Opening General Session
Thursday morning kicks off the 2022 APAI Winter Conference and Expo with welcome remarks from APAI Executive Director Kirsten Fowler, APAI 2022 Board President Todd Fawver, and Indiana LTAP Director Dr. John Haddock. INDOT Commissioner Michael Smith will deliver a welcome message, highlighting the successes of Indiana’s NextLevel Roads and Community Crossings initiatives.
Aaron Witt, CEO and self-proclaimed "Chief Dirt Nerd" of BuildWitt will deliver the 2022 keynote address: Why Caring for our Current Workforce Will Attract Future Workforce. As blue-collar businesses struggle to attract the workforce they need to fulfill the demand for infrastructure, everyone's looking for a magic potion. Unfortunately, there isn't one; however...what if solving the problem started with the people we already have?
Indiana Quality Asphalt Pavement & Safe Worker Awards Luncheon
Celebrate the successes of a busy 2022 construction season with colleagues, clients and customers at the 2022 APAI Quality Pavement and Safety Awards luncheon. Paving projects from around the state will be recognized for quality workmanship and the use of innovative technologies, while Indiana road construction workers will be recognized for demonstrating and leading safety at their companies. The voice of the Indianapolis Indians, Howard Kellman, returns this year to serve as the awards luncheon emcee.
APAI Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Scholarship Awards Banquet
The most prestigious honor in the Indiana’s asphalt industry is induction into the Indiana Asphalt Hall of Fame. This banquet will celebrate our 2022 inductees and recognize their career contributions to Indiana’s asphalt industry.
Also during this event, more than $45,000 in scholarships will be awarded to deserving college students from six Indiana universities. This formal banquet is the pinnacle event of the 2022 APAI Winter Conference and Expo.
The Ultimate Asphalt Trivia & Feud Gameshow
One of the annual highlights of the Winter Conference and Expo, the Ultimate Asphalt Trivia and Feud Gameshow returns in 2022!
Gather a team of five colleagues (or five new friends) to battle it out and find out who knows the most about asphalt and general trivia. We even "surveyed" the industry for a faceoff, feud-style! $1,000 in gift cards, split five ways to the winning team, is up for grabs at this fun and friendly competition!
Asphalt After Party: Casino Night & Horse Racing!
Join your industry colleagues for a night of fun, Vegas style!
Each attendee is provided $500 in chips to kick off the evening. Bet a little or bet it all, on blackjack, Texas hold ‘em, roulette and craps. There are plenty of prizes to be won and fun to be had at this after party!
You won't want to miss the most exciting addition to this year's after-party: horse racing! Sound intriguing? We hope you'll join in, as there is plenty of fun to be had and prizes to be won!
Closing General Session
APAI Executive Director Kirsten Fowler, along with outgoing APAI president Todd Fawver and incoming APAI president Steve Varner will conduct the Annual Member Meeting, provide a State of the Association update and recognize Board of Directors and committee members for their 2022 service. APAI Member Services Manager Jaymie Hunckler will present a snapshot of all of the exciting things ahead for APAI in 2023.
INDOT Asset Management Overview
Louis Feagans and Jason Lowther from INDOT‘s Division of Asset Management will present What are we doing, why are we doing it, and where do we want to go?
During this presentation, INDOT will present the new tools they are using to improve and manage the state‘s pavement conditions and programming. This includes the use of GIS tools, power BI, and life cycle planning to optimize the life of INDOT‘s assets.