While it's the third year of the Bunyan Pervious Roast, it is my first year attending. Based on what I'd heard, I wasn't sure if it was more of a lecture series, day-long demonstrations, or an R&D event?
One day in, it seems to be more of a group think-tank. Sure, it's a chance for those new to pervious to learn all about it. It's also an opportunity for contractors to try new tools and techniques. Most significantly, however, it's a place for the industry to come together, to discuss the future of pervious concrete, in all aspects: mixtures, construction techniques, testing, specifications and research.
Don't let the tent in the desert fool you, this is the place to be! Congrats to Dave Mitchell and the Bunyan crew for putting on such a powerful event.