2020 Arizona VIRTUAL Conference on Roads & Streets

September 22-25, 2020

It’s not GAME OVER. It’s GAME ON…

ACEC Arizona is committed to the health, safety, and wellbeing of every member, partner, and Roads & Streets attendee. In response to the ongoing concerns surrounding COVID-19 in our state, the 2020 Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets will be going virtual with an experience like nothing you’ve ever seen.

Expect consistent communication from ACEC Arizona throughout the transition process. Those attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors who have already committed to the 2020 Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets will be contacted individually by ACEC Arizona to discuss the unique opportunities available to you.

Ready for the next level?

Contact ACEC Arizona for exclusive conference offerings at ADMINISTRATION@ACECAZ.ORG

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE? WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?

LIVE ACCESS TO:

  • Timely and relevant keynote addresses from nationally renowned experts
  • 48 breakout sessions over the course of the four-day conference. Each breakout session is eligible for 1 hour of continuing education credit
  • Unlimited access to the virtual trade show
  • direct connection to fellow live conference attendees including clients, public entities, and trade show exhibitors

ON-DEMAND ACCESS TO:

  • All live content will be recorded and available on-demand for 30 days following the conference. Watch on your time; you won’t miss a thing!
  • ADOT budget and project updates
  • City & County budget and project updates

WAIT THERE’S MORE

Every virtual conference attendee will also receive a custom swag box packed full of coveted items from our sponsors, and delivered right to their door!

SWAG BOX ITEMS INCLUDE:

  • Arizona Themed Coloring Book & Colored Pencils
  • Camera Cover
  • Charging Cables
  • Coffee Pods
  • Journal
  • LED Screwdriver
  • Lunch Tote
  • Messenger Bag
  • Pen
  • Vinyl Conference Sticker

ONE MORE IMPORTANT THING

ACEC Arizona understands that everyone has been impacted by COVID-19 in their own unique way, which is why we’re here to listen and respond with solutions that are tailored to accommodate your unique needs. We’ve assisted in dozens of public and private entities in making participation in the 2020 Virtual Conference on Roads & Streets a reality no matter how big or how small the number of attendees.

All communications are 100% confidential, so you may rest assured that your business remains your business.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Get Ready to be Impressed!

DR. MICHELLE ROSEN

CHANGE MANAGEMENT EXPERT & CEO OF CHANGEMAKERS

TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND

9:00AM - 10:00AM

How to Hit the CHANGE Button: Leading Forward Through CHANGE

Leaders in all industries find themselves dealing with the challenges of a rapidly changing work environment- management, procedures, technology, generation changes and more. But what can be perceived as rocking the boat is also a great opportunity for growth. In this motivational experience, Dr. Michelle shares with the audience the best kept secrets for initiating, dealing with and leading through change not only in the best possible way but also in a way that will lead to extraordinary engagement, motivation and performance through change.

CHARLIE COOK

EDITOR & PUBLISHER OF THE COOK POLITICAL REPORT & COLUMNIST FOR THE NATIONAL JOURNAL

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 23RD

11:00AM - 12:00PM

Charlie Cook is widely considered to be one of the nation’s most respected analysts of American politics, elections and political trends. As the editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report, columnist for the National Journal, political analyst for NBC News and co-author of the upcoming 2020 edition of the Almanac of American Politics, Charlie’s prodigious writing is a direct line to the heart of politics. Deemed “the Picasso of election analysis” by the Wall Street Journal, he produces the sharpest and most impartial political handicapping in the business, serving as the one-man, go-to-source for Americans who want to be “in the know” about politics.

ID BURSTEIN, P.E.

SENIOR PRINCIPAL PSMJ RESOURCES, INC.

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH

8:00AM - 9:00AM

PSMJ Senior Principal David Burnstein, P.E. will provide his expert insights on what’s happening in the engineering industry today and what the industry may expect in 2021 and beyond. Dave will focus on how the COVID-19 crisis has affected our industry, how we’re recovering, and what lasting impacts engineering firms will face. He will also present PSMJ’s lasting data on the status of major engineering markets to help you prepare your marketing plans for the coming year.

NICOLE R. NASON

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ASSOCIATION

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH

8:00AM - 9:00AM

Nicole R. Nason’s tenure of the Administrator of the Federal Highway Association began on April 22, 2019. In this role, she leads a Modal Administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation that is responsible for the Nation’s $49 billion Federal-aid Highway program. Previously, Ms. Nason was Assistant Secretary of the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Administration, from December 2017 to March 2019.

KELLY REGAL, PHD

FHWA ASSOCIATE ADMIN FOR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR OF TURNER FAIRBANK HIGHWAY RESEARCH CENTER

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH

8:00AM - 9:00AM

In January 2020, Dr. Kelly Regal joined the Federal Highway Association’s (FHWA’s) Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center (TFHRC) as the new Associate Administrator for Research, Development and Technology, becoming the first woman to lead the center in its 70-year history. Prior to her appointment at FHWA, she served as the Associate Administrator of Research and Information Technology at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Kelly joined FMCSA in 2009 and has worked in the transportation industry her entire career.

