IRSE International Convention

The bi-annual IRSE International Convention is week long programme of presentations, technical visits and networking opportunities for mainline and metro professionals

We are delighted to announce that with the assistance of the IRSE North American local section, the 2020 Convention will take place from 7th to 11th September 2020 in Toronto, Canada.

Train control and interoperability

The 2020 international convention will be a week-long programme of technical visits and presentations led by leading experts setting out the state of the art in the train control field. There will be outstanding knowledge-building and networking opportunities with an informal guest programme for partners who are welcome to accompany delegates.

The convention will focus on the challenges of interoperability, in both mainline and metro fields, and will include technical visits to witness the latest developments around the Toronto area.

The convention provides an unrivalled opportunity to see and learn more about the latest technology in the field and to meet and share ideas with professionals from across the global signalling and control industry. The convention is aimed particularly at active professionals wishing to expand their knowledge along with senior professionals who wish to share their experience and knowledge.

Rooms have been reserved at preferential rates at the main convention hotel.  These rates along with information about other nearby hotels will be provided shortly.

The convention commences on Monday 7 September with a welcome reception and concludes with a gala dinner on the evening of Friday 11 September 2020.

The main programme will be announced later, but will include:

  • technical papers
  • technical visit to Metrolinx Crosstown LRT
  • technical visit to Thales offices and laboratories
  • technical visit to and using Toronto subway and streetcars
  • technical visit to Go Transit Willowbrook maintenance facility
  • other technical visits

The guest programme is still in development but will include a selection of visits to key attractions at an unhurried pace.

Reduced rates for IRSE members and their partners will be available.

Pre-registration and booking details will be announced soon. Keep an eye on this webpage and the Convention events listing.