Shaw Conference Centre

June 6-7, 2018

Automated Vehicles 2018: Planning for Urban and Rural Transitions

Event Details

Wednesday, June 6th 2018
7:30am-5:15pm

Thursday, June 7th 2018
7:30am-12:00pm

Conference Overview
The era of driverless vehicles is just around the corner, and the transition period has already begun. What tools are available to help us navigate a driverless future? And how can we leverage them to support our planning efforts across Canada? In the year since our last conference, a number of transition tools on AVs and new mobility have emerged as resources to help us navigate a driverless future. They are already proving to be vital resources for anyone entrusted with the AV file—irrespective of sector or level of government.

Most of these resources have been developed outside of Canada, focus on the urban experience, and emphasize the technology as it relates to the movement of people. This raises important questions around how they can be adapted for the Canadian context, be expanded to consider further environments and sectors—including our rural and Northern communities and for the movement of goods—relate to other elements of our planning system and regulatory environment, and help us address key challenges, such as workforce transitions.

It is for these reasons that The Conference Board of Canada will be holding its 3rd annual Automated Vehicles 2018 June 6 and 7 in Edmonton. Building on the success of the last two years, which laid the foundation for key issues, opportunities, and challenges, this year’s event will take the conversation to the next level; exploring the suite of transition tools now available to support us as we navigate a driverless future.