RailNation California Event Agenda & Program

The following is the current event agenda and programming information - Revised to 6-17-19

Thursday, October 17

Time Location

Ale Nation - Local & Regional Transit Advocate Networking Mixer

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Bottle & Barlow 1120 R Street

Friday, October 18

Breakfast On Own
Welcome Desk & Tour Information 7:00am - 3:00pm Sheraton Lobby

Optional Trip & Tour To Ride The New Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Train Between San Rafael & Santa Rosa


Optional Tour of the Siemens Mobility USA Manufacturing Plant In Sacramento

Afternoon Time TBA

Optional Guided Tour of the Sacramento Regional Transit System

Afternoon Time TBA

Individual Opportunity To Visit The World-Famous California State Railroad Museum

  • Open 10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Pay Museum Admission On Own
On Own

Optional 'Hands-On' Advocacy Workshop

1:00pm - 5:00pm Sheraton

Optional Evening Networking Reception

  • Advance Registration Required (Coming Soon1)
6:00pm - 8:00pm TBA

Saturday, October 19

Event Registration & Welcome Desk

6:30am - 5:00pm Sheraton Lower Banquet Level Lobby

Buffet Breakfast

7:15am - 8:15am Ballroom
Advocacy Symposium Convenes 8:30am Ballroom

Opening General Session

  • Creating An 'Amtrak 2.0' - Amtrak Is Looking At Re-Inventing Itself - Rail Passengers Have The Opportunity To Help Shape The Discussion
8:30am - 10:00am
Break 10:00am - 10:15am
Morning Concurrent Sessions 10:15am - 11:45am
'Inclusion And Equity Track' Session
'Making Change Happen Track' Session
'What Passengers Want Track' Session
Break 11:45am - 12:00n

Lunch With Keynote Address

  • Chad Edison - Deputy Secretary for Transportation - California State Transportation Agency
12:00n - 1:30pm
Break 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Afternoon Concurrent Sessions 1:45pm - 3:15pm
'Inclusion And Equity Track' Session
'Making Change Happen Track' Session
'What Passengers Want Track' Session
Break 3:15pm - 3:30pm
General Session Wrap-Up 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Advocacy Symposium Concludes 4:00pm

Council Committee Meetings By Prior Arrangement

  • Routes & Schedules Committee
  • Mid-West & Mid-South States
4:05pm - 6:00pm

'Meet The CEO & Company' Cocktail Hour

  • By Invitation Only
6:00pm - 7:15pm Sheraton Grand Location TBA
Free Evening - No Other Planned Events

Sunday, October 20

Buffet Breakfast 7:00am - 7:50am Ballroom
Council Business Meeting Convenes 8:00am Ballroom
- Chair's Report
- President's Report
- Financial Report
- Future Event Report
- Election of Candidate Certification Committee Members For 2020 Term
- Election of Membership Action Review Committee Members
- Consideration of By-Law Admendments
- Consideration of Submitted Council Resolutions
- Committee Reports
- Other Scheduled Council Business
- General Question & Answer Time
- Amtrak ‘2.0’ Wrap-Up & Next Steps
Council Business Meeting Concludes 1:15pm

Optional Winery Tour

  • Information Coming Soon!

Free Time To Explore Sacramento

Monday, October 21

Breakfast On Own


Optional Trip To Tour California High Speed Rail Construction Projects In The Central Valley