2023 Conference

2023 DAPA Conference - "Asphalt is the Sustainable & resilient Choice"

January 4-5, 2023 - Deadwood Mountain Grand, Deadwood, South Dakota 

Conference attendees please register here. 

Exhbitiors please register here


DAPA Members: $125.00

Non-DAPA Members:$300.00

Public Agencies: $50.00

Exhibitors-DAPA Members (includes registration for two people): $500.00

Exhibitors-Non DAPA Members, if space available (includes registration for one person): $850.00


Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023

9:00 AM—10:30 AM DAPA Annual Business Meeting (DAPA Members Only Please)

11:30 AM — 1:00 PM Welcome Luncheon! -Ralph Wallace: DAPA Board President, Commercial Asphalt; Ken Swedeen, DAPA

1:00 PM — 2:00 PM History, Findings & Updates at the NCAT Test Track-Auburn, AL Raymond (Buzz) Powell : Assoc. Dir.& Research Prof., National Center for Asphalt Technology

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM Resources, Asphalt Mix Research, and Asphalt Binder Lab Capabilities at SDSU Dr. Rouzbeh Ghabchi: Assoc. Prof., CEE, SDSU, Brookings, SD

2:30 PM — 3:10 PM Refreshment Break 

3:10 PM — 4:10 PM Balanced Mix Designs, Performance Testing, and Sustainability on the Illinois Tollway Ross Bentsen, Senior Engineer, Behnke Materials Engr., Bismarck, Beloit, WI/Chicago, IL

4:10 PM — 4:20 PM Women of Asphalt—MN/DAK Chapter Update Carmie Mick, Chapter President, CWMF-President, Waite Park, MN

4:20 PM -- 5:00 PM Work Zone Safety—Practical & Critical Observations: Everybody Goes Home Every Night Ken Swedeen, DAPA; Larry Rinehart, Regional HSE Manager, Simon Contractors, Rapid City, SD

5:05 PM Public Agency Peer Exchange: SDDOT/NDDOT/WYDOT/FHWA Attendees Only

6:00 PM - Social Hour


7:45 PM- Slots & Black Jack Tournament

Thursday, January 5, 2023

7:15 AM Wake Up Breakfast Buffet

8:00 AM — 8:40 AM NDDOT Program Update: Tyler Wollmuth, Assist. State Matrl. Engineer, NDDOT, Bismarck, ND

8:40 AM — 9:35 AM BMD, Performance Testing & NCAT/MnRoad on Pavement Preservation & Cracking Tests Buzz Powell, Assoc. Director, NCAT, Auburn, AL

9:35 AM — 10:10 AM Refreshment Break

10:10 AM –10:40 AM SDDOT Program Update: Shea Lemmel, State Bituminous Engineer, SDDOT, Pierre, SD

10:40 AM –11:35 AM Round Table Discussion: Issues and Challenges for High RAP Mixes, Recycling Agents, Sustainability Achievements. Shea Lemmel, SDDOT; Tyler Wollmuth, NDDOT; Buzz Powell, NCAT; Ross Bentsen, Behnke Materials Engr.; Korey Bender, Border States Paving; Rouzbeh Ghabchi, SDSU; Mark Blow, Asphalt Institute; AUDIENCE!

11:45 AM –12 Noon General Session Closing Remarks – Door Prizes