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Thursday, November 2, 2017 8:00 AM Sunday, November 5, 2017 5:00 PM


Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel 163 East Walton Place Chicago IL 60611





Group Rate

Hotel Reservations

Thursday, November 2 through Sunday, November 5, 2017

Confirmed & Invited RailNation Speakers/Presenters:

Host Hotel: Historic Millennium Knickerbocker, 163 East Walton Place (One Block Off North Michigan Ave.), Chicago, IL

Event Agenda: (Revised to 9-7-17)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

7:30am - 6:00pm Registration
9:00am - 10:15am Welcome General Session & Presentation

With Opening Keynote Address
"Designing Transport is Designing Cities"
Étienne Tricaud - CEO & Co-Founder AREP

10:15am - 10:30am Break
11:00am - 12:00n Amtrak Culinary Demonstration
12:45pm - 2:15pm Lunch Break - On Own
2:15pm - 4:00pm General Session Presentation
4:00pm - 4:15pm Break
4:15pm - 5:30pm Concurrent Panel & Speaker Sessions
5:45pm - 7:45pm Welcome Networking Reception
(Separate Ticket Required)

Friday, November 3, 2017

7:30am - 5:00pm Registration
9:00am - 10:15am General Session Panel Presentation
Grass Roots Advocacy - The Vision For
'A Connected America' & How You Can
Help Make It Happen
10:15am - 10:30am Break
10:30am - 12:00n Concurrent Panel & Speaker Sessions
11:00am - 2:00pm Amtrak Job Fair at Union Station
12:00n - 1:30pm Lunch Break - On Own
1:30pm - 3:00pm Concurrent Panel & Speaker Sessions
3:15pm - 4:30pm General Session Panel Presentation
The Elephant In The Room - Where Will
Over $300 Billion In Capital Investments
Come From?
4:30pm - 4:45pm Wrap-Up Session
4:45pm - 5:30pm NARP Council Business Meeting
Free Evening Explore Chicago!

Saturday, November 4, 2017

8:00am - 1:00pm Registration
Morning & Afternoon Passenger Rail Displays & Presentations
Morning & Union Station Tours
Afternoon & Equipment Displays
Mid-Day Chicago-Area Excursion Train (See Note)
Mid-Day Museum Of Science & Industry Tour (See Note)
Md-Day Pullman Historical Site Tour (See Note)
7:00pm 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner
And Program (Separate Ticket Required)

Note: Separate Tickets For These Tours/Trips Will Be Offered - General Event Registration Will Be Required To Participate!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Late Morning CTA Tour (Tentative)
Mid-Day Museum of Science & Industry Tour

Note: Separate Tickets For These Tours/Trips Will Be Offered - General Event Registration Will Be Required To Participate!

RailNation Chicago Sponsorship Opportunities Are Available!

Contact Brian Osika at [email protected] for more information.

Suggested Chicago Restaurants and Attractions Complied By Steve Musen