NPA Events

2019 General Meeting

The 2019 NPA General Meeting will be held on March 24 in the Québec City Convention Centre. This meeting is held in conjunction with the ACI convention being held at the neighboring Hilton hotel in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Date/Time: 24 March 2019 / 4:00 pm
Location: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada / Québec City Convention Centre
Room: C-2101

2019 Natural Pozzolan Symposium

The NPA announces the first annual Natural Pozzolan Symposium to be held at Rancho de los Caballeros resort in Wickenburg, Arizona on May 16-17, 2019.

Rancho de los Caballeros is a 79-room, 20,000-acre dude ranch located approximately 70 miles from the Phoenix Airport. The resort will provide a shuttle service to and from the airport.

DAY ONE: The Symposium will start on May 16th at 1 p.m. with a welcome from the President of the NPA — Mr. Tom Adams — followed by presentations. A mixer will be held that evening for all attendees.

DAY TWO: Includes additional presentations in the morning, NP producer introductions, and immediately after lunch, an award ceremony for the Natural Pozzolan Project of the Year (NPPY). Following the awards ceremony and closing remarks (around 1:30 PM), a tour of the KMC pozzolan mine site will ensue for those who are interested. The resort is approximately 40 minutes from the Kirkland Mining Company natural pozzolan mine site. For those individuals who will not be participating in the mine tour, there will be shuttle service to the airport, if needed. For those attendees staying at the hotel the night of the 17th, there will be airport shuttle service on the morning of the 18th.

REGISTRATION: The registration fee for the Symposium is $300 and includes mixer and meals (2 or 3). Room cost will be $126.00/night with breakfast included. Register below.

BOOK A ROOM: Four ways to book a room at Rancho de los Caballeros at the special symposium rate. 1) Download this reservation confirmation form, fill it out and mail it back to the hotel (address on bottom of form); 2) scan it and send it by email to; 3) fax the completed form to 928-684-9565; or 4) call the hotel directly at 800-684-5030 and make your reservation over the phone. NOTE: You cannot book a room at the NPA Symposium rate via their website.
IMPORTANT DEADLINE: Your room reservation needs to be booked (completed & confirmed) on or before May 14, 2019. If you download, complete and mail the reservation form, please allow enough time for the form to arrive and be processed by hotel staff.



We look forward to seeing you at The Natural Pozzolan Symposium. Don't forget to book your room at the Rancho de los Caballeros by May 14. For questions, comments, or suggestions, contact Areta Zouvas (KMC/Host) at or Joe Thomas at


A call for papers for the Symposium is hereby announced. All proposed presentations should be sent to no later than 15 March 2019, for review/acceptance by an NPA select committee (Title/Abstract/Author(s)). Presentations should be approximately 25 minutes in duration. Any subject related to the usage, study, or advancement of Natural Pozzolan in cement/concrete will be eligible.


We also request nominations for the inaugural 'Natural Pozzolan Project of the Year' (NPPY) awards to be announced at the Symposium. There is no set format for submitting a nomination. Use your own discretion. The categories for nomination are concrete projects which incorporated natural pozzolan in the following categories:

1. Transportation Infrastructure
2. Buildings/Structures
3. Oil/Gas
4. Waste Water/Sewer
5. Other/Open

The Natural Pozzolan Association (NPA) is a network of natural pozzolan producers working to improve the performance and durability of the nation’s concrete infrastructure.


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