Moving at the Speed of Change 2019

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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.

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

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Preliminary Conference Agenda

Morning Tour Option 1 - Guided Port of Vancouver Tour (Burrard Inlet)

A guided boat tour of key Port of Vancouver infrastructure sites along the north and south shores of Burrard Inlet.

  • Boarding begins at 7:15 a.m., downtown Vancouver (tba)
  • Tour boat departs at 8:00 a.m.  Breakfast provided on the boat.
  • Tour boat returns to downtown Vancouver at 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast and Registration

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

8:00 Welcome and Introductions by Conference Chair, Joel Weiss, P.Eng.

Morning Presentation

Sany Zein, P.Eng., Director, Infrastructure & Network Management, TransLink

Morning Tour Options 2 and 3

9:00 Departure from the Hyatt Hotel:

    • Tour Option 2: Mark III cars roll-out, Burnaby
    • Tour Option 3: Corvus Energy Storage Systems, Richmond

Morning Presentations

9:20 Vision Zero Road Safety Strategy - interactive panel discussion (speakers tba)

10:40 YVR's $9.1 Billion Expansion - Don Ehrenholz, P.Eng., VP Engineering, YVR

Luncheon Plenary Session

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Keynote presentations by:

Paul Godsmark, CTO, Canadian Autonomous Vehicles Centre of Excellence

Kevin Richter, P.Eng., ADM Highways Division, TRAN

Followed by a moderated panel discussion (with Q&A).

Afternoon Stream Presentations

Stream A - Smart Cities


Stream B - Adapting to Change


High Speed Data Systems for Transit

Dr. Walter Mérida, Director,
UBC Clean Energy Research Centre



Flood Management in the BC Interior

TRAN speaker, tba


Smart Cities Challenge

City of Vancouver speaker tba 



High-speed rail from Vancouver to Seattle

Cascadia Rail representative tba


Cell phone based travel demand forecast/planning

Speaker tba



Calgary's Green Line

Speaker 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: