Aggregates Academy and Expo: call for papers

The National Stone, Sand and Gravel Association is calling for papers for the next AGG1 Academy & Expo that takes place March 6-8, 2018 in Houston, Texas.

The event is shaping up to be a record-setter, with the show floor more than 70 percent sold out, the association says.

“The AGG1 Academy education program, an essential component of the event, will offer more than 50 aggregates-specific education sessions and workshops covering nearly every aspect of aggregates production, including safety and health, technology, management, production, community relations, leadership and environmental stewardship.
NSSGA is now accepting topic proposals for inclusion in the 2018 AGG1 Academy.”

“The AGG1 Academy has gained the well-deserved reputation of being the one place to go to learn about everything related to aggregates,” said Joel Galassini of Cemex, the association’s Meetings & Education Committee chairman.

“The Meetings & Education Committee invites all NSSGA members to submit topic proposals highlighting best practices, ways to improve worker health and safety, tactics for operational efficiency, and new innovations in our industry.”

The deadline for topic proposals is July 14, 2017. Proposals will be reviewed by the Meetings & Education Committee, and the final program will be announced September 2017.

What is the AGG1 Academy?
AGG1 Academy is the education program associated with the AGG1 Academy & Expo. AGG1 Academy consists of roughly 50 education sessions covering nearly aspect of the aggregates industry.

When is the 2018 AGG1 Academy?
The 2018 AGG1 Academy & Expo will be March 6-8, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. AGG1 Academy sessions take place during the following time blocks:
Tuesday & Wednesday: 7:30-9 a.m., 9:30-11 a.m., and 2-3:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30-9 a.m. and 9:30-11 a.m.

What kinds of topics are you looking for?
AGG1 Academy topics cover anything having to do with the aggregates industry, including (but not limited to): plant operations & production, environment, safety & health, community relations, business management, automation & technology, aggregates research, quality control, crushing, screening, washing, conveying, equipment and fleet management, maintenance, human resources, leadership development, sales & marketing, geology, engineering, drilling and blasting, dredging, mine planning, exploration, industry trends and more. Topics range from 101-level basics to advanced technical topics.

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