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  • December 16 2020
    “Big Data” in Railroad Maintenance Planning 2020 Virtual Conference 12/16/2020 Virtual Converting the Mountain of Data Collected by Railway Systems into Effective Maintenance Planning Information with a Focus on Railway Needs and Practical Applications Add to Calendar
  • January 3 2021
    TRB Annual Meeting 01/03/2021 - 01/29/2021 Virtual Event The TRB 100th Annual Meeting will be conducted as a virtual event over a series of dates throughout January 2021. The decision to go virtual was made out of concern for the health and safety of all meeting attendees, in light of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Virtual Event Platform: Through an interactive virtual event platform, attendees will be able to experience presentation and poster sessions, workshops, exhibits, and committee meetings, and connect with other attendees—just as they have all come to expect from all TRB Annual Meetings. Program: The meeting program will cover all transportation modes, addressing topics of interest to policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. A number of sessions and workshops will focus on the spotlight theme for the 2021 meeting: Launching a New Century of Mobility and Quality of Life. Dates: The dates of the Annual Meeting events are still to be determined. Committee meetings will be hosted earlier in the month, possibly in the first two weeks of January; sessions and exhibits will take place later in the month. Add to Calendar
  • January 6 2021
    NRCMA Conference: FirstLook 01/06/2021 - 01/09/2021 Virtual The NRC is pleased to offer our members and other industry leaders a new online program coming in January called NRC FirstLook 2021! NRC FirstLook is an alternative to our annual NRC Conference held each January. While we would like to meet in person and make valuable connections as we have done at the annual conference for the past 42 years, that simply is not possible this January. NRC FirstLook will bring you many of the same benefits that has made the NRC annual conference the railway industry's premier event. Through a series of high-profile, high-value online webcasts, NRC FirstLook 2021 will provide invaluable and timely insights for the new year. NRC FirstLook 2021 features these primary tracks: Fireside Chat with Norfolk Southern CEO James Squires, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Signals & Communications Panel on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Procurement Panel on Thursday, January 21, 2021 Class I Chief Engineers Panel on Wednesday January 27, 2021 Plus, NRC FirstLook 2021 will include the special and safety awards that have contributed to making the NRC Conference the premier event in the railway industry. Contact Mike McGonagle by email at mmcgonagle@nrcma.org. Add to Calendar
  • January 19 2021
    MARS 2021 Winter Meeting 01/19/2021 - 01/21/2021 Westin Hotel; Lombard, IL The Winter Meeting of the Midwest Association of Rail Shippers will be held at the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL. Add to Calendar
  • March 3 2021
    PNWARS Spring Meeting 03/03/2021 - 03/04/2021 Portland Marriott Downtown; Portland, OR The meeting will be held at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland OR Add to Calendar
  • March 10 2021
    SWARS 2021 Annual Meeting 03/10/2021 - 03/11/2021 Grand Hyatt; San Antonio, TX The meeting will return to the beautiful Grand Hyatt San Antonio Hotel on the San Antonio Riverwalk. Add to Calendar
  • March 10 2021
    Railroad Day on Capitol Hill 03/10/2021 Virtual Date TBD Railroad Day on Capitol Hill is a day that can have a very positive impact on you but it is only successful if a very large number of you attend. You put the real life face on the issues that matter most to our industry. When you turn out in force you demonstrate that those issues affect a large group of individuals who employ an even larger group of people from across the country. And you can't rely on the other guy to carry your message. Join your fellow rail industry workers to help drive home to Congress the important role that this industry plays in restoring America's economy, improving America's environment, and connecting America in the global marketplace. The continued success of this event is absolutely dependent on your participation. Please join us virtually in 2021! Add to Calendar
