2023 Meeting

The 2023 Annual Road Profile Users’ Group (RPUG) conference will be held at just outside of St. Louis in O’Fallon, IL. from May 1-4 2023.

The theme for the 2023 RPUG conference is “The Gateway to Knowledge About Surface Characteristics.”  The meeting will also feature a tour and equipment demonstration at the Illinois DOT Certification and Research Track (ICART) facility.

Quick Links

Navigator Links:

Travel-Related Links:

Workshop Links:

Who Should Attend

  • Equipment Operators & Vendors
  • Pavement Management Engineers
  • Construction & Design Engineers
  • Researchers
  • Federal, State & Local Gov. Agencies
  • Paving Contractors
  • Data Collectors
  • Universities
  • Equipment Manufacturers
  • Consultants
  • Tire Industry Professionals

Call for Presentations

RPUG encourages you to share the latest-&-pertinent topics in presentation form on the following topics:

  • Network Pavement Surface Measurements under the FAST Act and DOT Data QA Plans
  • Automated Pavement Condition Surveys, Evaluation, and Reporting
  • Pavement Profile Measurement, Analysis, and Ride Quality
  • Pavement Surface Texture
  • Tire-Pavement Friction
  • Tire-Pavement Noise
  • 3-D Pavement Surface Measurement Technology
  • Pavement Profile Quality Assurance (QA) and Reference Measurement
  • Incentive/Disincentive Programs
  • Real-time Surface Properties Measurement
  • Influence of Surface Characteristics on Rolling Resistance and Vehicle and Tire Wear
  • Jointed Concrete Pavements (JCP) Curvature and Impacts on Roughness
  • National Data Collection Standards and Certification
  • Impact of Ride Specifications on Construction Practices

Please submit a presentation abstract of 300 words or less in a one-page MS word document via the RPUG contact page using “Abstract for RPUG Presentation” as the subject line.

Important Dates

  • December 15, 2022 – Call for Presentation Abstracts
  • February 15, 2023 – Deadline for submitting abstracts of presentations
  • February 28, 2023 – Notification of accepted titles/abstracts for presentations
  • March 30, 2023 – Deadline for the early-bird registration
  • March 30, 2023 – Deadline for the early-bird hotel reservation at the conference rates
  • April 17-28, 2023 – ICART Test Track open for vendor access. Click here to book
  • April 25, 2023 – Deadline for submission of presentations (including visual aids) & bios
  • May 1-4, 2023 – RPUG conference

Agenda

Click here to download the “At-A-Glance” agenda.
The detailed agenda will be made available after abstracts are selected.

Hotel Reservation

The meeting will be held at the Regency Conference Center.
Address: 400 Regency Park Drive O’Fallon, IL 62269

Phone: (618) 624-9999

Hotel accommodations for the meeting are at the adjacent Hilton Garden Inn:

Address: 360 Regency Park Drive O’Fallon, IL 62269

Reservations can be made for the block of rooms RPUG has reserved using the code “ROAD23” no later than March 30, 2023. You can either click here to register online or call (618) 624-4499 and ask for the RPUG conference group rate.

Ground Transportation

There are several options for travel from the STL airport to O’Fallon, IL. Most users have elected to use Uber, Lyft or Taxi.  Public Transit buses also make this trip.

Also, click here to view other public transport opportunities from STL Airport.

Sponsorship

Click here to view meeting sponsorship opportunities.

Registration Fees

A registration fee of USD $450 is required. A late registration fee of USD $500 may apply if passing the early-bird deadline.

Equipment vendors are invited to attend the meeting to exhibit their products. Exhibitor registration of USD $2,000 includes two participants.

You can register by either:

Invitation Letters and VISA Requirements

If you are traveling from a foreign country to the US, please the US VISA requirements.

Contact us if you need any assistance, such as an official RPUG invitation letter.

Continuing Education (CEU) Credits

We will also offer certificates of continuing education (CEU) credits to RPUG attendees upon request.

RPUG Navigator Program

Returning for 2023 is the RPUG Navigator Program started last year, aimed at helping all RPUG meeting attendees feel welcomed and included, and promote a sense of community within the group.

Click here to learn more about the program

Click here to sign up for a RPUG veteran “tour guide” to take advantage of the program, or simply talk to anyone at the meeting with the Navigator logo on their badge or wearing a yellow vest.

Contacts

  • Registration, sponsorship opportunity, and CEU credits: Contact Patte Hahn of the National Center for Pavement Preservation at +1 (517) 432-8220 or email hahnp@egr.msu.edu.
  • Presentation/Moderating Sessions: Email Info@RPUG.org or use the RPUG contact page.