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Welcome to the 2020 Winter Training School

March 4-6, 2020 -- Louisville Marriott Downtown

PAIKY invites and encourages participation in the Winter Training School from the entire association membership, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, city and county officials, architects, engineers and affiliated associates and groups.

Note: Any non-member shall not be invited or allowed to attend association meetings.




This year, we are excited to announce that our Keynote Speaker is the very accomplished horse trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

Fascinated with horses at a young age, Lukas started training Quarter Horses in the 1960s, eventually being inducted into the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame in 2007.

Moving to Thoroughbreds full-time in the 1970s, Lukas has won 14 Triple Crown races, 20 Breeders’ Cup races and numerous Eclipse Awards recognizing his record 26 champion Thoroughbreds.

He was inducted into Thoroughbred racing’s Hall of Fame in 1999 and is still an active trainer.

The horse racing industry, much like the asphalt industry, is so integral to Kentucky's history. We can't wait to learn more about D. Wayne Lukas' Road to the Derby.


ADDITIONALLY: We are hosting a Women of Asphalt Luncheon, open to men and women, of all levels, within your company! 

This luncheon will take place on Thursday, March 5th, in conjunction with the Winter Training School. 



Our keynote speaker is Tori Murden McClure - President of Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky.

Tori may be best known as the first woman and first American to row solo and unassisted across the Atlantic OceanAlso, she was the first woman and first American to travel over land to the geographic South Pole skiing 750-miles from the ice-shelf to the pole.

Tori has worked as chaplain of Boston City Hospital, as policy assistant to the Mayor of Louisville, director of a shelter for homeless women, and has worked with the boxer and humanitarian Muhammad Ali. Tori is an accomplished mountaineer and has completed major climbs on several continents.

Tori is a graduate of Smith College. She holds a Masters in Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing from Spalding University. Her book A Pearl in the Storm was published by Harper Collins. Tori and her husband, Charles, better known as “Mac,” reside in Louisville, Kentucky.

We are very excited to hear more of Ms. Mclure's story! 


*Please note - attendance of the luncheon is open to anyone within our industry and optional to Winter Training School attendees. If you are attending the Winter School, you will be given the option to attend the WoA program during the registration process. If you do not want to attend the WoA program, a buffet lunch with no program will also be offered on the second level of the Marriott.


To see the 2020 agenda, click here


Please no cancellations after February 25, 2020. Substitutions are welcome.