You are strongly encouraged to attend the AREMA 2019 Annual Conference in conjunction with Railway Interchange. Our program provides a unique forum for members of the railway industry to increase their knowledge and technical expertise, to network, and to exchange ideas with conference participants.  The Program Committee has assembled a great slate of nearly 80 technical presentations that I am sure you will find informative and value-adding.

Monday’s General Session will feature guest speaker Vernice Armour, America’s First African-American Female Combat Pilot. Please take advantage of this excellent opportunity to interact with your fellow railroad industry professionals and learn more about the railway industry.

Edward D. Sparks, II, PE
Asst Chief Engineer of Structures
CSX Transportation
AREMA Senior Vice President 
& Program Committee Chair

About Conference

In 2019, AREMA will be in Minneapolis, September 22-25 to hold its Annual Conference in conjunction with Railway Interchange.  The Annual Conference will offer an array of important topics and discussions affecting our industry and Railway Interchange will offer attendees the opportunity to network with many companies.

Why Attend?

As a railway engineering professional, you will find the resources to increase your knowledge about the industry through the latest innovations and technologies when you attend the AREMA 2019 Annual Conference in conjunction with Railway Interchange.  To remain relevant in the industry, you must continuously keep your education up-to-date by refining your skills and uncovering new ways to grow your career and business.
Educational Opportunities: No matter your experience level, everyone can learn from these presenters.  Expose yourself to a variety of viewpoints while staying on top of new ideas and trends that can impact the future. Your attendance may also earn you Professional Development Hours (subject to your state’s approval) to maintain your valuable certification.

Networking: This event brings together people from different backgrounds who share a common discipline.  Build your professional network by collaborating and engaging with your industry peers to conquer hurdles.  Never underestimate the value of face-to-face connections.

New Vendors and Suppliers: Discover the innovative products and services to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced world in the exhibit halls.  These exhibitors understand what is happening in the industry and have the answers and solutions to your questions.

Enjoy:  The rail industry is rewarding and fun!  This event packs a lot into a short amount of time while adding enjoyment to your career by mixing a social scene into your learning. 

Who Should Attend?

Anyone in the Railroad Industry, including segments such as Communications & Signals, Engineering Services, Maintenance-of-Way, Passenger & Transit, Structures and Track should attend the AREMA Annual Conference in conjunction with Railway Interchange.