Year of Rail: The Platform for Change

For the second year in a row, The Michigan/Midwest Rail Conference to place in a virtual platform.   The event was held August 10-11, 2021 featured a full slate of panel discussions and two awesome keynote presentations.  The full schedule can be found under the Agenda tab HERE.  With sessions covering everything from rail safety, to shortline operations, tips on submitting grant applications, and the future of passenger rail there was a little bit for everyone.   Support from the 16 sponsors shown below and in the conference progam made the whole thing possible at a reasonable price.  Recordings of the conference panels and presentations can be found by registered users at the Rail Learning Center.  We are looking forward to next year, when a face-to-face conference may be possible!

Registration is now Closed.

Check the AGENDA for information on the program as it develops!

If you have any questions about the conference or registration, please contact Amanda at, Thank you!

Professional Development Hours

A participation confirmation form will be provided to each registered participant.  You should be able to use this to document Professional Development Hours (Pdh) for most engineering license programs.  If you need more help with this, contact David Nelson, after the conference.  A total of 8 hours (4 hours per day) can be acquired.


Announcing our keynote speakers!

Sponsor the Virtual Michigal Rail Conference!!!

See the sponsor flyer for sponsorship details or visit the sponsor registration page to sign up!

Check out the sponsor brochure to see more information about our great sponsors!!!

Thanks to our generous sponsors!
Lean more about how your organization can become a Sponsor!

Diamond Level - $1500

Platinum Level - $750

Gold Level - $250


Aug 10, 2021 9:00am to Aug 11, 2021 9:00am