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

  • Optional Event
  • Separate Ticket Required (Coming Soon!)
6:00pm - 8:00pm Sacramento Location TBA

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

  • Opening Speaker To Be Announced
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

  • Speaker To Be Announced
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

4:05pm - 6:00pm

Silver Rails Society / Major Donor Cocktail Hour

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

Sunday, October 20

Buffet Breakfast 7:15am - 8:15am Ballroom
Council Business Meeting Convenes 8:30am Ballroom
NOTE - Exact Order & Timing Of Business Items To Be Determined
- Chair's Report
- President's Report
- Financial Report
- Consideration of By-Law Admendments
- Consideration of Submitted Council Resolutions
- Election of Candidate Certification Committee for 2020 Term
- Election of Membership Action Review Committee
- Committee Reports
- Future Event Report
- Other Council Business
Council Business Meeting Concludes 12:00n

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