2017 Annual Meeting (111th)

The 2017 ARDA Annual Meeting will take place on June 18-21, 2017 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. The meeting will kick off on the Morning of Sunday, June 18, with our annual early-bird golf tournament. The main program will begin that evening with a welcome reception. Our educational sessions and association business meetings (open to all attendees) will take place on June 19 and 20, ending with the President's Annual Dinner. A farewell breakfast will be hosted on the morning of June 21.

The 2017 Annual Meeting will be centered on the idea of helping our guests "Get Connected" to the railroad industry, continuing our theme from the 2017 Executive Forum in Atlanta.

Program

A preliminary schedule for the 2017 Annual Meeting can be downloaded here. This schedule includes details on speakers and panel topics. Check back soon for updated information!

Registration

Registration is now open for the 2017 Annual Meeting via this link.

Registration Type Price
Member $600
Non-Member $800
Honorary $300
Guest $200
Golf Tournament $100
Graceland Tour $105

Annual Meeting Schedule

Times Event
Sunday, June 18
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM Early Bird Golf Tournament
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Welcome Reception
Monday, June 19
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM General Session
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Graceland Tour for Spouses and Guests
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Riverboat Cruise and Reception
Tuesday, June 20
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM General Session
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM ARDA President's Reception
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM ARDA President's Dinner
Wednesday, June 21
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Farewell Breakfast

Hotel Information

ARDA has secured a discounted rate of $185 per night (between June 17-20) at the Peabody Hotel for those attending the Annual Meeting. Reservations may be made online via this link, or by calling 1-800-PEABODY and requesting a room in the American Railway Development Association block. Rooms in the block will be available through Thursday, May 25, 2017.

Airport Distances

  • Memphis International Airport (MEM) is a 15-20 minute drive from the Peabody Hotel depending on traffic.

Golf Tournament

The 2017 Early Bird Golf Tournament will be held at the Mirimichi Golf Course in Millington, TN, approximately a 20 minute drive from the Peabody Hotel. Registration for the Golf Tournament will cost $100, and players may sign up as a part of the main conference registration process. Club rentals will be available at the golf course for $30 per set, with no reservations required.

Graceland Tour

ARDA will be organizing a tour of Elvis Presley's Graceland estate for guests of Annual Meeting attendees. It will take place on Monday, June 19 from 11am to 3pm. If you are interested in attending this event please contact Fred Oelsner at staff@amraildev.com for more information.

Silent Auction

ARDA will once again be hosting a Silent Auction at the 2017 Annual Meeting. This year the Silent Auction will benefit the upcoming ARDA Sponsorship program, whose details will be announced at the Annual Meeting in Memphis. Items shipped more than a week before the Annual Meeting (to arrive before June 9, 2017) may be shipped to:

American Railway Development Association
Attn: Fred Oelsner
410 First St SE
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20003

Any later donations should be shipped directly to the Peabody Hotel, to arrive between June 14-16, 2017. These donations should be shipped to:

The Peabody Hotel Memphis
Attn: Fred Oelsner, American Railway Development Association
149 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103

If you are interested in donating an item to be put up for auction please contact Fred Oelsner at staff@amraildev.com for more information.

Location

The 2017 ARDA Annual Meeting will be held at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis from June 18-21, 2017

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