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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.

Vision 2020 will look at new technologies, changing priorities and innovative developments in BC’s transportation systems, and where we may be going in the future.



Breakfast and Registration

7:30 Registration and Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Vancouver

8:00 Welcome and Introductions by Conference Chair, Patrick Cruickshank, P.Eng.

Morning Keynote

Amanda Farrell, President and CEO, Transportation Investment Corporation

9:00 Tours depart from the Hyatt Regency Hotel:

Morning Tour Option 1

Guided tour of Seaspan Drydock Facility, North Vancouver

Morning Tour Option 2

UBC Transportation Research Projects and Student Projects

Morning Presentations

9:15 Active Transportation Design Guide

Alan Callander, Manager, Transportation Policy, TRAN

10:30 Transport 2050 policy

Andrew McCurran, Director, Strategic Planning & Policy, TransLink

Luncheon Plenary Session

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Panel discussion:

Affordable transit-oriented development

Cheryl Nelms, P.Eng., Acting General Manager, Engineering, City of Vancouver

Jaime Boan, P.Eng., Manager, Transportation Division, City of Surrey

Sarah Ross, Director, System Planning, TransLink

Marcie Cochrane, P.Eng., Project Manager, Advancing Women in Engineering and Technology

Jennifer Fraser, Director, Trans-Canada Highway Program, TRAN

2:30 Health Break

Afternoon Stream Presentations

Stream A - Clean Energy


Stream B - Logistics and Technology


Hydrogen infrastructure

Sabina Russell, P.Eng., Principal, Zen and the Art of Clean Energy Solutions




Devan Fitch, P.Eng., Director, Infrastructure Delivery, Port of Vancouver


Electrification of Harbour Air's fleet

Harbour Air representative, tba



Autonomous vehicles - how they will change roadway design

Annalisa Meyboom, Assistant Professor, UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture


Low carbon fleet

Sarah Buckle, Director, Enterprise Risk and Sustainability, TransLink




City of Vancouver representative, tba


Stream A Panel Discussion



Stream B Panel Discussion

4:30 Networking Reception

6:00 Deputy Minister's Awards Dinner

Previous Transportation Conferences

Program information and presentations from past Transportation Conferences: