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Archive -- Fall 2016 Advocacy Symposium & Meeting - Denver, CO


Thursday, October 13, 2016 12:01 AM Sunday, October 16, 2016 11:59 PM


Friday, October 14, 2016 – Sunday, October 16, 2016

'A Connected America - The Future Has Begun'

Join with rail & transit advocates from across the nation and the Rocky Mountian region for 3 exciting days of information, sharing and networking.

Denver is a beautiful, vibrant and culturally diverse city, which has embraced public transportation as the smart way forward to grow the economy and serve the nearly 3 million residents of the metro region. This year’s opening of the new electrified 23-mile Airport Rail Line and 6-mile Westminister Line (along with the 11-mile Wheat Ridge line and Aurora llight rail line opening later this fall), marks a significant step towards the completion of Denver’s voter-approved ‘FasTracks’ transit expansion program - the largest such expansion currently underway in the nation!

FINAL Event Agenda

On-Line Event Registration is now CLOSED!

If you wish to attend the Friday Evening Welcome Reception at Denver Union Station, you may register and pay on site at Union Station starting at 6:15pm

If you wish to attend the Saturday Advocacy Symposium, you may regsiter and pay on site at the Embassy Suites Hotel - Silverton Ballroom (2nd Floor) starting at 7:30am on Saturday morning.

Host Hotel And Meeting Location: Embassy Suites Denver Downtown

1420 Stout Street - Denver, Colorado

NARP Group Rate Hotel Room Reservations At The Embassy Suites Are Sold-Out...

Regular Rate Rooms At The Embassy Suites Are Available Starting At $179.00 Per Night (AARP/AAA)

Rooms Are Currently Available At These Nearby Alternate Hotels:

The Curtis Hotel By DoubleTree - 2 Blocks - Rates From $183.00 Per Night (AAA-AARP)

Crown Plaza Hotel - 3 Blocks - Rates From $194.00 Per Night (AARP/AAA)

Courtyard By Marriott Downtown - 3 Blocks - Rates From $199.00 Per Night (Weekend Rate)

Holiday Inn Express - 4 Blocks - Rates From $179.00 Per Night (AARP)

Residence Inn By Marriott - 4 Blocks - Rates From $189.00 Per Night (Weekend Rate)

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown on Sherman Street - 8 Blocks - Rates From $170.00 Per Night (AARP/AAA)

Warwick Hotel - 10 Blocks - Rates From $165 Per Night (AAA)

Check Back For Updated Hotel Information...Revised To 9-23-16

Event Agenda - Revised to 9-23-16

Thursday, October 13, 2016

  • Attendee Arrivals
  • NO Planned General Attendee Events

Friday, October 14, 2016

  • Tour of Regional Transit & Rail Services - Tour Registration at Embassy Suites 8:00am - 8:30am - Depart Embassy Suites 8:30am - Tour Starting at Union Station 9:00am to 3:00pm (Tour Schedule Will Accomodate Attendees Arriving Into Denver On #5 On Friday Morning If Running Up To 2 Hours Late) NOTE: As Of 9-23-16 Tour Is Sold Out!

  • 4:15 - 5:45pm - NARP Board of Directors Meeting (Open To ALL NARP Members)

  • 6:30pm - 8:30pm - Advocates Welcome Reception - Denver Union Station Main Hall

Saturday, October 15, 2016 – 'A Connected America' Advocacy Symposium Day – 8:00am to 5:00pm

  • 8:30am - 9:00am - Convene Symposium & Welcome
  • 9:00am - 10:00am - General Session Morning Key Note Address - TBA
  • 10:30am - 11:45am - Morning Concurrent Panels
  • 12:00n - 2:00pm - Lunch With A Keynote Speaker From Texas Central Railway
  • 2:00pm - 3:15pm - Afternoon Current Panels
  • 3:30pm - 4:15pm - General Session Panels Report Backs
  • 4:15pm - 4:30pm - General Session Wrap-Up And Adjournment
  • 4:45pm - 6:00pm - NARP Division & Committee Meetings
  • Saturday Panels Will Include:
    • Moving Ahead With Shared Passenger/Freight Corridors
    • Is Transit-Oriented Development The Answer?
    • Sneak Peek At The Future: U.S. Passenger Rail In 2025 And Beyond
    • Solving the Infrastructure Conundrum: The $300+Billion Elephant In The Room
    • Colorado Regional Challenges And Opportunities
    • Fulfilling High-Speed Rail’s Promise
  • NARP Membership Is Not Required (But Strongly Encouraged) To Participate In Saturday's Exciting Events
  • Special Discounted Student Registration Fees Are Being Offered

Sunday, October 16, 2016 – NARP Membership & Council Business Sessions - 8:00am to 2:00pm (Concluding After Lunch)

  • 8:30am - 11:30am - NARP Council of Representatives Business Session
  • 12:00n - 1:45pm - Lunch With Keynote Address By Gary DeFrange, CEO - Winter Park Resorts
  • 1:45pm - 2:00pm - Meeting Wrap-Up And Adjournment
  • Attendee Departures

Monday, October 17, 2016

  • Remaining Attendee Departures

Check Back For More Information And Details On The Exciting Line-Up Of Speakers And Presentations...

Meeting Registration Is NOW Open!

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