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September 25-27, 2024

Dear Members, Friends,  & Colleagues,

On behalf of myself, the Board of Directors of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona, and the Conference Committee, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome you to the 2024 Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets!

 

We’re packing all three days with rousing keynotes, thought-provoking panels, and the chance to meet with like-minded professionals from Arizona and all over the country who share a commitment to bettering our communities and improving people’s lives in this state and around the nation through engineering. The 2024 Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets is all about coming back together, learning from each other, and creating invaluable connections. It’s about being part of an exciting, essential, and enduring event at a moment in time like no other. So get ready to explore the sessions, soak up the keynotes, venture through the 130+ exhibitor trade show, roll up your sleeves and network, and don’t forget to save a little energy for the fun-filled events we’ve curated just for you!

Stay Tuned.....

Justan A. Rice

President

American Council of Engineering Companies of Arizona

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ACEC Arizona always looks for great presenters for its Conference on Roads & Streets! We have selected our awesome lineup for the 2024 conference. The abstract portal will open on September 27th, 2024, if you want to be considered for 2025.

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THE CONFERENCE

The Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets is the most significant 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 more!

Before August 8th, 2024, full conference registration for our private industry firms is offered at the early bird price of $375 per registrant. Then, full conference registration pricing increases to $500 per registrant. Our public entity partners, such as state and local governments, have a special early bird rate of 200.00 if registered before the end of July. Please note that registrations cannot be shared among individuals for any reason. With 1,500+ attendees, 130+ exhibitors, and countless opportunities to network, you won’t want to miss the 2024 Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets!

2024 ARIZONA CONFERENCE ON ROADS & STREETS: MORE THAN 71 YEARS IN THE MAKING!

 

 

The Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets has drawn audiences nationwide for over 71 years. A gathering place for industry professionals to attend presentations offered by local and national leaders and freely exchange knowledge and know-how, the Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets has been. It continues to be the epicenter for innovation and advancement in Arizona transportation.

DID YOU KNOW?

The 1st Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets was held in Tucson, Arizona, in 1938!

# of Attendees: 250

# of Sponsors: 3

The original sponsors included:

  • University of Arizona

  • Arizona Highways Department

  • Arizona Society of Professional Engineers

  • World War II suspended the Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets. In 1957, the conference was resumed under the leadership of the University of Arizona’s Professor Hall.

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THE PROGRAMS

Throughout the three-day conference, programs of interest to industry leaders and staff from small, medium, and large municipalities, counties, tribes, agencies, universities, consultants, and contractors are offered.

All program attendees will be awarded professional development hours for their participation.

With over 50+ programs to choose from, where will your learning adventure take you?

PROGRAM OFFERINGS INCLUDE:

 

  • Construction & Preservation: This track invites presentations centered on the industry's construction or maintenance aspects, emphasizing specific innovations or ideas that benefit the entire transportation sector. We seek submissions showcasing new and innovative practices and offering fresh perspectives in construction and maintenance.

  • Environment, Right-of-way & Utilities: Join us to explore innovative strategies, case studies, and best practices balancing critical considerations of environmental stewardship, right-of-way management, and utility services. Navigate the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of these fields, shaping solutions for current and future development.

  • Bridges & Hydraulics: Engage with industry leaders in bridge engineering and hydraulic systems. Our conference welcomes presentations that delve into cutting-edge techniques, challenges, and solutions within these realms, fostering collaboration and advancement in infrastructure development.

  • Native Nations: Explore transportation topics specific to the 22 tribes in Arizona, including recent projects, long-range planning, the Tribal Transportation Improvement Program (TTIP), TERO processes, potential funding for native nation projects, environmental clearances, and planning/design/maintenance of tribal roads.

  • Technology & Research: Explore groundbreaking developments, novel applications, and transformative impacts across various fields. Consider all innovation, technology, and research to bring positive change and solve the world’s challenges.  Join us in shaping the future through collaboration, knowledge sharing, and exploring emerging technologies.

