Railroad Industry Exchange Conference

Penn State Altoona will host a 2-day symposium on campus in Altoona, Pennsylvania, October 15-16, 2018.

This joint effort between the railroad industry and academia will focus on the unique research needs of short line and regional railroads and maintain a strong emphasis on technology transfer and practical applications to improve railroad safety and efficiency.

This industry-specific symposium will connect railroad operational needs with cutting-edge industry solutions.

Topics

This industry specific symposium will seek to connect railroad operational needs with cutting edge industry solutions.  RRIX will provide an open exchange of information and ideas, with topics including those listed below.

Topics

This industry-specific symposium will connect railroad operational needs with cutting-edge industry solutions.

Registration Costs and Fees

$100 | Student Fee

$200 | Early Bird
July 1–September 5, 2018

$250 | Regular Registration
Starting September 5, 2018

Important Dates

Abstract Acceptance | August 29, 2018
Early-Bird Registration Ends | September 5, 2018
Author Registration Deadline | September 14, 2018
Symposium Schedule Finalized | September 21, 2018
Presentations Due| October 1, 2018

Preliminary Schedule

Monday, October 15

Monday, October 15, 2018
Time Event
8:00 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 Welcome and Plenary Session
10:15 - 10:30 Amsted Rail Networking Break
10:30 - 11:45 Technical Sessions
Noon - 1:00 Lunch
1:15 - 2:30 Technical Session
2:30 - 2:45 Carload Express, Inc., Networking Break
2:45 - 3:45 Panel Discussion
4:00 - 5:15 Exposition
5:15 - 6:30 Reception
6:30 - 8:00 Dinner Banquet and Keynote Speaker

Tuesday, October 16

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Time Event
8:00 - 9:00 Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 10:15 Technical Sessions
10:15 - 10:30 Northshore Railroad Networking Break
10:30 - 11:45 Solution-based Focus Groups
Noon - 1:00 Lunch and Closing Remarks

Venue

Conference events will take place at Penn State Altoona's Devorris Downtown Center as well as Altoona's Railroad Memorial Museum.

Devorris Downtown Center
1431 12th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601
814-949-5535

Railroad Memorial Museum
1300 Ninth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

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