2016 Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop and Annual Conference


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The 2016 Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop and the 2016 Iowa Streets and Roads Annual Conference are two separate events that will be held in September 2016. See below for information about these events.

Local road maintenance

2016 Iowa Streets and Roads Workshop

About the Workshop

Two for the price of one! This year's workshop will be split into two subject areas. For half of the day, we will focus on topics related to winter maintenance, such as weather forecasting, use of RWIS, and the impacts of winter maintenance operations on lakes and streams. For the other half of the day, we will focus on roadway rehabilitation for concrete pavement, asphalt pavement, and granular roadways.

Note: Attendance at the annual conference on September 21-22, 2016 is not necessary to participate in this workshop.

Download the participant brochure

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.

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 $82 plus tax. Mention "Streets & Roads" to get the special rate. The block will be released on September 1, 2016.

Rooms are also available at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites (515-232-2300) for $139.99 plus tax. Mention "Streets & Roads" to get the special rate. The block will be released on August 20, 2016.

Workshop Agenda

8:00 a.m.
Registration
8:25 a.m.
Welcome / Introduction
8:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Winter Maintenance Sessions
11:45 a.m.
Lunch
12:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Roadway Rehabilitation Sessions
3:45 p.m.
Evaluations / Wrap Up

Questions

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

Vendor Booths at the Iowa Streets and Roads Annual Conference

2016 Iowa Streets and Roads Annual Conference

About the Conference

This year's conference is sure to be one you won't want to miss! The topics presented will range from dust control to load securement and much more! 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 20, 2016 is not necessary to participate in the annual conference.

Download the participant brochure

Who Should Attend

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

Vendors and Exhibitors

Iowa's 2016 Streets and Roads Annual Conference will provide vendors with the opportunity to showcase and demonstrate their products. Attendees at the conference will primarily be maintenance supervisors and others who are responsible for maintaining streets and roadways, procuring related equipment and materials, and managing administrative functions.

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 $82 plus tax. Mention "Streets & Roads" to get the special rate. The block will be released on September 1, 2016.

Rooms are also available at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites (515-232-2300) for $139.99 plus tax. Mention "Streets & Roads" to get the special rate. The block will be released on August 20, 2016.

Tom McDonald Safety Award

The Tom McDonald Safety Award was developed to recognize individuals, agencies, or programs that have contributed to significant improvements in traffic safety at the local level. If you are interested in submitting a nomination, please contact Beth Richards, 515-294-2869, brich@iastate.edu.

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 21, 2016

8:00 a.m.
Registration
8:30 a.m.
Welcome
8:45 a.m.
The Hero Effect: Being Your Best When it Matters the Most!
Keynote speaker - Kevin Brown
9:45 a.m.
What Exactly is Fleet Anyway, and Do We Have One?
10:15 a.m.
Break / Vendor Time
10:45 a.m.
Crash Course in a Few Iowa DOT Special Projects
11:30 a.m.
Weather Information to Aid Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resiliency
12:15 p.m.
Lunch
1:30 p.m.
Maintaining Gravel Roads for High Traffic Volumes
2:15 p.m.
Gas Tax Effects on Local Public Agencies
2:45 p.m.
Break / Vendor Time
3:15 p.m.
Converting Paved Roads to Unpaved
3:45 p.m.
Service Bureau Update
4:30 p.m.
Award Presentations
4:45 p.m.
Door Prizes
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Vendor Time / Reception

Thursday, September 22, 2016

8:00 a.m.
Passing the Gavel
8:05 a.m.
Roundtable Discussions and Reports
9:05 a.m.
Business Meeting / Elections
9:15 a.m.
Motor Vehicle Enforcement
10:00 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m.
Iowa's First Diverging Diamond Interchange and the Grand Prairie Parkway Corridor
11:15 a.m.
Mousetraps and Gadgets
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

2016 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 20, or before 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 21.

Accommodations

Rooms are available at the Quality Inn and Suites (515-232-9260) for $82 plus tax. Mention "Streets & Roads" to get the special rate. The block will be released on September 1, 2016.

Rooms are also available at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites (515-232-2300) for $139.99 plus tax. Mention "Streets & Roads" to get the special rate. The block will be released on August 20, 2016.

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.