Our Planning Committee has pulled together 35+ 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 & MOW10:15AM - 11:15AM Monday101 Autonomous Geometry Testing - The Wave of the FutureANL2017/T101
Engineering & MOW11:30AM - 12:30PM Monday102FAMES Track Inspection,Inspector Training & QualificationANL2017/T102
Engineering & MOW 2:00PM - 4:15PM Monday103 Super Session: Internal Rail Flaw Testing and Rail WearANL2017/T103
Finance & Administration10:15AM - 11:15AM Monday201 Using Cost Data for Decision MakingANL2017/T201
Finance & Administration11:30AM - 12:30PM Monday202 Update on the Economy, Elections and Investment MarketsANL2017/T202
Finance & Administration 2:00PM - 3:00PM Monday203 Gift Tax Law Changes & Its Effect on Succession PlanningANL2017/T203
Finance & Administration 3:15PM - 4:15AM Monday204 Hot Topics in FinanceANL2017/T204
Human Resources10:15AM - 12:30PM Monday301Super Session:Relevant/Legally Compliant Job DescriptionsANL2017/T301
Human Resources 2:00PM - 3:00PM Monday303 Managing FMLA, Including Suspected FMLA AbuseANL2017/T303
Human Resources 3:15PM - 4:15PM Monday304 Mentoring Session For Young & New Rail ProfessionalsANL2017/T304
Legal10:15AM - 11:15AM Monday401 Hot! Hot! Hot! Legal IssuesANL2017/T401
Legal11:30AM - 12:30PM Monday402 Railroad Law 101:Short Course-Vital Railroad AgreementsANL2017/T402
Legal 2:00PM - 3:00PM Monday403 Cybersecurity For the 21st Century RailroadANL2017/T403
Legal 3:15PM - 4:15PM Monday404 It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a DRONE???ANL2017/T404
Legislative & Regulatory10:15AM - 11:15AM Monday501 Legislative Update and Executive Branch UpdateANL2017/T501
Legislative & Regulatory11:30AM - 12:30PM Monday502 Training & Info Update:Transportation Security Administ.ANL2017/T502
Legislative & Regulatory 2:00PM - 4:15PM Monday503 Super Session: Regulation RapANL2017/T503
Marketing10:15AM - 11:15AM Monday601 Tariffs and Rate Books and the Benefits of EachANL2017/T601
Marketing11:30AM - 12:30PM Monday602 Data Mining for New CustomersANL2017/T602
Marketing 2:00PM - 3:00PM Monday603 Using Social Media As a Business Development ToolANL2017/T603
Marketing 3:15PM - 4:15PM Monday604 Food and Perishables By Rail: New InitiativesANL2017/T604
Mechanical10:15AM - 12:30PM Monday701Super Session:Locomotive Maintenance,Monitoring &MovementANL2017/T701
Mechanical 2:00PM - 4:15PM Monday703 Super Session 2: Railcar Health and InspectionANL2017/T703
Operations & Safety10:15AM - 11:15AM Monday801 SLSI - Where We Have Been, Where We Are GoingANL2017/T801
Operations & Safety11:30AM - 12:30PM Monday802 Safety Culture and Compliance From the Ground UpANL2017/T802
Operations & Safety 2:00PM - 4:15PM Monday803 Super Session: Regulation RapANL2017/T803
Technology10:15AM - 11:15AM Monday901 PTC Planning/Implementation Updates From RailroadsANL2017/T901
Technology11:30AM - 12:30PM Monday902 Drones: Business Case Validation - Railroad OperationsANL2017/T902
Technology 2:00PM - 3:00PM Monday903 Innovative Implementations: GISANL2017/T903
Technology 3:15PM - 4:15PM Monday904 Obtainable Technologies for a Short Line RailroadANL2017/T904