The IAAP Annual Convention is the largest aggregates industry
convention in the Midwest with over 400 attendees each year. The
Associates’ Expo is a key part of this event—an opportunity to see and ask
questions about a large number of products and services offered by Associate
Member companies. Educational seminars, committee reports, luncheon, and
evening reception round out the all day program making for a very valuable
If you would like to join us at this year’s Convention, download and complete
the registration form on this page then return it to the IAAP, with payment, at
your earliest convenience. The cost for an individual ticket to attend the
convention is $150. To avoid delays at the registration desk, please
provide the information requested on the registration form so that we can prepare
your name badge(s) in advance.
Associate members interested in displaying their goods and
services at this year’s convention may download
and complete an Associate Member Expo Booth and Registration Form and return this form to the IAAP,
with payment, at your earliest convenience. An Expo display booth measures 10
feet wide x 8 feet deep and includes an 8 foot tall backdrop, a display table (8
feet x 2 feet), chairs and electrical outlets. This booth configuration will be
available to the first 75 associate members registering. The $300 cost for an
Expo booth includes premium space and a donation towards the Associates’
Luncheon. For no additional charge, wireless Internet connections will be
available to the first 25 companies requesting this service for their booth.
All associate member companies participating in the Expo must purchase booth space and
convention tickets for each attendee and booth worker.
For all attendees, we block rooms at the Springfield Crowne
Plaza. Crowne Plaza reservations: (217) 529-7777.
We also secure a block of rooms at the neighboring Holiday Inn Express.
Holiday Inn Express reservations: (217) 529-7771. Other nearby hotels
are listed below.
Hilton Garden Inn
3100 S Dirksen Pkwy
3185 S Dirksen Pkwy
Drury Inn & Suites
3180 S Dirksen Pkwy
Microtel Inn & Suites
2636 Sunrise Dr.
2620 S Dirksen Pkwy
2501 Sunrise Dr.
Country Inn & Suites
3092 Stevenson Dr.
2915 Stanford Ave.
Educational, Social &
Sponsorship Opportunities at the IAAP Convention
Monday, April 20th
Effective Environmental Awareness Training for Plant Employees
12 noon to 2 pm | Emerald Ballroom
Dr. Joe McGuire, OMG Midwest, Inc., has developed an environmental awareness
training process and materials designed to engage your employees in learning
through hands-on activities and group discussion. During this session you will
experience how the use of these methods helps increase the amount of information
retained, thereby resulting in more effective training. Pre-registration is not
Contesting MSHA Citations-Successful Strategies to Reduce Liability
2 to 4:30 pm | Emerald Ballroom
Attorney Matthew Korn, Fisher & Phillips, LLP, will provide management with the
tools to successfully challenge citations and orders, including potential
defenses, settlement strategies, and basic litigation techniques. Utilizing
small group discussions and hands-on demonstrations, Matt will show how to
effectively contest improperly issued citations and orders given recent changes
to MSHA’s civil penalty rules. This seminar will build on last year’s seminar of
the same title. Pre-registration is not required.
Aggregate Policy Seminar | 2 to 4:30 pm | Sapphire Ballroom
This Illinois Department of Transportation informational meeting led by Sheila
Beshears, Bureau of Material and Physical Research, addresses a broad range of
recent aggregate issues including AGCS, recycled concrete and a new aggregate
gradation software program as well as a look at upcoming policy changes. This
free seminar will benefit aggregate technicians, inspectors and QC managers and
will include a question and answer period. Pre-registration is not required.
Sustainability Reception | 5 to 7:00 pm | Diamond Ballroom
This reception will give you the opportunity to talk with other producer and
associate members as well as industry stakeholders who benefit from and support
the aggregate industry’s drive to remain successful and sustainable. Each will
have a table display or poster presentations and literature for you to browse.
If you are interested in a display table space for your company or organization,
please contact Shawn McKinney by telephone at 217-241-1639 as soon as possible.
There is no charge for a display table and the reception with hors d’oeuvres and
beverages is free and open to all convention and seminar attendees.
The Convention organizing committee invites
your company and its employees to sponsor our Sustainability Reception.
Individual donations of $25 will be accepted as well as company donations of
$250. Individual donors will be recognized on a sign at the entrance to the
reception and by the sponsorship ribbon added to their name badge on convention
day. Companies sponsoring the event are noted on a sign at the reception and
convention entrances and a listing in the convention program.
Complete the appropriate sections on the registration form and return it with
your sponsorship payment. Your donation will go a long way towards ensuring the
success of this social and educational event.