  • Traffic, Operations & ITS: Communicate innovative solutions and new best practices in traffic management, operations, and intelligent transportation systems (ITS). Presentations may cover topics such as wrong-way detection, signal designs, adaptive signal control, and other advancements in the field.

  • Safety: Collaborate with industry experts to promote a culture of safety in workplaces and communities. Share insights, case studies, and best practices aimed at mitigating risks and ensuring safer surroundings for all.

  • Financing Transportation & Development: Highlighting creative funding approaches, effective public-private partnerships, and impactful investment strategies, this track welcomes presentations on financing transportation infrastructure and urban development, along with upcoming opportunities in the field

  • Project Development, Transportation Planning & Management: Share your insights and strategies for navigating the complexities of transportation projects from conception to execution. We seek presentations showcasing innovative approaches, case studies, and best practices in transportation planning and management.

  • Multimodal: This track encompasses studies or design projects focusing on pedestrians, cyclists, transit, and/or micromobility. Additionally, larger projects with significant pedestrian, cyclist, transit, or micromobility components may find a fitting platform here, provided the presentation focuses on those aspects.

  • University: Highlight transportation efforts led by universities or in partnership with academic institutions. Share innovations, research findings, and evaluations contributing to advancements in transportation planning, design, and implementation.

  • Sustainability, Resilience, and Stewardship: Explore sustainable engineering practices that prioritize resilience and stewardship, meeting current needs without compromising future generations. Presentations focus on planning, designing, constructing, and operating projects that minimize environmental impact and promote long-term sustainability.

  • ADOT Districts & AZ Counties Open House

  • City, Town, MPO & COG Open House

  • Human Resources & Business Practices: Delve into innovative HR strategies, talent management techniques, and effective business practices driving success in today's dynamic landscape. Join us in fostering dialogue and collaboration to empower organizations and elevate workforce performance.

THE TRADE SHOW

WITH TWO BALLROOMS, 125 SINGLE BOOTHS, AND 14 DOUBLE BOOTHS TO CHOOSE, WHERE WILL YOU MAKE YOUR MARK AT THE 2024 CONFERENCE ON ROADS & STREETS?

Tradeshow Exhibitor Information, Map & Schedule

$3,000 single booth/ $5,800 double booth

 

Fee Includes Booth (details included below), up to two complimentary Conference Registrations, a priority code to reserve up to two sleeping rooms (at the conference rate) at the El Conquistador, A Hilton Resort for a single booth, and up to four complimentary Conference Registrations, a priority code to reserve for up to four sleeping rooms (at the conference rate) at the El Conquistador, A Hilton Resort for a double booth.

Exhibition Site:

El Conquistador, A Hilton Resort – Turquoise & Presidio Ballrooms 

10000 North Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

 

Booths:

8’ x 10’ Booth, 11” x 17” ID Sign (single line); Pipe & Drape, 8’ High Back Wall; 3’ High Side Rails; One 6’ Draped Table (3 sides); Two Contour Chairs; and One Wastebasket. Booth does not include electricity. Refer to the floor plan for booth locations.

 

Exhibitor Set-Up:

Wednesday, September 25th, 2024 – Noon to 4:00 p.m. All exhibits must be in place and ready before the show's opening. The exhibition service provider is Freeman Co.; you will receive information from them regarding shipping, set-up, and additional booth items. In addition, you will work directly with Freeman Co to accommodate any special needs (extra chairs, optional table sizes, etc.) for an additional fee. If you have large/heavy equipment to display, arrangements need to be made with Show Management. 

 

Show Times:

Wednesday, September 25th, 2024, Opening Reception – 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 26th, 2024 – 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Full-day features registration, continental breakfast, all breaks, and lunch–in or adjacent to the conference space.

Friday, September 27th, 2024 – 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Half-day features registration, continental breakfast, all breaks, and lunch–in or adjacent to the conference space.