CLIENTS & PUBLIC ENTITIES

Your competition will be networking with them. Will you?

 

  • FHWA
  • ADOT
  • MCDOT
  • MAG
  • PAG
  • CENTRAL YAVAPAI MPO
  • SUN CORRIDOR MPO
  • YUMA MPO
  • COCONINO COUNTY
  • PINAL COUNTY
  • YAVAPAI COUNTY
  • BISBEE (CITY OF)
  • BUCKEYE (CITY OF)
  • CHANDLER (CITY OF)
  • FLAGSTAFF (CITY OF)
  • GILBERT (CITY OF)
  • LAKE HAVASU (CITY OF)
  • MARANA (CITY OF)
  • MESA (CITY OF)
  • PEORIA (CITY OF)
  • PHOENIX (CITY OF)
  • SAHUARITA (CITY OF)
  • SEDONA (CITY OF)
  • SIERRA VISTA (CITY OF)
  • SHOW LOW (CITY OF)
  • TEMPE (CITY OF)
  • TUCSON (CITY OF)
  • YUMA (CITY OF)

SPONSORS

Talk about a Conference Upgrade!

 

  • AUTODESK
  • AECOM**
  • ASPE**
  • ALTA ARIZONA*
  • ARCHER WESTERN*
  • CIVTECH*
  • CUTLER REPAVING**
  • SUN CORRIDOR MPO
  • DBA CONSTRUCTION**
  • EPS GROUP**
  • GANNETT FLEMING**
  • HAYDON*
  • HDR*
  • HUITT-ZOLLARS*
  • KIEWIT*
  • KIMLEY-HORN*
  • NATIONAL STEEL BRIDGE ALLIANCE
  • PINYON ENVIRONMENTAL*
  • PREMIER*
  • SOUTHWEST SLURRY SEAL*
  • STANLEY*
  • STANTEC*
  • TERRACON**
  • VSS INTERNATIONAL**
  • WOOD**
  • WSP*

*Swag Box Sponsorship
**Virtual Sponsorship

TRADESHOW VENDORS

 

  • Allen Instruments & Supplies
  • Archer Western
  • ASPE
  • AUTODESK
  • Burgess & Niple
  • Civtech.com
  • CONSOR Engineers
  • Contech Engineered Solutions LLC
  • Crafco, Inc.
  • Cutler Repaving, Inc.
  • Dialight Corp
  • Dibble Engineering
  • DBA Construction
  • FNF Construction, Inc.
  • HDR
  • Holbrook Asphalt
  • Huitt-Zollars
  • Hunter Contracting Co
  • IMS Infrastructure Management Services, LLC
  • J2 Design
  • KE & G Construction, Inc
  • Kimley-Horn
  • Lithified Technologies – LithTec
  • Logan Simpson
  • Matrix Design group
  • Michael Baker International
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Oldcastle Infrastructure
  • Oldcastle Superlite-Belgard
  • Olsson
  • Premier Engineering Corporation
  • SealMaster Arizona
  • Southwest Slurry Seal, Inc.
  • STANTEC CONSULTING SERVICES, INC.
  • Sunland Asphalt & Construction, Inc.
  • Sunrise Engineering
  • SWCA Environmental Consultants
  • TERRACON CONSULTANTS, INC.
  • TENSAR
  • Tierra Right of Way Services, Ltd.
  • TPAC
  • Trafficade
  • VSS International, Inc.
  • WestLand Resources, Inc.
  • EEC Corp
  • Wilson & Company
  • Wood
  • WOODPATEL
  • WOODSON ENGINEERING
  • WSP USA Inc
  • InEight
  • Phantom Aerial Solutions INC
  • Cactus Asphalt
  • Tencate Geosynthetics

HOLD ON! THERE'S EVEN MORE!

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SPONSORS:

Joining us as a sponsor at the 2020 Conference on Roads & Streets means being a part of our inaugural virtual conference, giving you a unique opportunity for brand visibility to our entire event audience.

What’s Included in a Sponsorship Package? 

Up to 4 Conference registrations
Pre and Post Conference attendee list

Branding

  • Logo featured on the conference website
  • Logo featured in the digital conference program
  • Logo featured in pre-event marketing emails
  • Social media promotion
  • FOUR days of brand exposure during the conference
  • Selection of exclusive sponsorship opportunities to choose from

Networking

  • 1:1 appointments with attendees available
  • Hosted mix & meet
  • “Attendee Lounge” via Zoom
  • Evening event participation with attendees
  • Full access to the virtual tradeshow

TRADESHOW VENDORS:

Joining us in our first-ever virtual tradeshow as a vendor at the 2020 Conference on Roads & Streets means being a part of our inaugural virtual conference, giving you a unique opportunity for brand visibility to our entire event audience. Showcase your product, generate leads, and network with key decision-makers and Roads & Streets attendees!

