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Apply to be a Speaker at the 2024 National Pavement Expo and Conference

Speaker Submissions for NPE 2024 are now closed. If you are interested in exploring speaking opportunities or have questions about your proposal, please reach out to Madeline Kinney.

Every year paving and pavement maintenance professionals come together for 3 action-packed days and 60+ educational sessions at the National Pavement Expo and Conference (NPE). Whether you want to increase industry knowledge, sharpen your skills, improve efficiency, or learn about the latest and greatest products, you can do it all at NPE!

NPE is committed to providing attendees at every stage of their careers in paving and pavement maintenance, the opportunity to learn through the interactive industry trends, technology and technical tracks offered by their peers, industry experts, and inspiring leaders.

Who Should Apply

Paving Industry Leaders: Small-to-medium paving and pavement maintenance contractors with experience in both commercial and/or residential paving and pavement maintenance, associations, paving industry expert consultants and trainers, and service/solution providers.

Out of Industry Subject Matter Experts: Marketing, advertising, and digital-savvy professionals with knowledge in cutting-edge technology, emerging trends and techniques applicable to paving and pavement maintenance contractors, and professionals with proven expertise in leadership, sales and management, business operations, HR, and employment law.

What We Are Looking For & Suggested Themes

NPE is on the hunt for new, innovative, and fresh themes to add to our Conference lineup! Sessions built around both technical expertise as well as the most up-to-date data, trends, technologies and proven approaches to help paving professionals at every stage of their career solve challenges or tap into new growth opportunities.

Suggested Themes include:

  • Business Operations and Administrative Procedures
  • Communications and Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Machinery and Equipment Management
  • Paving and Pavement Maintenance Insights and Best Practices (incorporates Crack Sealing, Concrete, Sweeping, Striping, Infrared & Paving)
  • Paving and Pavement Maintenance Materials
  • Paving and Pavement Maintenance Processes and Techniques
  • Sales and Marketing Strategies
  • Talent, Retention, Training and Professional Development
  • Technical Training (incorporates Crack Sealing, Concrete, Sweeping, Striping, Infrared & Paving)
  • Technological Advances in the Industry
  • Workplace Safety

Additional themes and suggestions to help you build your proposal can be found here. 

After reviewing Conference attendee feedback, NPE 2024 is only able to accept brand new, unique, and fresh topics (no recycled/outdated content), built around the most up-to-date data, trends, and proven approaches to help paving and pavement maintenance professionals solve pain points or tap into new growth opportunities.

We kindly ask that you not re-submit proposals or previous speaking sessions/workshops from the past 5 years.

Presentation Formats

Sessions, multiple time options, includes panels and keynotes – 1 hour, 1 hour and 15 minutes, 1.5 hours

Roundtable – 1 hour
Workshops – 3 hours
The Work Zone Stage Session – 30 minutes, located on the Expo Floor

Speaker Submission Guidelines


Please review the submission guidelines thoroughly before beginning your application and follow the process provided to apply as a speaker for NPE. The NPE Educational Advisory Board and Conference Management will be reviewing many proposals, so please understand that we will not be able to consider proposals submitted with incomplete information. Please note that all sessions must be educational (strictly non-promotional) and provide actionable insights.