Agenda

Preliminary Agenda Released for the 2014 International Crosstie
and Fastening System Symposium. View the agenda here!

Symposium Agenda Summary

Note: Italicized events are the ancillary events that are not part of the Symposium and may require separate registration.

Monday 2 June
Railway Tie Association (RTA) Field Trip (all day) [Separate registration required through RTA, see http://www.rta.org/field-trip for additional details]

Tuesday 3 June
Railway Tie Association (RTA) Field Trip (all day, ends in Champaign-Urbana)
International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium
7:00-8:00 - Light Breakfast
8:00-8:30 - Opening Remarks
8:30-9:45 - Technical Session (Concrete Crossties and Fastening Systems)
9:45-10:15 - Break
10:15-12:00 - Technical Session (Concrete Crossties and Fastening Systems)
12:00-1:30 - Lunch (at UIUC's Beckman Institute)
1:30-3:00 - Technical Session (Concrete Crossties and Fastening Systems)
3:00-3:30 - Break
3:30-5:00 - Technical Session (Concrete Crossties and Fastening Systems)
5:30-6:30 - Reception

Wednesday 4 June
International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium

6:30-7:15 - Light Breakfast
7:15-12:00 - Technical Tour (UIUC's New RailTEC Research and Innovation Laboratory and voestalpine Nortrak Inc. Foundry in Decatur, IL)
12:00-1:30 - Lunch (at Illinois Terminal - Multi-Modal Transportation Center)
1:30-3:15 - Technical Session (Timber Crossties and Tie Treatment)
3:15-3:30 - Break
3:30 - 5:30 - Technical Session (Timber Crossties and Tie Treatment)
6:00-7:00 - Social Hour (at UIUC Memorial Stadium, 1402 South 1st Street, Champaign, IL)
Enter Stadium at Gate 16 on the West Side, take elevators to the 6th floor to the 77 Club.
7:00 - Keynote Dinner (at UIUC Memorial Stadium)

Thursday 5 June
International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium
7:00-8:00 - Light Breakfast
8:00-10:15 - Technical Sessions (Composite Crossties and Crosstie Inspection)
10:15-10:30 - Closing Remarks
11:00 - Start of AREMA Committee 30 (Ties) Meeting
Afternoon - AREMA Committee 30 (Ties) Meeting
Evening - AREMA Committee 30 (Ties) Reception and Dinner (Sponsored by RailTEC)

Friday 6 June
Morning - AREMA Committee 30 (Ties) Meeting (concludes at noon)

Detailed Agenda

Under Development