Our Planning Committee has pulled together 40+ outstanding breakout session topics for this year's convention. This section will be updated on a regular basis and speakers will be added as they are confirmed. 

RailroadU Breakouts

Event TrackTime and DayTitle
Engineering & MOW10:30AM - 11:30AM Tuesday101 - Treated Hardwood Tie Market Update & New InitiativesANL2016/T101
Engineering & MOW 2:00PM - 3:00PM Tuesday102 - Prioritizing Track MaintenanceANL2016/T102
Engineering & MOW 3:30PM - 4:30PM Tuesday103 - Riding the Rails To Environmental ComplianceANL2016/T103
Engineering & MOW10:00AM - 11:00AM Wednesday104 - Drones! Unmanned Aerial Bridge Inspection DemoANL2016/T104
Engineering & MOW 1:15PM - 2:15PM Wednesday105 - Working W/ State DOTs - Development & Design StandardsANL2016/T105
Finance & Administration10:30AM - 11:30AM Tuesday201 - Trends in Banking - Its Affect on Short Line RailroadsANL2016/T201
Finance & Administration 2:00PM - 3:00PM Tuesday202 - Railroad Retirement Update - From New Hire To RetireesANL2016/T202
Finance & Administration 3:30PM - 4:30PM Tuesday203 - Changes in Generally Accepted Accounting PrinciplesANL2016/T203
Finance & Administration10:00AM - 11:00AM Wednesday204 - Federal Grants Update: RRIF, TIGER, USDA & MoreANL2016/T204
Finance & Administration 1:15PM - 2:15PM Wednesday205 - Hot Topics in FinanceANL2016/T205
Human Resources10:30AM - 11:30AM Tuesday301 - Violence/Harassment/Discrimination in the WorkplaceANL2016/T301
Human Resources 2:00PM - 4:30PM Tuesday302/303 - The A To Z of Recruitment, Hiring & OnboardingANL2016/T302
Human Resources10:00AM - 11:00AM Wednesday304 - Mission Critical: Hire That Vet, A Hands-on WorkshopANL2016/T304
Legal10:30AM - 11:30AM Tuesday401 - Managing Today's Oversupply of RailcarsANL2016/T401
Legal 2:00PM - 3:00PM Tuesday402 - Rights Responsibilities & Remedies for Property DamageANL2016/T402
Legal 3:30PM - 4:30PM Tuesday403 - Can Federal Preemption Foster & Grow Your Railroad?ANL2016/T403
Legal10:00AM - 11:00AM Wednesday404 - Hiring & Managing Independent ContractorsANL2016/T404
Legal 1:15PM - 2:15PM Wednesday405 - Hot! Hot! Hot! Legal TopicsANL2016/T405
Legislative & Regulatory10:30AM - 11:30AM Tuesday501 - Implementation of the FAST Act - What Does It Mean?ANL2016/T501
Legislative & Regulatory 2:00PM - 3:00PM Tuesday502 - Best Tactics in the Statehouse on Truck Size & WeightsANL2016/T502
Legislative & Regulatory 3:30PM - 4:30PM Tuesday503 - Meet & Greet: Getting To Know Congressional LeadersANL2016/T503
Legislative & Regulatory10:00AM - 11:00AM Wednesday504 - Update on 45GANL2016/T504
Legislative & Regulatory 1:15PM - 2:15PM Wednesday505 - RSAC UpdateANL2016/T505
Marketing10:30AM - 11:30AM Tuesday601 - Forest Products Market OverviewANL2016/T601
Marketing 2:00PM - 3:00PM Tuesday602 - Transload Opportunities Beyond Energy MarketsANL2016/T602
Marketing 3:30PM - 4:30PM Tuesday603 - Plastics Market OpportunitiesANL2016/T603
Marketing10:00AM - 11:00AM Wednesday604 - Networking With Your Class I RepresentativesANL2016/T604
Marketing 1:15PM - 2:15PM Wednesday605 - Economic OutlookANL2016/T605
Mechanical10:30AM - 11:30AM Tuesday701 - Locomotive Emissions and Their Future EffectANL2016/T701
Mechanical 2:00PM - 3:00PM Tuesday702 - Railcar Repair Panel DiscussionANL2016/T702
Mechanical 3:30PM - 4:30PM Tuesday703 - Electronically Controlled Pneumatic Brakes (ECP) PanelANL2016/T703
Mechanical10:00AM - 11:00AM Wednesday704 - Locomotive Maintenance PanelANL2016/T704
Mechanical 1:15PM - 2:15PM Wednesday705 - PTC Equipping LocomotivesANL2016/T705
Operations & Safety10:30AM - 11:30AM Tuesday801 - What Is the Short Line Safety Institute?ANL2016/T801
Operations & Safety 2:00PM - 3:00PM Tuesday802 - Oil Spill Response PlanANL2016/T802
Operations & Safety 3:30PM - 4:30PM Tuesday803 - OSHA Can Regulate RailroadsANL2016/T803
Operations & Safety10:00AM - 11:00AM Wednesday804 - How Will PTC Affect Railroad Training & Operations?ANL2016/T804
Operations & Safety 1:15PM - 2:15PM Wednesday805 - Contractor Safety: Who Is On Your Property?ANL2016/T805
Technology10:30AM - 11:30AM Tuesday901 - Technology Round TableANL2016/T901
Technology 2:00PM - 3:00PM Tuesday902 - PTC - Short Line Planning For Implementation PanelANL2016/T902
Technology 3:30PM - 4:30PM Tuesday903 - Are There Drones in Your Future?ANL2016/T903
Technology10:00AM - 11:00AM Wednesday904 - Railroad Research and Development At TTCIANL2016/T904
Technology 1:15PM - 2:15PM Wednesday905 - Iron Poor, Tired Blood Bridges - You Have OptionsANL2016/T905