ATRRM sponsors two conferences annually: The Railway Heritage Preservation Conference held in the fall and a shorter spring conference. To help offset the costs of attending the Fall Conference, ATTRM awards stipends and scholarships to qualified applicants.
PLAN AHEAD! ATRRM conferences are held in interesting cities with great sightseeing and lots of regional activities. Many members make the Fall conference an extended vacation. All agree that, for learning opportunities, a friendly atmosphere, and good conversation with others who love the rails, the ATRRM conferences are the place to be! Additional upcoming conferences include:
September 16-19, 2015: Illinois Railway Museum, Union, IL (pre-conference tours Sept.14-16)
April 14-16, 2016: Colorado Railroad Museum, Golden CO
November 8-12, 2016: Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah, GA
Spring 2017: Great Smoky Mountain Railway, Bryson City, NC
Fall 2017: Heritage Park Historical Village, Calgary, AB (Canada)
Both Spring and Fall conferences include interesting train rides and tours, a full educational program, and many social events for networking and getting to know colleagues and friends. The Fall conference also features exhibitions, with a chance to see new products and services and visit with suppliers to tourist railroads and railway museums.
ATRRM's Annual Meeting takes place during the Fall conference, an additional opportunity to meet the association's leadership, hear firsthand reports of association activities, and take an active role in the association's future direction.