RPUG 2024 Conference

The 2024 Annual Road Profile Users’ Group (RPUG) conference will be held in St. Augustine, FL from April 29 – May 2, 2024.

The theme for the 2024 RPUG conference is “New Technology For An Old World.”

Quick Links

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Travel-Related Links:

Workshop Links:

  • ProVAL Workshop Agenda TBD

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:

  • 3-D Pavement Surface Measurement Technology/Certification and Automated Pavement Distress Identification and Reporting
  • Data Collection Standards and Certification
  • Impact of Ride Specifications on Construction Practices and Incentive/disincentive Programs
  • Implementation successes
  • Influence of Climate Changes on PSC Data Collection and Management
  • Influence of Surface Characteristics on Rolling Resistance and Vehicle and Tire Wear
  • Network Pavement Surface Measurements
  • New reasons for collection and analysis
  • Pavement Roughness and Ride Comfort
  • Pavement Surface Characteristics Data Quality Management
  • Pavement Surface Texture Measurement and Analysis
  • Real-time Surface Properties Measurement during Construction
  • Tire-Pavement Friction Measurement and Analysis
  • Tire-Pavement Noise Measurement and Analysis
  • Updates to equipment – optical fifth wheel, start and stop profilers, GPS triggers, etc.
  • Updates to specifications or testing requirements

Please submit a presentation abstract of 300 words or less in a one-page MS word document via the RPUG contact page .

Important Dates

  • December 19, 2023 – Call for Presentation Abstracts
  • February 15, 2024 – Deadline for submitting abstracts of presentations
  • February 28, 2024 – Notification of accepted titles/abstracts for presentations
  • March 30, 2024 – Deadline for the early-bird registration
  • April 8, 2024 – Deadline for the early-bird hotel reservation at the conference rates
  • April 23, 2024 – Deadline for submission of presentations (including visual aids) & bios
  • April 29- May 2, 2024 – RPUG conference

Agenda

Download the At-A-Glance Agenda here.

Hotel Reservation

The 2024 meeting will be hosted at the World Golf Village Renaissance St. Augustine.  Early bird hotel reservation at the group rate is available here until April 8, 2024.

Ground Transportation

There are several options for travel from the Jacksonville Airport to St. Augustine. Most users have elected to use Uber, Lyft or Taxi.  Public Transit buses also make this trip.

Sponsorship

RPUG is currently accepting sponsors for the 2024 meeting. Sponsor logos will appear here on the website to let our patrons know who has invested to make this year’s meeting a success!

Registration Fees

A registration fee of USD $475 is required. A late registration fee of USD $500 may apply if passing the early-bird deadline. Spouse/guest pass is USD $325.

Equipment vendors are invited to attend the meeting to exhibit their products. Exhibitor registration of USD $2,250 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 2024 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 Navigator lanyard.

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.