ATRRM sponsors two conferences annually, one in the Fall, which also includes the Annual Meeting of the membership, and one in the Spring. 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 a variety of interesting cities across the United States and Canada with great sightseeing and numerous regional activities (many members make the conferences 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 can't miss events! Additional upcoming conferences include:
November 10-12, 2016: Georgia State Railroad Museum, Savannah, GA (pre-conference events Nov. 8-9)
April 27-29, 2017: Great Smoky Mountain Railway, Bryson City, NC
October 5-7, 2017: Minnesota Streetcar Museum, Minneapolis, MN (pre-conference events Oct. 3-4)
Spring 2018: Strasburg Railroad, Strasburg, PA
Fall 2018: Cumbres & Toltec, Chama/Santa Fe, NM
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.