AMERICAN PIPELINE CONTRACTORS ASSOCIATION Industry Education • Premium Networking • Great Times! 2022 ANNUAL CONVENTION Fairmont Scottsdale Princess • Scottsdale, AZ March 25 - 30, 2022
Connecting you with the beauty and serenity of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is home to the 2022 APCA Convention. With its dramatic Spanish Colonial architecture, open plazas graced by fountains, and locally inspired art and décor, the resort offers a blend of comfort and style that captures the charm and grace of the Southwest. It also offers delicious dining options, six sparkling pools, the innovative Well & Being Spa, unique onsite shopping, and plenty of awesome activities, including access to world-class golf courses. All accommodations at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess have well-defined living and work areas, terraces, refreshment centers, oversized luxury bathrooms, and large sliding glass doors that lead to a wide terrace or patio ideal for enjoying Arizona weather. Enjoy these accommodations with a soothing showcase of the subtle undertones, earthy accents, and patterns of the Southwest. Delicious Dining From seasonally inspired menus to dining experiences that will satisfy any craving, the chefs at the Scottsdale Princess will keep the APCA crew happily fed. With a welcoming casita feel, La Hacienda is known to serve the best Mexican cuisine in Scottsdale. The casual, bistro-style Ironwood American Kitchen serves a widely renowned breakfast plus lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch that celebrate the farming roots of the local Arizona community. Whether you prefer a cowboy rib-eye, Australian lamb, Wagyu steak, Pacific oysters, or Alaskan king crab, the best options are served the upscale Bourbon Steak. And the Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar delivers an innovative fusion of Asian and Latin flavors at the TPC Golf Clubhouse. Sparkling Pools Discover the sparkling pools at the Scottsdale Princess: the Sonoran Splash Pool with two 200-foot twisting water slides a zero-entry pool deck, and sandbox play area; the adults-only Sonoran Landing Pool with lanes for laps, oversized hammocks, floating bean bags, and poolside libations; the Princess Pool with sweeping views of the resort’s lush lagoons and TPC Stadium golf course and a poolside café; Sunset Beach featuring a 9,000-square-foot white sand beach and giant splash pad; and the Well & Being Rooftop Pool, an open-air tranquil oasis perched on the roof of the spa. Well & Being Spa An innovative fusion of spa and wellness, Well & Being Spa offers a uniquely rewarding and deeply personalized palette of experiences that infuse life with a greater sense of vitality. The spa has been recognized as one of USA Today’s “10 Best” Reader’s Choice Top 10 Winner Best Hotel Spa. From the exhilaration of Aerial Yoga to the tranquility of a customized aromatherapy massage and the motivating kickstart of a new, evidence-based approach to nutrition and exercise, you’ll always go home feeling energized, enlightened, and empowered. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess The longest-running AAA Five Diamond hotel in Scottsdale
A desert city located just 13 miles east of Phoenix, Scottsdale is best known for its temperate climate, great restaurants and shopping, fun outdoor activities, and hundreds of world-class golf courses. Time Magazine recently named Scottsdale as a top-50 most livable city in the United States. Between the desert terrain at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, the bustling urban center at Old Town Scottsdale, and the gorgeous weather, there is something for everyone to love in Scottsdale. Golf: With 333 days of sunshine, you can leave your cares behind on the golf courses in Scottsdale. From smartly designed courses to high-end pro shops and clubhouses, it’s a golfing Mecca. At the Scottsdale Princess, you can enjoy access to some of the finest golf courses in the area, including home to the PGA Tour Waste Management Phoenix Open, TPC Scottsdale. Nature: Scottsdale’s lush desert landscape offers nearly endless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Watch the sunrise from the gondola of a hot air balloon. Explore rolling mountain foothills on a hike in Scottsdale’s McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Or unleash your inner cowboy and saddleup for a Western-style horseback ride. Shopping: Peruse quaint boutiques and local shops in Old Town to find unique cultural treasures or visit Scottsdale Fashion Square, the largest shopping mall in the American Southwest, to shop over 40 of the world’s most prestigious luxury brands. Baseball: Baseball fans