83rd Annual Conference - Canceled
The Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association (IAPA) is closely monitoring events related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) virus outbreak to assess what impact it will have on association operations, as well as the industry as a whole. To uphold our commitment to our industry, our community, and the Illinois economy, the decision has been made to cancel the 83rd Annual Conference scheduled for March 16 – 17, 2020 in Springfield, IL.
While there have been no cases of COVID-19 in Sangamon County, IAPA believes that limiting the potential spread and exposure of COVID-19 by social distancing will assist public health departments to manage the impact in Illinois. Although each year we look forward with great anticipation to the learning, interactions, and networking at our annual conference, IAPA does not want to jeopardize members or guests' ability to begin working on projects this upcoming construction season.
IAPA staff will be developing a plan to allow speakers to present via webinar over the next several weeks. Also, IAPA is considering hosting a fall event to replace the 83rd Annual Meeting.
We look forward to a safe and productive Illinois road construction season, and we're ready to get to work!
The Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association (IAPA) is a nonprofit 501(c)(6) trade association composed of Hot Mix Asphalt producers serving the Illinois market and affiliated companies. Since our founding in 1938, IAPA has been serving as an industry resource and a vital communications channel for those involved in virtually every facet of the asphalt industry in Illinois. Originally, the organization was known as the Illinois Bituminous Distributors. In 1941, the name was changed to the Illinois Blacktop Roads Association and ultimately, renamed the Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association in 1967.
The MISSION of IAPA is to:
- Promote the improvement and advancement of quality asphalt pavement construction in Illinois;
- Provide assistance to members in the areas of research, technical specifications, environmental issues, education, promotion, government relations, and other related areas; and
- Educate potential owners and designers of asphalt pavements as to the pavement's characteristics and benefits.