Frequently Asked Questions

What is the AREMA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo? more

The AREMA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo is a fully virtual experience occurring online September 13 – 17. It is an event where thousands of railroaders and exhibitors gather to exchange ideas, resources, strategies, solutions, and more. Over four days of learning, networking, and finding inspiration, this industry event is sure to leave you feeling inspired. Attendees will have access to social activities during breaks as well as designated networking opportunities.

How do I register for the AREMA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo? more

Registration is currently open. You can register here .

In what time zone will events be held? more

All events will be held in Eastern Standard Time (ET).

How and when will I have access to the Virtual Conference? more

All registrants will receive an email notification from AREMA with instructions on how to access the virtual event platform on September 10. The platform will be available to access until September 16, 2021.

What are the engagement opportunities for Industry Partners/Business Suppliers? more

Many opportunities are listed on our Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor pages.

Will sessions be recorded to access later? more

Yes, all registered attendees will have access to the online platform and any sessions during the on-demand period up until September 2021. Registrants will also be able to continue networking with exhibitors and sponsors throughout this period. 

Will I be able to earn PDH credits by attending the Virtual Conference? more

Yes, please reference specific credential information here . You can receive up to 14 PDH credits, based on your state requirements.

Will there be networking opportunities? more

We recognize that one of the most important reasons for attending an in-person event is for the networking and interactions with other attendees. While going virtual significantly changes the nature of networking, we are organizing several virtual events that will take place during the Virtual Conference. Be sure to chat virtually with other attendees during the event!

What is the cancellation policy? more

The AREMA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo is non-refundable and non-transferrable. However, the meeting will be available to access for one year after the event.

What are the other registration policies? more

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the AREMA 2020 Virtual Conference & Expo and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to allow AREMA's use of any image and distribution via news and promotional material, in print, electronic and other media, including the AREMA website (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions and audios of such events and activities without compensation.  Participants should not copy or take screen shots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the virtual space.  All media becomes the property of AREMA.  Media may be displayed, distributed or used by AREMA for any purpose.

This Conference is comprised of recommended practices and relevant accumulated knowledge from subject matter experts in the railroad industry.  The Conference does not have Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) approval and students may not rely on attendance and participation to qualify/certify them to become safety-related railroad employees.
As a condition of your participation in this meeting or event, you hereby waive any claim you may have against AREMA and its officers, directors, employees, or agents, or against the presenters or speakers, for reliance on any information presented and release AREMA from and against any and all liability for damage or injury that may arise from your participation or attendance at the program. You acknowledge that participation in AREMA events and activities could possibly bring risk and you do hereby assume responsibility for your own well-being.  

Is there a group registration option or group discount? more

No, there is not a group registration option or group discount. Each person will have to register individually for the Virtual Conference to receive PDH Credits.

Copyright Restrictions more

Due to copyright restrictions, the Virtual Event content is the property of AREMA and cannot be shared with individuals that did not previously register to access the content. 

Copyright © 2020 The American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association. All rights reserved. No part of this virtual event may be produced, stored in an information or data retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form, or by any means- electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise- without the prior written permission of the AREMA. Copyright violations are serious matters and will be pursued to the fullest extent of the law.

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