2018 Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop and Annual Conference


The 2018 Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop and the 2018 Iowa Streets and Roads Annual Conference are two separate events that will be held in September 2018. See below for information about these events.

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2018 Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop

About the Workshop

Looking for tips on team development? Attend this year's workshop to hear about leading and motivating teams, managing conflict, and so much more! As a bonus, you will also receive a credit in the Leadership Institute.

Note: Attendance at the annual conference on September 19-20, 2018 is not necessary to participate in this workshop.

Who Should Attend

All public employees are invited to attend. Anyone who is in a leadership position, such as first-line supervisor, or aspires to be in such a position will especially benefit.

Scholarship Opportunity

We are offering a limited number of scholarships for first time attendees. Please contact Beth Richards (brich@iastate.edu, 515-294-2869) for more information.

Workshop Credits

Attendance at this workshop will provide contact hours toward the Iowa Roads Scholar program.

Accommodations

Rooms are available at the Quality Inn and Suites (515-232-9260) for $93 plus tax. Mention "Streets & Roads" to get the special rate. The block will be released on August 31, 2018.

An addition hotel reservation opportunity is available at the nearby Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU. Click here to make your reservation. The rate is also $93 plus tax.

Tour

Join us on our tour of the City of Ames Water Treatment Plant. The tour is Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 3:45 p.m. Space is limited to 50 people, so register early!

Workshop Agenda

8:00 a.m.
Registration
8:25 a.m.
Welcome / Introduction
8:30 a.m.
Why Do We Need a Team
9:00 a.m.
Selecting and Training New Employees
9:30 a.m.
Break
9:45 a.m.
Labor Relations
10:30 a.m.
Hiring and Problem Employees, Part 1
11:15 a.m.
Hiring and Problem Employees, Part 2
12:00 p.m.
Lunch
1:00 p.m.
Managing Conflict
1:45 p.m.
Effective Delegation and Employee Empowerment
2:30 p.m.
Break
2:45 p.m.
Leading and Motivating Teams
3:20 p.m.
Evaluations
3:30 p.m.
Depart for Tour, if applicable*

* Space is limited to 50 participants and you must pre-register (first come, first serve).

Questions

If you have questions, contact Beth Richards, 515-294-2869, brich@iastate.edu.

Vendor Booths at the Iowa Streets and Roads Annual Conference

2018 Iowa Streets and Roads Annual Conference

About the Conference

This year's conference is sure to be one you won't want to miss! Along with a slate of several relevant presentations, you can look forward to "mousetraps and gadgets" and roundtable discussions. Attendees will have ample time to meet with their peers and many exhibitors.

Note: Attendance at the workshop on September 18, 2018 is not necessary to participate in the annual conference.

Who Should Attend

All public employees are invited to attend. Secondary road and street maintenance supervisors and staff will especially benefit.

Scholarship Opportunity

We are offering a limited number of scholarships for first time attendees. Please contact Beth Richards (brich@iastate.edu, 515-294-2869) for more information.

Conference Credits

Attendance at this conference will provide contact hours toward the Iowa Roads Scholar program.

Accommodations

Rooms are available at the Quality Inn and Suites (515-232-9260) for $93 plus tax. Mention "Streets & Roads" to get the special rate. The block will be released on August 31, 2018.

An addition hotel reservation opportunity is available at the nearby Radisson Hotel Ames Conference Center at ISU. Click here to make your reservation. The rate is also $93 plus tax.

Mousetraps and Gadgets

Do you have an innovative idea or invention that has reduced costs or improved efficiency in your agency? Let us know about it! A prize will be given for the best mousetrap or gadget! Contact Beth Richards, 515-294-2869, brich@iastate.edu.

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

8:00 a.m.
Registration
8:30 a.m.
Welcome
8:45 a.m.
How Do You Want to be Remembered? (Keynote Speaker)
9:45 a.m.
Reclamation of Seal Coat and Gravel Stabilization
10:15 a.m.
Break / Vendor Time
10:45 a.m.
Service Bureau Update
11:30 a.m.
Granular Road Stabilization with Recycled Asphalt Shingles
12:00 p.m.
Lunch
1:30 p.m.
Load Securement
2:15 p.m.
Introduction to the New Silica Standard
2:40 p.m.
Break / Vendor Time
3:10 p.m.
Bridge Preservation: Deck Epoxy Injection to Extend Service Life
3:40 p.m.
Temporary Rumble Strips in Work Zones
4:00 p.m.
Drone Usage in Public Works
4:30 p.m.
Award Presentations
4:45 p.m.
Door Prizes
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Vendor Time / Social Gathering

Thursday, September 20, 2018

8:00 a.m.
Roundtable Discussions and Reports
9:30 a.m.
Business Meeting / Elections
9:35 a.m.
Mousetraps and Gadgets
10:00 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m.
Verbal Defense and Influence
11:45 a.m.
Door Prizes

Questions

If you have questions, contact Beth Richards, 515-294-2869, brich@iastate.edu.

Vendor Booths at the Iowa Streets and Roads Annual Conference

2018 Iowa Streets and Roads Vendors

Conference Description

The Iowa Streets and Roads Annual Conference will provide vendors with the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their products. Attendees will primarily be maintenance supervisors and others responsible for maintaining streets and roadways, procuring related equipment and materials, and managing administrative functions. See above for the agenda.

Display and Setup Information

The display areas consist of an 8' x 10' indoor space, with an 8' table and two chairs plus electricity and wireless internet. Outdoor areas for large equipment are also available. Vendors can set up after 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18 or before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19.

Accommodations

Rooms are available at the Quality Inn and Suites (515-232-9260) for $93 plus tax. Mention "Streets & Roads" to get the special rate. The block will be released on August 31, 2018.

Registration

Location assignment in the vendor space is based on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited, so register early! We appreciate and encourage online registration. If you cannot register online, a downloadable registration form is also available.

Donations and Drawings

Door prizes will be given out at the end of the day. To encourage more vendor-to-participant interaction, we will be asking the participants to have the vendors sign a card to be eligible for a door prize. There will be a door prize donation table by the registration table at the conference if you are interested in making a donation.

Become a Reception Sponsor

Vendor sponsorship of the evening reception is encouraged. The bronze sponsorship is $250, silver is $500, and gold is $1,000. Please note your desire to be a sponsor when registering, and we will provide you with additional information. Thank you for your donation!

Questions

If you have questions, contact Beth Richards, 515-294-2869, brich@iastate.edu.