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Theme: Survive and Thrive

Virtual Conference Plans: 

In light of current developments, RTA's Board of Directors has unanimously decided to move our Annual Conference to a virtual platform. Rest assured that there will still be ample opportunities for networking and the sponsorship and name recognition that you have always had. It will look different online, but it will still be valuable.

This year we will have a virtual golf tournament Pick any day from October 1st to October 16th and play at your course. Then upload your scores to 18Birdies.com which will adjust the score based on course difficulty. There will be a 19th hole virtual happy hour for awards and bragging rights.

Attendee List 

Thank You Sponsors!

There are many sponsorship opportunities each year. The Railway Tie Association sincerely appreciates each sponsors' financial commitment to the annual Conference. Contact Regina Robuck for sponsorship opportunities.

Legacy Sponsors

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Advocating Sponsors

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Participating Sponsors

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All times are Eastern US (GMT-5:00)

Tuesday, 20 October

1:00-1:30 Opening session and "State of the Association"

1:30-2:30 Sawmill Panel

2:45-3:45 Railroad Engineering Panel

4:00-5:00 Innovation Forum

5:15-6:30 Networking Happy Hour

Wednesday, 21 October

1:00-2:30 Economic Keynote Alex Chausovsky, ITR Economics 

2:45-3:45 Green Tie Procurement Panel

4:00-5:15 Railroad Purchasing Forum

5:30-6:30 Wood Preservation Research Presentations

6:45-8:00 RTA President's Reception

Thursday, 22 October

1:00-2:00 Forestry Forum

2:15-3:45 Rail Industry Forum

4:00-4:30 Closing Remarks 


Thank you to our generous sponsors from 2019