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The International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium is held on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). This typical three day conference consists of presentations, discussions, and a technical tour that focuses on the state of the art in timber, concrete, steel, and composite crosstie and fastening system design, performance, research, modeling, and inspection.

COVID-19 Update: Given the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 International Crosstie and Fastening System Symposium will be going virtual in the Summer 2021. The program features more than 25 pre-recorded presentations to be released to the industry over a 5-week period free of charge to attendees. We look forward to returning to our in-person symposium Summer 2022.