The conference is a compact one-day program providing an opportunity for highway engineers to meet with contractors, government officials, consultants, and fellow engineers. Professionals gather to share the latest technical information and review actual field reports in the area of hot-mix asphalt construction. The conference is specifically designed for people actively involved in asphalt construction: highway engineers; government officials responsible for developing, implementing, enforcing, and evaluating contractor regulations affecting bituminous construction; contractors; consultants; university researchers; and representatives of firms supplying goods and services to the industry. A reception the night before the conference is where participants network with others actively participating in the asphalt industry. Hors d'oeuvres and 1 drink ticket is provided at the reception for each attendee.