Our Events

The American Railway Development Association (ARDA) puts on two educational events during the course of the year: the mid-winter Executive Forum and the summertime Annual Meeting. 

Annual Meeting

ARDA holds an Annual Meeting each summer that encompasses a three day conference with timely presentations from a wide array of rail industry professionals. Each year, the Annual Meeting provides a relaxed, open setting, allowing attendees to connect and get to know each other on a more personal level and share openly about their professional experiences and challenges. The five ARDA membership Committees break out in groups to discuss current trends, changes or developments in the industry. The event is traditionally closed out with a funfilled President's reception and dinner.

Executive Forum

Early each year, ARDA conducts a dynamic two-day meeting that covers a variety of issues affecting the railroad industry and, in particular, the activities that concern the ARDA membership base. The Executive Forum is a great opportunity to build powerful connections with peers and increase your knowledge.

Networking

ARDA’s committee structure and its events not only provide informative programs, but also allow members to network with their industry peers.