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March - Rail Tech Conference

2020 Rail Tech Conference
Moving People and Freight and Inspiring the Future

Engineering & Transit Night Dinner Meeting
Thursday, March 19, 2020


Conference: 12:30 p.m. • Supplier Reception: 5:00 p.m. • Dinner: 6:45 p.m.

The New England Railroad Club invites members, industry professionals, students, and individuals interested in a career in the railroad industry to join us at the DCU Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, on Thursday, March 19, 2020. The Rail Tech Conference is both a technology driven forum and a professional development conference exploring high-tech solutions to issues relevant to the rail industry in New England.

The conference will provide participants – industry professionals from railroads, consulting companies, and suppliers, as well as those looking to start a career in transportation – with insight as to how the rail industry is seeking out and employing a wider range of tech skills in its daily operations. The application of new technologies, coupled with a skilled workforce that can both utilize and maintain them, is transforming the industry, allowing it to be faster, safer, and more efficient when responding to the challenges of today’s marketplace.

Keynote Speaker
Seth Moulton, U.S. Representative for the Massachusetts 6th Congressional District

Topic: TBA

Who Should Attend

  • College Students and other Professionals interested in a career in the railroad industry. Learn about the field and the jobs within, and network with company representatives from all facets of the industry.
  • Active Industry Professionals from area railroads, state departments of transportation, consulting companies, and suppliers. Learn of new best practices and technologies in our shared field of employment that can be applied to your current organization.

Location
DCU Center (Conference Center) – 3rd Floor
50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA

Ticket Costs:
Conference & Dinner/Keynote
$95/$950 Table – Club Member and Regular Attendee
$35 – Student Dinner/Conference Ticket (with valid college ID)
Conference Only (all events except dinner)
$30 – Club member and Regular Attendee
Free to all College Students with valid college ID

Exhibitor Tabletop:
$250- Includes table and skirting, electrical, chairs, and 2 conference only tickets.

Click on a tab below to register, reserve a booth space, become a sponsor, or to find out more about the event.

Schedule & Events


The 2020 Rail Tech Conference will be held on the third floor of the DCU Center. All events, including registration, seminars, reception, and dinner will occur there.

Expo Floor Plan

SCHEDULE:

10:00amExhibitor set-up
12:00pmRegistration open
12:30pmIndustry Pavilion Opens
STUDENT SEMINARS
12:30pm – 4:00pm TBA
PROFESSIONAL SEMINARS
1:00pm – 1:45pmTBA
2:00pm – 2:45pmTBA
3:00pm – 3:45pmTBA
4:00pm – 4:45pmTBA
5:00pm – 6:30pmHosted Networking Reception
6:30pm – 8:00pmDinner and Keynote

KEYNOTE SPEAKER:

Keynote: Seth Moulton, U.S. Representative for the Massachusetts 6th Congressional District

Seth Moulton, U.S. Representative for the Massachusetts 6th Congressional District

Seth Moulton was first called to service when he joined the Marines in 2001, days after graduating from college and months before the attacks on 9/11. As the leader of an infantry platoon, he was among the first Americans to reach Baghdad in 2003. He served four tours in a war that he didn't agree with - but he was proud to go, so no one had to go in his place.

After returning home from Iraq, Seth earned joint degrees in Business and Public Policy at graduate school, and then worked in the private sector in Texas to build the country's first high speed rail line. But it wasn't long before he was called to serve once again - this time in his home district in Massachusetts.

Seth ran - and won - on a platform of bringing a new generation of leadership to Washington, becoming the only Democrat to unseat an incumbent in a primary in 2014.

In the two terms since he was first sworn in, Seth has worked tirelessly to uphold his commitment to bipartisanship. He has passed several bipartisan bills, including the Faster Care for Veterans Act and the Modernizing Government Travel Act, and was named the most effective freshman Democrat by the Center for Effective Lawmaking. He has also concentrated on spurring economic development in Massachusetts, creating the first intergovernmental task force focused on growing the economy of Lynn, the biggest city in his district.

Today, as Vice Chair of the Budget Committee, Seth is focused on creating a new economic agenda that will make a difference for American families. He also sits on the House Armed Services Committee and it's subcommittees on Seapower and Projection Forces as well as Strategic Forces.

Seth lives in Salem, Massachusetts with his wife, Liz, and their daughter, Emmy.


STUDENT SEMINARS:


Student seminar topics and presenters will be updated as they are finalized.


PROFESSIONAL SEMINARS:


Professional seminar topics and presenters will be updated as they are finalized.


HOSTED NETWORKING RECEPTION:


The hosted networking reception will be held in the prefunction area/exhibitor pavilion from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. We welcome you to join us for refreshments and hot and cold hors d’ouevres brought to us through the sponsorship of exhibitors and other members of the Club. The reception has traditionally been the event where the membership of the club gathers to meet each other, catch up with acquaintances, and discuss the goings-on in the New England railroad scene.