Annual Convention

Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield, Illinois


Convention Information

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 experience. 

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.  Please note: 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

(217) 529-7171  ‎


Hampton Inn

3185 S Dirksen Pkwy

(217) 529-1100

Drury Inn & Suites

3180 S Dirksen Pkwy

(217) 529-3900


Microtel Inn & Suites

2636 Sunrise Dr.

(217) 753-2636

Comfort Suites

2620 S Dirksen Pkwy

(217) 753-4000  ‎


Candlewood Suites

2501 Sunrise Dr.

(217) 522-5100

Country Inn & Suites

3092 Stevenson Dr.

(217) 544-5151 ‎


Residence Inn

2915 Stanford Ave.

(217) 527-1100

Download presentation here. Click on the seminar name below to learn more about the content and speaker.


Wednesday, April 9, 2014 (day before convention)

9:00 a.m. –  12:30 p.m.

Understanding the Importance of Aglime (DVD coming soon)

2:00 – 4:30

Aggregate Policy Seminar

5:00 – 7:00

Sustainability Reception (SOS-Support Our Soldiers)

Thursday, April 10, 2014 (convention day)

7:00 a.m. – Noon 

EVENT CHECK-IN (download registration forms at top of this page)

7:00 – 8:15



8:30 – 8:45

Opening Remarks, Bylaws Amendments and Board Elections

8:45 – 9:30

Committee Chair Reports

9:30 –10:00

IAAP Rock Solid Safety Awards 

10:00 – Noon


10:00 – 10:15

IAAP BOARD CAUCUS – Lincoln Boardroom (3rd Floor)



Defending Yourself from Employee Discrimination Claims under the Mine Safety and Health Act

Speaker: Matthew Korn, Attorney 


The Impact of Green Initiatives on the Aggregate Producer

Moderator: Brett May, Sales Analyst, Vulcan Materials Company

Panel Members:
Tim Todd, Senior Area Sales Manager – Midwest Area, Vulcan Materials Company
Brian Gormsen, Key Account Representative, Hanson Material Service
Jay Behnke, P.E., S.T.A.T.E. Testing L.L.C., President


Noon 1:30 p.m.


1:30 – 4:00

ASSOCIATES’ EXPO          Special Prize Drawings!



Environmental Toolbox for Mine Managers:  A Site Compliance Checklist

Speaker: Josh Quinn, Vulcan Materials Company 


Changes to IDOT Specifications that Affect Aggregate Producers

Speaker: Matt Mueller, Bureau of Materials and Physical Research, IDOT


4:15 – 4:45

Keynote Address: Federal Legislative Update

Speaker: Michael Johnson, President and CEO, National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association 

4:45 – 5:00

IAAP Business Meeting & Wrap-Up 

5:00 – 7:00


Friday, April 11, 2014 (day after convention)

8:00 a.m.

Contesting MSHA Citations-Successful Strategies to Reduce Liability

Speaker: Matthew Korn, Attorney