T6A Symposium

The 61508 Association (T6A) Symposium

a.k.a T6A Symposium

‚ÄčThe association occasionally runs a symposium on functional safety for the benefit of its members to share knowledge and encourage development. The symposium is often also open to non-member functional safety practitioners to encourage networking.

The symposium is a full-day in-person networking event focussed on functional safety. Papers and workshops that can be covered include any topic related to functional safety (which could cover any of various sectors).

Our symposium focuses on important functional safety principles and includes consideration for current issues and future trends. Our symposium has two streams, one for papers and another for more technical workshops such as those covering Conformity Assessment of Safety-related Systems (CASS) assessment templates.

Speakers from end users, manufacturers, consultants and conformity assessment bodies, all heavily involved in functional safety, share their knowledge and expertise on their topic. We always allow ample opportunities throughout for questions, discussions and networking (in breaks and especially over lunch, which is included).

The plans and agenda for the 2024 T6A Symposium are currently under development. We will update you / announce the symposium very soon.

We can tell you that this years symposium is called:

T6A Symposium – Guidance in Functional Safety Compliance.


And will be held in York (United Kingdom) on Wednesday the 20th of November, 2024.

We hope to see you there!

2024 T6A Symposium – Guidance in Functional Safety Compliance

DRAFT Agenda / topics we plan to cover in 2024:

  • Todd-Parry Keynote Speech covering how functional safety has and is impacting the modern world.
  • The 61508 Association (T6A) and The CASS Scheme Association (TCSA) history and principles.
  • Digitalisation and functional safety.
  • Communication links and functional safety.
  • Cyber security and functional safety.
  • Artificial intelligence (AI) and functional safety.
  • Statistical black box testing.
  • Alarms and functional safety.
  • Introducing and comparing the machinery functional safety standards.
  • Software tool qualification for functional safety.
  • and importantly, for those involved in assessments of functional safety, CASS workshops on the CASS assessment templates for IEC 61508, IEC 61511 and IEC 62061.

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