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AARS 122nd Annual Meeting

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

Registration

  • Meeting registration for one person which includes entry to the AARS Annual Meeting Opening Reception, one ticket to the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Awards dinner, 2 continental breakfasts, and entry to the AARS Lantern Awards Luncheon.
  • Meeting registration for one person which includes entry to the AARS Annual Meeting Opening Reception, one ticket to the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Awards Dinner, 2 continental breakfasts, entry to the AARS Annual Lantern Awards Luncheon.
  • Includes meeting registration for one company representative (entry to all meeting events including the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Awards Dinner), 10' exhibition space with 8' skirted table, electricity, carpeting, logo and link on AARS website, sponsorship listing in pre- and post- meeting newsletters, eblasts and all on site conference materials. Includes AARS membership for up to 8 company representatives.
  • Includes registration for one guest or spouse with entry to the AARS Annual Meeting Opening Reception and MSU Alumni Reception. This registration does NOT include a ticket to the Progressive Railroading Rising Stars Award Dinner.
    No specific spouse outing has been arranged for the 121st Annual Meeting.
  • Special discounted registration to the AARS 121st Annual Meeting for Progressive Railroading Rising Stars award recipients

Register

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

Registration is open!

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:  Tour of Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad's transition to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).  Bus departs the W Lakeshore Hotel at 12:15 p.m., return to the hotel by 4:00 p.m.

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:

 Keith Creel, President and CEO, Canadian Pacific Railway

9:00 am Break in Technical Showcase

9:30 am Regional Perspective:

 Jim Derwinski, Incoming CEO and Executive Director, METRA

10:30 am

Panel Presentation: 

Attracting and Retaining Employees Panel

11:45 am Break in Technical Showcase

12:00 Annual Industry Luncheon

Lantern Awards

1:15  Performance Metrics

 John Friedmann, VP Network Operations & Strategic Planning, Norfolk Southern Corporation

2:00   Economic Outlook

Melissa Peralta, Senior Economist, TTX

2:45 p.m. Break in Technical Showcase

3:15 pm Rising Stars Panel

4:15 p.m. Update on the “Railroad Renaissance”

Tony Hatch, Transportation Analyst, ABH Consulting

5:00 pm Adjourn

6:00 p.m. Michael A. Paras Foundation Fundraiser at Biggs Mansion Chicago

Tuesday, July 24

7:00 am Continental Breakfast and Technical

Showcase 

 8:00 am Safety Culture Topics

n  DOW Chemical

o    Rail Fleet management & maintenance, 

o     NAR Prevention

o    TRANSCAER and ER support

n  And More

9:15 am Break in Technical Showcase

9:45 am Transitioning to CNG

IHBRR representative

10:30 am Business Session

11:00 am Adjourn

 

11:45 pm Bus Departs for Annual Golf Outing

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



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