

General Sessions – All Attendees
10:00-10:15 a.m. Welcome and Opening Comments
WAPA Executive Director Brandon Strand
10:15-10:45 WisDOT Update
Wisconsin DOT Secretary Craig Thompson, Joe Nestler
10:45-11:15 NAPA Update
Richard Willis, National Asphalt Pavement Association
11:15-12:00 p.m. Election Analysis and Funding Update
Bill McCoshen, Michael Best Strategies
12:00-1:00 Awards and Scholarship Luncheon
Concurrent Breakout Sessions
Selected topics are offered twice during the course of three sessions.
1:30-2:30 Session 1:

  • Designing a Perpetual Pavement (Dave Newcomb, Texas A&M)
  • Thin Lift Overlays (Mark Blow, Asphalt Institute)
  • Cold Weather Paving (Deb Schwerman, WAPA)
  • Workforce Development (Richard Willis, NAPA)
2:30-2:45 Break
2:45-3:45 Session 2:

  • Design of Private Market Pavements (Tim Murphy, MPT Inc.)
  • Cold Weather Paving (Deb Schwerman, WAPA) (second offering)
  • Environmental Product Declarations (Richard Willis, NAPA) 
  • Ethics Training (Jeff Russell, UW-Madison)
3:45-4:00 Break
4:00-5:00 Session 3:

  • Designing a Perpetual Pavement (Dave Newcomb, Texas A&M) (second offering)
  • Thin Lift Overlays (Mark Blow, Asphalt Institute) (second offering)
  • WisDOT Research Update (WisDOT Staff)
5:00-6:00 Reception
6:00-7:00 Dinner
7:00-close Hospitality Suites sponsored by Miller-Bradford & Risberg

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Registration from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

General Sessions
7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Federal Highway Administration Update
James Pforr, FHWA Pavement and Materials Engineer
9:00-9:30 Wisconsin Towns Association Update
Mike Koles, WTA Director
9:30-10:00 Wisconsin County Highway Association Update
Dan Fedderly, WCHA Director
10:00-10:30 American Council of Engineering Companies Update
Dave Brose, ACEC Past Chair, EMCS Inc.
10:30-11:00 Wrap-Up and Adjournment
Carl Johnson, WAPA President

WAPA Wednesday Webinar Series

Each webinar in our upcoming series has been designed to provide information on various topics of interest across our industry. Sessions will begin at noon and last approximately one hour. There is no cost to attend, but please register in advance.


October 5 – WisDOT Asphalt Technical Update (WisDOT Bureau of Technical Services)
October 12 – Warm-Mix Asphalt 101 (Deb Schwerman, WAPA)
October 19 – Perpetual Pavements by Conversion (Dave Timm, Auburn University)
October 26 – Test Track Research Findings 2000-2021 (Buzz Powell, NCAT)