US HIGH SPEED RAIL ASSOCIATION

21st Century Transportation for America

CONFERENCE  PROGRAM  2018

 
 
 

 TUESDAY MARCH 6, 2018


 
  8:00 - 8:30 am

NETWORKING & REGISTRATION

 
  8:30 - 10:00 am

1. RAIL RENAISSANCE IN AMERICA - SCALING UP

-Phil Washington, President & CEO, LA Metro
-Brian Kelly, CEO, California High Speed Rail Authority
-
Rod Diridon, Mineta Transport Institute, Chair Emeritus
-other speakers TBA

TOPICS: America's Current Rail Renaissance, Record Project Investment, Record Voter Support for Funding Rail, Increased Demand, Many Layers of Spin-Off Benefits, City Improvements, Time Savings, Increased Convenience, Better Connections, More Comfortable Predictable Transport


 
  10:00 - 10:30 am

NETWORKING BREAK

 
  10:30 - 12:00 pm

2. HIGH SPEED RAIL AROUND THE WORLD

-Armin Kick, Vice President, Siemens
-Scott Sherin, Vice President, Alstom
-Juan Matias Archilla Pintidura, International Dept. Manager, RENFE
-
Antonio Perez, CEO, Talgo
-Mercedes Sierra, CEO, SENER USA

TOPICS:
25,000 Mile Expanding Global High Speed Rail Network, Rapid Development and Rollout of New Systems, Standardization & Interoperability, Private Operators, Energy Efficiencies, Increased Speeds, Travel Comfort

 
  12:00 - 1:00 pm

3. CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL - AMERICA'S MEGA PROJECT

-Michelle Boehm, Regional Director, California High Speed Rail Authority
-Ronald Tutor, Chairman & CEO, Tutor Perini
-other speakers TBA

TOPICS: The Nation's Most Visionary Project Now Under Construction, 800-Mile New System Connecting the State, Powered by 100% Renewable Energy, Set to Be Among the Busiest and Most Profitable Rail Lines in the World

 
  1:00 - 2:00 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

 
  2:00 - 2:30 pm

4. RAIL ACROSS AMERICA UPDATE

-Brad Perkins, CEO, Cascadia High Speed Rail
-Karen Hedlund, National Rail Strategy Advisor, WSP

TOPICS: Rail Renaissance in America, Private Investment in Rail, New Projects, Successful Systems and High Ridership, Streamlining Project Approvals, Creative Funding, Project Updates, Project Expansions, New Procurements

 
  2:30 - 3:00 pm

NETWORKING BREAK

 
  3:00 - 4:30 pm

5. RAIL BENEFITS, STRATEGY, & STATION AREA PLANNING

-Peter Calthorpe, Principal, Calthorpe Associates
-Aileen Cho, Senior Editor - Transportation, ENR Magazine
-Andreas Heym, International Development Director, AREP / SNCF
-Luca Giaramidaro, Senior Urban Designer, Perkins+Will

TOPICS: Station Area Planning and Urban Design, Long Range Planning, Global Station Planning Models, Growth Scenario Strategies, Outlining High Speed Rail’s Many Benefits (New High-Capacity Mobility, Economic and Real Estate, U.S. Jobs and Manufacturing, Environmental, Energy Security, and Energy Savings)

 
  4:30 - 5:30 pm

6. GREAT RAIL STATIONS OF THE WORLD

-Randy Volenec, Senior Project Manager, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects
-Ernesto Vasquez, CEO & Partner, SVA Architects
-Andrew Byrne, Principal, Grimshaw Architects


TOPICS: 21st Century Rail Stations, Converging Multiple Systems, Creating Great Stations, Intersection of Rail and Real Estate, Joint Development, Station Area Planning, Integrating Surrounding Communities, Increasing Walkability, Stations as Destinations & Community Centers, Pedestrian-Friendly Station Site Layout

 
  6:30 - 8:30 pm

EVENING RECEPTION

 
 

 WEDNESDAY MARCH 7


 
  8:30 - 9:00 am

NETWORKING & REGISTRATION

 
  9:00 - 10:30 am

7. URBAN RAIL - SCALING UP FOR $180 BILLION IN PROJECTS

-Bryan Pennington, Deputy Chief Program Management Officer, LA Metro
-David Narefsky, Partner, Mayer Brown
-Inaki Barron, Senior Executive, RENFE
-other speakers TBA

