NASA space mission commander, Captain Mark Kelly, to speak at the AREMA 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition

Captain Mark Kelly, astronaut and retired Navy combat veteran will give the keynote address at the AREMA 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition.  This is the premier event for railway engineering professionals, taking place on Sunday, September 16 through Wednesday, September 19 at the Hilton Chicago.  Kelly will address the Opening General Session on Monday, September 17.

With an extraordinary career of service to our military, our nation and humanity, Kelly will captivate the audience with lessons learned from his extensive travels and experiences in the Navy, outer space and on the ground. From leading teams in some of the most dynamic environments imaginable, to the thrill of spaceflight, and the recovery and resilience of his wife, former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, he will reveal the foundations for success, so you can accomplish your mission in life and work.  Kelly, an American hero, will demonstrate how focus, dedication and persistence can help you tap into your potential to succeed in any competitive setting.  

The AREMA 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition is an arena in which AREMA members and other interested professionals present the most recent advances in the various disciplines involved in the railway engineering field.  Additionally, it provides a networking opportunity for colleagues, from the student level to Life Members. The AREMA Exposition brings together a large and diverse group of railway engineering professionals - who have the authority to buy products or advise their companies which products and services to buy. They represent all segments of the industry, including Communications & Signals, Engineering Services, Maintenance-of-Way, Passenger & Transit, Structures and Track.

“We are looking forward to welcoming you to the AREMA 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition in Chicago.  There are many reasons to attend this year -  educational opportunities, discovering new vendors and suppliers and most importantly, to make connections with your colleagues that share your same interests.  See you in September!” said Executive Director and CEO Beth Caruso.  

Registration and hotel reservations for the AREMA 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition will begin April 2.

Additional details will be released soon for the AREMA 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition .  The Exposition is 80% sold out; existing exhibitors, available booths and the floor plan can be found on the Exposition page

The AREMA 2018 Annual Conference & Exposition, September 16-19, 2018 at the Hilton Chicago, provides an excellent opportunity for members of the railway industry to increase their railroad knowledge, technical expertise, network and gives a forum for networking and exchanging ideas.