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2019 AASHTO re:source Technical Exchange

March 11-14, 2019 - Savannah, GA

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Planning is currently underway for our third annual AASHTO re:source Technical Exchange! This unique event has proven to be a great opportunity for laboratory managers, quality managers, supervisors, and technicians to learn more about quality and testing in the CMT industry. Sessions will be presented by AASHTO re:source staff, industry leaders, and other subject matter experts. Attendees will have many opportunities to interact and learn from each other in workshop and open forum settings. An added benefit to attendees is having the opportunity to provide their input into AASHTO re:source’s programs and services, as well as future conferences.

Last year’s event drew 215 CMT professionals from across the United States and beyond. Registration for the 2019 event will tentatively open in Winter 2018. This page will be updated as more details are finalized, so check back for more details.

Approximately 25 different session topics are tentatively planned for the 2019 event, including:

  • Soil, aggregate, and concrete technical sessions
  • Common assessment findings
  • Safety in laboratories
  • AASHTO R 18
  • Internal audits
  • Corrective action
  • Train the trainer
  • Women in engineering
Download this editable Sample Request for Attendance Letter to use when seeking approval to attend this event.

To get an idea of what to expect, check out the 2017 and 2018 event pages. 

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Draft Agenda

The complete agenda can be found on the registration website.

Download the 2019 Draft Technical Exchange Agenda.

2019 Registration Rates

Registration is now open! 

Registration Category Rate 
 AASHTO Member* $460 
Non Member $560 
One-Day Member* $250 
One-Day Non Member $350 

*The AASHTO Member rate is specifically designated for State DOTs and AASHTO Associate Members. Associate Membership is available only to sub-state and federal transportation agencies in the United States, as well as transportation agencies in other countries. The AASHTO Member rate is not available to individuals, private companies and private-sector laboratories, including those that are AASHTO accredited. AASHTO reserves the right to change the registration rate (increase or decrease) for attendees who register incorrectly.  To learn more about AASHTO membership, please visit

Registration includes all events that are featured for the date(s) you have selected with exceptions as noted below (please refer to the meeting agenda).

Sponsorship & Exhibitor Opportunities

Contact us if you are interested in becoming a sponsor, or exhibiting at this event.

Venue and Accommodations

The DeSoto Savannah
15 E. Liberty Street
Savannah, GA 31401

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Room Block Close Date: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 or when the block becomes full, whichever comes first.

Please note that the room block may fill before the cut-off date of February 19, 2019, so we urge you to book early. A limited number of rooms are available three days pre event based on availability. No rooms are available post event at the group rate. Those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy the 2019 Savannah St. Patrick’s Day parade will need to pay the best available hotel room rate.

Room Rate
$175 per night plus 13% tax, local occupancy fee of $1.00 and state hotel-motel fee of $5.00 per night.

If you encounter any programs securing a room at the hotel, please contact Kamasha Hendrickson at 202.624.5403.

Hotel No Show Policy
When you check-in, you will be asked to confirm your departure date. After reconfirming your departure date, if you decide to leave early, you will be charged an early departure fee of one-night room and tax.

Cancellation Policy
Reservations must be cancelled no later than 72 hours prior to your arrival date to avoid cancellation charges. If cancellation is received within the 72 hour cancellation period, Hotel reserves the right to charge one night's room and tax to credit card on file. Failing to show before 2:00 a.m. after the first night of a reservation will result in cancellation of the remainder of your reservation.