TOPICS: Scaling up Construction Capabilities, Accelerating Procurement Process, P3s and Joint Development, Design/Build, Streamlining Permitting, Speeding up Construction Processes, Economies of Scale, New Construction Methods

 
  10:30 - 11:00 am

NETWORKING BREAK

 
  11:00 - 12:00 pm

8. STATEWIDE RAIL MODERNIZATION

-Joe Reed, Vice President, Balfour Beatty Rail
-Katherine Perez-Estolano, Cities Leader, Arup
-other speakers TBA

TOPICS: Multiple Rail Expansions, Synergies Between Systems,
Construction Schedules and Updates, New Upgrades and Capacity Increases, Projects Now in Planning, Procurement Schedules

 
  12:00 - 1:30 pm

NETWORKING LUNCH

 
  1:30 - 2:30 pm

9. TOD: FUTURE TRENDS IN HIGH VALUE REAL ESTATE

-Adam Ducker, Managing Director, RCLCO Real Estate Advisors
-Brian O'Looney, Partner, Torti Gallas & Partners Architects
-Martin Leitner, Senior Urban Designer, Perkins + Will Architects

TOPICS: Rail and Real Estate Booming Together, National Real Estate Trends & Numbers, Design as Value Added, Successful Retail & Sidewalk Cafe Districts, Placemaking Details & Quality Urban Design, Stations as C
atalysts & Neighborhood Centers, Development Scenarios, TOD Investment Opportunities

 
  2:30 - 3:30 pm

10. INCREASING ADVOCACY, SHAPING THE MESSAGE

-Thea Selby, Principal, Next Steps Marketing
-Denny Zane, Executive Director, Move LA
-other speakers TBA

TOPICS: Pushing the Tipping Point for Rail in America, Changing the Public Discourse in Favor of Rail, Ramping up Social Media and Networking Outreach, Mobilizing for a Paradigm Shift in Transportation Thinking and Funding, Leveraging Advocacy Power of Other Industries (including Travel, Construction, Manufacturing, Real Estate)

 
  3:30 - 4:00 pm

NETWORKING BREAK

 
  4:00 - 5:30 pm

11. LA UNION STATION REDEVELOPMENT

-Jeanet Owens, Senior Exec. Officer, Program Mgmt./Regional Rail, LA Metro
-Michael Dieden, President, Creative Housing Associates
-other speakers TBA

TOPICS: Station Redevelopment Plans and Schedules, Creating Development Opportunities and Frameworks, Transit Oriented Development, 
Station Area Planning, Joint Development, Planning for Walkability, Bicycle Access, Intersection of Rail and Real Estate, Union Station as a Destination & Community Center

 
 

 THURSDAY MARCH 8


 
        TRACK A - TOD DAY

         |

TRACK B - TOURS

Enjoy a day of focused presentations and discussions around TOD, Station Area Planning, Station Design and Redevelopment, TOD Best Practices, and more. See below...



Tours run from 9am to 2pm. Get a 'Behind the Scenes' Tour of Important Transportation Facilities, Active Construction Sites, and Rail Stations.
TOUR INFORMATION

 
  9:00 - 5:30 pm

TOD DAY - TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE

This important TOD event brings together leaders in the Transit Oriented Development world - developers, architects, planners, designers, place managers, transit agencies, elected officials, and more.

Session 1 - DESIGNING GREAT PLACES

Session 2 - TOD COMPONENTS, PROJECT TYPES, BEST PRACTICES

Session 3 - IMPORTANCE OF CATALYST PROJECTS

Session 4 - UNION STATION & TOD IN LOS ANGELES

Session 5 - PLACEMAING & SHAPING URBAN FORM

Session 6 - CORPORATE AMERICA EMBRACES TOD

Full Agenda Details


 
This agenda is subject to modifications without notice.

 
The conference takes place at MTA Headquarters - One Gateway Plaza,
at Union Station, downtown LA.


 
 
Senior executives from the following companies and organizations are attending the conference:

 
 
Be part of the Great American Rail Renaissance!

 
$180 BILLION IN PROJECTS!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
jobs | economic recovery | mobility | safety | energy security | climate solution

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The conference takes place at MTA Headquarters - One Gateway Plaza, at Union Station, downtown LA.