should check out Cactus League Spring Training schedule. Every day while APCA is in town, you can choose from up to eight MLB games being played at Scottsdale-area stadiums. And within a 30-minute drive of Scottsdale, 12 other teams will be slugging it out at stadiums across the Valley of the Sun. Arts: With more than 125 galleries and museums, the exciting downtown Scottsdale Art & Shopping Districts, several fine performing arts venues, and architectural wonders, Scottsdale is a year-round celebration of the arts. Located in the Old Town district, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art features the most compelling modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design from around the globe. Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West features the art, culture, and history of 19 states in the American West with exhibits of Western and Native American art, rare artifacts, and cultural treasures on loan from some of the world’s foremost collectors and institutions. Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert laboratory in Arizona, is a UNESCO World Heritage site and National Historic Landmark nestled in the desert foothills of the McDowell Mountains. Scottsdale, Arizona Bursting at the seams with the makings of a memorable getaway
Preliminary Schedule Friday, March 25 6:15 - 8:30 pm Board & Sponsors Dinner Open to APCA Board members, 2022 Convention sponsors, and their spouse/guest by invitation. Saturday, March 26 9 am - 1 pm Board of Directors Meeting Includes breakfast and lunch. Open to APCA Board of Directors only. 12:45 - 5 pm ATV Excursion Hop on your fully automatic ATVs and hit the trail, winding through the diverse and beautiful landscape of the Sonoran Desert. You’re in for a real treat when you flip the switch on the toughest UTV the desert has ever seen. This fourseater Kawasaki Teryx4 can be filled to capacity and still climb trails, crawl boulders, and zip all over the desert. You’ll enjoy the rugged beauty that surrounds you from your front-row seat on the ATV. You’ll ford seasonal creeks, traverse sandy washes, ascend rocky slopes, and zoom along the flat desert trails. Must be age 18 or older (ID required). $375 includes transportation, knowledgeable guides, water and snacks, safety equipment, instructions and facilitators, license, insurance, gratuities, and site fees. 1:30 - 4 pm Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesin West Architectural Tour In 1937, famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed and built a remarkable set of structures in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, known as Taliesin West. Set amid 600 acres of Sonoran beauty in North Scottsdale, Taliesin West was more than Wright’s personal winter residence and studio. It was also the home of the Taliesin Fellowship, a group of 23 young architectural “disciples” who built the complex under Wright’s direction. Long regarded by architectural critics as a masterpiece, the U.S. government declared Taliesin West a National Historic Landmark in 1987. You’ll be drawn closer into Wright’s world by visiting his living quarters and the gracious Taliesin West Garden Room. You’ll feel the beauty and peace of the spaces where Wright welcomed the many famous guests he entertained at his desert home. $125 per person includes transportation, admission, group coordinator, taxes, and gratuities. 6:30 - 7:30 pm APCA Welcome Reception Come enjoy a cocktail with fellow APCA members. 7:30 - 9:30 pm Dinner & Opening Session w/ Andy Stumpf Leadership and Contingency Planning in high risk, high consequence environments can be the difference between success and failure, life, and death. Leadership is a professional license and must be treated as such. It will only improve with practice. Occupation does not define leadership. There is good leadership, and there is bad. The principles of the SEAL Teams are found off the battlefield, in highly successful teams and organizations around the globe. Andy Stumpf is a man on a mission. Born and raised in Northern California, Andy knew from an early age that he wanted to be Navy SEAL. In 1996, at just 17 years old, he enlisted in the Navy. Shortly after, he began perhaps the most grueling training program in the U.S. military: Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL Training. In his 17-year SEAL career, Andy completed 10 deployments and executed hundreds of combat operations throughout the world in support of the Global War on Terror. His awards and decorations include five Bronze Star Medals (four with Valor), the Purple Heart, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, two Combat Action Ribbons, and the Presidential Unit Citation. In 2015, Andy set two world records after jumping from 37,000 feet and flying over 18 miles in a wingsuit, a nearly fatal feat that was part of his effort to raise a million dollars for the Navy SEAL Foundation. In 2016, he starred in the hit television show Hunted, currently airing on CBS. He was also featured in the History Channel documentary “Navy SEALs: America’s Secret Warriors.” Andy is now dedicated to ensuring that the lessons learned from over a decade of sustained combat in Special Operations are retained by leaders in the business world. Sunday, March 27 8 - 9 am Member & Spouse Breakfast Everyone is invited to this tasty breakfast. 9 - 10:30 am Government & Industry Relations Panel Led by Eben Wyman, Alex Schettine, and the APCA Government & Industry Affairs Committee, this session details the committee’s recent initiatives, maps out its upcoming
activities, and asks members about the issues that are affecting their businesses. Representatives from government and industry will provide brief reports on issues relevant to the pipeline construction industry. All APCA members are encouraged to attend and to participate in the discussion. We want to hear from you! 10:45 am - 12 pm APCA Initiatives Update Attend this panel discussion led by APCA President Taylor Dacus to learn about the association’s progress on APCA initiatives. including the model contract initiative, the 811 locating study, the Natural Allies initiative, and the APCA branding initiative. The panel will include committee members, APCA staff, industry experts, and industry association executives. 1 - 5 pm High-Speed Kart Racing Ladies & gentlemen, start your engines! This sleek, modern racing facility features a 1/3-mile indoor/outdoor track that is designed to deliver the best racing experience imaginable. The highspeed race karts carve up the corners and fly down the straightaways up to 45 mph on a challenging road course. Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush! All kart drivers must be at least 16 years old with a valid state-issued ID. $205 per person includes transportation, two kart races, appetizer duo, two call bar drink tickets, soft drinks and bottled water, trophies for the top 3 drivers, one-hour game card for each participant, racing briefing, track marshals, full racing suits, helmets with neck protectors, taxes, and gratuities. 6 - 8 pm Associate Member Sponsored Copper Canyon Country Western Party Put on your jeans, boots, and cowboy hats and join the posse at Copper Canyon—a private country and western town right on the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess property. Enjoy a campfire cookout with ribs, steaks, and fish all cooked over an open flame.. Monday, March 28 8 - 10:30 am Annual Associates Exhibit & Breakfast APCA’s manufacturer and supplier members host the 4th Annual Associates Exhibit & Breakfast. Contractor members will meet with vendors, discuss jobsite issues, and learn about the industry’s latest products and services in a very relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a delicious breakfast. 10:30 am - 8 pm Exhibit Teardown 10:45 am - 12 pm The Glass Is More Than Half Full with Mark Bridgers The traditional pipeline markets are under threat from social, environmental, economic, investment, legal, regulatory, and government sources. What’s a pipeliner to do? In line with Charles Darwin’s research, it’s not the smartest or strongest that survive, but the most adaptable. In this session, Continuum will review current and potential market opportunities and help attendees begin the process of adaptation. Examples of opportunities that will be explored include CO2, H2, and renewable natural gas (RNG) pipelines; pipeline integrity and maintenance; gas distribution; other types of linear construction, including broadband, water, sewer, underground electric, highway and road communication infrastructure; and renewable power generation, among others. Do you want to survive or thrive? Lead your business and the industry through the diversification and transformation necessary because “the best is yet to come.” 12:30 - 6:30 pm APCA Golf Tournament APCA golfers will tee it up at the TPC Scottsdale Champions Course. Rivaling its famous sister course in both beauty and playability, the Randy Heckenkemper-designed Champions Course offers an ideal desert golf experience. Built on the former site of TPC Scottsdale’s Desert Course, the layout was completely revamped in 2007 to flow seamlessly within the naturally rugged terrain, meandering between natural ravines and through picturesque foothills. $330 includes round-trip transportation, cart, box lunch, and taxes. Rental clubs: $87 including tax.
1 - 3 pm La Hacienda – Interactive Culinary Journey La Hacienda’s Southwestern Culinary Master, Chef Forest Hamrick, demonstrates the tricks of the trade to his culinary masterpieces! Groups of up to three are formed around stations set with everything you need to craft one-ofa-kind creations. You will be immersed in your delicious creation, mixing and tasting of various menu options until you find that perfect flavor. It’s the Great APCA Cooking Show! • 1st Course: Empanadas de Camaron – Gulf Shrimp, Oaxaca Cheese, Chipotle Tomato Sauce • 2nd Course: Tacos de Carne Asada – Grilled Skirt Steak, Corn Tortilla, Nopal Pico De Gallo, Guacamole and • 3rd Course: Churros – Cinnamon Sugar, Chocolate, Cajeta, Natilla Cream. $200 includes all food ingredients, specialized stations, kitchen equipment, aprons, first margarita to kick off the event (full bar available; can be billed to guestroom), chips & salsa, taxes, and gratuities 6:30 pm Free Night Be sure to make reservations early at one of Scottsdale’s fabulous restaurants. Dining in Scottsdale presents the pleasant dilemma of choosing among virtually unlimited restaurants for dinner. There is something for everyone in Scottsdale. From dry aged steaks at Dominick’s Steakhouse or Morton’s The Steakhouse to seafood at Chart House Restaurant or Modern Oysterbar Chophouse. From Asian Fusion at Nobu to sushi at RA Sushi Bar Restaurant. From the Italian at Campo Italian Bistro and Bar to Mexican at Bandolero Cacina de Mexico, dining is a highlight in Scottsdale. You’ll always find a spot to satisfy your appetite and match your mood, and don’t forget the fabulous restaurants at the Scottsdale Princess including Bourbon Steak, Scottsdale’s top-rated Mexican restaurant, La Hacienda, and Toro Larin Restaurant & Rum Bar. Tuesday, March 29 8 - 9 am Breakfast Start your day with fellow Contractor and Associate members over a full breakfast and steaming cups of coffee. 9 - 10:30 am Spouse Breakfast Join the group at Princess Falls where the resort’s culinary team will prepare a beautiful breakfast buffet complete with Bloody Marys and Mimosas for you to enjoy while you chat with friends and enjoy the beautiful Sonora Desert. 9 - 10:30 am Recent Developments in Employment Law Greg Guidry, a labor attorney with years of experience representing employers in the pipeline construction industry will update members on all of the significant labor and employment law developments of interest to employers that have occurred in recent months. Included will be federal legislation, federal regulatory and other federal labor agency actions, important court decisions, and other developments that impact the workplace. The discussion will also include practical tips for dealing with these developments, where appropriate. 10:45 - 11:45 am APCA Regular Member Meeting Open to APCA Regular (Contractor) members only. The meeting will be a fast-paced and frank discussion that touches on the various segments of the industry and promotes the sharing of insights and opinions from contractors working in different market sectors all over North America. 10:45 - 11:45 am APCA Associate Member Meeting APCA’s Associate members hold a roundtable discussion on topics that affect manufacturers and suppliers in the pipeline construction industry. 1 - 5:30 pm Gravel & Grapes: Hummer +Wine Tasting Let’s face it: wine goes with everything. Bachelor or bachelorette party? Wine. Special occasion with your significant other? Wine. Team building for work? Double wine. Kids with you on vacation? Triple wine. Although we don’t recommend mixing heavy machinery with the nectar of the gods in your everyday life, we definitely recommend it when it comes to the Gravel & Grapes tour (especially since your ride home is pre-arranged). The tour combines two iconic elements of the Arizona experience: Exploring the Sonoran Desert on an HI Hummer (or ATVs or UTVs) and enjoying world-class wines & food from one of Arizona’s favorite restaurants, Postinos. You’ll be picked up by the unmatched H1 Hummer, go out to the desert, and travel a narrow, chiseled trail while Preliminary Schedule
your experienced guide shares entertaining stories about the desert, cactus, wildlife, history, and geology. Then it’s on to Postinos where you will enjoy their famous bruschetta boards, a wine tasting, and more wine for everyone! $475 per person includes H1 Hummer transportation, assorted bruschetta boards, wine tasting flight and 2 glasses of wine per guest, group photo, water & snacks, license, insurance and site fees, taxes, and gratuities. 1 - 5 pm Old Town Scottsdale Segway Tour See the sights of Scottsdale on a Segway i2 Personal Transporter during the Old Town Exploration Tour with over 30 points of interest filled with fun facts and local history. Create unforgettable memories as you roll into the historic Old Town Scottsdale District and glide your way through Scottsdale’s most renowned Downtown area. Each guest receives 1-on-1 training, and the tour starts when everyone feels comfortable. After a quick training period, you’ll be smiling on a Segway and cruising through the guided 5-mile tour. Riders will all receive an earpiece to hear safety instructions, historical narration, and the occasional catchy tune from the guides. $250 includes transportation, 2-hour tour, safety helmet, safety instruction course, unlimited bottled water & cooling evaporative neck towels, audio receiver and earbud to hear tour guide narration, group photos, taxes, and gratuities. 7:30 - 10 pm APCA Final Banquet Join the group in the Princess Ballroom for cocktails and a sumptuous dinner. APCA President Taylor Dacus, Troy Construction, will deliver his state of the association/industry address followed by music and dancing featuring the Young Country Band. Young Country has been a country music staple in the southwest for years. Consistently in high demand, Young Country maintains a busy schedule entertaining some of the most established corporations in the world. Playing the best of current and past country hits, YC can easily incorporate any genre into the mix to round out the night and keep people dancing. “The boys from Young Country are just plain good...Rival any national act I’ve ever heard...Great musicianship.” - Ronnie Dunn of Grammy Award winning Brooks & Dunn Wednesday, March 30 8:30 - 10:30 am Board of Directors Wrap-up Meeting Open to APCA Board of Directors only. Departures all day Additional Details Transportation Taxi: Taxi service is available at the airport as well as at the hotel lobby. You can ask one of the bellmen to assist. Rental Cars: Rental cars are available onsite at PHX. Uber/Lift: Uber and Lift are readily available throughout the Scottsdale area. Airport: The closest airport to the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is Phoenix Sky Harbour International Airport (PHX), which is a 26-minute, 23-mile drive. Weather Scottsdale enjoys more than 330 sunny days each year, which means pool season runs year-round, hiking trails and golf courses are always open, and any time is a great time to visit. The average high in March is 78, and the average low is 52 What to Wear We have received a few questions about the dress code for the APCA Convention, and while there are no actual rules, here are a few suggestions: APCA meetings are largely business casual. For men that includes slacks or khakis, dress shirt or polo, and loafers or dress shoes. For women, that includes dress, skirt or slacks, and a blouse or nice top. At the evening events — Wednesday’s Opening General Session and Saturday’s Final Dinner — people get a little dressier. Many men wear sport coats. Pre- and Post-Convention Rates The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess will honor the discounted APCA room rate for three days before and three days after the convention, based on availability. Registration Please complete the registration form (back page) and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Office Use Only Date In_ _________________ Amount In_ ______________ Confirm__________________ 2022 Convention Registration March 25 - 30, 2022 Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Scottsdale, Arizona Registrant Information Register no more than one couple per page 1. Registrant’s Name Badge Name 2. Spouse/Guest Name Badge Name 3. Youth 1 Name Age Badge Name 4. Youth 2 Name Age Badge Name Company Title Street Address City State ZIP Phone Cell Email Registration Fees All attendees must be registered Questions? (703) 212-7745 Room Type p Fairmont Room $369 | p Fairmont Deluxe Room $399 | p Sunset Signature Room $409 | p Casita Jr. Suite $429 p Casita Suite $569 | p Sunset Beach Corner Suite $569 | p Master Suite $1,099 Bed Type p King Bed p 2 Queen Beds Room rates are subject to taxes and service charge. Early departures will result in an early departure fee equal to 1 night’s room rate. Hotel Registration Credit card is required to reserve rooms. This is a separately charged item. Card Type: p MasterCard p VISA p AMEX Credit Card Number Expiration V-code Cardholder Name Signature Check-in Date Check-out Date Exhibit p Yes, I Want a Tabletop at the 4th Annual Associates Exhibit APCA Payment must accompany this registration in the form of a check or credit card. Payment must be received by February 15, 2022, for early discount. p Check Please make payable to APCA p MasterCard p VISA p AMEX Credit Card Number Expiration V-code Cardholder Name Signature Credit Card Billing Address p I’m a First-time Convention Attendee Registration Category By 2/15/22 After 2/15/22 Subtotal Owner/Employee Member $1195 $1495 Spouse/Guest $695 $795 Youth 5-10 $345 $445 Youth 11-18 $495 $595 Optional Activities Please enter registrant’s number (1-4) from above Fees Registrant # ATV Excursion (Sat, 12:45 - 5 pm ) $375 TaliesinWest Tour (Sat, 1:30 - 4 pm) $125 High Speed Kart Racing (Sun, 1- 5 pm) $205 APCA Golf Tournament (Mon, 12:30 - 6:30 pm) $330 Golf Club Rental (Mon) p Mens p Womens | p Right p Left $87 Interactive Culinary Journey (Mon, 1 - 3pm) $200 Spouse Breakfast (Tues, 9 - 10:30 am) included Hummer &Wine Tasting (Tues, 1 - 5:30 pm) $475 Old Town Scottsdale Seqway Tour (Tues, 1 - 5 pm) $250 Total Fees Registration Info • Email this registration form to registration@ americanpipeline.org OR • Mail this registration form with payment to: PO Box 638 Churchton, MD 20733 Cancellation Policy There is no charge for cancellations received before 1/31/22. After 1/31/22 and before 2/28/22 there will be a 50% cancellation charge. There will be no refunds after 2/28/22.www.americanpipeline.org