CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 offers new, expanded education opportunities

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 attendees will find more industry-focused education at the event than ever before, providing additional value to their show experience.

More than 125 sessions will help contractors, business owners, construction materials producers, end-users and other industry professionals meet the challenges in a changing marketplace. More hands-on workshops will be held, and industry organizations have expanded their certification and examination programs for the convenience of show attendees.

CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 will be held March 22-26, 2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, USA.

Select sessions in the CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 education program will be conducted with simultaneous Spanish interpretation. Continuing education credits (CEUs) will be offered. Session tickets are available singly or in money-saving packages, and signing up ahead of time saves time and money. See the Education section of the show website for full details.

The comprehensive CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 education program emphasizes industry and management issues and trends and applied technology. Education is divided into nine program tracks to help attendees locate topics of most interest to them: aggregates, asphalt, concrete, earthmoving and site development, equipment asset management, management best practices, recycling and sustainability, safety and workforce development/competitive edge.

Sessions are 90 minutes in length and include take-away materials. Show management developed the education program with the assistance of leading construction, manufacturing and producer groups to assure a well-rounded program of relevance to all industry segments.

A "Green Roads Summit" is new for the 2011 show, to provide attendees with insights into the "green highways" movement, including current best practices and future developments. The daylong event, which includes a closing reception, is March 24, 2011 and is open to all show attendees.

To meet the evolving needs of the workplace, Spanish-language leadership and management skills development workshops will be held. And workshops, conducted in English, will help contractors learn basic Spanish, with a focus on industry terminology.

The OSHA 10-Hour Course for Construction Workers will also be held, as will workshops for sales leads generation, electrical diagnostics, advanced hydraulic maintenance and tractor/mower operator safety training.

Conducting industry certification courses and exams at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 are:

  • American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA)
  • Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP)
  • Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPA)
  • National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO)
  • National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)
  • National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA)

In addition to education programs targeted to meet industry needs, CONEXPO-CON/AGG features exhibits showcasing the latest industry products and services, including the most advanced product design innovations and technologies, and plenty of networking opportunities with industry experts and peers. For more information on attending or exhibiting, go online to