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Upcoming events

    • 22 Jul 2018
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • 24 Jul 2018
    • 11:00 AM (CDT)
    • W Lakeshore Hotel, Chicago, IL

    Save the date for the AARS 122nd Annual Meeting, July 22-24, 2018 at the W Lakeshore in Chicago.

    The meeting will open with a reception on Sunday, July 22 at 5:00 p.m.

    AARS will host the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Award Dinner as part of the AARS Annual Meeting on Sunday, July 22 at 6:30 p.m.

    Registration to the AARS Annual Meeting includes a ticket to the Rising Stars dinner.  For more information about the Rising Stars dinner, visit http://www.progressiverailroading.com

    The meeting program will continue Monday, July 23 at 8:00 a.m. and will conclude on Tuesday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m. 

    Golf Outing:  On Tuesday, July 24, the AARS will hold its annual golf outing to benefit the AARS Scholarship Fund at the Harborside Golf Course in Chicago.  More information will be provided soon.

    Hotel Information

    The meeting will be held at the W Lakeshore in Chicago.  More information about securing reservations will be provided soon.

    Sunday, July 22

    1:00 p.m. Rail Tour

    5:00 pm Opening Reception and Technical Showcase

    6:30 pm Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Awards and Dinner

    Monday, July 23

    7:00 am Continental Breakfast and Technical Showcase

    8:00 am Charge to Superintendents


    9:00 am Break in Technical Showcase

    9:30 am Regional Perspective


    10:30 am

    Panel Presentation

    11:45 am Break in Technical Showcase

    12:00 Annual Industry Luncheon

    Lantern Awards

    1:15 Panel Presentation


    2:45 p.m. Break in Technical Showcase

    3:15 pm Panel Presentation


    4:30 p.m. Michigan State University Railway Certificate Course Alumni Presentation

    5:00 pm Adjourn 

    Tuesday, July 24

    7:00 am Continental Breakfast and Technical Showcase

    7:00 am Continental Breakfast and Technical

    Showcase 

    8:00 am Panel Presentation

    9:15 am Break in Technical Showcase

    9:45 am Market Outlook

    10:30 am Business Session

    11:00 am Adjourn

    Bus departs to Harborside Golf Course for the AARS Annual Golf Outing to benefit the Frank J. Richter Scholarship



    • 24 Jul 2018
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Harborside Golf Course, Chicago, IL

    The AARS will host a golf outing during the AARS 121st Annual Meeting at the Harborside Golf Course in Chicago on Tuesday, July 24, 2018.

    Proceeds from the outing will benefit the Frank J. Richter Scholarship Fund which provides educational scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. 

    Shotgun start: 1:00 p.m.

    Registration opens at 12:00 p.m.

    Dinner:  6:00 p.m.

    Registration is will be open soon!  Take advantage of the early bird rate of $140 per player or $560 per foursome before May 15. 

    Additional prize fund:  to contribute funds to for additional prizes, click here.  The additional prize fund contribution link is not on the registration page.  

    The AARS Annual Golf Outing will be held at the conclusion of the AARS 121st Annual Meeting in St. Louis.  Event registration is $140 per person and includes green fees, cart, refreshments, box lunch, dinner after golf, and a prize for every participant. Golf outing registration is NOT included with registration for the 121st Annual Meeting.

    Register as an individual player or as a foursome. 

    Proceeds of the event will benefit the Frank J. Richter Scholarship Fund.

    Need to rent clubs?  Contact the course directly.

    Transportation from the Annual Meeting at the W Lakeshore Hotel to the course and return to the hotel is complimentary with your registration.  You do not need to be an AARS member, nor do you have to register for the Annual Meeting to participate in the golf outing.  Golf outing registration is NOT included with 122nd Annual Meeting registration.

    Questions?

    Contact Carrie Foor at 331-643-3369. 




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