2019 KS/MO/NE/IA Highway-Railroad Safety Conference

March 20th and 21st, 2019

 

What is this Conference?

The 2019 KS/MO/NE/IA Highway-Railroad Safety Conference is an annual conference promoted bythe four state's DOT's and Operation Lifesaver programs.  The conference is held to share ideas about moving freight and to reducing injuries and fatal crashes at highway rail grade crossings and on railroad rights-of-way.

 

Who should Attend?

This Conference brings together representatives from federal, state, local governments, railroads and railroad officials, consultants, suppliers, and others dedicated to highway/rail safety.

 

Conference Location

The Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Kansas City Olathe follow link for hotel main page.

A block of rooms have been reserved at a special room rate for the 2019 KS/MO/NE/IA Highway-Railroad Safety Conference

To make reservations, please follow link to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Kansas City Olathe 2019 KS/MO/NE/IA Highway-Railroad Safety Conference.
Or call the Embassy Suites directly (Ph: 913-353-9280) to make your reservation.
Be sure and ask for the “Conference Rate” for the KS/MO/NE/IA HIGHWAY-RAILROAD SAFETY CONFERENCE.

The special room rates of $125 includes free cook-to-order breakfast and nightly Manager's Reception and will be available until February 19th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Reservations received after these cut-offs will be on a space available basis at the best available rate.

 

Preliminary Agenda & Fees

This Conference is not funded by the State of Kansas.

Registration Rate is $50, after February 27, 2019 rate is at $70.

The Conference Registration Fee includes the Wednesday general session and reception as well as the Thursday general sessions, breaks, and lunch.

In compliance with ADA requirements, any participants with any special dietary needs or other needs that can be reasonably accommodated, please let us know by contacting the Conference Manager, Mitch Sothers at (785) 296-3529 or by e-mail.  For hearing impaired assistance please call (785) 296-3585, TTY/voice.

Cancellation:  Must be received before March 6, 2019 to receive full refund; otherwise there will be a 50% charge for late cancellations, and no refunds are made on un-cancelled registrations.

Registration desk will be open Wednesday, March 20th from 11 am - 5 pm.

Wednesday 10:00 am - Kansas Operation Lifesaver Committee Meeting.

Conference begins Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm, followed by an evening reception.

Thursday - continental breakfast at 7:30 am, with a full day starting at 8 am; adjournment at 3:45 pm.

Conference Agenda

 

Registration

Click here to register for conference securely on-line!

Click here for a paper registration that can be filled out and mailed in.

 

Vendors & Exhibitors

The 2019 Conference will be held March 20th & 21st at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Kansas City Olathe, in Olathe, Ks. with a 1 pm start on Wednesday and adjournment on Thursday afternoon.  Table top exhibit booths (limited to 6 foot width) are available at $350, which includes ONE conference registration. Additional attendees must register at the regular conference fee (see above).

Exhibitor Guidelines  

 

Partnering

This conference offers you a valuable opportunity to partner in the conference while advertising and displaying your business. The packages available for those wishing to partner are as follows:

Platinum Level Partners ($1,500): receive 10 conference registrations, company name listed on the agenda as a Platinum Level Partner and displayed on signs at the conference and evening reception as a Platinum Level Partner.

Gold Level Partners ($1,000): receive 4 conference registrations, company name listed on the agenda as a Gold Level Partner and displayed on signs at the conference and evening reception as a Gold Level Partner.

Silver Level Partners ($500): receive 2 conference registrations, company name listed on the agenda as a Silver Level Partner and displayed on signs at the conference and evening reception as a Silver Level Partner.

If you would like to partner on the 2019 KS/MO/NE/IA Highway-Railroad Safety Conference, please contact Gary Farlow at 785-296-0204 or e-mail

 

Wednesday, March 20th and Thursday, March 21st, 2019 Conference Contacts:

William “Mitch” Sothers, P.E., Conference and Registration Manager & Conference Treasurer

Gary Farlow, Partenership, Vendor, & Exhibitors Manager

Shawn Hennes, Audio & Visual Manager



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