What’s Included in an Exhibitor Package?

Up to 4 Conference registrations
Post Conference attendee list

Branding

  • Logo featured on the conference website
  • Logo featured in the digital conference program
  • Logo featured in pre-event marketing emails
  • Social media promotion
  • FOUR days of brand exposure during the conference
  • Branded swag could be included in the official conference swag box, which will be mailed to every attendee

Networking

  • On-demand breakout session
  • 1:1 appointments with attendees
  • Hosted mix & meet
  • “Attendee Lounge” via Zoom
  • Evening event participation with attendees

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities Available... Get Yours Today!

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2020 Arizona VIRTUAL Conference on Roads & Streets Digital Program

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09/22/2020

Time Main Stage Room Breakout Room 1 Breakout  Room 2 Breakout Room 3 Breakout Room 4 Trade Show
7:00 – 8:00 Trade Show Open
8:00 – 9:00 General Session 1 – Dr. Michelle Rozen; How to Hit the CHANGE Button: Leading Forward Through CHANGE
9:00 – 9:15 Break Break Break Break
9:15 – 10:00 A Walk in Our Shoes: How Phoenix is Addressing Pedestrian Safety – Mailen Pankiewicz Driver Distraction from Unmanned Arial Systems: Evidence and Mitigation – Zach Barlow Team Building Tips to Take Your Team From Ordinary to Extraordinary! – Patty Wyatt Tribal Transportation Officials – Jennifer Jack
10:00 – 10:15 Break Break Break Break
10:15 – 11:00 Accelerated Construction – a TEXRail Project Overview – Matt Hemseth, PE and Doug VanSlamnrook Five Automated Shuttle Feasibility Studies Across North America – Jonathan Garrett Phoenix Grand Canalscape Shared Use Path Project, Phases I and II – Mario Brown Optimizing Transportation Investment – How ICE (Intersection Control Evaluation) is helping ADOT & PCDOT – Steve Wilson, Kerry Wilcoxon, Felipe Lardon de Guevara
11:00 – 11:15 Break Break Break Break
11:15 – 12:00 Indirect Lefts: Are They Right for you?- Jeff Weller Enhancing Local Transportation Departments’ Role in Emergency Management – Al Zubi Impacts of Transformational Technologies on Land Use and Transportation – Abby Morgan
Transitioning regional planning recommendations to ADOT’s second-largest P3 project — A Reflection on I-10 Broadway Curve Project Development

Amy Ritz and Beck Fly

12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
12:30 – 3:30 Trade Show Open

09/23/2020

Time Main Stage Room Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2 Breakout Room 3 Breakout Room 4 Trade Show
7:00 – 8:00 Trade Show Open
8:00 – 8:45 Taking Control of Your Shared Micro mobility Program by Innovation – Michael Cano Arizona Strategic Traffic Safety Plan – A Plan for the Roaring 20’s – Kerry Wilcoxon Light Speed Construction of a GRS-IBS at the 1-40 Meteor City TI-OP – William Downes and Brent Conner Shading the ROW: Equity in Active Transportation – Justin Azevedo
8:45 – 9:00 Break Break Break Break
9:00 – 9:45 Downtown Phoenix: Planning the Transformation – Ravi Ambadipudi and Jason Pagnard and Matt Wilson Deployment of Broadband Infrastructure in the Highway Right of Way – Julie Johnston South Mountain – The Final Product – Zach Davis and Steve Mishler Where Transportation & Infrastructure Meet Economic Development – William Jabijiniak
9:45 – 10:00 Break Break Break Break
10:00 – 10:45 Data-Driven Approaches to Improving Traffic Operations – Jan-Yao Wu and Karimpour Abolfazi Structural Testing and Long-Term Monitoring – I-15 Virgin River Bridges – David Benton and Ed Cinadr and Jesse Sipple So You’ve Got a Project. Now You Want Me to Pay for It? – Julian Dresang and Shelly Seyler Roadway-Generated Stormwater in Arizona: A Survey – David Mack
10:45 – 11:00 Break Break Break Break
11:00 – 12:00 General Session II – Charlie Cook
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
12:30 – 3:30 Trade Show Open

