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Agenda and Speakers

Automated Vehicles 2018: Planning for Urban and Rural TransitionsJun 6–7, 2018 Edmonton

Preliminary Agenda

Speaker selection for this conference is in-progress. If you are interested in suggesting potential speakers for this conference, please contact the program developer, Julia Markovich, at markovich@conferenceboard.ca.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Opening Remarks from the Chair and Conference Partners
Markovich <br />  
Senior Research Associate, Transportation Policy
The Conference Board of Canada
8:15 AM Plenary Session 1
Sustainable Urban and Rural Transitions

How do we plan for automated vehicles without going back to car-centric planning? And how can we leverage the technology to create human-centred, sustainable communities? These two questions lie at the heart of this conference. In this opening panel session, you will learn how urban and rural municipalities in Canada are proactively planning for AVs while maintaining a human-centred vision for sustainable communities, and be presented with the tools they have developed for this purpose. A panel of senior representatives from selected municipalities will discuss their latest developments and processes, explore partnerships with other municipalities and levels of government, and outline concrete steps that can be taken to proactively plan for AVs.


Mohammed <br />  
Moderator:
President, Canadian Institute of Planners
General Manager of Integrated Growth and Infrastructure, Town of Beaumont Alberta
Ohm <br />  
Keynote:
Chief Planner, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development Department
City of Edmonton
9:30 AM Plenary Session 2
Transportation Plans

The previous session highlighted issues and tools that are relevant to planning urban and rural communities. In this technically-minded session, we extend the conversation on AV-preparedness by focusing on strategic transportation planning initiatives. You will hear from selected Canadian municipalities who have recently developed new strategic transportation plans in light of AVs and related advances. Opportunities for rural municipalities will also be explored.


Blaschuk <br />  
Manager, Transportation Strategy
The City of Calgary
Hassan <br />  
Senior Environmental Project Manager
The City of Edmonton
10:30 AM Networking Break
11:00 AM Plenary Session 3
Provincial and Federal Transitions

Municipalities operate within a provincially-led planning system, and are also influenced by policies and regulations in place at the federal level. As a complement to the previous session, this panel discussion explores how different levels of government are proactively planning for AVs. Staff from provincial ministries and federal departments in Canada will discuss their latest initiatives and processes, and explore how these efforts will support urban and rural municipalities.


12:00 PM Networking Luncheon
Mason <br />  
Keynote Speaker:
Minister of Transportation
Government of Alberta
1:15 PM Plenary Session 4
From Transit to Integrated Mobility

In 2017, The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) released its Integrated Mobility Implementation Toolbox. Developed as a resource for transit agencies, the Toolbox signals a shift in role from being a transit provider to an integrated mobility provider. In this session, you will learn about the development of this toolbox and its relevance in setting the stage for automated and integrated mobility services in Canada. A panel of experts representing transit providers will reflect on the Toolbox and its applications in urban and rural communities.


Reuter <br />  
Moderator:
Acting President & Chief Executive Officer
Canadian Urban Transit Association
Rathwell <br />  
Panellists:
Transit & Urban Mobility Specialist
Dillon Consulting Limited
Sedor <br />  
Senior Executive Advisor to the General Manager of Transportation
City of Calgary
2:30 PM Networking Break
2:45 PM Plenary Session 5
Workforce Transitions

The transition to a transportation sector that includes AVs has important implications for the workforce across numerous subsectors. Research studies and media reports continue to draw our attention to the number and types of occupations affected by the technology. With an emphasis on the public transit sector and the automotive aftermarket, this panel session explores workforce transitions. Key issues, such as reskilling and redeployment opportunities, and emerging models for successfully navigating transitions elsewhere, are examined here. The panel concludes by identifying the building blocks of a workforce transition management plan for affected sectors.


Jackson <br />  
Moderator:
Associate Director, Human Resources Transformation Research
The Conference Board of Canada
4:00 PM Plenary Session 6
AVs and Economic Development

Over the last few years, numerous researchers have tried to estimate the economic potential of AVs. Recent analysis suggests that a system of shared AVs could generate a passenger economy worth $7 trillion by 2050. A new theme for this year's conference, this panel session explores the economic development opportunities associated with AVs in Canada. Representatives from industry outline the opportunities being created by the technology, and staff from different levels of government describe how they are working to realize them. The panel closes by discussing how AV technology can help diversify economies, and reflects on how the pursuit of these opportunities can inform a wider process of workforce transition planning.


Sedor <br />  
Senior Executive Advisor to the General Manager of Transportation
City of Calgary
Amlani <br />  
Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President, Business Development
Alberta Centre for Advanced MNT Products
Auld <br />  
Vice President, Engineering and Safety Critical Systems, NovAtel
Hexagon
5:00 PM Closing Remarks from the Chair and Conference Partners
Markovich <br />  
Senior Research Associate, Transportation Policy
The Conference Board of Canada
5:15 PM Day 1 Adjourns

Thursday, June 07, 2018

7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Opening Remarks from the Chair and Conference Partners
Markovich <br />  
Senior Research Associate, Transportation Policy
The Conference Board of Canada
8:15 AM Plenary Session 7
Agricultural and Industrial Transitions

When we expand our thinking beyond the urban context, we have an opportunity to explore applications of automated vehicle technology in other sectors. In this panel session, you will learn about transitions within two sectors that are new to this conference: agriculture and industry. Representatives will describe the history and development of the technology in these sectors, and provide examples of current applications.


Carrasco <br />  
Partner
Field LLP
9:15 AM Plenary Session 8
Freight Transitions

In the year since our last conference, great strides have been made with respect to automated goods movement. With a focus on long-haul trucking, this panel session explores these advances. Hear from a panel of trucking professionals (including an operator, trucking association, and manufacturer), as we explore the opportunities and challenges associated with driverless freight. Key issues explored here include the potential for reducing GHG emissions, and opportunities for addressing a well-documented truck driver shortage.


10:15 AM Refreshment Break
10:30 AM Plenary Session 9
A Code of Ethics for AVs

What would a commitment to ethical AVs look like? And how would it affect engineering, design and policy decisions? In 2017, a consortium of scholars created a code of ethical principles for the German Ministry of Transportation and Digital Infrastructure. The code has since garnered interest from many nations within the EU. In this closing session, you will learn about the development of this code and its main guiding principles. A panel of ethics and transportation experts will reflect on the code and its relevance to the Canadian context, and extend the discussion to consider wider ethical issues.


Markovich <br />  
Moderator:
Senior Research Associate, Transportation Policy
The Conference Board of Canada
Lütge <br />  
Panellists:
Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics and Global Governance
Technical University of Munich, Germany
Joyce <br />  
Co-Founder and Managing Director
Critical Systems Labs Inc.
Jackson <br />  
Associate Director, Human Resources Transformation Research
The Conference Board of Canada
11:45 AM Closing Remarks from the Chair and Conference Partners
Markovich <br />  
Senior Research Associate, Transportation Policy
The Conference Board of Canada
12:00 PM Conference Adjourns

Sponsors

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Marketing Partners

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