MxV Rail announced March 20 that registration is now open for the 28th Annual Association of American Railroads (AAR) Research Review, which will take place in Pueblo, Colo., June 26-28, 2023, bringing together MxV Rail experts, leaders from Class I and short line railroads, university students, and suppliers from around the world.
According to MxV Rail, the 2023 event, which is expected to include nearly 500 attendees over the course of three days, will include traditional technical sections, track walk displays, and in-person tours of MxV Rail’s new multi-campus research facilities. The annual event also allows early career railroaders and university students to interact with industry participants and MxV Rail researchers through the Early Career Railroader Workshop and University Day program.
In conjunction with the Research Review, both the Early Career Railroader Research Workshop and University Day program is catered specifically to new rail professionals, according to MxV Rail. The workshop, MxV Rail says, will “deliver an overview of the industry’s diverse research topics, as well as encourage attendees to establish a professional peer network of stakeholders in railway research, with an emphasis placed on early-career railroad professionals.”
To “create more continuity between university and industry research,” University Days, an event sponsored by MxV Rail and AAR, will provide university researchers, graduate students, and undergraduates the opportunity to explore careers and go behind the scenes in railway research. The annual event also showcases the latest developments in rail technology, introduces mentors and friends, and invites researchers to network within the industry.
“The industry’s support for long-term research and innovation has never been stronger,” MxV Rail said. “Join us at this unique event to see how the grand challenges of rail and breakthroughs in technology are unfolding, and how together we will take the rail industry’s safety, efficiency, reliability, and sustainability to new heights.”