Highlights

Opening General Session

Thursday morning kicks off the 2021 APAI Winter Conference and Expo with welcome remarks from APAI Executive Director Kirsten Fowler, APAI 2021 Board President John Peisker, and Indiana LTAP Director Dr. John Haddock. INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness will deliver a welcome message, highlighting the successes of Indiana‘s NextLevel Roads and Community Crossings initiatives.

The high energy and interative keynote Creating Every Day EXCELLENCE featuring Dustin James focuses on the internal factors to help grow and build our businesses, relationships and life; giving you the tools to create an action plan, pacing a road to extreme success and everyday EXCELLENCE.

Indiana Quality Asphalt Pavement & Safe Worker Awards Luncheon

Celebrate the successes of a busy 2021 construction season with colleagues, clients and customers at the 2021 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. Back by popular demand, nationally recognized comedian Dave Dugan will bring his sense of humor and entertainment to the table as the awards luncheon emcee.

Back by popular demand, nationally recognized comedian Dave Dugan will bring his senses of humor and entertainment to the table 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 2021 inductees and recognize their career contributions to Indiana‘s asphalt industry.

Also during this event, more than $50,000 in scholarships will be awarded to deserving college students from several Indiana universities. This formal banquet is the pinnacle event of the 2021 APAI Winter Conference and Expo.

The Ultimate Asphalt Trivia & Feud Gameshow

One of the highlights of the 2019 APAI Winter Conference, The Ultimate Asphalt Trivia and Feud Gameshow returns!

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

Join your industry colleagues for a night of fun, Vegas style!

Each attendee is provided $3,000 in asphalt bucks 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!

Closing General Session

APAI Executive Director Kirsten, along with outgoing APAI president John Peisker and incoming APAI president Todd Fawver will conduct the Annual Member Meeting, provide a State of the Association update and recognize Board of Directors and committee members for their 2021 service. APAI Member Services Manager Jaymie Huncklet will present a snapshot of all of the exciting things ahead for APAI in 2022.

INDOT Capital Program Update

Travis Underhill, Deputy Commissioner of INDOT Major Projects, will provide an update on INDOT's Capital Program, highlighting current and future large scale projects, including discussion on the importance of teamwork and partnership to deliver upon the new foundations built in recent years. 

INDOT/Industry Hot Mix Hot Buttons

This INDOT and industry panel will reflect on the year and discuss how to prepare for upcoming specification changes for 2022. Not known to shy away from the hottest topics in the asphalt industry (IRI, LCPCA revision, SuperPave 5, etc.), this is a valuable session for anyone involved with management of paving projects and quality control.