The American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Spring 2012 Convention will take place March 18-22 in Dallas, Texas. The spring convention’s theme, Art of Concrete, will showcase the creative side of the world’s oldest manmade building material. The convention will also debut a new two-hour session format to increase the number of technical sessions and provide attendees with more flexibility in their convention schedules.   

Coinciding with the convention theme, the ACI Northeast Texas Chapter will introduce the Art of Concrete Student Competition, in which students may present their original concrete artwork via sculpture, painting, drawing, photography or scale model. The top 20 entries will be displayed during the convention, and attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite piece. Visit www.aciconvention.org for details.   

Intended to deliver real-world applications for emerging trends and industry topics, the convention will feature the opening session and awards program, 300+ committee meetings, 50+ technical sessions, an industry trade exhibition, networking opportunities, and more. All attendees are encouraged to share their expertise and get involved in any of the committee meetings offered at the convention. Attendee participation in committees is essential in advancing the quality, safety, efficiency, and profitability of the concrete industry.

The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas where ACI convention attendees may receive reduced sleeping room rates based on availability until Feb. 16. Attendees who register for the convention by Feb. 19 will receive reduced registration rates.