To get up to speed on the latest "hot topics" in the aggregates, asphalt, pavement maintenance and traffic safety sectors, industry professionals can register for the education programs at the World of Asphalt Show & Conference and the co-located AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo. The 2010 shows have announced their education programs, which include 100-plus sessions developed by industry experts to meet industry needs.
The AGG1 Aggregates Forum & Expo and World of Asphalt Show & Conference will be held February 15-18, 2010, at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Attendees will find a broad array of topics that explore industry innovations and best practices, with the focus on delivering practical, real-world information and strategies to operate more efficiently and competitively.
Advance registration saves time and money, and volume discounts are available to help companies choose the most cost-effective education options for their employees. Many of the sessions are offered in basic and intermediate tracks to provide the most targeted information possible. Many sessions also qualify for attendees to receive Continuing Education Credits or certificates of attendance that document Professional Development Hours.
"Education is more important than ever in a down economy to help companies do more with less. But attendees will also be positioned for future success with the state-of-the-art knowledge they gain from our show education programs. It's an investment that will provide both immediate and long-lasting value," stated Melissa Magestro, show director.
The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association (NSSGA) is owner of AGG1 and has planned its AGG1 Academy to meet the needs of aggregates producers and related firms' employees, from operators to foremen to managers, and from large to small companies. The NSSGA Annual Convention will be held in conjunction with AGG1 so industry leaders will be assured to attend AGG1.
The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) is co-owner of World of Asphalt and has designed the show's People, Plants and Paving Training Program for paving contractors of all sizes as well as allied companies. The Asphalt Pavement Alliance's (APA) Asphalt Pavement Conference at World of Asphalt is themed "Saving Pavements, Dollars and the Environment" and is of particular value to paving professionals in the public and private sector involved in the design, construction and maintenance process.
Attendees have access to all education programs at both World of Asphalt and AGG1. Additional education open to all is the co-located National Traffic Management and Work Zone Safety Power Workshop, sponsored by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA); a NIOSH Seminar sponsored by NSSGA; and an OSHA 10-hour course for construction workers certification program.
Following is a brief overview of the educational programming at AGG1 and World of Asphalt 2010.
AGG 1 Academy - February 16-18, 2010
Aggregates industry professionals active in NSSGA's operational committees and AGG1 Education Committee developed the AGG1 Academy program to meet a wide variety of interests. The AGG1 Academy encompasses all of NSSGA's various education opportunities in one place, making it convenient for companies to provide a one-stop education destination for their employees, which is a real value in the current economy.