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INVITATION TO ATTEND from RON LANE, GENERAL COUNSEL SYMPOSIUM CHAIR and JIM BOWERS, FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION SEMINAR CHAIR
As the Chairs of these two meetings, we are delighted to encourage you to attend and participate in this year's joint General Counsel Symposium and Finance & Administration Seminar in Kansas City, Missouri. Your meeting Planning Committee has focused all of its energies on creating a valuable educational experience, full of opportunities to network and learn something new, while remaining mindful of the many commitments vying for your time and attention.
This meeting will provide a great mix of business and social activities starting on the social side with receptions on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. These receptions provide attendees with an excellent opportunity to network and discuss the day's educational take away's in a more relaxed atmosphere. Attendees can continue their networking at breakfasts, lunches, and refreshment breaks, or even after the day's events have concluded at one of the excellent restaurants across the street from our hotel at Country Club Plaza.
On the business end of the program, ASLRRA's General Counsel and Finance & Administration Committees have combined their resources and put together a top-notch program that will be of interest to anyone involved in the railroad human resources, accounting, and legal worlds. We believe that the synergy between these two events will draw an expanded pool of attendees to both, thereby providing a greater population of small railroad industry personnel with the tools and knowledge they need to better do their jobs. In addition, those legal professionals seeking CLE credit will be pleased to discover that our General Counsel Symposium sessions can now count toward your continuing education requirements. Just be sure to select the "CLE Credit" option in the online registration and specify the states for which you will be seeking credit.
Additionally, to give this meeting even more bang for your educational buck, ASLRRA and FRA have decided to jointly hold a Drug & Alcohol Training Seminar on the front end of the event. The training session will take place at the Intercontinental Kansas City from November 27 - 28, and will cover Drug & Alcohol Program Manager Training along with Signs & Symptoms and Mock Collection Training. This session will bring you up to speed on all of the 49 CFR Part 219 regulation changes being implemented in the coming months and provide you with a preview of what the new regulations will look like.
An energetic city forged by a rich history, Kansas City is brimming with activities to keep you entertained: eclectic cuisine, swinging jazz, one-of-a-kind museums, a thriving arts scene and fantastic shopping. The world-renowned jazz legacy continues today in clubs throughout the city. For barbecue lovers, the city's signature food can be found at more than 100 local establishments. So pack your bags and discover something unique and unexpected in Kansas City!
Don't miss out on this opportunity to meet with your peers, while sharing ideas and networking with others in the industry. Make plans to head to Kansas City where we've built a strong program complete with new features and activities to help you connect. We sincerely look forward to seeing you and welcoming you to this conference.