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AARS 124th Annual Meeting

  • 20 Jun 2022
  • 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • 23 Jun 2022
  • 11:00 AM (CDT)
  • Chicago, IL

Registration

  • Sponsorship of one of the two possible breakfasts at the AARS Annual Meeting. Includes one company representative registration plus sponsorship with pre-and post-promotion and promotion at the meeting.
  • Sponsorship of AARS Annual Awards luncheon honoring Pat Ottensmeyer as recipient of the Michael A Paras Leadership Award as well as other award recipients.
    Includes registration for two company representatives. Pre- and post- event promotion to AARS 5,000+ contacts. Promotion at the event. Feature story e-newsletter to 5,000+ rail operations and administration featuring sponsor.
  • Meeting registration for one person which includes entry to the AARS Annual Meeting Opening Reception, one ticket to the AARS Night of the Stars Rising Stars 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 AARS Night of the Stars Rising Stars Dinner, 2 continental breakfasts, entry to the AARS Annual Lantern Awards Luncheon.
  • Sponsorship of one of two breaks at the AARS Annual Meeting. Includes pre- and post-meeting company promotion and promotion at the conference.
  • Includes meeting registration for one company representative (entry to all meeting events including the AARS Night of the Stars Rising Stars 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 pre-play driving range balls, 18-hole round, cart, and post-play buffet dinner and awards.
  • Special discounted registration to the AARS 124th Annual Meeting for Progressive Railroading Rising Stars award recipients

Register

Register now for the AARS 124th Annual Meeting, June 20-22, 2022 in Chicago right on Wacker Dr. near Michigan Ave. at the Swissotel!

The 2022 meeting will open with a reception on June 20 at 5:00 p.m.

Make your hotel reservation here to obtain the special nightly rate of $219 at the Swissotel Chicago on the Chicago River. Make your reservation by June 9 to get this special rate!

Agenda

Monday, June 20

5 p.m. Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

Tuesday, June 21

7 p.m. Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8 a.m. Opening Remarks and Keynote Address: Brian Gorton, President and CEO of Conrail
8:45 a.m. Regional Leadership Perspective: Mike Noland, President of South Shore Line/NICTD
9:30 a.m. Employee Recruitment and Retention Panel - Robert Bullock, Florida East Coast Railway VP Human Resources and Labor Relations, Matt Lewis, WATCO Director of People Services, and Michael Puck, UKG.
11 a.m.  Economic Outlook -- 
Noon - AARS Annual Awards Luncheon honoring Pat Ottensmeyer, President and CEO of Kansas City Southern, recipient of the Michael A Paras Leadership Award plus other award recipients
1:15 p.m. Rail Leadership Perspective - Ed Quinn, President RJ Corman and Tony Hatch, ABH Consulting
2:30 p.m. Rising Stars Panel
5 p.m.  Reception in Exhibit Hall
6 p.m. AARS Night of the Stars dinner honoring Rising Stars of 2020, 2021 and 2022

Wednesday, June 22

7 a.m. Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8 a.m. Technology Sessions

Dan Bostek: Director of Train Operations and Special Projects, Norfolk Southern                 

8:45 Chad Jasmin: VP of Sales and Customer Experience, Wi-Tronix                                                

9:30 Seenu Chundru: President, PST Technology     

10:15  Walter Rosenberger, MxV Rail Scientist, Engineering Services
11 a.m. Annual Business Meeting
11:30 a.m. Adjourn
1 p.m. Annual Golf Outing at Harborside Golf Course Chicago

Golf Outing:  On June 22 the AARS will hold its annual golf outing to benefit the AARS Scholarship Fund.  The outing will be held at the iconic Harborside Golf Course in Chicago with fabulous views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline! More details to come.

Hotel Information

The meeting will be held in downtown Chicago on the river at the Swissotel.  To make your reservation, call the Swissotel directly and mention you are part of the AARS Annual Meeting to get the group nightly rate of $219 - (855) 516-1090







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