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The "Hall of Science" has always been a place of meeting and knowledge transfer. Built in the 17th century, the building and its lecture halls originally served the university. The top floor of the early Baroque building housed the Jesuit Theatre. The mixture of historical elements, such as the ceiling fresco in the Jesuit Hall, and large glass surfaces in a magnificent setting make the "Hall of Science" one of Vienna's top event venues in the heart of the city center.

In the heart of Vienna.



17/09 - 21/09

The IRSC 2024 conference will take place from Tuesday, September 17th to Saturday, September 21st. The Core Conference Days are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.


The conference will focus on the topics of safety culture and new technologies as well as innovations in railroad safety and the interplay between safety, innovation and sustainability. Other key topics will include standardization and regulation as well as generational change in the railroad sector.


In addition to a varied program with speeches, lectures, panel discussions and break-out sessions, there will also be exciting keynote speeches from national and international experts in various specialist areas relating to safety and rail transport, such as:


Thomas Müller, FBI criminal psychologist and court-certified expert on the topic of "Workplace safety from a psychological perspective".


The program is rounded off by the technical visits. These include various visits such as: Central Shunting Yard Vienna & Rescue Train, Technical Services Day & Night Train Maintenance Center or Tunnel Visit Semmering, one of the largest ongoing tunnel construction sites in Europe. (Please note that the number of participants in technical visits is limited and the technical visits may be subject to change.)


A partner program will also be published in the following weeks.

If you are interested in attending Innotrans in Berlin the following week, you can easily combine the two events with rail connections.

International Railway Safety Council 2024
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The International
Safety Council

The world's largest railway safety conference is being held in Vienna this year. Held annually since 1990, the International Railway Safety Council (IRSC) brings together safety experts from around the world. It is dedicated exclusively to railway safety issues and aims to exchange information and share experiences as well as lessons learnt in order to improve railway safety.


The diverse mix of railway safety experts attending the conference results in many thought-provoking and challenging ideas, as well as a deeper understanding of a range of issues that provide a useful reference tool for each participant. The IRSC makes a significant contribution to the continuous improvement of railway safety management and performance worldwide.





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