CONVENTION SCHEDULE

Please review the schedule very carefully before registering. The meeting pattern has shifted into the week by one day and events such as the golf outing have moved to the beginning of the convention and the educational sessions continue into the later afternoon on Wednesday. There are three General Sessions this year, with the first on Monday afternoon, April 4, and two on Wednesday, one in the morning and the closing General Session on Wednesday afternoon featuring political analyst, Charlie Cook.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

7:30am-8pm - Convention Registration & Golfer Check-in
8am-12pm - Safety & Training Committee Meeting
9am-2pm - Executive Committee Meeting
12pm-8pm - Exhibitor Setup
2pm-5pm - Railroad Police & Security Committee Meeting
2pm-5pm - Mechanical Committee Meeting
2:15pm-3:30pm - Finance & Administration Committee Meeting
3pm-5pm - Associate Membership Meeting & Exhibitor Orientation
6pm-9pm - Executive Committee Dinner
FREE EVENING

Monday, April 4, 2016

7:30am-12:30pm - **NOTE** Annual Golf Outing - Andrews Air Force Base (6:30am bus departure; 1:30pm bus return; 7:30am shot-gun start, scramble format)
8am-7:30pm - Convention Registration
8am-2pm - Exhibitor Setup
8am-11am - Human Resources Committee Meeting
9am-11am - CTITF Trustees Meeting
9am-11am - Passenger Committee Meeting
10:00am-3:00pm - Short Line Safety Institute Meetings
1pm-2:30pm - General Counsel Committee Meeting
2pm-2:30pm - First Timers Orientation
3pm-4:30pm - **NOTE** Opening General Session
4:45pm-5pm - Grand Opening of Expo Hall
5pm-7:30pm - Expo Reception featuring the ASLRRA Silent Auction
FREE EVENING

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

6am-7am - Morning Walk/Run
7am-7pm - Convention Registration
7:30am-10am -  Technology Committee Meeting
7:30am-10am - Veterans Recruitment Committee Meeting

7:30am-8:30am - Young Professionals Gathering
8am-10am - Small Railroad Summit and Facilitated Discussion
8am-10am - Expo Open - Breakfast Break - Demos - Expo Ed - Genius Bars

8:30am-10:30am - Legislative Policy Committee Meeting 
10:30am-11:30am - Educational Breakout Track Session 1
**NOTE** - Nine Tracks Covering Topics in: Engineering & MOW, Finance & Admin, Human Resources, Legal, Legislative & Regulatory, Marketing, Mechanical, Operations & Safety, and Technology)
11:30am-2:00pm - Exhibit Hall Lunch & Dessert among the Exhibits and Featuring the ASLRRA Silent Auction
11:30am-2:15pm - Board of Directors Meeting
2pm-4:30pm - Educational Breakout Track Sessions 2 & 3

2pm-4:30pm - Expo Hall Open

5pm-7pm - Reception in Expo Hall, featuring the ASLRRA Silent Auction
7pm-9pm - **NOTE** Chairman's Dinner featuring Award Presentations for Safety, Distinguished Service, and Chairman's Service
9pm-10pm - Silent Auction Dessert Reception

 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

6am-7am - Morning Walk/Run
7am-4pm - Convention Registration / Information Desk
7:30am-8am - Breakfast Break
8am-9:45am - General Session with Short Line CEO and Class I Marketing Panels, ASLRRA Marketing Awards, Veteran's Recruitment Awards, and Railway Age Short Line and Regional Railroad Awards
10am-1pm - **NOTE** Expo Hall Open
10am-11am - Educational Breakout Track Session 4
11am-1pm - Lunch in the Expo Hall w/Pinewood Derby Competition Event
1pm - Expo Breakdown Begins
12:30pm-5pm - Drug & Alcohol DER Training Seminar
1:15pm-2:15pm - Educational Breakout Track Session 5
2:30pm-4:30pm - **NOTE** Closing General Session featuring Political Analyst and Commentator, Charlie Cook, and ASLRRA Annual Membership Meeting
6pm-9pm - Taste of Texas BBQ featuring the Norfolk Southern Lawmen

Thursday, April 7, 2016

8am-12pm - RIWG Meeting
8am-3pm - Drug & Alcohol DER Training Seminar