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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2023 Annual Conference

Join us January 4-7, 2023

at the Boca Raton

  • Learn
  • Network
  • Advocate


It's time to make plans to attend the 2023 NRC Annual Conference from January 4 through 7, 2023, in Boca Raton, FL.

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
Preliminary Conference Schedule
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good reasons to attend the 2023 NRC Annual Conference

Hear from conference attendees about the benefits they gain from attending the conference.

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Registration: Conference registration is now open. Register here.

NRC - Member

Before 10/1

10/2 - 11/30

12/1 - On-Site

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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.

‍Hotel Rooms: The NRC has secured a room block for conference attendees at The Boca Raton.  Register for the conference to gain access to the hotel block.

‍Exhibition: Exhibit space for the 2023 NRC-REMSA Exhibition in now on sale. Check here for more information.

Company Status

NRC Member

Booth Size

On or Before 11/1/2022

After 11/1/2022

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"

$3,100 per booth

$3,300 per booth

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 4, 2023

  • 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 5, 2023

  • 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 6, 2023

  • General Session: 7:30 am - 11 am
  • Exhibits Tear Down: 7:30 am - 12 pm
  • Golf (additional registration required): 12 pm – 5 pm
  • Everglades Tour (additional registration required): 1 pm - 5 pm

 Saturday, January 7, 2023

  • General Session: 7:30 am - 12:15 pm
  • Finale Reception: 5 pm - 7 pm

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 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 Friday, January 6, and is located on two courses: the Boca Raton Resort Golf Club located at 501 E Camino Real, Boca Raton, FL, and the award-winning Deer Creek Golf Club located at 2801 DC Country Club Boulevard, Deerfield Beach, FL, (roughly an 18-20 minute drive from the Boca Raton Resort Golf Club). Due to the historic size of the NRC Golf Tournament and course size constraints, NRC staff secured two memorable and challenging courses for attendees to experience. Click here to register for the 2023 NRC Golf Tournament. You must be registered for the conference to participate in this event.

‍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 2024 Conference & NRC-REMSA Exhibition
January 3 – 6, 2024, Scottsdale, AZ
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

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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What our members say…

“Attendance at the NRC annual conference has been invaluable. The updates from the chief engineers at the various railroads give our company insight into what work we can anticipate in the pipeline for the upcoming year. This, along with the strong networking opportunities amongst individuals across the entire railroading community, make this an event that I look forward to year after year.”

Nick Jenks

Regional Sales Manager

Steel Dynamics Sales North America, Inc.

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