The NRC organizes events designed to educate and foster collaboration to strengthen the railway industry, our members and member companies.


Mark your calendar for January 4-7, 2023 for the rail industry's premier networking event of the year.  The NRC Annual Conference will be held at the Boca Raton Resort and Club in Boca Raton, Florida.  Check back later this summer for details about reservations for exhibit space and hotels.

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2024 Annual Conference

Join us January 3-6, 2024

at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

  • Learn
  • Network
  • Advocate


It is time to make plans to attend the 45th Annual NRC Conference & NRC-REMSA Exhibition January 3 through 6, 2024, in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference will be held at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess resort.

Learn. Network. Advocate. Kick off the year on the right track at the railway construction's premier event. The Annual NRC Conference features a unique program agenda with chief engineers from the major freight railroads and other key speakers covering up-to-date topics of importance to the rail industry. Typical topics include:

  • Class 1 and Regional Railroad Capital Spending Plans
  • Rail Projects of National Significance
  • Commuter Rail and Transit Contracting
  • Railroad Construction Safety
  • Panel Discussions on Signals & Communications, Rail Sustainability and Government Affairs
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Registration: Conference registration is now open. NRC members receive a significant registration rate discount.  If you have any questions about registration or your membership status, please email Mike McGonagle or call 202-975-0365. Check here for more information about NRC membership.

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Conference Pricing


BEFORE 11/01

11/01 - ON SITE

NRC Member



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Non-Member Spouse



NRC - Member

Before 10/1

10/2 - 11/30

12/1 - On-Site

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Exhibit Space Pricing

Booth payment includes one complimentary conference attendee registration per company.  All attendees must be registered for the NRC Conference to gain access to the exhibit hall.

Company Status

NRC Member

Booth Size

On or Before 11/1/2023

After 11/1/2023

8"x 10"

REMSA Member

$2,100 per booth

$2,300 per booth

8"x 10"


$2,500 per booth

$2,300 per booth

8"x 10"

$3,300 per booth

$3,500 per booth

Booths that include a corner are considered premium locations and will incur an additional $250 surcharge. This is the top row (booth numbers ending in 12 and 13), and front row (booths ending in 00 and 01).

For more information or for answers to questions concerning exhibit space, please contact Heidi Baker, Show Manager, at (202) 844-6126 or

For questions regarding the NRC-REMSA Exhibition and reserving your booth, please email REMSA Trade Show & Marketing Manager Heidi Baker or call 202-844-6126.

Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

  • Registration: 8 am – 7:30 pm
  • Exhibitor Set-up: 8 am – 4:30 pm
  • Reception in Exhibit Hall: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Thursday, January 4, 2024

  • General Session: 7 am - 8:45 am; 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
  • Exhibits: 8:45 am - 10:15 am, 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm; 5 pm - 7 pm
  • Seminars: 2 pm – 4 pm

Friday, January 5, 2024

  • General Session: 7:30 am - 11 am
  • Exhibits Tear Down: 7:30 am - 12 pm
  • Golf (additional registration required): 12 pm – 5 pm

 Saturday, January 6, 2024

  • General Session: 7:30 am - 12:15 pm
  • Finale Reception: 5 pm - 7 pm
  • L.B Foster Football Party - 7 pm to 10 pm

Lodging: The conference will take place at the Fairmont Princess in Scottsdale, Arizona. The NRC room block rate is $289.00/night++. All rooms must be guaranteed with a non-refundable deposit for the first night’s room and tax. Once you register for the NRC Conference, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to book your room in the block.

Event Sponsorships: The NRC offers its members the opportunity to sponsor all or a portion of a specific conference function. General sponsorships also are available. Get positive exposure for your company with some of the planned marketing opportunities:

  • Sponsor ribbon on conference badges
  • Sponsor recognition on the NRC website in lead-up to the Conference
  • Sponsor recognition in NRC Conference emails to attendees, and NRC monthly bulletin
  • Signage with your company logo throughout the venue
  • Recognition at the event
  • Your company logo inside of the NRC Conference Program Guide.

If you are interested in signing up your company as a sponsor for the 2024 conference or have questions about the most up-to-date offerings, email Mike McGonagle or call 202-975-0365.

Golf Tournament: The golf tournament will be held on Friday, January 5. See details about golf options and pricing in when you register in the event registration section.

Trap Shooting Event, sponsored by Progressive Railroading: As an alternative to golf, consider registering for the NRC’s Trap Shooting Event, to be held on Friday, January 5, from 1 to 3 pm at the world-renowned Ben Avery Shooting Facility in Phoenix. The registration fee includes round-trip bus transportation, water & snacks, firearm rentals, ammo, eye and ear protection, and a licensed professional at each stand. This event is open to participants of all experience levels. You must be registered for the conference to participate in this event. Register here in the event registration section

‍Policy on Entertainment - The NRC Board of Directors has adopted a Policy on Entertainment to provide all NRC Conference and NRC-REMSA Exhibition ("Conference") attendees an equal opportunity to participate in the entertainment of our railroad, transit, commuter, passenger and other customers, speakers, and guests.

The Policy applies to events in connection with the Conference. During this timeframe, private hospitality events on or off the Conference premises are not permitted and no organized private entertainment is permitted while conference proceedings or events are occurring. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the common hospitality events and may not organize events that compete with the conference program.

All Attendees are expected to comply with this Policy. By registering for the Conference, you are certifying that all representatives and associates who are attending the Conference on behalf of your organization have been notified of this Policy and will observe and abide by it.

Scam Alert - We ask conference attendees to be vigilant of scams, including any solicitations via email that offer hotel deals or registration lists on behalf of the NRC. These groups are not affiliated with the NRC. Please check the NRC website or email NRC staff directly for the most up-to-date conference information.

‍Future NRC Conference Sites ‍

Please plan to join us at our these upcoming NRC Annual Conferences and NRC-REMSA Exhibitions.

NRC 2025 Conference & NRC-REMSA Exhibition
January 5 – 8, 2025, Marco Island, FL
JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

NRC 2026 Conference & NRC-REMSA Exhibition
January 6-9. 2026, Hollywood, FL
The Diplomat Resort & Spa

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