After consultation with a number of stakeholders, we have decided for the safety of our attendees and conference staff to switch to a virtual event for Fall 2020. Our sincere thanks to all for completing our survey about the best way to proceed with the RREC this year. After reviewing the results of that, and in consultation with the AAR Environmental Affairs Committee and the RREC Planning Committee, we have developed a plan for an abbreviated virtual event. It will feature two half-days of technical presentations that we are calling the Virtual Railroad Environmental Seminar (vRRES).
vRRES will occur on 27-28 October 2020 from 10 AM – 1 PM CT. The program will have 5 Professional Development Hours (PDHs) available to participants. Registration will be free to participants that do not wish to receive PDHs. There will be a $50 rate for participants that wish to receive PDHs.
We are committed to our mission of serving and supporting the advancement of the railroad environmental community. The vRRES preliminary program, registration, and additional details will be available in the coming weeks.
We are excited about the opportunities offered by the vRRES format and hope that you are too and will be able to participate.