Rail Conference features sessions that address all passenger rail modes: commuter
rail, heavy rail/subways, light rail, streetcars, and high-speed and intercity
rail. It is the public transportation’s leading conference for professionals engaged
in passenger rail. Most sessions are developed by drawing upon the expertise
and experience of APTA industry professionals, so your input is critical to
providing the most interesting and value-added meeting agenda.
primary tool for developing the Conference sessions is through its “Call for
Papers, Presentations and Session Ideas,” distributed to its Member
organizations and Committees. These abstracts are brief summaries of proposed
session topics and specific technical papers or presentations.
successful conference demands fresh, innovative, cutting-edge ideas, case
studies, and best practices that will motivate participants during—and beyond—the
conference. Abstracts should address specific needs, challenges, trends, or
issues you believe are most appropriate for discussion and/or which you are proposing
to present. It is important that the
abstracts detail the topic’s importance and relevance to today’s passenger rail
discussion and practice.
We ask that each abstract/submission identify three main take-aways or messages the
audience will learn from the proposed presentation or session.
View tracks and descriptions of suggested topics
Guidelines for Abstracts
Below are guidelines to help you with your submission.
- Submitters (authors and co-authors) must be an APTA member
- All abstracts must be submitted online through the APTA web site
- Abstracts must be 2000 charaters or less (about a half page in length)
- Selected authors must submit all requested materials by the designated deadlines. Late submissions will risk being removed from the program.
- Abstracts due to APTA – Wednesday December 19, 2018 EXTENDED!!
- Author Notifications – starting February 2019
- Presentations and technical papers due – Friday, May 31, 2019
- Presentations and technical papers posted online – Early July, 2019
Submit Your Abstract