09/24/2020

Time Main Stage Room Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2 Breakout Room 3 Breakout Room 4 Trade Show
7:00 – 8:00 Trade Show Open
8:00 – 9:00 General Session III – Dave Burnstein, PE
9:00 – 9:15 Break Break Break Break
9:15 – 10:00 Development and Implementation of the Accelerated Pavement Maintenance Program and Corresponding Pub – Rubben Lolly and Ryan Stevens Implementing a Complete Streets Program in the City of Tucson – Patrick Hartley and Jesse Soto The Billion-Dollar Decision – Larry Scofield Utilities in the Right of Way – Julie Johnston and Kimberly Utley
10:00 – 10:15 Break Break Break Break
10:15 – 11:00 Why Silica Fume Concrete for Full Depth Bridge Decks? – Rosemarie Cvijanovic and Nye McCarthy Quantum Computing – A Technology for Complex Problem Solving – Quntao Zhuang Schooled by a School Zone: Converting a 15mph school crosswalk to a traffic signal – Sabine Ellis The Pima-Maricopa Irrigation Project on the Gila River Indian Community-David H. DeJong, Ph.D.Project DirectorPima-Maricopa Irrigation Project
11:00 – 11:15 Break Break Break Break
11:15 – 12:00 Federal and State-Tribal Transportation Updates – Manuel Sanchez Drones: The Bridge Inspector’s Newest Tool Outside of the Box – Ryan Nataluk and Sam Johnson You’ll Never Finish if you Don’t Start | Multiple GMP’s Can Help – Ryan Cannon and Dan Casmer
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
12:30 – 3:30 Trade Show Open

09/25/2020

Time Main Stage Room Breakout Room 1 Breakout Room 2 Breakout Room 3 Breakout Room 4 Trade Show
7:00 – 8:00 Trade Show Open
8:00 – 9:00 General Session IV – Kelly Regal, Ph.D
9:00 – 9:15 Break Break Break Break
9:15 – 10:00 Financing transportation projects through the Build America Bureau – William Resch and David Wessel Recent Research on Bicycle Facility Planning and Safety – Steven Gehrke and Brendan Russo Writing to Win – Persuasion and Influence – Barbara Shuck Concurrent Sessions 4A
10:00 – 10:15 Break Break Break Break
10:15 – 11:00 Revisiting Redundancy of Steel Bridges – Jason Lloyd The City of Phoenix Key Corridors Master Plan: Creating Complete Transportation Networks By Planning – Brian Fellows and Vamshi Yellisetty Utility Collaboration Statewide – Rick Ellis and Sandi Garrick Into the Unknown with MCDOT TSP 2040 – Cynthia Alvarez and Angela Horn and Lynndsay O’Niell
11:00 – 11:15 Break Break Break Break
11:15 – 12:00 Introducing a new design method for geogrid stabilized foundation rafts with multi-axial geogrid – Garrett Fountain and Aaron Schlessinger Investment Decision-making through the AZ HSIP – Mona Aglan-Swick and Larry Talley Planning for Change: Tucson’s Pedestrian Safety Action Plan – Krista Hansen and Felipe Ladron de Guevara Arizona’s Infrastructure Report Card 2020 Update – Did we pass? Jose Aguilar
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break
12:30 – 3:30 Trade Show Open

Location:

Cyberspace

Join us at the largest transportation event for Arizona engineers and contractors from the public and private sectors. Approximately 1,800 attendees and 150 exhibitors are expected to participate in the 2020 conference. Don’t miss out!

Programs of interest for industry leaders and staff from small, medium, and large municipalities, counties, tribes, agencies, universities, consultants, and contractors offered throughout the conference. All program attendees will be awarded professional development hours for their attendance.

The Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets is the largest event for Arizona engineers and contractors from the public, tribal, and private sectors. The conference consists of a robust trade show, over 50 hours of technical seminars, and much, much more! Full Conference registration is $375 per person. Registrations cannot be shared between different people for different days or events.

Program Offerings Include:

  • ADOT Districts & AZ Counties Open House
  • Construction & Preservation
  • Environmental, Right-of-way & Utilities
  • Structures & Hydraulics
  • City, Town, MPO & COG Open House
  • Wellness
  • Tribal
  • Technology & Research
  • Traffic, ITS & Safety
  • Financing Transportation & Development
  • Project Development, Transportation Planning & Management
  • Multimodal
  • University

ACEC Arizona is always looking for great presenters for the annual Conference on Roads & Streets! Check back here for your opportunity to present in 2021!

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Then & Now:

A brief history of the Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets by the numbers

The Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets has been drawing audiences from around the country for nearly 70 years. A gathering place for industry professionals to attend presentations offered by local and national leaders as well as freely exchange knowledge and know-how, the Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets has been, and continues to be, the epicenter for innovation and advancement in Arizona transportation.

THEN

1st Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets: 1938

  • Number of Attendees: 250-300
  • Sponsors: 3
  • Arizona Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • University of Arizona
  • Arizona Highway Department
NOW

68th Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets: 2019

  • Number of Attendees: 1,700+
  • Sponsors: 30+
  • Tradeshow Exhibitors: 120+
  • Sessions: 60+
  • Professional Development Hours: 50+

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