 

Exhibitor Move Out:

Friday, September 27th, 2024 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

All booths and supplies must be removed from the ballroom and prepared for shipping from the Resort to your company by Friday, September 27th, 2024, at 4:00 p.m.

 

Friday Activities:

Exhibitors are welcome to meet with general session attendees and attend Open Houses, and Grab and Go lunch will be available from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

 

Exhibit Space:

The 2024 Conference on Roads & Streets offers 130+ booths at El Conquistador, A Hilton Resort. Exhibitors select booth spaces at registration, and full payment is received. Changes will not be made to booth placement.

 

Additional Benefits:

Booth Exhibitors also receive a list of all conference registrants 30 days before the conference and a complete list of attendees one week after the conference ends, access to the Lead Capture platform to use during the conference for an additional cost, company name and logo in the program, mobile app, and all conference-related publications plus access to our virtual platform. Unfortunately, people cannot share registrations for different days or events.

Never underestimate the impact of a first impression! Set the stage for success with an exclusive or shared sponsorship at the 2024 Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets!

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN A SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE?

EXCLUSIVE SPONSORSHIP – $5,000

  • Up to 4 complimentary Conference Registrations

  • Priority code for up to 2 Room Reservations (at conference price) at The El Conquistador, A Hilton Resort

  • Full Page Ad in the Digital Program

  • Exposure on social media channels and website
     

SHARED SPONSORSHIP – $4,000

  • Up to 2 complimentary Conference Registrations

  • Priority code for up to 1 Room Reservation (at conference price) at The El Conquistador, A Hilton Resort

  • 1/2 Page Ad in the Digital Program

  • Exposure on social media channels and website
     

ALL SPONSORSHIP PURCHASES INCLUDE

  • Pre-conference attendee list (30 days before the conference)

  • Post-Conference attendee list (week after conference)
     

BRANDING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Conference-specific graphics provided for use

  • Logo featured in the conference app

  • Logo featured in the digital conference program

  • Logo featured in pre-event marketing materials

  • Brand exposure during the conference

TRADE SHOW BOOTHS- Information Here!

Make your presence known as a 2024 Arizona Conference on Roads & Streets trade show exhibitor!  Showcase your products and services, generate leads, network with key decision-makers, and take advantage of access to 1,500+ Roads & Streets attendees!

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN A TRADE SHOW EXHIBITOR PACKAGE?

DOUBLE BOOTH – $5,800

  • 14 Double Booth Locations to Choose From

  • Up to 4 Conference Registrations

  • Priority code for up to 4 Room Reservations(at conference rate) at The El Conquistador, A Hilton Resort

  • One Turn-Key Double Booth (8×20′)

  • $200 in savings over the purchase of two Single Booths
     

SINGLE BOOTH – $3,000

  • 125 Single Booth Locations to Choose From

  • Up to 2 Conference Registrations

  • Priority code for up to 2 Room Reservations(at conference rate) at The El Conquistador, A Hilton Resort

  • One Turn-Key Single Booth (8×10′)
     

ALL BOOTH PURCHASES INCLUDE

  • Pre-conference attendee list(provided 30 days before the show)

  • Post-Conference attendee list(provided one week after the closing of the show)
     

BRANDING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Logo featured on the conference website

  • Logo featured in the conference app

  • Logo featured in the digital and print conference programs

  • Logo featured in pre-event marketing materials

  • Social media promotion

  • Brand exposure during the conference
     

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

  • Wednesday evening trade show opening reception

  • Open daily with extended hours available for setup and breakdown

  • Continental breakfast and mid-day snack offerings available in the trade show area

  • Access to the Attendee Lounge for 1:1 and small group meetings with clients

  • Lead Capture devices available for a nominal fee

CONFERENCE LOCATION:

El Conquistador Tucson, A Hilton Resort

10000 North Oracle Road, Tucson, Arizona 85704

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