  • March 14 2021
    American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Annual Meeting 03/14/2021 - 03/17/2021 Anaheim, CA APTA's TRANSform Conference is the flagship event for public transportation professionals to engage in workshops, join tours, and network with colleagues. Keynote speakers and educational sessions explore hot topics, including transformative technology, community building, innovative funding and finance, safety, workforce development, worldwide mega projects, and more. Add to Calendar
  • March 16 2021
    Southeast Association of Rail Shippers Spring Meeting 03/16/2021 - 03/17/2021 Westin Buckhead; Atlanta, GA Mark your calendars to attend the 2021 Spring Meeting on March 16 – 17, 2021 at The Westin Buckhead in Atlanta. Add to Calendar
  • March 24 2021
    Keystone State Railroad Association Rail Freight Conference 03/24/2021 - 03/25/2021 Lancaster, PA The KSRRA is happy to be hosting the 2021 Rail Freight Conference in beautiful Lancaster, PA. Add to Calendar
  • March 30 2021
    2020 Railroad Liability Conference 03/30/2021 - 04/01/2021 St. Louis Union Station Hotel; St. Louis, MO The 27th Annual event is hosted by IronHorse Resources at the St Louis Union Station Hotel in St. Louis, MO. Check back for details and registration info. Please contact Jacklyn Hardy, Assistant Director Claims & Administration, Montana Rail Link at jhardy@mtrail.com Add to Calendar
  • April 19 2021
    ASME Joint Rail Conference 04/19/2021 - 04/21/2021 St. Louis Union Station Hotel; St. Louis, MO The American Society of Mechanical Engineers' 2021 JRC (Joint Rail Conference) will take place April 19-21, 2021 in St. Louis, Missouri. This international conference is the premier technical event in the U.S.A. including all discipline for freight and passenger rail transportation; mechanical, electrical, civil, and systems engineering, as well as rail safety, planning, design, manufacturing, financing, operations, and management. Add to Calendar
  • April 21 2021
    Transload Distribution Association Annual Conference 04/21/2021 - 04/23/2021 Westin Downtown Denver; Denver, CO TDANA's Annual Meeting will offer an informative program along with exceptional networking opportunities through their annual golf outing and other networking events. Add to Calendar
  • April 28 2021
    NEARS 2021 Spring Conference 04/28/2021 - 04/30/2021 Saratoga Springs, NY Check out the NEARS website for more details as they become available. Add to Calendar
  • May 12 2021
    North American Rail Shippers Association Annual Meeting 05/12/2021 - 05/14/2021 Sheraton Grand Hotel; Chicago, IL The Next NARS Annual Meeting to be held May 12-14, 2021 in Chicago NARS' programs tackle today’s important issues such as Infrastructure, NAFTA, Adapting and Adopting Technology, Shipper Success, Economic Outlook and much more. Add to Calendar
  • May 20 2021
    Heritage Rail Alliance's Spring Symposium 05/20/2021 - 05/22/2021 Hill City and Keystone, SD The Spring Symposium will be hosted by the Black Hills Central Railroad and held in Hill City and Keystone, South Dakota Add to Calendar
  • May 26 2021
    Norfolk Southern Short Line Marketing Meeting 05/26/2021 - 05/28/2021 The MAIN, Norfolk, Virginia The Norfolk Southern Short Line Marketing Meeting is for railroads and is by invitation only. Add to Calendar
  • June 6 2021
    APTA Rail Conference 06/06/2021 - 06/09/2021 Cleveland, OH For all rail modes – urban, commuter, high-speed, and intercity – this technical conference features sessions on technology, operations, maintenance, safety & security, planning, finance, capital projects, workforce development, and more. Experience the latest industry advances at the Products & Services Showcase and join the technical tours. Add to Calendar
  • July 12 2021
    MARS 2021 Summer Meeting 07/12/2021 - 07/13/2021 Grand Geneva Resort; Lake Geneva, WI Add to Calendar
  • July 13 2021
    MARS 2021 Summer Meeting 07/13/2021 - 07/14/2021 Grand Geneva Resort; Lake Geneva, WI The 2021 Summer Meeting will be held at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva. Check the website for more information. Add to Calendar
  • July 14 2021
