Annual Concrete Conference

December 3, 2015

Earle Brown Heritage Center
6155 Earle Brown Drive
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota


Online Registration

Use the online registration when registering a single person and paying with a credit card. After registering online you will receive a “Registration Confirmation” e-mail and a “Receipt” e-mail from (you may want to check your Spam folder if you don’t see these emails in your e-mail Inbox).

Paper Registration

Use the paper registration form when registering multiple people, registering someone other than yourself, or need to have the registration fee billed to your organization. The online Google form is an additional registration option for registrations that require the fee to be billed to your organization.

The early registration fee is $155 for registrations received by November 19; after November 19 the fee is $175. You are encouraged to register early to take advantage of the early fee. The conference fee includes conference materials, continental breakfast, luncheon, and breaks.

A refund, minus $30, will be issued for registration cancellations received by November 19. If you cancel after this date, you will not be eligible for a refund. A full refund will be issued if the University of Minnesota cancels the conference.


Concrete Conference Brochure

Brochure includes the program schedule and a paper registration form.

About the Conference

In 1950, concrete industry professionals met with University of Minnesota engineering faculty and continuing education staff to design a professional development program for engineers, contractors, architects, consultants, educators, and engineering students. The result, an inaugural conference in December 1951, became an annual University offering now in its 64th year.

Through the years, concrete construction concepts and technology have changed in response to new and recurring challenges facing the industry. Performance, durability, restoration, repair, innovation, and research continue to be important topics for those involved in concrete construction. Conference presenters include practicing engineers, engineering faculty, and consultants who will offer information on current technology and practice.


Convenient lodging for out-of-town participants is available at the Embassy Suites Minneapolis−Brooklyn Center Hotel, 6300 Earle Brown Drive, Brooklyn Center, MN 55430. The rate is $109, plus tax, for a two-queen suite. Participants are responsible for making their own lodging reservations. To make a reservation, call 763-560-2700 or 800-362-2779. To receive the special conference rate, please identify yourself as a participant of the 65th Annual Concrete Conference. Reservations must be made by November 11, 2015. After this date reservations will be accepted on a space and rate available basis. The hotel is next to the Earle Brown Heritage Center and parking is free.

Sponsored by: 
College of Continuing Education, University of Minnesota
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering, College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

For Program Information
Contact Kady Hagberg, 612-624-4230 or

For Registration Information
Call 612-625-2900 or


  • Kevin Dalager, M.A. Mortenson Company
  • Katelyn Freeseman, University of Minnesota
  • Eric Grenz, M.A. Mortenson Company
  • R. Douglas Hooton, University of Toronto
  • Colin Lobo, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association
  • Edward Sullivan, Portland Cement Association
  • Larry Sutter, Michigan Technological University
  • W. Jason Weiss, Oregon State University