August 2-5, 2018

2018 Annual Convention

Boca Raton Resort & Club
501 E. Camino Real
Boca Raton, FL 33432
(561) 447-3000

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to register for the 2018 FTBA Annual Convention! This fun filled weekend is always highly anticipated by our membership and we don’t want you to miss out on all that we have planned. Join us at The Boca Raton Resort & Club from August 2nd through the 5th for our best Convention yet.

This year we’ll be saying farewell to current FTBA President Bob Burleson. While Bob won’t be officially retiring until December 31st we’re taking advantage of his last Convention to honor his 30 years of service to our Association and bid him adieu. And, let’s not forget about Beverly! While she has never formally held a position within FTBA, she has always provided her time and talents to help us succeed. This is certainly a well deserved retirement celebration for both of them. We can’t wait to see you there!

View the FDOT Work Program Overview Presentation

View the 2018 Convention Schedule

View 2018 Convention Attendees by Last Name (as of 7/26/2018)

View 2018 Convention Attendees by Company Name (as of 7/26/2018)

Registration Fees:
Early Bird Member Registration – $590
Early Bird Non-Member Registration – $790
Children 3 to 12 – $275
Friday Morning Breakfast – $75
Early Bird Prices end June 29th!

Registration fees after June 29th:
Member Registration after June 29th – $690
Non-Member Registration after June 29th – $925
Children 3 to 12 after June 29th – $300

Refund Policy: Full registration refunds will be given until June 29th. 50% registration refunds will be given until July 25th. Following July 25th, no refunds will be allowed. Activity fees are non-refundable.

We will be offering the following activities during the convention for an additional fee. You will need to purchase the activity when checking out in order to pay for your spot.

Additional Activities:
Tennis Tournament: Friday afternoon – $40

Golf Tournament: Saturday at 7:30 AM – $240
Onsite and includes breakfast and 2 drink tickets. Pairing requests can be made on the registration form. Requests cannot be guaranteed.

Fishing Tournament: Saturday at 7:45 AM – $325   *EVENT SOLD OUT* 
Offsite deep sea fishing. Limit 6 people per boat. Buses and breakfast included. A saltwater fishing license is required. You will need to obtain one separately here. Contact Jay Burleson to request fishing pairing. Requests cannot be guaranteed.

Your hotel room is NOT INCLUDED in your registration. Reserve your room here or call (888) 543-1277 to make your reservation over the phone. Please remember to book your room ASAP as the FTBA room block tends to fill up quickly.
Rooms start as low as $205 per night.

*It is NOT recommended to book your hotel room through a third party company. We’ve received complaints about a company calling members to book rooms. No one from the Boca Raton Resort & Club or FTBA will call you to solicit room reservations. We cannot guarantee placement for members who book though a third party.

Please Note: We do not have an exhibit hall at this event and do not offer exhibitor booths.

Award Orders

The order window for FTBA Safety Award Plaques, DBE Glass Awards, and Best in Construction Plaques is NOW CLOSED.

You can place your orders here using our online ordering system! Our online store will allow you to order all of your awards on one site. You can review your items and check out with one transaction using a “shopping cart” at the end. If you choose not to order an award, we would be happy to provide your company with an award certificate, which can be ordered using the same site.

Pricing is as follows:
Safety Award Plaque – $100
DBE Glass Award – $170
Large Best in Construction Plaque – $230 (members) / $270 (non-members)
Small Best in Construction Plaque – $195 (members) / $220 (non-members)
Award Certificate – Free

Safety Award requirements:

  • Less than 150,000 man-hours with no lost-time injuries, or
  • Between 150,000 and 250,000 man-hours with no more than 1 lost-time injury, or
  • Over 250,000 man-hours with less than 1 lost-time accident per full increment of 250,000 man-hours worked

Safety Awards are only given once per company. The requirements must be verified based on the company’s Jan.-Dec. 2017 OSHA log. Provide a copy of your OSHA 300A Log to

View the list of 2018 Safety Award winners.

DBE requirement:
The DBE Award is given in recognition for meeting or exceeding the FDOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Utilization Goal for the 2016-2017 federal fiscal year.

View the list of 2018 DBE Award winners.

Best in Construction Awards:
Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Best in Construction Awards! Companies can order Best in Construction plaques from the same website listed above.

TransPAC Awards:
We are always appreciative of those companies who contribute to the FTBA TransPAC! Our PAC allows us to be the voice of the transportation industry, year after year. Congratulations to those who qualified as Transportation Champions for the 2017-2018 fiscal year!

View the list of 2018 TransPAC Award winners.

Award shipping:
Your company will be acknowledged for your awards at the FTBA Convention Awards Breakfast on August 3rd. Best in Construction plaques will be handed out in person during the ceremony while DBE and Safety Awards will be shipped directly to your company from the award shop. Shipping charges have already been factored into pricing. Please make sure the shipping address that you enter is where you want your safety and DBE award(s) to go.

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