    Operation Lifesaver, Inc.’s Leadership Conference 07/14/2021 - 07/15/2021 Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown - Old Market; Omaha, NE Operation Lifesaver, Inc. has made the decision to move the Operation Lifesaver Leadership Conference from November of 2020 to July 2021, keeping the same location. Please join us at Operation Lifesaver, Inc.’s Leadership Conference, July 2021 at the Embassy Suites Omaha Downtown - Old Market, in Omaha, Nebraska. Add to Calendar
  • July 26 2021
    AARS Annual Meeting 07/26/2021 - 07/28/2021 Swissotel; Chicago, IL Save the date for the AARS 124th Annual Meeting, July 26-28, 2020 in Chicago right on Wacker Dr. near Michigan Ave. at the Swissotel! The meeting will open with a reception on July 20 at 5:00 p.m. AARS will host the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Award Dinner as part of the AARS Annual Meeting on July 20 at 6:30 p.m. Registration to the AARS Annual Meeting includes a ticket to the Rising Stars dinner. The meeting program will continue July 21 at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude on July 22 at 11:00 a.m. Add to Calendar
  • August 3 2021
    2021 NCSL Legislative Summit 08/03/2021 - 08/05/2021 Chicago, IL Add to Calendar
  • September 12 2021
    IANA's 2021 Intermodal Expo 09/12/2021 - 09/14/2021 Long Beach, CA EXPO is the intermodal industry’s platform for products, services and solutions; a classroom for new skills and know-how; and an exchange for ideas and business. Add to Calendar
  • September 26 2021
    Railway Interchange 09/26/2021 - 09/29/2021 Indiana Convention Center; Indianapolis, IN Railway Interchange is the largest combined railway exhibition and technical conference in North America. Attended by nearly 10,000 industry professionals from around the globe, this truly massive event showcases the latest technology, services, and research by members of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI). Railway Interchange also features technical presentations and discussions by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA). Add to Calendar
  • September 29 2021
    SWARS 2021 Semi-Annual Meeting 09/29/2021 - 09/30/2021 Worthington Renaissance; Fort Worth, TX The meeting will be held at the beautiful Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel, only one block from vibrant Sundance Square. Add to Calendar
  • November 3 2021
    Heritage Rail Alliance's Fall Conference 11/03/2021 - 11/06/2021 Montreal, PQ The 2021 Fall Conference and Annual Meeting will be hosted by the Canadian Railroad Historical Association in Montreal, Quebec Add to Calendar
  • November 17 2021
    ASLRRA Annual Connections Convention 2021 11/17/2021 - 11/19/2021 Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ ASLRRA CONNECTIONS offers many opportunities for you to interact and network with your fellow attendees! From Committee Meetings, Breakout Sessions and the Opening/Closing Receptions, to teeing off in the Annual Golf Tournament, there is something for everyone at ASLRRA’s CONNECTIONS Convention. Add to Calendar
  • April 30 2022
    ASLRRA Annual Connections Convention 2022 04/30/2022 - 05/03/2022 St. Louis Convention Center, St. Louis, MO ASLRRA CONNECTIONS offers many opportunities for you to interact and network with your fellow attendees! From Committee Meetings, Breakout Sessions and the Opening/Closing Receptions, to teeing off in the Annual Golf Tournament, there is something for everyone at ASLRRA’s CONNECTIONS Convention. Add to Calendar
  • May 23 2022
    RSSI Annual C&S Exhibition 05/23/2022 - 05/25/2022 Kansas City, MO Add to Calendar
  • October 1 2023
    Railway Interchange 10/01/2023 - 10/04/2023 Indiana Convention Center; Indianapolis, IN Railway Interchange is the largest combined railway exhibition and technical conference in North America. Attended by nearly 10,000 industry professionals from around the globe, this truly massive event showcases the latest technology, services, and research by members of the Railway Supply Institute (RSI), the Railway Engineering-Maintenance Suppliers Association (REMSA), and Railway Systems Suppliers, Inc. (RSSI). Railway Interchange also features technical presentations and discussions by the American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association (AREMA) and the Coordinated Mechanical Associations (CMA). Add to Calendar
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