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Conference Overview

The Mile High City will serve as the backdrop as NCTA stages its 48th Annual Business Meeting and General Conference, September 12-14, 2022, at the Brown Palace Hotel.

Theme-  Rail’s Link in the Supply Chain:  Challenges & Opportunities in a Shifting Economy.


The Honorable Karen Hedlund
Member, U.S. Surface Transportation Board

Aurelia Skipwith-Giacometto
Former Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Phillip Koontz
Former U.S. Navy SEAL, Counselor on Overcoming Adversity



U.S. Surface Transportation Board Proceedings Update
Sandra Brown, Partner, Thompson Hine

State Level Coal Industry Initiatives
Travis Deti, Executive Director, Wyoming Mining Association

Metallurgical Coal Market Upate
Jason Fannin, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Ramaco Resources

Cement Industry Joins Coal as Regulatory Target
Danny Gray, Executive Vice President, Business Development, Eco Material Technologies

Natural Gas Trends and Outlook
John Harpole, President, Mercator Energy

Wyoming Energy Initiatives
Holly Krutka, Executive Director, University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources

Thermal Coal Market Update
Elyse Steiner, Principal Analyst, Thermal Coal Markets, Wood Mackenzie

Shipper Coalition Activities in Federal Rail Policy Issues
Ann Warner, President, Ann Warner LLC, and Spokesperson, Freight Rail Customer Alliance

U.S. Economy: Where are we? How did we get here? And, what does it mean for transport?
Tim Wonhof, Principal, Wonhof & Associates

New Technologies for Rail Transportation
Ron Lang, Director of Operations, TTC-Ensco

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, Autograph Collection, located in the heart of downtown Denver, is an icon rich in tradition and history. Built in 1892, the luxury hotel in Denver, Colorado, has been a four-star and Four Diamond hotel since 1977. At the heart of the boutique hotel is the atrium lobby, soaring eight stories above the ground floor and crowned by a beautifully detailed stained-glass skylight. Dramatic Florentine arches surround the atrium, and intricate wrought iron panels decorate six stories of balconies. Timeless elegance and modern amenities best describe the luxury hotel in Denver. Each guest room includes a 42-inch HDTV, Wi-Fi, and Keurig® coffee maker. The bathrooms feature Carrera marble countertops, sophisticated silver fixtures, and rain shower heads that tap water from an artesian well. The hotel offers unique dining experiences where you can enjoy casual dining, afternoon tea, fine dining, a lavish brunch, and a cigar bar. 

The NCTA room rate is $219.00++ for a single/double.  The NCTA negotiated room rate cut-off is at 5:00 pm MDT Friday, August 19, 2022. Click here to BOOK YOUR RESERVATION.


Monday, September 12
All Day: Packets at Hotel Check-In
12:00 pm: NCTA Board of Directors Meeting
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: NCTA Scholarship Foundation Reception

Tuesday, September 13
8:00 am – 11:30 am: General Session
11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch by Individual Arrangement
1:00 pm – 3:45 pm: General Session
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm: NCTA Annual Business Meeting for Members
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: NCTA Grand Reception.  Entertainment by Flutes & Roses.

Wednesday, September 14
8:00 am – 11:00 am: General Session
11:00 am – 12:00 pm:  Eastern & Western L&P
12:00 pm:  Adjournment

NCTA Thanks Our Generous Fall Conference Sponsors!

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Salt River Materials Group

Conference Registration Fees

NCTA Members $795.00, after August 19, 2022, at 5:00 pm MST $895.00
Railroad & Non-Member Conference Sponsors or Advertisers $995.00, after August 19, 2022, at 5:00 pm MST $1095.00
Non-Members $1,495.00, after August 19, 2022 at 5:00 pm MST $1595.00
Non-Utility Government or Academic Attendees $500.00, after August 19, 2022, at 5:00 pm MST $600.00

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