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Registration for BOTH AARS Derailment Investigation & Human Factors Seminar -- Philly

  • 09 Nov 2021
  • 8:00 AM (EST)
  • 11 Nov 2021
  • 5:00 PM (EST)
  • Sheraton University City Philadelphia (near 30th & Market St. Station)


  • If you have credit from the previous seminar canceled due to COVID, use this registration.
  • Includes full registration to two-day seminar. Includes lunch on each day.
  • Includes registration for one person, lunch each day, educational binder of materials and certificate of completion.

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Derailment Investigation AND Human Factors Seminars - November 9-11, 2021

Select this discounted registration if you plan to register for both the AARS Derailment Investigation Seminar AND the Human Factors Seminar and SAVE $149!

Derailment Investigation Nov 9-10 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Gary Wolf, President, Wolf Railway Consulting, offers valuable derailment investigation information you can’t get elsewhere. 

Railroad managers, superintendents, engineers, trainmasters and others gain a working knowledge of basic track structure, performance, causes of common problems; examination of detail on axle loads, traffic density, operating speeds; optimal learning potential with presentations on railroad turnouts, crossings with details handling spots and much more.

Participants of the two-day seminar will receive a certificate of completion along with a binder full of course content to share with colleagues.

Visit the Derailment Investigation Seminar site page to learn more.

Human Factors Nov. 11 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

This 1-day seminar will provide education regarding human factor issues related to accident causation.  The seminar is hosted in partnership between AARS and the International Association of Railway Operating Officers (IAROO).

The seminar is presented by Gary Wolf, President, Wolf Railway Consulting, the rail industry's preeminent expert on railroad accident investigation and causation and Randy Jamieson and Dr. Daniel Smilek, PhD, Principals of Atticus Consulting Group LLC. Randy has 30+ years of experience in railway operations and safety. Dr. Smilek is a leading researcher of human attention.  Together they will present the Comprehensive Attention Performance Training Program (“CAPT Program”) as outlined below.

Visit the Human Factors Seminar site page to learn more.

AARS retains the right to deny registration to attendees who are not members of the organization and/or are not directly responsible for operations functions within the rail industry.  

Registration Fee:  $1,049 for AARS members, $1,249 for non members and includes the two-day seminar with lunch each day.  (AARS annual membership is $75.)

Quantity Discount:  For every 5 registrants, get one registration free.  

Questions:  Call Carrie Foor, AARS Executive Director, 331-643-3369

Hotel:  The seminar will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia at University City, Philadelphia.  The room rate will be $179/night.  To reserve your hotel room, call the hotel directly at (215) 387-8000.  Mention you are with the American Association of Railroad Superintendents seminar room block to get the special rate.

The hotel is just a few blocks from the 30th and Market St. station.  

Hotel Address3549 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

SEE Derailment Investigation event page and Human Factors event page for more details on specific agendas.

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