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.
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, the Marriott Courtyard Toronto Downtown for 249 CAD per night. These rates along with information about other nearby hotels is posted below in the document library.
The convention commences on the evening of 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:
The guest programme is still in development but will include a selection of visits to key attractions at an unhurried pace.
Prices for the convention have been announced:
Please note that prices do not include accommodation in or travel to Toronto. There will be an optional trip to Niagara Falls (£25 per person) for a small number of delegates on Monday 7 September prior to the main convention starting - details will be sent in the booking confirmation details.
Bursaries will be available to cover conference fees and some travel costs for those in their early careers in railway control and communication engineering. Details will be announced soon.
Registration to the IRSE website will be required for all bookings.