RTA 103rd Annual Symposium and Technical Conference
November 1 - 4, 2021

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Exhibitors and Sponsors of the 2021 RTA Annual Conference will receive a discount promotion code. This code should be entered during the registration process to receive the appropriate discount. If you have not received your code, please contact Barbara Stacey at [email protected]

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Member 

$729
$789 On Site

Railroad/Gov't/
Academic

$395

Non-Member

$999

Golf 

$ 249

St. Louis 
Through a 
Storyteller's Eyes
$55

Exclusive Chef
Demonstration

$135

Spouse/Guest $199 

Registration includes:

  • Breakfast Wed & Thurs
  • Luncheon Wed
  • All sessions both days
  • President's Reception Tue
  • Grand Reception Wed

 

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Spouse/Guest $199

Registration includes:

  • Breakfast Wed & Thurs
  • Luncheon Wed
  • All sessions both days
  • President's Reception Tue
  • Grand Reception Wed






 

REGISTER NOW!
 

Spouse/Guest $199

Registration includes:

  • Breakfast Wed & Thurs
  • Luncheon Wed
  • All sessions both days
  • President's Reception Tue
  • Grand Reception Wed

 

REGISTER NOW!
Sunset Country Club is regarded as having one of the best private club courses in the St. Louis metro area. The 6,686-yard layout features tight tree-lined fairways, rolling hills, strategically placed bunkers, natural flowing creeks, challenging but fair greens, and scenic course views. The course is known for testing a player’s accuracy and short game. The course has hosted several PGA Tour events and national amateur competitions. As part of the golfing experience, players will be treated to many RTA provided amenities including, breakfast, luncheon, a high-end RTA wearable, personal coolers stocked with a selection of water and beverages with refills available at the turn. Non-golfers s may enjoy an optional one-of-a-kind experience hosted by Amanda Clark, founder of Renegade STL. After being discovered and recognized nationally by the New York Times, Clark was offered a position with the St. Louis History Museum. Her customized RTA tour:  St. Louis Through a Storytellers Eyes, An “Unexpected” Tour, will transport participants through time and place into a world of St. Louis others have never seen. A Box lunch is provided as part of this tour.  A culinary experience like no other with the personal services of acclaimed executive chef, Vince Bommarito, Jr. is happening exclusively at the RTA Conference in St. Louis. Chef Bommarito has been creating fine dining experiences since he began working in his family’s restaurant, Tony’s, at the tender age of 10. After attending the Culinary Institute of America, Bommarito returned to the family restaurant helping to guide Tony’s to the Mobil 5-star award 23 years in a row, the AAA 5-diamond award for almost 20 years, and a nomination for the prestigious James Beard award.  

You’re in for a treat as you enjoy his demonstration of how to prepare a gourmet meal starting with an aperitif, followed by the three-course meal showcased in his demonstration, and complemented with tastings of reserve wines especially picked by Chef Bommarito for his handcrafted menu. 
The cost for Chef Bommarito’s personalized demonstration, craft menu and wines is a bargain at $135. It’s an experience you will treasure long after the meal is over.  

 

Thank You Sponsors!

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

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Preliminary Agenda

Monday, 1 November
1:45-3:45 pm Executive Committee Meeting
AREMA Committee Meetings

Tuesday, 2 November
9:00 am - 2:30 pm Golf Tournament
12:00 - 2:30 pm STL through a Storyteller's Eyes (lunch included)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm R&D Committee Meeting
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Hospitality Suites Open 

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm President's Reception

Wednesday, 3 November
8:00 am Business Session
8:30 - 9:45 am: Keynote with Connor Lokar of ITR Economics
9:45 - 10:15 am: Networking and Exhibition Break
10:15 - 11:15 am: An Analysts Update with Tony Hatch and DC Legislative Update with Chuck Baker
11:15 - Noon: Networking and Exhibition Break
Noon Luncheon Speaker: Robert Sumwalt
1:45 - 3:00 pm: Hardwood Session with Dana Cole, moderator
3:00 - 5:00 pm:  AREMA Address and Engineering Session with Vendor-mercials
5:45 pm Grand Reception and Awards Ceremony,  Sit Down Style with Mark Cordes as Emcee
 

Thursday, 4 November
7:30 am Hardwood Market Report Update with Judd Johnson
7:45 - 9:45 am: Research Session and Tie Disposal Session
9:45 - 10:00 am: Networking and Exhibition Break
10:00-10:15 am: Creosote Regulatory Update with DAve Webb, Creosote Council
10:15 am - 10:30 am WWPI Update with Dallin Brooks
10:30 am - 11:45 am: Railroad Purchasing Forum with Kristine Storm, moderator
11:45 am Producer Member Forum and Wrap-Up

Thank you to our generous sponsors from 2020