Transportation Conference


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Each year ACEC-British Columbia, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and TransLink co-host a one day transportation conference showcasing the future direction and trends surrounding the province's transportation plans.

The Changing Face of Transportation will look at current and future technological trends, with a focus on green technologies and managing change.

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Tc2017 Sponsor Thumb Engineers, geoscientists, technicians and technologists, suppliers, contractors, agencies and service providers will gain valuable recognition as conference sponsors.


Registration Now Open!

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Register early to ensure a seat at the conference!

The conference registration form also includes a preliminary program outlining the many great topics and speakers - alternatively, online registration and payment are now being accepted on the ACEC-BC Events calendar.

If you have any questions about conference registration, please contact Alla Samusevich, ACEC-BC Events & Accounting Coordinator,


Preliminary Program

Thursday, January 26, 2017

7:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:00 a.m.  Welcome and Introductions
8:10 a.m.  Morning presentation (tba)
9:15 a.m.

Tours depart

  • Tour A: YVR Tour (details tba) - Vancouver Airport, Richmond
  • Tour B: BCIT Aerospace Campus, Richmond
  • Tour C: Powerex Energy Trading Floor, Vancouver
11:40 a.m. Tours return
12:00 noon Lunch

Afternoon Plenary Presentations

1:00 p.m.

Vancouver Airport - Planning for growth and change

Don Ehrenholz, Vice President, Enigneering & Environment, Vancouver Airport Authority

1:30 p.m. 

The 10-year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transportation

Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink

2:00 p.m. 

Mobility Pricing - options and case studies

Steve Morello, Senior Partner, D'Artagnan Consulting 

2:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break

Stream A
Green Technologies


Stream B
Managing Change

3:00 p.m.

Mitigating climate change – Padma River Bridge and local case studies

Bruce Walsh,
Northwest Hydraulic Consultants


Site C Clean Energy Project - transportation planning

Nancy Pepper, Sr. Environmental Coordinator; and Don Wharf, Project Manager, Transportation, 
Site C Clean Energy Project

3:20 p.m.

Planning for bicycles – infrastructure and bike sharing

Dale Bracewell, Manager, Transportation Planning, City of Vancouver


Pattullo Bridge – lessons learned

Susan Chu, Manager, Bridge Operations, TransLink

3:40 p.m.

Evo and car sharing

Tai Silvey, Director, Evo Car Share, BC Automobile Association


Removal of the Georgia Viaduct

Devan Fitch, Manager of Project Delivery, Engineering Services, City of Vancouver

4:00 p.m.

Mitigating environmental impact on major projects

Cliff Stewart, Vice President, Infrastructure, Port of Vancouver


Post-Evergreen plans

Patrick Livolsi, ADM Infrastructure & Major Projects Division, BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

4:20 p.m.

Panel Discussion


Panel Discussion

5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m.  Deputy Minister's Awards Dinner

Previous Transportation Conferences

Program information and Presentations from past Transportation Conferences: