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IRSE International Convention

Booking is now open for the IRSE International Convention between 26 and 30 August 2024 in Toronto Canada

 

International Convention is the IRSE's international technical convention, held every two years at locations around the world. 

The convention runs over a week, providing opportunities to listen to and discuss technical papers from global industry experts, participate in technical visits and many networking opportunities. 

The International Convention is attended by many mainline and metro professionals from across the globe.  IRSE members and non-members are welcome to join us. With its diverse international audience of railway professionals, the convention offers a range of sponsorship opportunities for industry partners. 

 

The convention committee are delighted to announce that booking is now open for delegates and guests

Bookings are available for the conference including the Niagara Falls trip (see below) or without and a programme of technical visits, lectures and social events will be announced soon.

Click on this link to book your place at the Convention with the Niagara Falls trip

Click on this link to book your place at the Convention only

 

Prices are:

  • IRSE members and their guests * - Early bird rate £695 ** (approx CAD $1189) per person, £745 ** (approx CAD $1275) after 15 April
  • IRSE Younger Members - £695 ** (approx CAD $1189) per person
  • Non IRSE members and their guests * - Early bird rate £895 ** (approx CAD $1531) per person, £945 ** (approx CAD $1617) after 15 April
  • Optional trip to Niagara Falls (limited places) - additional £95 (approx CAD $162) **

* only one guest per delegate, ** prices are per person and payment is only accepted in GDP

Accommodation information:

  • There is a very competitive discount on the room-only rate at the Courtyard Downtown Toronto (the official Convention hotel) of CAD $319 per night during the Convention. Details will be sent on receipt of payment of booking. The number of discounted rooms available is limited and must be booked by 20 June.
  • There are, of course, other accommodation providers in the area.
  • Delegates are responsible for making their own travel and accommodation arrangements, and this is not within the Convention prices.

Sponsorship information:

We are grateful to our sponsors WSP, TUV Rheinland / Risktec, Frauscher, Signet Solutions, GO Transit, Metrolinx, Thales, TTC and USRC for the support they are providing to run this year's International Convention. There are still some sponsorship opportunities available, please see our sponsorship brochure below for further information.

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Bursaries will be available for IRSE International Convention 2024

Hewlett Fisher bursaries will be available for early careers IRSE members to apply for to contribute towards travel and accommodation costs for this year's International Convention.  Details will be announced soon.

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International Convention documents

IRSE International Convention 2022

The highly successful IRSE International Convention 2022 was hosted by the IRSE Scottish Section and was the first to be held since 2018, with 145 IRSE members, non-members and guests participating in the week-long programme of activities.  Highlights included technical visits to Highland Spring Group's new rail freight facility and a signalling control centre, presentations by equipment manufacturers, project delivers and infrastructure managers, along with many opportunities to network with other delegates. Delegates' guests had their own programme of sightseeing.

For a write-up of the full convention, please see IRSE News 293 November 2022.