The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md., is seeking abstracts for the 2011 International Concrete Sustainability Conference. Researchers, academics, students, engineers, architects, contractors, concrete producers, public works officials, material suppliers, and concrete industry professionals are invited to attend the conference scheduled for Aug. 9–11, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Campus in Cambridge, Mass. Suggested topics for the abstracts include the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance, and research of concrete as they relate to sustainability. Go to to learn more.