Moving at the Speed of Change

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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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Conference Presentations now available

The conference presentations are available here.

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., at Harbour Cruises, 501 Denman Street
  • Tour boat departs at 8:00 a.m.  Breakfast provided on the boat.
  • Tour boat returns to downtown Vancouver at 11:00 a.m.
  • Participants are responsible for their own transportation back to the hotel

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.

Keynote - Leveraging change to create a more livable region

Kevin Desmond, CEO, TransLink

Morning Tour Options B and C

9:00 Departure from the Hyatt Hotel:

    • Tour Option B: BC Ferries Fleet Maintenance Unit, Richmond
    • Tour Option C: Corvus Energy Storage Systems, Richmond

Morning Presentations

9:20 Vision Zero Road Safety Strategy - Joy Sengupta, P.Eng., Principal Safety Engineer, TRAN; Erin Anderson, Senior Manager,m RoadSafetyBC

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

Luncheon Plenary Session

12:00 Lunch

1:00 Keynote presentations by:

Ed Miska, Executive Director, Engineering Services, TRAN and
Kenedee Ludwar, P.Eng., Director, Traffic and Highway Safety Engineering, TRAN

Paul Godsmark, CTO, CAVCOE

2:30 Health Break

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



Changes to Geohazard Risk from Wildfires along BC Highways

Gordon Hunter, P.Eng., Lead Geotechnical Engineer, Geohazards and Slope Stability (PG), BCMOTI


Smart Cities Challenge

Lon LaClaire,
Director of Transportation, 
City of Vancouver



High Speed Rail and the Digital Gold Rush

Paige Malott, VP, and Matthew Stafford, Legislative Advocacy Director, Cascadia Rail


One Person’s Cell Phone is Another Person’s Planning Tool

Cynthia Albright, Principal,
Urban Planning & Design, Stantec



Changing the Face of Transit - Calgary's Green Line Project

Stephen James, Area Manager System Wide - Green Line,
City of Calgary


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: