Rock to Road

Virtual Event
Quarry Tech 2021
October 14, 2021 at 1:00pm ET

Rock to Road is taking our Quarry Tech forum digital this year for producers from coast to coast! The popular forum will still feature live presentations designed to optimize pit and quarry operations, as well as a collection of recorded sessions to enjoy at your own pace. This virtual forum will also feature new product and demo sponsor videos.


  • Present your technology, expertise and thought leadership to a national audience
  • Hear from industry experts about the latest trends
  • Secure new leads from attendees from coast-to-coast to grow your business


  • Quarry, sand and gravel pit operations managers and owners
  • Process engineers
  • Optimization staff
  • Researchers
  • Design consultants
  • Fleet managers


Best practices, new technology, safety and more.

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Opening Remarks

Speaker: Andrew Snook, Editor, Rock to Road

1:10pm - 1:20pm
What should we expect from a new Minister of Infrastructure?

Speaker: John Ashton, Executive Director, ASGA

Rock to Road chats with Alberta Sand & Gravel Association Executive Director John Ashton about what to expect from a new government and a new infrastructure minister.

1:20pm - 1:50pm
Importance of participation on sub-regional planning task forces

  • Lesley Foy, Land & Environment Committee Chair, ASGA
  • John Ashton, Executive Director, ASGA
  • Carley Dobko, Environmental Coordinator,​ North Pease Aggregates
The Alberta Sand & Gravel Association recently reached out to Minister of Environment and Parks Jason Nixon in an effort to become included on all of the caribou sub-regional planning task forces and for the province to consider changes to the draft plans. These changes have serious implications for the future development of pits and quarries across Alberta - the kinds of changes that can happen all across Canada.

Join ASGA’s Land & Environment Committee Chair Lesley Foy and Executive Director John Ashton as they discuss the impact of these sub-regional planning task forces and the importance of fighting for a seat at the table for this type of planning for the good of the aggregate industry as a whole.

1:50pm - 2:30pm
Optimizing operations from above

  • James Donaldson, Sales Manager, Canada, Wingtra.
  • Shaun MacIntosh, Propeller Aero
In this session, Rock to Road speaks with members of the UAV industry about the latest innovations for drones and how they can be used to enhance pit and quarry operations.

2:30pm - 3:15pm
Aggregate & Palaeontology

  • Christopher Jass, Curator, Quaternary Palaeontology, Royal Alberta Museum
  • Katherine Bramble, Regulatory Assistant, Quaternary Palaeontology, Royal Alberta Museum
  • William Gowdy BSc., P.Geo., Manager, Sustainability & Environment, Northern Alberta Lafarge Canada Inc.
The Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton has a collection built on fossils unearthed during aggregate operations. In fact, thousands of fossils have been unearthed by aggregate operations across Alberta. Katherine Bramble and Chris Jass of the Royal Alberta Museum and Bill Gowdy, Manager, Sustainability & Environment, Northern Alberta, Lafarge Canada, will discuss the ongoing relationship between the Royal Alberta Museum and the aggregate industry.

3:15pm - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm
The future of artificial sands

  • John Bennington, Product Champion, Washing/Classifying, Superior Industries
  • Tyson Craiggs, Aggregate Resource Manager, Terus Construction
  • Alex Caruana, National Manager, Canadian Aggregates, Polydeck
A panel of industry professionals will discuss the future of artificial sands.

Closing Remarks

Speaker: Andrew Snook, Editor, Rock to Road

Frequently Asked Questions About Quarry Tech 2021

When & Where?

Quarry Tech 2021 will take place virtually via GoToWebinar on October 14, 2021 at 1:00pm ET.

There will be a 15 minute break between live sessions.

Why Virtual?

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, customers, and community is our number one priority. By making this event an online experience, it eliminates the need for attendees and sponsors to travel in-person, while enabling them to still benefit from the event content.

What’s Included?

Your registration provides you with access to watch the virtual keynote, all live sessions, and on-demand recorded content and product demonstrations.

How do I access?

We will email you an access link to the virtual event the morning of October 14, 2021.

If you don’t see an access link in your email inbox, please check your junk folder. If you are still unable to locate the email, contact Tara Jacobs.