AGG1 Academy Frequently Asked Questions

What is the AGG1 Academy?

AGG1 Academy is the education program associated with the AGG1 Academy & Expo. AGG1 Academy consists of more than 50 education sessions covering nearly aspect of the aggregates industry.

When is the 2018 AGG1 Academy?

The 2018 AGG1 Academy & Expo will be March 6-8, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. AGG1 Academy sessions take place during the following time blocks:

Tuesday: 7:30-9 a.m., 9:30-11 a.m., and 2-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 10:30-11:30 a.m.; 2-3:30 p.m.

Thursday: 7:30-9 a.m. and 9:30-11 a.m.

What kinds of topics are in the AGG1 Academy?

AGG1 Academy topics cover anything having to do with the aggregates industry, including (but not limited to): plant operations & production, environment, safety & health, community relations, business management, automation & technology, aggregates research, quality control, crushing, screening, washing, conveying, equipment and fleet management, maintenance, human resources, leadership development, sales & marketing, geology, engineering, drilling and blasting, dredging, mine planning, exploration, industry trends and more. Topics range from 101-level basics to advanced technical topics.

What is the class format?

Classes are offered in 90 minute blocks, and the format/flow of the class can vary, including lecture style, panel discussions, case studies, and roundtables. Creative and interactive session formats are encouraged!

How do I submit a topic idea for consideration?

The call for proposals for the 2018 AGG1 Academy is now closed. NSSGA’s Meetings & Education Committee will begin accepting proposals for the 2019 AGG1 Academy in April 2018.